22 days in Turkish Aegean Coast Itinerary

22 days in Turkish Aegean Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkish Aegean Coast trip planner

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Dalyan
— 2 nights
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Oludeniz
— 4 nights
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Marmaris
— 4 nights
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Selcuk
— 5 nights
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Bergama
— 3 nights
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Eceabat
— 3 nights
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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.
Step out of Dalyan with an excursion to Boat Tours & Water Sports in Gocek--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Iztuzu Beach 2, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Iz, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalyan Cami.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dalyan trip planner.

Istanbul to Dalyan is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in April: highs in Dalyan hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Dalyan

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Oludeniz

— 4 nights
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Change things up with these side-trips from Oludeniz: Fethiye (Tlos, Saklikent Milli Parki, &more). There's lots more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, stroll through Calis Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Mavi Magara, and hike along The Lycian Way.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Oludeniz trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Dalyan to Oludeniz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Oludeniz can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Marmaris

— 4 nights
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.
Marmaris is known for nature, theme parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a stroll along the water at Marmaris Marina, step off the mainland to explore Rhodes, enjoy the sand and surf at Marmaris Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Icmeler Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Marmaris road trip website.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Marmaris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Marmaris can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Selcuk

— 5 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.
Step out of Selcuk to go to Germencik and see Magnesia Antik Kenti, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, ponder the design of Trajan's Fountain, cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Isa Bey Mosque.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Selcuk trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Marmaris to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bergama.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Bergama

— 3 nights
Step out of Bergama with an excursion to Candarli Kalesi in Dikili--about 36 minutes away.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bergama trip maker website.

Getting from Selcuk to Bergama by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Eceabat.

Things to do in Bergama

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Eceabat

— 3 nights
Eceabat, formerly Maydos ('''Çanakkale Province in the Marmara region of Turkey, located on the eastern shore of the Gelibolu Peninsula, on the Dardanelles Strait. Get out of town with these interesting Eceabat side-trips: Gallipoli (Gelibolu Mevlevihanesi, Azaplar Camii, &more). On the 3rd (Mon), spend a day delving into the history of Gallipoli National Park. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Anzac Cove, appreciate the history behind Mehmet Cavus Aniti, take in the history at Gallipoli Battlefield, and stroll the grounds of 57. Piyade Alayi Sehitligi.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Eceabat online journey builder.

You can drive from Bergama to Eceabat in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eceabat

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Turkish Aegean Coast travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Abounding with the smell of local olive farms and citrus plantations, Turkish Aegean Coast offers stunning beaches dotted with picturesque harbors. Colorful parachutes float gently above the clear, turquoise water. The warm climate year-round makes the area a vacation destination in any season. Neighboring modern cities feature palm-lined streets, neoclassical architecture, and ruins from ancient times. You'll find yourself surrounded with fertile valleys in this region, as small lush hills rise out of the sea. Learn about the ancient art and philosophy that the coast inspired in this land of wine, honey, and olive oil.