8 days in Izmir Province, Dalyan & Pamukkale Itinerary

8 days in Izmir Province, Dalyan & Pamukkale Itinerary

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Cesme
— 1 day
Drive
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Dalyan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
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Sirince
— 1 night
Drive
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Izmir
— 2 nights
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Cesme

— 1 day
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 25th (Mon): admire the striking features of Cesme Castle.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cesme online vacation builder.

Paris, France to Cesme is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Cesme is 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Cesme: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dalyan.

Things to do in Cesme

Historic Sites
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Dalyan

— 3 nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Fethiye Port and Spas. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Lycian Rock Tombs, contemplate the long history of Kaunos, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dalyan trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cesme to Dalyan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Cesme to Dalyan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cesme, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Dalyan, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Dalyan

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Pamukkale

— 1 night

Cotton Castle

A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, delve into the distant past at Laodikeia, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pamukkale online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Dalyan to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sirince.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trip

Sirince

— 1 night
On the 30th (Sat), wander the streets of Sirince Koyu and then contemplate the long history of Public Latrine.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sirince road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Sirince takes 3 hours. In October, daytime highs in Sirince are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Izmir.

Things to do in Sirince

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Izmir

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): walk around Izmir Wild Life Park, explore the galleries of Arkas Art Center, and then take in the waterfront at Kordonboyu. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower) and then make a trip to Tarihi Asansor.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Izmir trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Sirince to Izmir takes 1.5 hours. While traveling from Sirince, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Izmir, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Izmir

Parks · Museums · Shopping

Izmir Province travel guide

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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.