27 days in The Balkans Itinerary

27 days in The Balkans Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip itinerary maker
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Antalya
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Alanya
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Burdur
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kas
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Fethiye
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Bodrum City
— 4 nights
Fly
7
Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly
8
Adana
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20

Antalya — 2 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.
Step out of Antalya to go to Kadriye and see The Land of Legends Theme Park, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: visit Kaleici, take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, examine the collection at Sandland, and see some colorful creatures with Deep Walker Diving Resort.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Antalya online holiday planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Antalya is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jeddah in July: high temperatures in Antalya hover around 41°C and lows are around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Alanya.
more
Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trips

Alanya — 2 nights

A modest coastal town for most of its long history, Alanya became a cosmopolitan tourist destination in the 1990s, drawing big crowds with its nightlife and long stretch of sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): Head underground at Dim Cave and then admire the sheer force of Dimcay. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Alanya Kalesi, then see the interesting displays at Alanya Arkeoloji Muzesi, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kleopatra Beach.

Plan a Alanya trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Alanya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Burdur.
more
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Historic Sites

Burdur — 2 nights

Burdur is a city southwestern Turkey and the seat of the Burdur Province of Turkey. On the 28th (Thu), Head underground at Insuyu Magarasi and then delve into the distant past at Sagalassos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Ayazmana Mesireligi.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Burdur road trip planning site.

Drive from Alanya to Burdur in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Burdur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kas.
more
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Highlights from your trip

Kas — 4 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kas: Kalkan (Wishes & Co Jewellery & Xanthos Antik Kenti), Kekova Island (in Demre (Kale)) and Tersane Koyu (in Kekova). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, kick back and relax at Big Pebble Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Patara Beach, and take in the waterfront activity at Kalekoy Harbour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kas vacation planner.

You can drive from Burdur to Kas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Burdur in July since evenings lows in Kas dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fethiye.
more
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips

Fethiye — 4 nights

A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fethiye: Iztuzu Beach 2 (in Dalyan) and Babadag (in Oludeniz). There's much more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, admire the ancient design of Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath, explore the stunning scenery at Saklikent Milli Parki, and contemplate the waterfront views at Oludeniz.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fethiye road trip app.

Drive from Kas to Fethiye in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Fethiye, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Bodrum City.
more
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips

Bodrum City — 4 nights

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Venture out of the city with trips to Altinkum Beach (in Altinkum) and Temple of Apollo (in Didim). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Aquapro Dive Center, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, stroll through Yahsi Beach, and explore the historical opulence of Castle of St. Peter.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bodrum City itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fethiye to Bodrum City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. In August, Bodrum City is somewhat warmer than Fethiye - with highs of 43°C and lows of 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.
more
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
Side Trips

Istanbul — 5 nights

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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul road trip site.

Fly from Bodrum City to Istanbul in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bodrum City in August; daily highs in Istanbul reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Adana.
more
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Adana — 3 nights

Adana is a major city in southern Turkey. Explore Adana's surroundings by going to Tarsus (Tarsus Waterfall, Nusret Minelayer Museum, &more). The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Belemedik Vadisi, look for all kinds of wild species at Belemedik Tabiat Parki, and examine the collection at Adana Sinema Muzesi.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Adana holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Istanbul to Adana. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in August: highs in Adana hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
more
Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trip

Antalya Province travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · 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.
more