Route & dates
Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly + Train: 3 h 45 min
Selcuk— 2 nights
Drive: 3 h
Marmaris— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly: 4 h 15 min
End: Istanbul, Turkey
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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, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus, make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, make a trip to Curetes Street, and pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).
To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Selcuk itinerary planner.
Istanbul to Selcuk is an approximately 4- hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in September: highs in Selcuk hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Marmaris.
Things to do in Selcuk
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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): enjoy the sand and surf at Icmeler Beach, look for gifts at Trust Gold & Diamonds, then look for gifts at Simons Diamonds, and finally stop by Latina Goldsmiths. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront activity at Marmaris Marina and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dalyan Nehri.
For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Marmaris trip itinerary website.
Getting from Selcuk to Marmaris by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Marmaris sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Marmaris
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