8 days in Turkish Aegean Coast Itinerary

8 days in Turkish Aegean Coast Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Izmir
Drive:  1 h
1
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Kusadasi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Icmeler
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Dalyan
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Oludeniz
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
End: Izmir

2
nights
Selcuk

Selcuk ©
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus, don't miss a visit to Curetes Street, and pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Selcuk trip itinerary planning website.

Izmir to Selcuk is an approximately 1- hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Izmir in June: highs in Selcuk hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kusadasi.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

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night
Kusadasi

Kusadasi ©
Unreservedly dedicated to tourism, Kusadasi sits on the Aegean coastline and acts as a gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the country's major Greco-Roman archaeological sites.
On the 12th (Wed), cool off at Adaland and then kick back and relax at Ladies Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kusadasi trip planner.

Kusadasi is just a stone's throw from Selcuk. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Selcuk in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kusadasi, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Icmeler.

Things to do in Kusadasi

Theme Parks Beaches Parks
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Adaland ©
Adaland
Ladies Beach ©
Ladies Beach

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Icmeler

Icmeler ©
İçmeler is a popular Turkish holiday resort situated 8 kilometres from Marmaris. On the 13th (Thu), stroll through Icmeler Beach, then cool off at Marmaris Atlantis Waterpark, and then go for a stroll along the water at Marmaris Marina.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Icmeler online journey builder.

You can drive from Kusadasi to Icmeler in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Icmeler are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Dalyan.

Things to do in Icmeler

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marmaris
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Marmaris Marina ©
Marmaris Marina
Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Marmaris Atlantis Waterpark ©
Marmaris Atlantis Waterpark

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night
Dalyan

Dalyan ©
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 14th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Lycian Rock Tombs, then explore the ancient world of Kaunos, then explore the ancient world of Caunos Tombs of the Kings, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Iztuzu Beach 2.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dalyan trip tool.

Getting from Icmeler to Dalyan by car takes about 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Icmeler to Dalyan. Traveling from Icmeler in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Dalyan, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Dalyan

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Caunos Tombs of the Kings
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Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2
Kaunos ©
Kaunos
Caunos Tombs of the Kings ©
Caunos Tombs of the Kings

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Oludeniz

Oludeniz ©
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): walk around Oludeniz, then stroll through Oludeniz PlajI, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, stroll through Calis Beach, steep yourself in history at Downtown Fethiye, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag.

Before you visit Oludeniz, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Dalyan to Oludeniz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Oludeniz can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Fethiye
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Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Parasailing & Paragliding
Babadag ©
Babadag

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