24 days in The Balkans Itinerary

24 days in The Balkans Itinerary

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Drive
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Denizli
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fethiye
— 3 nights
Bus
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Antalya
— 4 nights
Fly to Adana Airport, Drive to Mersin
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Mersin
— 1 night
Drive
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Gaziantep
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kayseri
— 5 nights
Drive
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Konya
— 3 nights
Fly
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Izmir
— 3 nights
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Denizli

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): stop by Karahayit, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis. On the next day, take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools and then explore the ancient world of Laodikeia.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Denizli road trip site.

Bodrum City to Denizli is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Bodrum City in January, with highs in Denizli at 7°C and lows at -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Denizli

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Fethiye

— 3 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Take a break from Fethiye with a short trip to Patara Plajı in Patara, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, explore the stunning scenery at Saklikent Milli Parki, and take a stroll through Old Town.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Fethiye trip builder tool.

Drive from Denizli to Fethiye in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Denizli in January, with highs in Fethiye at 17°C and lows at 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Antalya

— 4 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.
Antalya is known for nature, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Kaleici, delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate, take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, and see the interesting displays at Suna Inan Kirac Kaleici Museum.

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Getting from Fethiye to Antalya by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. February in Antalya sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mersin.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Mersin

— 1 night
Mersin is a large city and a port on the Mediterranean coast of southern Turkey. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Mersin Arkeoloji Muzesi, go for a stroll along the water at Mersin Marina, and then look for gifts at Mersin Forum.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mersin trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Antalya to Mersin. In February, daily temperatures in Mersin can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gaziantep.

Things to do in Mersin

Parks · Shopping · Museums

Gaziantep

— 2 nights
A haven for foodies, Gaziantep boasts almost 200 bakeries with what many claim to be the best baklava in the world.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Kendirli Gazi Kultur Merkezi, stop by Bakircilar Carsisi, examine the collection at Emine Gogus Mutfak Muzesi, then see the interesting displays at Hamam Muzesi, and finally get engrossed in the history at Gaziantep Savas Muzesi. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Gaziantep Castle, then examine the collection at Gaziantep Oyun ve Oyuncak Muzesi, and then delve into the distant past at Zeugma Mosaic Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gaziantep journey maker app.

Getting from Mersin to Gaziantep by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Mersin in February, expect Gaziantep to be little chillier, temps between 15°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Kayseri.

Things to do in Gaziantep

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Kayseri

— 5 nights
Kayseri is a large and industrialised city in Central Anatolia, Turkey. Get out of town with these interesting Kayseri side-trips: Goreme (Camel Rock, Off-Road Tours, &more), Uchisar (Kocabag Winery & Antik Galeri) and Urgup (Balloon Rides & Temenni Tepesi - Wish Hill). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Erciyes, make a trip to Gevher Nesibe Müzesi, admire the masterpieces at Guray Museum, and steep yourself in history at Vezir Hani.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kayseri online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Gaziantep to Kayseri takes 5.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Gaziantep in February; daily highs in Kayseri reach 9°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Konya.

Things to do in Kayseri

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Konya

— 3 nights

City of Whirling Dervishes

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Konya is known for museums, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Mevlana Muzesi, examine the collection at Konyanuma Panorama Museum, engage your brain at Konya Science Center, and pause for some photo ops at Ataturk Aniti.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Konya sightseeing planning website.

Getting from Kayseri to Konya by car takes about 4 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to -2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Izmir.

Things to do in Konya

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Izmir

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Aegean

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Izmir is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Kemeralti Market, browse the exhibits of Arkas Art Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fatih Cinili Cami, and don't miss a visit to Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower).

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Izmir route tool.

Getting from Konya to Izmir by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Konya in February since evenings lows in Izmir dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Izmir

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums