7 days in Turkish Aegean Coast Itinerary

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Izmir
— 1 night
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Bergama
— 1 night
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Seferihisar
— 1 night
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Selcuk
— 1 night
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Bodrum City
— 2 nights
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Izmir — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): make a trip to Tarihi Asansor, then don't miss a visit to Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower), and then wander the streets of Kemeralti Market.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Izmir tour builder.

Istanbul to Izmir is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Istanbul in September, Izmir is much colder at night with lows of 10°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel to Bergama.
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Bergama — 1 night

On the 6th (Tue), examine the collection at Bergamali Kadri Egitim Tarihi Muzesi, delve into the distant past at The Asklepion, and then delve into the distant past at Ruins of Pergamum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bergama day trip tool.

Drive from Izmir to Bergama in 2 hours. Traveling from Izmir in September, things will get a bit warmer in Bergama: highs are around 33°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Seferihisar.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Seferihisar — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): go for a stroll along the water at Urla Marina.

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You can drive from Bergama to Seferihisar in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bergama in September: highs in Seferihisar hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Selcuk.
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Selcuk — 1 night

An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
On the 8th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Byzantine acquaducts.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Selcuk online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Seferihisar to Selcuk takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Seferihisar in September, expect nights in Selcuk to be slightly colder, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Bodrum City.
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Bodrum City — 2 nights

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): examine the collection at Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, step into the grandiose world of Castle of St. Peter, then see the interesting displays at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, and finally stop by Gallery Mustafa. On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with Aquapro Dive Center, then kick back and relax at Bitez Beach, and then take in the waterfront activity at Yalikavak Marina.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bodrum City online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Bodrum City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Selcuk in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Bodrum City, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Turkish Aegean Coast travel guide

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Abounding with the smell of local olive farms and citrus plantations, Turkish Aegean Coast offers stunning beaches dotted with picturesque harbors. Colorful parachutes float gently above the clear, turquoise water. The warm climate year-round makes the area a vacation destination in any season. Neighboring modern cities feature palm-lined streets, neoclassical architecture, and ruins from ancient times. You'll find yourself surrounded with fertile valleys in this region, as small lush hills rise out of the sea. Learn about the ancient art and philosophy that the coast inspired in this land of wine, honey, and olive oil.
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