16 days in Izmir Province Itinerary

16 days in Izmir Province Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Izmir Province journey planner

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Make it your trip
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Bergama
— 1 night
Drive
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Foca
— 1 night
Drive
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Karaburun
— 1 night
Drive
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Cesme
— 5 nights
Drive
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Selcuk
— 7 nights
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Bergama

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): make a trip to Haci Hekim Hamami and then explore the ancient world of The Asklepion. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Sen Naoe Hand Woven Textiles, then explore the ancient world of Ruins of Pergamum, then see the interesting displays at Bergamali Kadri Egitim Tarihi Muzesi, and finally explore the ancient world of Pergamon Theatre.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bergama day trip planning app.

Istanbul to Bergama is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in July: highs in Bergama hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Foca.

Things to do in Bergama

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Foca

— 1 night
Foça is a town and district in Turkey's İzmir Province, on the Aegean coast.The town of Foça is situated at about 69km northwest of İzmir's city center. On the 3rd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Sazlıca Beaches, get outside with Voodoo Beach, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Foca trip maker tool.

You can drive from Bergama to Foca in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bergama in July, expect nights in Foca to be a bit warmer, around 30°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Karaburun.

Things to do in Foca

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Karaburun

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Badem Buku, then kick back and relax at Boyabagi, and then head outdoors with Incirlikoy (Akvaryum) Plaji.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Karaburun vacation builder.

You can drive from Foca to Karaburun in 2.5 hours. In July in Karaburun, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cesme.

Things to do in Karaburun

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Cesme

— 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica of St. Jonh and Fatih Cinili Cami are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cesme Museum and Hisar Mosque. Venture out of the city with trips to Izmir (Forum Bornova, Arkas Art Center, &more) and Urla Winery (in Urla). The adventure continues: stroll through Cesme AltInkum Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, learn about winemaking at Gemici Winery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ilica Plaji.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Cesme day trip planner.

Drive from Karaburun to Cesme in 1.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Karaburun to Cesme due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Karaburun in July: highs in Cesme hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Cesme

Outdoors · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Selcuk

— 7 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.
Get some historical perspective at Ancient City of Ephesus and Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). Camlik Locomotive Museum and Memmius Monument are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Odemis (Golcuk Golu & Birgi AydInoglu Mehmet Bey Camii). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Trajan's Fountain, look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Selcuk Efes Kent Bellegi-History Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Ayasoluk Castle.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Selcuk trip planner.

You can drive from Cesme to Selcuk in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cesme to Selcuk due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cesme in July, expect nights in Selcuk to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

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.