12 days in Turkish Aegean Coast Itinerary

12 days in Turkish Aegean Coast Itinerary

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12 days in Turkish Aegean Coast Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
Bodrum City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Marmaris
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Dalyan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Oludeniz
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
Selcuk
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  7​h
End: Kuwait City

1
night
Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
On the 20th (Fri), examine the collection at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bodrum City day trip app .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Bodrum City is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. Expect colder weather when traveling from Kuwait City in July: highs in Bodrum City hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Marmaris.

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Bitez Beach ©
Bitez Beach
Port Bodrum Yalikavak ©
Port Bodrum Yalikavak

3
nights
Marmaris

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.
Marmaris is known for beaches, nature, theme parks, spas, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the waterfront activity at Marmaris Marina, explore the activities along Dalyan Nehri, head off the coast to Rhodes, and kick back and relax at Marmaris Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Marmaris travel route builder website .

Traveling by car from Bodrum City to Marmaris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. In July, Marmaris is a bit cooler than Bodrum City - with highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dalyan.

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Marmaris Marina ©
Marmaris Marina
Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Dalyan Nehri ©
Dalyan Nehri

1
night
Dalyan

Dalyan ©
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 25th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Lycian Rock Tombs, delve into the distant past at Kaunos, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalyan Cami, and finally kick back and relax at Iztuzu Beach.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dalyan sightseeing website .

Drive from Marmaris to Dalyan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Dalyan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Oludeniz.

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Iztuzu Beach ©
Iztuzu Beach
Kaunos ©
Kaunos
Dalyan Cami ©
Dalyan Cami

2
nights
Oludeniz

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 (Thu): mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kayakoy, tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach), and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On your second day here, explore the activities along Oludeniz, contemplate the long history of Downtown Fethiye, and then take in the awesome beauty at Babadag.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Oludeniz visit planning app .

Traveling by car from Dalyan to Oludeniz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

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Fethiye
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach) ©
Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach)
Babadag ©
Babadag

4
nights
Selcuk

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, museums, shopping, theme parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, steep yourself in history at Public Latrine, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Basilica of Saint John.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Selcuk takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In July in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 25°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Tue) before leaving for home.

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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
The Terrace Houses ©
The Terrace Houses