9 days in The Balkans Itinerary

9 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salihli
Drive
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Bergama
Drive
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Cunda Island
— 1 night
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Bozcaada
— 1 night
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Canakkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Eskisehir
— 1 night
Train
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Ankara
— 1 day
Train
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Eskisehir
— 1 night

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Pamukkale

— 2 nights

Cotton Castle

A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Hierapolis, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then take in the natural beauty of Cleopatra Pools, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale road trip site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Pamukkale. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Salihli.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Salihli

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Salihli day trip site.

Getting from Pamukkale to Salihli by car takes about 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Salihli are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Sun) before leaving for Bergama.

Things to do in Salihli

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Bergama

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bergama trip builder website.

You can drive from Salihli to Bergama in 2 hours. In November in Bergama, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. You'll set off for Cunda Island on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Bergama

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Cunda Island

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Taksiyarhis Kilisesi. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Ayvalik Adalari Tabiat Parki, examine the collection at Taksiyarhis Cunda Ayvalik Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Taksiyarhis Kilisesi.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cunda Island driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Bergama to Cunda Island takes 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bergama to Cunda Island. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bergama in November since evenings lows in Cunda Island dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bozcaada.

Things to do in Cunda Island

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Bozcaada

— 1 night
Tenedos or Bozcaada is an island of Turkey in the northeastern part of the Aegean Sea. On the 17th (Tue), kick back and relax at Beylik Koyu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koprulu Mehmet Pasa Camii, take in the spiritual surroundings of Alaybey Camii, then take in the exciting artwork at Nunc, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryem Ana Kilisesi, and finally look for gifts at Zeynep Aksu GLASS STUDIO.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bozcaada trip itinerary builder tool.

Travel from Cunda Island to Bozcaada in 3 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cunda Island to Bozcaada due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bozcaada when traveling from Cunda Island in November, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Canakkale.

Things to do in Bozcaada

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Canakkale

— 2 nights
A center of landmarks from Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman eras, Canakkale showcases natural beauty and myth.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Troya Muzesi as well as Troy (Truva). On the 18th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Troy (Truva), learn about all things military at Canakkale Naval Museum, hunt for treasures at Aynali Carsi, get engrossed in the history at Troya Muzesi, then step into the grandiose world of Bigali Kalesi, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Gallipoli Battle Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Canakkale journey maker website.

Drive from Bozcaada to Canakkale in 2 hours. In November in Canakkale, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Eskisehir.

Things to do in Canakkale

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Eskisehir

— 1 night
Eskişehir is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of the Eskişehir Province. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Cagdas Cam Sanatlari Muzesi and then examine the collection at Yilmaz Buyukersen Balmumu Heykeller Muzesi.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Eskisehir tour itinerary maker app.

Drive from Canakkale to Eskisehir in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In November, Eskisehir is a bit cooler than Canakkale - with highs of 15°C and lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Eskisehir

Museums

Ankara

— 1 day

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
On the 20th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at State Art and Sculpture Museum, steep yourself in history at Mehmet Akif Ersoy Evi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tacettin Sultan Cami, then see the interesting displays at Gokyay Chess Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at II. Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi Cumhuriyet Muzesi.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ankara road trip planning site.

Getting from Eskisehir to Ankara by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Eskisehir in November, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Ankara: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Eskisehir.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Historic Sites

Eskisehir

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stroll through Kent Park, examine the collection at Luleltasi Muzesi, then get engrossed in the history at Yesil Efendi KonagI, then examine the collection at Kazan Tatarlari Muze Evi, and finally browse the exhibits of Luletasi Mehmet Bassav Kultur Sanat Evi.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Eskisehir trip itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from Ankara to Eskisehir in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Ankara in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Eskisehir, with highs around 15°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 0°C.

Things to do in Eskisehir

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors