8 days in Izmir Province & Canakkale Province Itinerary

8 days in Izmir Province & Canakkale Province Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkish Aegean Coast attractions planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Selcuk
— 1 night
Drive
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Cesme
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bergama
— 1 night
Drive
4
Assos
— 1 night
Drive
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Eceabat
— 2 nights
Drive to Çanakkale Airport, Fly to Esenboğa International Airport

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Selcuk

— 1 night
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): examine the collection at Camlik Locomotive Museum and then stop by La Tulip Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Memmius Monument, then delve into the distant past at Trajan's Fountain, and then delve into the distant past at Heracles Gate.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Selcuk trip tool.

Ankara to Selcuk is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ankara in August, expect nights in Selcuk to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Cesme.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Cesme

— 2 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.
On the 3rd (Mon), do a tasting at Gemici Winery, delve into the distant past at Erythrai archaeological ruins, then learn about winemaking at Urla Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Usca Winery. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Cesme AltInkum Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cesme route planner.

Drive from Selcuk to Cesme in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Selcuk in August, expect nights in Cesme to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Bergama.

Things to do in Cesme

Outdoors · Wineries · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Bergama

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Ruins of Pergamum, then don't miss a visit to Haci Hekim Hamami, and then delve into the distant past at Pergamon Theatre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bergama attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Cesme to Bergama takes 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in Bergama sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Assos.

Things to do in Bergama

Historic Sites
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Assos

— 1 night
Assos, also known as Behramkale or for short Behram, is a small historically rich town in the Ayvacık district of the Çanakkale Province, Turkey.After leaving the Platonic Academy in Athens, Aristotle (joined by Xenocrates) went to Assos, where he was welcomed by King Hermias, and opened an Academy in this city. On the 6th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Apollon Symintheion Ruins, stroll through Sivrice Plaji, and then delve into the distant past at Assos Theatre.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Assos online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Bergama to Assos takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Bergama to Assos, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Assos can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Eceabat.

Things to do in Assos

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Eceabat

— 2 nights
Eceabat, formerly Maydos ('''Çanakkale Province in the Marmara region of Turkey, located on the eastern shore of the Gelibolu Peninsula, on the Dardanelles Strait. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Gallipoli National Park and then steep yourself in history at Anzac Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Kilitbahir Castle, then learn about all things military at Gallipoli Battle Museum, then stroll the grounds of 57. Piyade Alayi Sehitligi, and finally get engrossed in the history at Canakkale Destani Tanitim Merkezi.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Eceabat trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Assos to Eceabat by car takes about 2 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Assos to Eceabat due to the time zone difference. In August, daytime highs in Eceabat are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Eceabat

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Izmir Province travel guide

4.2
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.

Canakkale Province travel guide

3.9
Battlefields · Beaches · Monuments
Çanakkale Province straddles two continents, touching both Asia and Europe with its sandy shores. The province is home to many legends and abounds with historical and mythological tales. The harbors are crowded with colorful yachts and fishing boats, while quaint white plaster houses with terracotta-tiled roofs and portside cafes line the shores. Home to the archaeological site of Troy, the province was the site of the mythological Trojan War and exhibits the Trojan Horse from the 2004 movie. In the provincial capital city Çanakkale, narrow sloped streets lead to pastel-colored houses. The Mediterranean climate and seaside charm make this a good holiday retreat.