46 days in Turkish Aegean Coast Itinerary

46 days in Turkish Aegean Coast Itinerary

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Canakkale
— 5 nights
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Cesme
— 5 nights
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Selcuk
— 8 nights
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Didim
— 4 nights
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Bodrum City
— 6 nights
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Marmaris
— 6 nights
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Fethiye
— 6 nights
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Gocek
— 5 nights
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Canakkale

— 5 nights
A center of landmarks from Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman eras, Canakkale showcases natural beauty and myth.
Get out of town with these interesting Canakkale side-trips: Gallipoli (Anzac Cove, Gallipoli National Park, &more), Eceabat (Canakkale Sehitleri Aniti, Gallipoli Battlefield, &more) and Bozcaada (Bozcaada & Bozcaada Rüzgar Enerji Santrali). There's much more to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Troy (Truva), stroll the grounds of SoganlIdere Sehitligi, appreciate the history behind Conk Bayiri Mehmetcik Park Aniti Kemalyeri Yaziti, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Assos Theatre.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Canakkale online road trip planner.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Canakkale is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) to Turkey Time (TRT) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Islamabad in October, expect Canakkale to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Cesme.

Things to do in Canakkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cesme: Izmir (Has Deri Leather Shop, Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower), &more). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Cesme Castle, learn about winemaking at Gemici Winery, see the interesting displays at Kostem Zeytinyagi Muzesi, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ilica Plaji.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cesme road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Canakkale to Cesme takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Canakkale to Cesme due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Cesme

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Selcuk

— 8 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.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), don't miss a visit to Curetes Street, and take a stroll through Sirince Koyu.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Selcuk trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Cesme to Selcuk by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Didim.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Didim

— 4 nights
Didim is a small town, popular seaside holiday resort, and district of Aydın Province on the Aegean coast of western Turkey, 123km from the provincial capital city of Aydın. Change things up with these side-trips from Didim: Kusadasi (Kusadasi Castle, Ladies Beach, &more), Dilek National Park (in Guzelcamli) and Priene Antik Kenti (in Gullubahce). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo, buy something for everyone on your list at Oleatrium, and stroll through Altinkum Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Didim trip planning app.

Getting from Selcuk to Didim by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Selcuk in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Didim, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Didim

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bodrum City

— 6 nights

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bodrum City: Gokceler Kanyonu (in Milas), Knidos (in Datca) and Akvaryum PlajI (in Palamutbuku). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castle of St. Peter, see the interesting displays at Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, stop by Ocean Jewellery, and take in the waterfront activity at Yalikavak Marina.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bodrum City attractions planner.

Getting from Didim to Bodrum City by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. November in Bodrum City sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Marmaris

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marmaris: Akvaryum Koyu (in Datca) and Iztuzu Beach 2 (in Dalyan). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Marmaris Marina, stop by Trust Gold & Diamond Jewellery, stop by Bar Street Marmaris, and make a splash at Marmaris Atlantis Waterpark.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Marmaris online trip planner.

Getting from Bodrum City to Marmaris by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Bodrum City in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Marmaris, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fethiye.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Fethiye

— 6 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Take a break from Fethiye with a short trip to Babadag in Oludeniz, about 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, hike along The Lycian Way, stroll through Calis Beach, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Fethiye trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marmaris to Fethiye takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gocek.

Things to do in Fethiye

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Gocek

— 5 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Gocek side-trips: Dalyan (Gallery Iz, Kaunos, &more), Bergama (The Acropolis, The Asklepion, &more) and Yuvarlak Cay (in Koycegiz).

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gocek driving holiday planning app.

Gocek is just a short distance from Fethiye. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gocek

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.