8 days in Izmir Province Itinerary

8 days in Izmir Province Itinerary

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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 7th (Mon), do a tasting at Gemici Winery, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then see the interesting displays at Cesme Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rooms Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kum Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ramo Beach.

For where to stay and tourist information, read Cesme road trip planning site.

Istanbul to Cesme is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Cesme is minus 1 hour. June in Cesme sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Izmir.

Things to do in Cesme

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kent Forest and Saint Polycarp Church. Get in touch with nature at Akkum Plaji and Sazlıca Beaches. Change things up with these side-trips from Izmir: Foca (Foca Dive Center & Voodoo Beach). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Izmir Museum of History and Art, make a trip to Atatürk monument, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hisar Mosque, and look for gifts at Has Deri Leather Shop.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Izmir trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cesme to Izmir by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Cesme to Izmir, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cesme in June, with highs in Izmir at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Sirince.

Things to do in Izmir

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): deepen your understanding of the past and present with Troy Tours, get engrossed in the history at Selcuk Efes Kent Bellegi-History Museum, then examine the collection at Camlik Locomotive Museum, and finally do a tasting at Kaplankaya Winery. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Pamucak Beach, explore the ancient world of Trajan's Fountain, look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, then make a trip to Byzantine acquaducts, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Selcuk hamam.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sirince trip builder site.

Drive from Izmir to Sirince in 1.5 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Izmir in June: highs in Sirince hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bergama.

Things to do in Sirince

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches

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Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Haci Hekim Hamami, then explore the ancient world of Pergamon Antik Kenti, then delve into the distant past at Red Basilica, and finally stop by Sen Naoe Hand Woven Textiles.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bergama tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Sirince to Bergama in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Bergama are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bergama

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Izmir Province travel guide

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.