8 days in The Balkans Itinerary

8 days in The Balkans Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey travel route planner

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Kayseri
— 3 nights
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Malatya
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Diyarbakir
— 1 night
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Sanliurfa
— 1 night
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Gaziantep
— 1 night
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Adana
— 1 night
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Kayseri

— 3 nights
Kayseri is a large and industrialised city in Central Anatolia, Turkey. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kayseri: Uchisar Castle (in Uchisar) and Goreme (Turquoise Rugs & Bags, Goreme National Park, &more). It doesn't end there: get impressive views of Mount Erciyes.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kayseri attractions planner.

Ankara to Kayseri is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Traveling from Ankara in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of -7°C in Kayseri. You will leave for Malatya on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Kayseri

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Malatya

Malatya is a large city in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey and the capital of Malatya Province. To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Malatya holiday app.

Traveling by car from Kayseri to Malatya takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -5°C. On the 20th (Wed), you're off to Diyarbakir.

Things to do in Malatya

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Diyarbakir

— 1 night
Diyarbakır is one of the largest cities in southeastern Turkey. On the 21st (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hz. Suleyman Turbesi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque, and then take in the exciting artwork at Goat Tower.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Diyarbakir travel planner.

Traveling by car from Malatya to Diyarbakir takes 3.5 hours. In January in Diyarbakir, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Sanliurfa.

Things to do in Diyarbakir

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
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Sanliurfa

— 1 night
Şanlıurfa, often simply known as Urfa or Al-Ruha, in ancient times Edessa, is a city with 561,465 inhabitants in south-eastern Turkey, and the capital of Şanlıurfa Province. On the 22nd (Fri), delve into the distant past at Potbelly Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Halil Ul Rahman Mosque, then admire the masterpieces at Sanliurfa Archeology and Mosaic Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Balikligol.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sanliurfa trip app.

Traveling by car from Diyarbakir to Sanliurfa takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Gaziantep.

Things to do in Sanliurfa

Historic Sites · Museums

Gaziantep

— 1 night
A haven for foodies, Gaziantep boasts almost 200 bakeries with what many claim to be the best baklava in the world.
On the 23rd (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Gaziantep Castle, take an in-depth tour of Mevlevihane Vakif Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Omeriye Mosque, and finally delve into the distant past at Zeugma Mosaic Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Gaziantep trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Sanliurfa to Gaziantep takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Adana.

Things to do in Gaziantep

Historic Sites · Museums

Adana

— 1 night
Adana is a major city in southern Turkey. On the 24th (Sun), walk around Adana Merkez Park, examine the collection at Adana Sinema Muzesi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sabanci Merkez Camii, and finally take in the views from Tas Kopru.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Adana journey planner.

You can drive from Gaziantep to Adana in 3 hours. Traveling from Gaziantep in January, expect Adana to be a bit warmer, temps between 17°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adana

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums