18 days in Izmir Province Itinerary

18 days in Izmir Province Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Izmir Province vacation planner

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Fly to Adnan Menderes International Airport, Drive to Bergama
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Bergama
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selcuk
— 6 nights
Drive
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Cesme
— 6 nights
Drive
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Karaburun
— 3 nights
Drive to Adnan Menderes International Airport, Fly to Ankara

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Bergama

— 2 nights
Explore Bergama's surroundings by going to Dikili (Fame Beach & Guven Tur).

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bergama trip planner.

Ankara to Bergama is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. When traveling from Ankara in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Bergama: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Bergama

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Selcuk

— 6 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.
Go for a jaunt from Selcuk to Gumuldur to see Yali Castle Aquapark about 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), look for gifts at Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop, cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, and examine the collection at Ephesus Museum.

Plan trip to Selcuk with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Bergama to Selcuk takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Cesme.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cesme: Izmir (Arkas Art Center, Kordonboyu, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Ilica Plaji, get in on the family fun at Aqua Toy City, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cesme AltInkum Beach, and do a tasting at Gemici Winery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cesme route planning tool.

You can drive from Selcuk to Cesme in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Selcuk in July: highs in Cesme hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Karaburun.

Things to do in Cesme

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Karaburun

— 3 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Foca (Voodoo Beach, Foca Dive Center, &more) and Ankara Universitesi Mustafa Koc Deniz Arkeoloji Muzesi (in Urla).

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Karaburun day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cesme to Karaburun takes 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cesme to Karaburun. When traveling from Cesme in July, plan for little chillier days in Karaburun, with highs around 31°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Karaburun

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Izmir Province travel guide

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Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
─░zmir 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.