5 days in Turkish Aegean Coast Itinerary

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Selcuk — 2 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.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, contemplate the long history of Public Latrine, and cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Selcuk road trip tool.

Istanbul to Selcuk is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in September, expect nights in Selcuk to be a bit cooler, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Marmaris.
Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums
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Marmaris — 2 nights

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 & Diamond Jewellery, 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.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, 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. 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 catch the flight back home.
Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches
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Turkish Aegean Coast travel guide

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.