27 days in The Balkans Itinerary

27 days in The Balkans Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip itinerary planner

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Bodrum City
— 4 nights
Drive
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Marmaris
— 9 nights
Drive
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Fethiye
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kalkan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Demre (Kale)
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cirali
— 2 nights
Drive
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Antalya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manavgat
— 3 nights

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Bodrum City

— 4 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: step into the grandiose world of Castle of St. Peter, delve into the distant past at Bodrum Amphitheater, see the interesting displays at Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, and make a trip to Windmills.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bodrum City vacation builder site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Milas Bodrum International Airport, Dalaman International Airport and Adnan Menderes International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in October, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:

Marmaris

— 9 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Akyaka Liman (in Akyaka) and Dalyan (Iztuzu Beach 2, Lycian Rock Tombs, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Marmaris Marina, stop by Pasha Fine Jewelery, contemplate the waterfront views at Dalyan Nehri, and test the waters at Dalyan Mud Bath.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Marmaris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bodrum City to Marmaris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Marmaris when traveling from Bodrum City in October, with lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Fethiye.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 24 — Nov 2:

Fethiye

— 2 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
On the 3rd (Wed), get outside with Billy's Beach, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then stroll through The Lycian Way. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Oludeniz and then admire the ancient design of Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fethiye trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Marmaris to Fethiye by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November in Fethiye, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kalkan.

Things to do in Fethiye

Outdoors · Parks · Baths · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:

Kalkan

— 2 nights
Little more than a quaint fishing village until the 1920s, in the last few decades Kalkan has managed to grow into an upscale vacation destination without succumbing to the pitfalls of mass tourism.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): make a trip to Lions Tomb, then stroll through Big Pebble Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Patara Plajı.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kalkan trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fethiye to Kalkan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in November, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Demre (Kale).

Things to do in Kalkan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:

Demre (Kale)

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Rock tombs in Myra and then delve into the distant past at Myra Antik Kenti. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas and then step off the mainland to explore Kekova Island.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Demre (Kale) day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kalkan to Demre (Kale) in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cirali.

Things to do in Demre (Kale)

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:

Cirali

— 2 nights
A charming holiday destination, Cirali offers natural beaches and the iconic Flame of Chimera.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Cirali Beach and then contemplate the long history of Olympos Archeological Site. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Olympos Diving Center and then stroll through Chimaera.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cirali trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Demre (Kale) to Cirali takes 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Cirali can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Cirali

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): wander the streets of Kaleici, take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, and then examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Perge Ancient City, take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Antalya Aquarium.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Antalya online trip builder.

Drive from Cirali to Antalya in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Antalya are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Manavgat.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Manavgat side-trips: Alanya (Parasailing & Paragliding & Kleopatra Beach). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of Apollo, explore the ancient world of Ancient Theater, admire the sheer force of Manavgat Waterfall, and relax and rejuvenate at Q Spa & Wellness.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Manavgat day trip tool.

You can drive from Antalya to Manavgat in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November in Manavgat, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 51°F at night.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Baths

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:

Antalya Province travel guide

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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.