12 days in Izmir Province Itinerary

12 days in Izmir Province Itinerary

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Sirince
— 2 nights
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Izmir
— 5 nights
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Cesme
— 2 nights
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Bergama
— 2 nights
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Sirince

— 2 nights
Sirince is known for historic sites, wineries, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, contemplate the long history of Public Latrine, and get a dose of the wild on Troy Tours.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sirince trip planner.

Bodrum City to Sirince is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In January, Sirince is slightly colder than Bodrum City - with highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Izmir.

Things to do in Sirince

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Theme Parks

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Izmir

— 5 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.
When in Izmir, make a side trip to see Imam-i Birgivi Mehmet Efendi Turbesi in Birgi, approximately Birgi away. There's still lots to do: visit Kemeralti Market, browse the different shops at Forum Bornova, steep yourself in history at Birgi Cakiraga Mansion, and take a leisurely stroll along Kordonboyu.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Izmir online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sirince to Izmir takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Sirince in January, plan for little chillier days in Izmir, with highs around 9°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cesme.

Things to do in Izmir

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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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 18th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Cesme Castle, then learn about winemaking at Gemici Winery, then kick back and relax at Ilica Plaji, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Kirli Ciki Sanat Galerisi. Keep things going the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, examine the collection at Kostem Zeytinyagi Muzesi, and then stroll around Alacati Yel Degirmenleri Parki.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cesme trip planner.

Drive from Izmir to Cesme in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Izmir, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cesme, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Bergama.

Things to do in Cesme

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:

Bergama

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): examine the collection at Bergamali Kadri Egitim Tarihi Muzesi, then don't miss a visit to Sen Naoe Hand Woven Textiles, then delve into the distant past at Ruins of Pergamum, and finally delve into the distant past at The Asklepion. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Pergamon Theatre, then delve into the distant past at Pergamon Antik Kenti, then see the interesting displays at Izmir Bergama Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Haci Hekim Hamami.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bergama trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Cesme to Bergama takes 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Cesme in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bergama, with lows of 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bergama

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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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.