10 days in Izmir Province Itinerary

10 days in Izmir Province Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Izmir Province trip itinerary planner

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Izmir
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cesme
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bergama
— 1 night
Drive
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Sirince
— 3 nights
Drive

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica of St. Jonh and Hisar Mosque. Head to MaviBahce Shopping Center and Agora Alisveris Merkezifor plenty of shopping. Step out of Izmir to go to Foca and see Fishing Charters & Tours, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Izmir Muze Gemiler Mudurlugu, explore the galleries of Arkas Art Center, wander the streets of Kemeralti Market, and see the interesting displays at Ataturk Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Izmir trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Izmir. September in Izmir sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cesme.

Things to do in Izmir

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cesme

— 2 nights
The ancient coastal town of Cesme has managed to preserve its natural beauty, even after many years as one of the most popular beach resorts in Turkey's Aegean Region.
On the 5th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Urla Winery, kick back and relax at Ilica Plaji, and then see the interesting displays at Cesme Museum. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Gemici Winery, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then stroll through Cesme AltInkum Beach.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cesme holiday planner.

You can drive from Izmir to Cesme in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Izmir to Cesme, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Cesme is a bit warmer than Izmir - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Bergama.

Things to do in Cesme

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Bergama

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the ancient world of The Asklepion, then delve into the distant past at Ruins of Pergamum, then examine the collection at Bergamali Kadri Egitim Tarihi Muzesi, and finally explore the ancient world of Pergamon Theatre.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Bergama trip planner.

Getting from Cesme to Bergama by car takes about 2.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cesme to Bergama due to the time zone difference. In September in Bergama, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sirince.

Things to do in Bergama

Historic Sites · Museums

Sirince

— 3 nights
Appreciate the collections at Camlik Locomotive Museum and Ephesus Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ancient City of Ephesus and Memmius Monument.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sirince online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bergama to Sirince in 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Sirince can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Sirince

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Izmir Province travel guide

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Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
İzmir Province represents a land where undulating mountains fading into the indigo sky serve as a backdrop to lush green vineyards. Its abudance of ancient ruins and location on the Aegean coast make this Mediterranean province a prime holiday destination. The province boasts a fascinating history, having been ceded to the Greeks following World War I, only to be later reclaimed in the Turkish War of Independence. The coastal towns, ancient cities, warm climate, and superb local fish and herb cuisine are among the delights of this vacation spot.