12 days in Mugla Province & Izmir Itinerary

12 days in Mugla Province & Izmir Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkish Aegean Coast itinerary planner

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Bodrum City
— 1 night
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Icmeler
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dalyan
— 1 night
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Izmir
— 4 nights
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Bodrum City

— 1 night

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Zeki Muren Arts Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Castle of St. Peter, discover the deep blue sea with Aquapro Dive Center, then steep yourself in history at Myndos Gate, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Yalikavak Marina.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bodrum City tour planning tool.

Doha, Qatar to Bodrum City is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Doha in May, expect nights in Bodrum City to be little chillier, around 20°C, while days are colder, around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Icmeler.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 20 — 21:

Icmeler

— 2 nights
İçmeler is a popular Turkish holiday resort situated 8 kilometres from Marmaris. On the 22nd (Sat), kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach, stop by Kurt Jewellery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marmaris Beach, and finally see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siteler Sirinyer Cami, then go for a stroll along the water at Marmaris Marina, and finally explore the historical opulence of Marmaris Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Icmeler trip planner.

Getting from Bodrum City to Icmeler by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Bodrum City to Icmeler, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bodrum City in May, plan for slightly colder days in Icmeler, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Icmeler

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

Oludeniz

— 3 nights
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oludeniz: Fethiye (Saklikent Milli Parki & Tlos). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oludeniz PlajI, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate the waterfront views at Oludeniz.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Oludeniz travel route planner.

Drive from Icmeler to Oludeniz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Icmeler to Oludeniz. Expect little chillier evenings in Oludeniz when traveling from Icmeler in May, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dalyan.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 26:

Dalyan

— 1 night
Although it once seemed destined to become a stereotypical coastal resort, Dalyan remains unspoiled by commercial tourism because of its location within an environmentally protected area.
On the 27th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Kaunos, then explore the activities along Dalyan Nehri, and then view the masterpieces at Dalyan Spirit Gift&Speciality Shop.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dalyan attractions planner.

Drive from Oludeniz to Dalyan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Izmir.

Things to do in Dalyan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 26 — 27:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Selcuk (Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Ancient City of Ephesus, &more). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Kemeralti Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fatih Cinili Cami, don't miss a visit to Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower), and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Jonh.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Izmir travel route planner.

Drive from Dalyan to Izmir in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dalyan in May, with highs in Izmir at 19°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Izmir

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 27 — 31:

Mugla Province travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Bodies of Water
Muğla Province boasts a handful of large holiday resorts, complete with fantastic beaches and a broad array of water sports in the pristine blue sea. Crisp, white buildings and traditional Greek- and Turkish-style wooden houses dot the rolling hills. Quaint streets and historical monuments are preserved in their original state, including the World Heritage Site of Letoon. The province's history dates back to 3000 BCE, so take the opportunity to explore its many ancient ruins and monuments.