8 days in The Balkans Itinerary

8 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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Fly to Adnan Menderes International Airport, Drive to Cesme
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Cesme
— 1 day
Drive
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Bozcaada
— 1 night
Drive
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Dikili
— 1 night
Drive
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Fethiye
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kas
— 1 night
Drive
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Manavgat
— 1 night
Drive
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Antalya
— 1 night
Fly

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Cesme

— 1 day
The ancient coastal town of Cesme has managed to preserve its natural beauty, even after many years as one of the most popular beach resorts in Turkey's Aegean Region.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): explore the ancient world of Cesme Castle and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ilica Plaji.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cesme trip planner.

Samsun to Cesme is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Samsun in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cesme, with lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Bozcaada.

Things to do in Cesme

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks
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Bozcaada

— 1 night
Tenedos or Bozcaada is an island of Turkey in the northeastern part of the Aegean Sea. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Bozcaada, then stop by Zeynep Aksu GLASS STUDIO, and then stroll through Ayazma Plaji.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bozcaada journey planning tool.

Drive from Cesme to Bozcaada in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cesme to Bozcaada. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dikili.

Things to do in Bozcaada

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Dikili

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): kick back and relax at Pissa Plaji and then admire the sheer force of Asiklar Selalesi.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dikili trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Bozcaada to Dikili in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Fethiye.

Things to do in Dikili

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
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Fethiye

— 2 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
On the 5th (Thu), kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Saklikent Milli Parki.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Fethiye tour planner.

Traveling by car from Dikili to Fethiye takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dikili to Fethiye due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Kas

— 1 night
An unspoiled fishing village for most of its existence, Kas now serves as a mostly quiet tourist town, located on the southern section of the country's Mediterranean coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach, don't miss a visit to Lions Tomb, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kas online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Fethiye to Kas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Kas sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Manavgat.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Manavgat

— 1 night
Nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean coastline, Manavgat serves as a regional center of tourism, offering easy access to a long stretch of sandy beaches.
On the 8th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Ancient Theater and then contemplate the long history of Temple of Apollo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Manavgat driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kas to Manavgat takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Kas in August, Manavgat is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites

Antalya

— 1 night
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): visit Kaleici, then go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Antalya online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Manavgat to Antalya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Antalya sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Antalya Province travel guide

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Ruins · Beaches · Waterfalls
Once a land of ancient cities, Antalya Province lies along the Mediterranean coast and is now home to Turkey's largest international sea resort. Tour the narrow, cobbled streets and historical houses in the province's eponymous city, or pay a visit to the World Heritage Site of Xanthos. Ancient cities and ruins scattered throughout the province give it its historical character. The 657 km (408 mi) long shoreline offers plenty of space to relax along its immaculate beaches and ports. Fill your holiday itinerary with a yacht tour, game of golf, rock climbing, and bird-watching.