15 days in Turkish Aegean Coast Itinerary

15 days in Turkish Aegean Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkish Aegean Coast holiday planner
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Selcuk
— 3 nights
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Bozcaada, Tenedos Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Gumbet
— 1 night
Drive
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Marmaris
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dalyan
— 2 nights
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Oludeniz
— 3 nights
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Selcuk — 3 nights

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 Baths of Varius. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Public Latrine and Hercules Gate. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Temple of Hadrian, admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain, don't miss a visit to Byzantine acquaducts, and pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Selcuk attractions planner.

London, UK to Selcuk is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 3 hours. Traveling from London in September, expect Selcuk to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Bozcaada.
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Bozcaada, Tenedos Island — 1 night

Tenedos or Bozcaada is an island of Turkey in the northeastern part of the Aegean Sea. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Bozcaada Rüzgar Enerji Santrali and then enjoy the sand and surf at Akvaryum Koyu.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bozcaada trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Bozcaada takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Selcuk in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Bozcaada: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gumbet.
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Gumbet — 1 night

On the 10th (Sat), soak in style at Turkish baths, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yahsi Beach, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Gumbet trip planner.

Drive from Bozcaada to Gumbet in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bozcaada in September: high temperatures in Gumbet hover around 37°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marmaris.
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Marmaris — 4 nights

One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
Get outdoors at Palamutbükü Plajı and Oren PlajI. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Marmaris Museum and Azmak Nehri. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Icmeler Beach, stop by Pasha & CO Fine Jewelry, see Off-Road Tours, and view the masterpieces at Mona Titti Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Marmaris trip maker app.

Drive from Gumbet to Marmaris in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Gumbet in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Marmaris, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dalyan.
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Dalyan — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Koycegiz Bali, contemplate the waterfront views at Sulungur Golu, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Iztuzu Beach 2.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dalyan day trip site.

Drive from Marmaris to Dalyan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Dalyan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Oludeniz.
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Oludeniz — 3 nights

Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Tlos and Old Town will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ancient Rock Tombes and Fethiye Port. Step out of Oludeniz to go to Fethiye and see Saklikent Milli Parki, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's much more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Soho Fethiye, and enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Oludeniz road trip app.

You can drive from Dalyan to Oludeniz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough 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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