32 days in Izmir Province Itinerary

32 days in Izmir Province Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Izmir Province vacation planner

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Bergama
— 3 nights
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Cesme
— 10 nights
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Karaburun
— 4 nights
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Selcuk
— 14 nights
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Bergama

— 3 nights
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Acropolis and Ruins of Pergamum. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Asklepion and Izmir Bergama Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Bergama side-trips: Dikili (Candarli Kalesi & Fame Beach).

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bergama trip itinerary planner.

Istanbul to Bergama is an approximately 4-hour car ride. When traveling from Istanbul in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bergama: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Cesme.

Things to do in Bergama

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Cesme

— 10 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cesme Castle and Agora Open Air Museum. Get some cultural insight at Kemeralti Market and Kostem Zeytinyagi Muzesi. Explore Cesme's surroundings by going to Urla Winery (in Urla), Izmir (Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower), Izmir Wild Life Park, &more) and Teos Antik Kenti (in Seferihisar). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Ilica Plaji, stroll through Pirlanta Beach, do a tasting at Gemici Winery, and explore the ancient world of Erythrai archaeological ruins.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cesme road trip planning app.

Drive from Bergama to Cesme in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Bergama to Cesme is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Karaburun.

Things to do in Cesme

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Karaburun

— 4 nights
Get in touch with nature at Badem Buku and Voodoo Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ankara Universitesi Mustafa Koc Deniz Arkeoloji Muzesi and Ayse KadIn Camii. Change things up with a short trip to Sazlıca Beaches in Foca (about 2h 15 min away).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Karaburun travel planning app.

Getting from Cesme to Karaburun by car takes about 1.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cesme to Karaburun due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cesme in July, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Karaburun: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Karaburun

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Selcuk

— 14 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 get in some beach time at Pamucak Beach and Killik Koyu. Ancient City of Ephesus and Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Imam-i Birgivi Mehmet Efendi Turbesi (in Birgi), Tire Kent Muzesi (in Tire) and Odemis (Birgi AydInoglu Mehmet Bey Camii & Golcuk Golu). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, get engrossed in the history at Turkish Bath Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isa Bey Mosque.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Selcuk attractions planner.

You can drive from Karaburun to Selcuk in 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Karaburun in July: highs in Selcuk hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

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.