9 days in The Balkans Itinerary

9 days in The Balkans Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Istanbul
— 1 day
Fly
2
Antalya
— 3 nights
Bus to Fethiye, Taxi to Oludeniz
3
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive
4
Cesme
— 3 nights
Drive to Adnan Menderes International Airport, Fly to Jinnah International Airport

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Istanbul

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia, then admire the striking features of Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online travel planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Karachi to Istanbul is minus 2 hours. In March in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Spas · Baths

Antalya

— 3 nights
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gulluk Dagi (Termessos) Milli Parki. On the 14th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Gulluk Dagi (Termessos) Milli Parki, then take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, then contemplate the long history of Hadrian's Gate, and finally stroll through Konyaalti Beach. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Goynuk Canyon, then look for all kinds of wild species at Adventure Forest, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lara Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Antalya trip builder site.

Fly from Istanbul to Antalya in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in March: highs in Antalya hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Oludeniz

— 1 night
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
On the 16th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Babadag, Head underground at Mavi Magara, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Oludeniz trip website.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Antalya to Oludeniz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cesme.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Cesme

— 3 nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Ilica Plaji and Fishing Charters & Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Izmir (Izmir Muze Gemiler Mudurlugu, Kemeralti Market, &more), Sirince Koyu (in Sirince) and Selcuk (La Tulip Art Gallery, Ancient City of Ephesus, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Cesme AltInkum Beach, explore the ancient world of Cesme Castle, do a tasting at Gemici Winery, and head outdoors with Dalyan Plaza Beach Club.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cesme trip planner.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Cesme in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oludeniz to Cesme due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Oludeniz in March, expect nights in Cesme to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cesme

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips