14 days in The Balkans Itinerary

14 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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Selcuk
— 2 nights
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Bodrum City
— 1 night
Drive
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Marmaris
— 1 night
Drive
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Fethiye
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kas
— 1 night
Drive
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Kemer
— 1 night
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Antalya
— 1 night
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Manavgat
— 3 nights
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Selcuk

— 2 nights
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, and pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Selcuk trip itinerary maker website.

Manama, Bahrain to Selcuk is an approximately 10-hour flight. When traveling from Manama in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Selcuk, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites

Bodrum City

— 1 night

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with Aquapro Dive Center and then explore the historical opulence of Castle of St. Peter.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Bodrum City trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Selcuk to Bodrum City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Selcuk in October since evenings lows in Bodrum City dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Marmaris

— 1 night
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): stop by Trust Gold & Diamond Jewellery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Icmeler Beach, and then take in the waterfront activity at Marmaris Marina.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Marmaris trip planning app.

Drive from Bodrum City to Marmaris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bodrum City in October, Marmaris is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Fethiye

— 3 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Spend the 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Saklikent Milli Parki. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Oludeniz PlajI, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, trek along The Lycian Way, and stroll around Oludeniz.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fethiye holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Marmaris to Fethiye in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Fethiye are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Kas

— 1 night
An unspoiled fishing village for most of its existence, Kas now serves as a mostly quiet tourist town, located on the southern section of the country's Mediterranean coastline.
On the 16th (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Lions Tomb, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaputas Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kas day trip planner.

Drive from Fethiye to Kas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kemer.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Kemer

— 1 night
Situated on the Turkish Riviera, Kemer represents a coastal Mediterranean resort set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop.
On the 17th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Phaselis and then look for all kinds of wild species at Blue World Diving Center.

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You can drive from Kas to Kemer in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Kemer are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Antalya.

Things to do in Kemer

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Antalya

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with Deep Walker Diving Resort, then take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, then go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, and finally visit Kaleici.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Antalya travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kemer to Antalya by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Manavgat.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Manavgat

— 3 nights
Nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean coastline, Manavgat serves as a regional center of tourism, offering easy access to a long stretch of sandy beaches.
Venture out of the city with trips to Alanya (Parasailing & Paragliding & Kleopatra Beach) and The Land of Legends Theme Park (in Kadriye). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Manavgat journey planning tool.

You can drive from Antalya to Manavgat in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Manavgat can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Izmir Province travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
İzmir Province represents a land where undulating mountains fading into the indigo sky serve as a backdrop to lush green vineyards. Its abudance of ancient ruins and location on the Aegean coast make this Mediterranean province a prime holiday destination. The province boasts a fascinating history, having been ceded to the Greeks following World War I, only to be later reclaimed in the Turkish War of Independence. The coastal towns, ancient cities, warm climate, and superb local fish and herb cuisine are among the delights of this vacation spot.

Antalya Province travel guide

4.2
Ruins · Beaches · Waterfalls
Once a land of ancient cities, Antalya Province lies along the Mediterranean coast and is now home to Turkey's largest international sea resort. Tour the narrow, cobbled streets and historical houses in the province's eponymous city, or pay a visit to the World Heritage Site of Xanthos. Ancient cities and ruins scattered throughout the province give it its historical character. The 657 km (408 mi) long shoreline offers plenty of space to relax along its immaculate beaches and ports. Fill your holiday itinerary with a yacht tour, game of golf, rock climbing, and bird-watching.