7 days in Turkish Aegean Coast Itinerary

7 days in Turkish Aegean Coast Itinerary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Ahmed Adnan Saygun Arts Center, view the masterpieces at Arkas Art Center, and then examine the collection at Ataturk Museum.

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Antalya to Izmir is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Antalya in July; daily highs in Izmir reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kusadasi.

Things to do in Izmir

Museums · Shopping


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Unreservedly dedicated to tourism, Kusadasi sits on the Aegean coastline and acts as a gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the country's major Greco-Roman archaeological sites.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Public Latrine, then explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate, then admire the masterpieces at Hacivat Shop, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kusadasi Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Isa Bey Mosque, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hadrian, and then explore the ancient world of Priene Antik Kenti.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kusadasi tour planner.

Traveling by car from Izmir to Kusadasi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Izmir in July: high temperatures in Kusadasi hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Kusadasi

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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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.
On the 13th (Mon), look for gifts at Kurt Jewellery, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then contemplate the waterfront views at Azmak Nehri, and finally wander the streets of Datca Peninsula. On the next day, get outside with Outdoor Activities, then pause for some photo ops at Marmaris Mountains, and then explore the historical opulence of Marmaris Museum.

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Traveling by car from Kusadasi to Marmaris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Marmaris when traveling from Kusadasi in July, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fethiye.

Things to do in Marmaris

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

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A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
On the 15th (Wed), glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, delve into the distant past at Tlos, and then admire the sheer force of Gizlikent Selalesi. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Fethiye Museum, explore the ancient world of Ancient Rock Tombes, and then wander the streets of Old Town.

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You can drive from Marmaris to Fethiye in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Fethiye can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fethiye

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Turkish Aegean Coast travel guide

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.

Aydin Province travel guide

Beaches · Ruins · Water Parks
Surrounded by tall mountains and covered in fertile lands, Aydın Province enjoys what some call a perfect climate. This Mediterranean region has it all--from hot springs and rivers to its popular coastal tourist resorts. Thanks to the abundant production of figs, olives, and citrus trees, the local cuisine thrives; locals recommend the special Turkish pastries. A distinctive feature of regional culture is Zeybek folk art, which includes bird-like war dances to traditional instruments. Invigorate yourself with the Mediterranean pleasures this vacation spot has to offer.