7 days in Izmir Province & Kocaeli Province Itinerary

7 days in Izmir Province & Kocaeli Province Itinerary

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Izmir
— 2 nights
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Sirince
— 2 nights
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Cesme
— 1 night
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Izmit
— 1 night

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Izmir

Izmir ©

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.
When in Izmir, make a side trip to see Yali Castle Aquapark in Gumuldur, approximately Gumuldur away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Kemeralti Market, visit Alsancak, take a leisurely stroll along Kordonboyu, and walk around Konak Square.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Izmir day trip planning tool.

Istanbul to Izmir is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. In August, Izmir is slightly colder than Istanbul - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sirince.

Things to do in Izmir

Parks · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Theme Park
Yali Castle Aquapark
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Neighborhood
Kemeralti Market
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Sirince

Sirince ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): make a trip to Byzantine acquaducts, then make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally delve into the distant past at Public Latrine. On the next day, stop by Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop, pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), then examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, and finally visit Sirince Koyu.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sirince trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Izmir to Sirince takes 1.5 hours. In August, Sirince is a bit warmer than Izmir - with highs of 41°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cesme.

Things to do in Sirince

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Cesme

Cesme ©
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.
On the 7th (Fri), kick back and relax at Cesme AltInkum Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Ilica Plaji, and then get in on the family fun at Aqua Toy City.

To find photos and other tourist information, you can read our Cesme trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Sirince to Cesme in 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sirince to Cesme. Traveling from Sirince in August, expect nights in Cesme to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Izmit.

Things to do in Cesme

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks
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Beach
Ilica Plaji
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Theme Park
Aqua Toy City
4.0

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Izmit

Izmit ©
İzmit, ancient Nicomedia, is a city in Turkey, the administrative center of the Kocaeli Province as well as the Metropolitan Municipality. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): examine the collection at Gayret Gemi Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Uzuntarla Tabiat Parki.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Izmit trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cesme to Izmit takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cesme to Izmit. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Izmit when traveling from Cesme in August, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Izmit

Nature · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

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Specialty Museum
Gayret Gemi Museum
4.5

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