56 days in Izmir Province Itinerary

56 days in Izmir Province Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Izmir Province holiday planner

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Fly to Adnan Menderes International Airport, Drive to Cesme
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Cesme
— 10 nights
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Izmir
— 23 nights
Drive
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Sirince
— 11 nights
Drive
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Bergama
— 10 nights
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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.
Kostem Zeytinyagi Muzesi and Kirli Ciki Sanat Galerisi will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Cesme Castle and Ayse KadIn Camii for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Karaburun (Boyabagi & Badem Buku) and Aren Beach Club (in Urla). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Flyinn Beach, kick back and relax at Tekke Plaji, take advantage of the amenities at Spiaggia Grande, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ilica Plaji.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cesme online journey planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Cesme is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Philadelphia to Cesme, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Cesme are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Izmir.

Things to do in Cesme

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Izmir

— 23 nights

Pearl of the Aegean

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Get outdoors at Incirlikoy (Akvaryum) Plaji and Fishing Charters & Tours. Museum-lovers will get to explore KEY Museum and Izmir Museum of History and Art. Change things up with these side-trips from Izmir: Foca (Voodoo Beach & Sazlıca Beaches), Ardic Plaji (in Karaburun) and Manisa (Manisa Museum, Mount Spil, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Sardis (Sardes), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Jonh, enjoy the sand and surf at Pirlanta Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Polycarp Church.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Izmir road trip planning website.

You can drive from Cesme to Izmir in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cesme to Izmir. In July, Izmir is a bit cooler than Cesme - with highs of 76°F and lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sirince.

Things to do in Izmir

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sirince

— 11 nights
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Killik Koyu and Pamucak Beach. Visit Ancient City of Ephesus and Heracles Gate for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Odemis (Golcuk Golu & Birgi AydInoglu Mehmet Bey Camii), Aydin (Nysa Ruins, Aydin Museum, &more) and Magnesia Antik Kenti (in Germencik).

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sirince trip planner.

Drive from Izmir to Sirince in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Izmir in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Sirince: highs are around 95°F and lows about 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Bergama.

Things to do in Sirince

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bergama

— 10 nights
Izmir Bergama Museum and Pergamon Parchment will appeal to museum buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ruins of Pergamum and Fame Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bergama: Tepe Mezari (in Akhisar), AgaPark (in Aliaga) and Dikili (Barselona Beach, Pissa Plaji, &more).

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Bergama tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Sirince to Bergama takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sirince in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Bergama, with highs around 90°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 72°F. On the 15th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Bergama

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · 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.