9 days in Balikesir, Izmir & Canakkale Itinerary

9 days in Balikesir, Izmir & Canakkale Itinerary

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Balikesir
— 1 night
2
Izmir
— 6 nights
3
Canakkale
— 1 night

1
night
Balikesir

Balikesir ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): examine the collection at Rahmi Koc Museum. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Degirmenbogazi Tabiat Parki.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Balikesir itinerary builder.

Istanbul to Balikesir is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In July, daytime highs in Balikesir are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Izmir.

Things to do in Balikesir

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
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Degirmenbogazi Tabiat Parki ©
Degirmenbogazi Tabiat Parki

6
nights
Izmir

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Change things up with these side-trips from Izmir: Magnesia Antik Kenti (in Germencik), Selcuk (Ancient City of Ephesus, Ephesus Museum, &more) and Kusadasi (Kaktus Leather, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Kemeralti Market, don't miss a visit to Tarihi Asansor, take in the waterfront at Kordonboyu, and admire the landmark architecture of Fatih Cinili Cami.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Izmir trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Balikesir to Izmir takes 2.5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Balikesir in August, with highs in Izmir at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Canakkale.

Things to do in Izmir

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Kusadasi, Selcuk, Magnesia Antik Kenti, Sirince Koyu
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Ladies Beach ©
Ladies Beach
Sirince Koyu ©
Sirince Koyu

1
night
Canakkale

Canakkale ©
A center of landmarks from Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman eras, Canakkale showcases natural beauty and myth.
On the 8th (Sat), shop like a local with Aynali Carsi, take in the history at Troy (Truva), then examine the collection at Canakkale Museum, then kick back and relax at Kum Adasi, and finally appreciate the history behind KIrmIzI SIrt 125. Alay Siperleri.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Canakkale trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Izmir to Canakkale in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Izmir in August, with highs in Canakkale at 38°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Canakkale

Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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Troy (Truva) ©
Troy (Truva)
KIrmIzI SIrt 125. Alay Siperleri ©
KIrmIzI SIrt 125. Alay Siperleri

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