13 days in Turkish Aegean Coast Itinerary

13 days in Turkish Aegean Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Selcuk
— 1 night
2
Canakkale
— 2 nights
3
Bodrum City
— 1 day
4
Marmaris
— 2 nights
5
Dalyan
— 2 nights
6
Fethiye
— 4 nights

1
night
Selcuk

Selcuk ©
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): stop by Lilys Authentic Art carpets and textiles shop, then delve into the distant past at Heracles Gate, and then stop by La Tulip Art Gallery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Selcuk itinerary maker website.

Istanbul to Selcuk is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in August, expect nights in Selcuk to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Canakkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Heracles Gate ©
Heracles Gate
Camlik Locomotive Museum ©
Camlik Locomotive Museum

2
nights
Canakkale

Canakkale ©
A center of landmarks from Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman eras, Canakkale showcases natural beauty and myth.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stroll the grounds of Kesikdere Sehitligi, pause for some photo ops at KIrmIzI SIrt 125. Alay Siperleri, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kum Adasi, then explore the different monuments and memorials at SoganlIdere Sehitligi, then kick back and relax at Kabatepe Kumsali, and finally contemplate the long history of Anzac Cove. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Military Marine Museum, then appreciate the history behind Canakkale Truva Heykeli, then brush up on your military savvy at Canakkale Naval Museum, and finally hunt for treasures at Aynali Carsi.

Start your trip to Canakkale by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Selcuk to Canakkale in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Selcuk in August, you will find days in Canakkale are slightly colder (38°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Canakkale

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Anzac Cove
Highlights from your plan
Anzac Cove ©
Anzac Cove
SoganlIdere Sehitligi ©
SoganlIdere Sehitligi
Kesikdere Sehitligi ©
Kesikdere Sehitligi

1
day
Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, then brush up on your military savvy at Bodrum Maritime Museum, and then kick back and relax at Gun Batimi Plaji.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bodrum City road trip planning site.

Fly from Canakkale to Bodrum City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Canakkale in August, things will get a bit warmer in Bodrum City: highs are around 43°C and lows about 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Gun Batimi Plaji
Highlights from your plan
Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology ©
Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology
Gun Batimi Plaji ©
Gun Batimi Plaji
Bodrum Maritime Museum ©
Bodrum Maritime Museum

2
nights
Marmaris

Marmaris ©
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Marmaris Balevi, pause for some photo ops at Marmaris Mountains, stroll around Ataturk Park, look for gifts at Kurt Jewellery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Icmeler Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Marmaris travel route planner.

You can drive from Bodrum City to Marmaris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. In August, Marmaris is little chillier than Bodrum City - with highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dalyan.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Icmeler
Highlights from your plan
Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Marmaris Marina ©
Marmaris Marina
Ataturk Park ©
Ataturk Park

2
nights
Dalyan

Dalyan ©
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 7th (Fri), explore the galleries of Dalyan Spirit Gift&Speciality Shop. On the next day, kick back and relax at Iztuzu Beach 2, then explore the activities along Sulungur Golu, then enjoy the sand and surf at Istuzu Beach, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dalyan holiday planner.

Drive from Marmaris to Dalyan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Dalyan, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Dalyan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Ortaca
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Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2
Sulungur Golu ©
Sulungur Golu
Kaunos ©
Kaunos

4
nights
Fethiye

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gizlikent Selalesi and Xanthos Antik Kenti. Venture out of the city with trips to Kalekoy Harbour (in Kas) and Kaputas Beach (in Antalya). Next up on the itinerary: explore the stunning scenery at Saklikent Milli Parki, visit Fethiye Harbour, explore the ancient world of Tlos, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fethiye driving holiday website.

You can drive from Dalyan to Fethiye in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Fethiye can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kidrak Natural Park, Xanthos Antik Kenti, Kalekoy Harbour, Kaputas Beach
Highlights from your plan
Gizlikent Selalesi ©
Gizlikent Selalesi
Xanthos Antik Kenti ©
Xanthos Antik Kenti
Old Town ©
Old Town

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