8 days in Turkish Aegean Coast Itinerary

8 days in Turkish Aegean Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkish Aegean Coast tour itinerary planner

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Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive
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Marmaris
— 1 night
Drive
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Kusadasi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Izmir
— 3 nights
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Oludeniz

— 1 night
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor, explore the fascinating underground world of Mavi Magara, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and finally hike along The Lycian Way.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Oludeniz travel itinerary planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Oludeniz is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Riyadh in February: high temperatures in Oludeniz hover around 19°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Marmaris

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): stroll through Icmeler Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Carian Trail, then take in the waterfront activity at Marmaris Marina, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Siteler Sirinyer Cami.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Marmaris online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Oludeniz to Marmaris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Kusadasi.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Kusadasi

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at Camlik Locomotive Museum, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Hadrian, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and finally explore the ancient world of Baths of Varius. On your second day here, look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, then contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally delve into the distant past at Heracles Gate.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kusadasi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Marmaris to Kusadasi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Marmaris to Kusadasi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Izmir.

Things to do in Kusadasi

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Izmir

— 3 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.
Izmir is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront at Kordonboyu, learn about all things military at Izmir Muze Gemiler Mudurlugu, examine the collection at KEY Museum, and visit Kemeralti Market.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Izmir trip builder.

Drive from Kusadasi to Izmir in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kusadasi to Izmir is 1 hour. When traveling from Kusadasi in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Izmir: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 11°C at night. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Izmir

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

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.