19 days in Ankara, Bodrum City & Izmir Province Itinerary

19 days in Ankara, Bodrum City & Izmir Province Itinerary

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Ankara
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bodrum City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selcuk
— 14 nights
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Ankara — 2 nights

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then get engrossed in the history at Anitkabir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Hamamonu Restored Area, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, and then see the interesting displays at Erimtan Arkeoloji ve Sanat Muzesi.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ankara trip itinerary planning site.

Izmir to Ankara is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Izmir in May since evenings lows in Ankara dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Bodrum City.
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Museums · Spas · Historic Sites

Bodrum City — 2 nights

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
On the 4th (Wed), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a stroll along the water at Yalikavak Marina and then examine the collection at Mausoleum of Halicarnassus.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bodrum City trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Ankara to Bodrum City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ankara in May, expect nights in Bodrum City to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.
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Spas · Museums · Wildlife · Parks
Side Trip

Selcuk — 14 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Magnesia Antik Kenti (in Germencik), Seferihisar (SIgacIk Village Market & Serenad Dive Center) and Aydin (Tralles Ruins & KocarlI Cihanoglu Kulliyesi). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, visit Sirince Koyu, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

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

Traveling by car from Bodrum City to Selcuk takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bodrum City in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Selcuk, with lows around 15°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife
Side Trips

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.
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