11 days in The Balkans Itinerary

11 days in The Balkans Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey route planner

Make it your trip
Drive
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Egirdir
— 1 night
Drive
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Fethiye
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mugla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bodrum City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Izmir
— 1 night
Fly

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Egirdir

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hizirbey Camii and then explore the striking landscape of Lake Kovada National Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Egirdir trip planner.

Konya to Egirdir is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fethiye.

Things to do in Egirdir

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Fethiye

— 2 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Saklikent Milli Parki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): walk around Oludeniz, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Fethiye trip planner.

You can drive from Egirdir to Fethiye in 4 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Mugla.

Things to do in Fethiye

Nature · Parks · Spas · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Mugla

— 2 nights
Muğla is a city in south-western Turkey. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Akyaka Plaji and then contemplate the waterfront views at Azmak Nehri. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then enjoy the sand and surf at CInar PlajI.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mugla day trip planning site.

You can drive from Fethiye to Mugla in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Mugla

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:
Highlights from your trip

Bodrum City

— 3 nights

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Bodrum City is known for historic sites, museums, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Castle of St. Peter, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, and take in the waterfront activity at Yalikavak Marina.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bodrum City route maker site.

You can drive from Mugla to Bodrum City in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Izmir.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Izmir

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the waterfront at Kordonboyu, then browse the exhibits of Arkas Art Center, and then don't miss a visit to Tarihi Asansor.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Izmir route maker tool.

Traveling by car from Bodrum City to Izmir takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Bodrum City in September, plan for little chillier days in Izmir, with highs around 26°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 10°C. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Izmir

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

Mugla Province travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Nightlife · Parasailing & Paragliding
Muğla Province boasts a handful of large holiday resorts, complete with fantastic beaches and a broad array of water sports in the pristine blue sea. Crisp, white buildings and traditional Greek- and Turkish-style wooden houses dot the rolling hills. Quaint streets and historical monuments are preserved in their original state, including the World Heritage Site of Letoon. The province's history dates back to 3000 BCE, so take the opportunity to explore its many ancient ruins and monuments.