9 days in Turkish Aegean Coast & Pamukkale Itinerary

9 days in Turkish Aegean Coast & Pamukkale Itinerary

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Izmir
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
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Fethiye
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive
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Gocek
— 1 day
Drive
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Dalyan
— 1 night
Fly

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Izmir

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ruins of Pergamum and Pergamon Theatre. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hisar Mosque and Basilica of St. Jonh. Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Arkas Art Center, see the interesting displays at Ataturk Museum, wander the streets of Kemeralti Market, and brush up on your military savvy at Izmir Muze Gemiler Mudurlugu.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Izmir online vacation planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Adnan Menderes International Airport, Milas Bodrum International Airport and Dalaman International Airport. In September, daytime highs in Izmir are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Izmir

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Pamukkale using our trip planner.

You can drive from Izmir to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Fethiye

— 2 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
On the 25th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Fethiye Museum, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fethiye road trip website.

Drive from Pamukkale to Fethiye in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Fethiye

Adventure · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Oludeniz

— 1 night
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): push the limits with an extreme tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Lagoon, and then admire the ancient design of Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Oludeniz trip planner.

Oludeniz is just a short distance from Fethiye. In September, daytime highs in Oludeniz are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Gocek.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Spas · Baths · Parks

Gocek

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gocek trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Oludeniz to Gocek by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dalyan.

Things to do in Gocek

Tours · Outdoors · Spas

Dalyan

— 1 night
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 28th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Kaunos, delve into the distant past at Carian rock tombs, then take in the exciting artwork at Dalyan Spirit Gift&Speciality Shop, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dalyan online route planner.

You can drive from Gocek to Dalyan in an hour. Other options are to drive; or 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 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dalyan

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Turkish Aegean Coast travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.