10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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10 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Beirut
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Izmir
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Sirince
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Cesme
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Beirut


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1
night
Izmir

Izmir ©
The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
On the 11th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Pirlanta Beach, view the masterpieces at Arkas Art Center, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hisar Mosque.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Izmir trip itinerary planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Izmir is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Beirut to Izmir, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Beirut in August, plan for slightly colder days in Izmir, with highs around 28°C, while nights are colder with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Sirince.

Things to do in Izmir

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Hisar Mosque ©
Hisar Mosque

2
nights
Sirince

Sirince ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Maket Koy, explore the ancient world of Memmius Monument, then admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain, then explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate, and finally do a tasting at Kaplankaya Winery. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Magnesia Antik Kenti, then see the interesting displays at Camlik Locomotive Museum, then explore the ancient world of Baths of Varius, and finally kick back and relax at Pamucak Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sirince online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Izmir to Sirince takes 1.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Izmir in August; daily highs in Sirince reach 41°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Cesme.

Things to do in Sirince

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Selcuk, Magnesia Antik Kenti
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Trajan's Fountain ©
Trajan's Fountain
Heracles Gate ©
Heracles Gate
Baths of Varius ©
Baths of Varius

2
nights
Cesme

Cesme ©
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 14th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Erythrai archaeological ruins, kick back and relax at Aquente Warm Pool, then do a tasting at Gemici Wine & Jam Shop, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ayios Haralambos Church.

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Drive from Sirince to Cesme in 2 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Sirince in August: highs in Cesme hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Istanbul.

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Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Ayios Haralambos Church ©
Ayios Haralambos Church
Erythrai archaeological ruins ©
Erythrai archaeological ruins

3
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Escape the urban bustle at Altinkemer Local Beach and Belgrad Forest. Mudanya Armistice House Museum and Besiktas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fatih Mosque and Complex, delve into the distant past at Obelisk of III. Tutmosis, and admire the masterpieces at Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi).

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Do a combination of bus and flight from Cesme to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cesme to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Mudanya Armistice House Museum, Altinkemer Local Beach
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Sakip Sabanci Museum ©
Sakip Sabanci Museum
Mudanya Armistice House Museum ©
Mudanya Armistice House Museum
Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum ©
Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum

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