31 days in Izmir Province Itinerary

31 days in Izmir Province Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Izmir Province holiday planner

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Make it your trip
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Bergama
— 4 nights
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Selcuk
— 13 nights
Drive
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Karaburun
— 4 nights
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Cesme
— 9 nights
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Bergama

— 4 nights
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bergama: Dikili (Fame Beach, Candarli Kalesi, &more).

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bergama driving holiday planner.

Istanbul to Bergama is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Bergama

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Selcuk

— 13 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Selcuk: Golcuk Golu (in Odemis), Metropolis Antik Tiyatro (in Torbali) and Yali Castle Aquapark (in Gumuldur). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hadrian, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Isa Bey Mosque.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip builder website.

Getting from Bergama to Selcuk by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Karaburun.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Karaburun

— 4 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Karaburun side-trips: Foca (Foca Dive Center & Voodoo Beach) and Ayse KadIn Camii (in Mordogan).

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Karaburun trip maker.

You can drive from Selcuk to Karaburun in 2 hours. When traveling from Selcuk in August, plan for little chillier days in Karaburun, with highs around 31°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Cesme.

Things to do in Karaburun

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cesme

— 9 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cesme: SIgacIk Village Market (in Seferihisar) and Izmir (Arkas Art Center, Kordonboyu, &more). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ilica Plaji, cast your line with a fishing tour, kick back and relax at Pirlanta Beach, and find something for the whole family at Aqua Toy City.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cesme trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Karaburun to Cesme by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Karaburun in August, expect nights in Cesme to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cesme

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.