5 days in Turkish Aegean Coast Itinerary

5 days in Turkish Aegean Coast Itinerary

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5 days in Turkish Aegean Coast Itinerary

Istanbul
Fly + train:  5​h
Selcuk
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Marmaris
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
Istanbul

3
days
Selcuk

An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, religious sites, museums, theme parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, make a trip to Curetes Street, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Selcuk. In September in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Marmaris.

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Ancient City of Ephesus
Celsus Kutuphanesi

2
days
Marmaris

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach, stop by Trust Gold & Diamonds, then stop by Simon's Diamonds, and finally stop by Latina Goldsmith. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront activity at Marmaris Marina and then explore the activities along Dalyan River.

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Traveling by taxi from Selcuk to Marmaris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Marmaris, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night.

Things to do in Marmaris

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Icmeler
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Marmaris Marina
Dalyan Nehri
Icmeler Beach