8 days in Izmir Province Itinerary

8 days in Izmir Province Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Izmir Province trip builder

Make it your trip
— 1 night
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
— 1 night



— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): 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. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Rooms Beach, then kick back and relax at Kum Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ramo Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cesme online trip maker.

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. In June, daytime highs in Cesme are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Izmir.

Things to do in Cesme

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 7:


— 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kent Forest and Foca Dive Center. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Izmir Museum of History and Art and Voodoo Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Izmir: Akkum Plaji (in Sigacik) and Sazlıca Beaches (in Foca). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hisar Mosque, steep yourself in history at Saint Polycarp Church, look for gifts at Has Deri Leather Shop, and don't miss a visit to Atatürk monument.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Izmir trip itinerary builder app.

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 slightly colder weather when traveling from Cesme in June: high temperatures in Izmir hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sirince.

Things to do in Izmir

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 10:


— 2 nights
On the 11th (Fri), deepen your understanding of the past and present with Troy Tours, then take an in-depth tour of Selcuk Efes Kent Bellegi-History Museum, then examine the collection at Camlik Locomotive Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Kaplankaya Winery. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Pamucak Beach, ponder the design of Trajan's Fountain, then 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 see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sirince online route planner.

Traveling by car from Izmir to Sirince takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Izmir in June, expect nights in Sirince to be a bit warmer, around 20°C, while days are much hotter, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bergama.

Things to do in Sirince

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:


— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Haci Hekim Hamami, delve into the distant past at Pergamon Antik Kenti, then explore the ancient world of Red Basilica, and finally look for gifts at Sen Naoe Hand Woven Textiles.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bergama trip planner.

Drive from Sirince to Bergama in 2.5 hours. June in Bergama sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bergama

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 13:

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.