10 days in Izmir Province Itinerary

10 days in Izmir Province Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Izmir Province holiday planner

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Selcuk
— 3 nights
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Cesme
— 6 nights
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Selcuk

— 3 nights
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ancient City of Ephesus and Public Latrine. Step out of Selcuk to go to Gumuldur and see Yali Castle Aquapark, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Sirince Koyu, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, and explore the ancient world of Isa Bey Mosque.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Selcuk tour itinerary planner.

Durham, UK to Selcuk is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Turkey Time is 3 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Durham in August: high temperatures in Selcuk hover around 41°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cesme.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cesme

— 6 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.
Kids will enjoy Ilica Plaji and Kemeralti Market. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cesme: Izmir (Fatih Cinili Cami, Alsancak, &more). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the landmark architecture of Cesme Castle, stroll through Cesme AltInkum Beach, and delve into the distant past at Erythrai archaeological ruins.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cesme online vacation planner.

Drive from Selcuk to Cesme in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Selcuk to Cesme. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Selcuk in August: highs in Cesme hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cesme

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

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.