11 days in Izmir Province Itinerary

11 days in Izmir Province Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Izmir Province trip planner

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Fly to Adnan Menderes International Airport, Drive to Sirince
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Sirince
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bergama
— 1 night
Drive
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Cesme
— 3 nights
Drive
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Izmir
— 4 nights
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Sirince

— 2 nights
Popular historic sites such as Heracles Gate and Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Camlik Locomotive Museum and Memmius Monument.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Sirince online driving holiday planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Sirince is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Beirut to Sirince due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Beirut in July, expect nights in Sirince to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bergama.

Things to do in Sirince

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Bergama

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Ruins of Pergamum, stop by Sen Naoe Hand Woven Textiles, and then delve into the distant past at Pergamon Theatre.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bergama route planner.

You can drive from Sirince to Bergama in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Sirince in July, plan for little chillier days in Bergama, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cesme.

Things to do in Bergama

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

Cesme

— 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Urla Winery and Gemici Winery. Take a break from the city and head to Cesme AltInkum Beach and Delikli Koyu. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sera Beach, examine the collection at Cesme Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ayios Haralambos Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Zio Beach Alacati.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cesme trip simple and quick.

Drive from Bergama to Cesme in 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Bergama to Cesme is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Izmir.

Things to do in Cesme

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

Izmir

— 4 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 Fishing Charters & Tours and Pirlanta Beach. Appreciate the collections at KEY Museum and Izmir Muze Gemiler Mudurlugu. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Ataturk Museum, admire the striking features of Fatih Cinili Cami, look for gifts at Has Deri Leather Shop, and buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Bornova.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Izmir road trip website.

You can drive from Cesme to Izmir in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cesme in July: high temperatures in Izmir hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Izmir

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:

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.