23 days in United Kingdom, Izmir Province & Oludeniz Itinerary

23 days in United Kingdom, Izmir Province & Oludeniz Itinerary

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Izmir, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Oludeniz, Turkey
— 5 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
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London, United Kingdom
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Izmir, Turkey — 4 nights

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Change things up with these side-trips from Izmir: Selcuk (Ephesus Museum & Ancient City of Ephesus). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Tarihi Asansor and wander the streets of Kemeralti Market.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Izmir trip planner.

Male, Maldives to Izmir is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Male to Izmir. In May, Izmir is much colder than Male - with highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C. You will leave for Oludeniz on the 24th (Tue).
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Side Trip

Oludeniz, Turkey — 5 nights

Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Step out of Oludeniz with an excursion to Saklikent Milli Parki in Fethiye--about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the awesome beauty at Babadag.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Oludeniz online visit planner.

You can drive from Izmir to Oludeniz in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, Oludeniz is somewhat warmer than Izmir - with highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C. On the 29th (Sun), you'll travel to Manchester.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Spas
Side Trip

Manchester, United Kingdom — 1 night

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at Imperial War Museum North, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally ponder the world of politics at Manchester Town Hall.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Manchester driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Oludeniz to Manchester takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Oludeniz to Manchester is minus 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Oludeniz in May: high temperatures in Manchester hover around 18°C and lows are around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Nottingham.
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Spas · Fun & Games · Museums
Side Trip

Nottingham, United Kingdom — 8 nights

With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nottingham: Stratford-upon-Avon (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Shakespeare's Birthplace), Hidcote Manor Garden (in Chipping Campden) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Warwick Castle, stop by Notts Derby Wine School, admire the striking features of Wollaton Hall and Park, and stroll around Highfields.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nottingham online travel planner.

You can drive from Manchester to Nottingham in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. You will leave for London on the 7th (Tue).
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Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums
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London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Natural History Museum as well as Kensington Palace. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square, and take an in-depth tour of The British Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

Traveling by train from Nottingham to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in London sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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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United Kingdom travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.
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