8 days in The Balkans Itinerary

8 days in The Balkans Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Istanbul Airport, Drive to Izmit
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Izmit
— 1 night
Drive
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Eskisehir
— 1 night
Drive
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Sakarya
— 1 night
Drive
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Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly

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Izmit

— 1 night
İzmit, ancient Nicomedia, is a city in Turkey, the administrative center of the Kocaeli Province as well as the Metropolitan Municipality. On the 24th (Tue), get curious at Kocaeli Bilim Merkezi and then steep yourself in history at Izmit Saat Kulesi.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Izmit road trip planning website.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Izmit is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuwait City in November; daily highs in Izmit reach 18°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Eskisehir.

Things to do in Izmit

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Eskisehir

— 1 night
Eskişehir is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of the Eskişehir Province. On the 25th (Wed), examine the collection at Tayfun Talipoglu Daktilo Muzesi.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Eskisehir driving holiday planner.

Getting from Izmit to Eskisehir by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Izmit in November, with highs in Eskisehir at 15°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Sakarya.

Things to do in Eskisehir

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Sakarya

— 1 night
On the 27th (Fri), let little ones run wild at Sakarya Park, stroll around Sakarya Golpark, then appreciate the history behind Sakarya Sehitligi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orhan Gazi Camii.

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You can drive from Eskisehir to Sakarya in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Eskisehir in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sakarya, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Sakarya

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Istanbul

— 4 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , visit Taksim Square, and admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Istanbul planner.

You can drive from Sakarya to Istanbul in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Sakarya in November, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas