6 days in Izmir Province Itinerary

6 days in Izmir Province Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Izmir Province trip planner

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Make it your trip
Drive
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Bergama
— 1 day
Drive
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Cesme
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Selcuk
— 3 nights
Fly

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Bergama

— 1 day
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the ancient world of Ruins of Pergamum, stop by Sen Naoe Hand Woven Textiles, and then explore the ancient world of Pergamon Theatre.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Bergama trip maker.

Istanbul to Bergama is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Traveling from Istanbul in July, you will find days in Bergama are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Cesme.

Things to do in Bergama

Historic Sites · Shopping
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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 2nd (Fri), stroll through Pirlanta Beach, kick back and relax at Cesme AltInkum Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ilica Plaji, and finally do a tasting at Gemici Winery. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Cesme Castle, examine the collection at Cesme Museum, and then go for a stroll along the water at Cesme Marina.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cesme trip site.

You can drive from Bergama to Cesme in 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July in Cesme, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Cesme

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

Selcuk

— 3 nights
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at La Tulip Art Gallery and Byzantine acquaducts. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), contemplate the long history of Public Latrine, see the interesting displays at Camlik Locomotive Museum, and cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Selcuk road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cesme to Selcuk takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cesme in July: highs in Selcuk hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:

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.