5 days in The Balkans Itinerary

5 days in The Balkans Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey sightseeing planner

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Dalyan
— 1 day
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Ortaca
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Kas
— 1 night
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Kalkan
— 1 night
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Fethiye
— 2 nights
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Dalyan

— 1 day
Although it once seemed destined to become a stereotypical coastal resort, Dalyan remains unspoiled by commercial tourism because of its location within an environmentally protected area.
On the 9th (Mon), explore the activities along Dalyan Nehri and then kick back and relax at Iztuzu Beach 2.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Dalyan online tour planner.

Izmir to Dalyan is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or fly. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Izmir in August: high temperatures in Dalyan hover around 38°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Ortaca.

Things to do in Dalyan

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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Ortaca

Ortaca is a town and district of Muğla Province in the Aegean region of Turkey. Find out how to plan Ortaca trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Ortaca is very close to Dalyan. In August, daytime highs in Ortaca are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You will leave for Kas on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Ortaca

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, make a trip to Lions Tomb, and then kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kas road trip app.

Traveling by car from Ortaca to Kas takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kalkan.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches
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Kalkan

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Patara Plajı and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalkan holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Kas to Kalkan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kalkan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fethiye.

Things to do in Kalkan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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Fethiye

— 2 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
On the 12th (Thu), kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On your second day here, take in breathtaking views at Saklikent Milli Parki.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fethiye holiday planner.

You can drive from Kalkan to Fethiye in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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