11 days in Mugla Province & Izmir Itinerary

11 days in Mugla Province & Izmir Itinerary

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Icmeler
— 1 night
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Oludeniz
— 3 nights
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Dalyan
— 2 nights
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Izmir
— 4 nights

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Icmeler

— 1 night
İçmeler is a popular Turkish holiday resort situated 8 kilometres from Marmaris. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then go for a stroll along the water at Marmaris Marina, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marmaris Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Kapurcuk Kultur ve Gastronomi Evi, cool off at Marmaris Atlantis Waterpark, then look for gifts at Trust Gold & Diamonds, and finally kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Icmeler road trip planning website.

Izmir to Icmeler is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In June, Icmeler is somewhat warmer than Izmir - with highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Icmeler

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Oludeniz

— 3 nights
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
When in Oludeniz, make a side trip to see Saklikent Milli Parki in Fethiye, approximately Fethiye away. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, look for gifts at Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor, kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Oludeniz online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Icmeler to Oludeniz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Icmeler in June, Oludeniz is a bit cooler at night with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dalyan.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Dalyan

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Istuzu Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Iztuzu Beach 2, and then take in the exciting artwork at Dalyan Spirit Gift&Speciality Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Dalyan Nehri and then delve into the distant past at Kaunos.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Dalyan driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Dalyan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Izmir.

Things to do in Dalyan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Izmir

— 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Izmir: Selcuk (Temple of Hadrian, Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), &more) and Sirince Koyu (in Sirince). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Jonh and admire the landmark architecture of Fatih Cinili Cami.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Izmir travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Dalyan to Izmir takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. While traveling from Dalyan, expect cooler days and slightly colder nights in Izmir, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Izmir

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mugla Province travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Bodies of Water
Muğla Province boasts a handful of large holiday resorts, complete with fantastic beaches and a broad array of water sports in the pristine blue sea. Crisp, white buildings and traditional Greek- and Turkish-style wooden houses dot the rolling hills. Quaint streets and historical monuments are preserved in their original state, including the World Heritage Site of Letoon. The province's history dates back to 3000 BCE, so take the opportunity to explore its many ancient ruins and monuments.