9 days in Izmir Province Itinerary

9 days in Izmir Province Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Izmir
Drive:  1 h 15 min
1
Cesme
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Selcuk
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h
End: Izmir

1
night
Cesme

Cesme ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Kostem Zeytinyagi Muzesi, stroll through Pirlanta Beach, and then kick back and relax at Cesme AltInkum Beach. On the next day, do a tasting at Gemici Wine & Jam Shop, kick back and relax at Ilica Plaji, then get in on the family fun at Aqua Toy City, and finally explore the ancient world of Cesme Castle.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cesme trip itinerary builder app.

Izmir to Cesme is an approximately 1.5- hour car ride. You can also take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In July, Cesme is a bit warmer than Izmir - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Cesme

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kostem Zeytinyagi Muzesi, Pirlanta Beach
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Ilica Plaji ©
Ilica Plaji
Cesme AltInkum Beach ©
Cesme AltInkum Beach
Cesme Castle ©
Cesme Castle

7
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ancient City of Ephesus and Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA and Pamucak Beach. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Isa Bey Mosque, and take a stroll through Sirince Koyu.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Selcuk road trip planning website.

Getting from Cesme to Selcuk by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cesme in July: highs in Selcuk hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trip

Sirince Koyu
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
Public Latrine ©
Public Latrine

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