12 days in Bodrum District, Marmaris & Fethiye Itinerary

12 days in Bodrum District, Marmaris & Fethiye Itinerary

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Bodrum City
— 5 nights
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Marmaris
— 3 nights
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Fethiye
— 3 nights
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Bodrum City

— 5 nights

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
When in Bodrum City, make a side trip to see Sevket Sabanci Kultur ve Sanat Merkezi in Turgutreis, approximately Turgutreis away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castle of St. Peter, explore the world behind art at Zeki Muren Arts Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bitez Beach, and take in the waterfront activity at D-Marin Turgutreis.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bodrum City trip planner.

Istanbul to Bodrum City is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Istanbul, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bodrum City, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Marmaris

— 3 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.
Marmaris is known for nature, theme parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: go for a stroll along the water at Marmaris Marina, take a stroll through Datca Peninsula, tour the pleasant surroundings at Icmeler Beach, and trek along Carian Trail.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Marmaris trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Bodrum City to Marmaris by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Bodrum City in September since evenings lows in Marmaris dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fethiye.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

Fethiye

— 3 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Fethiye is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, hike along The Lycian Way, test your team's savvy at Hotel Room Escape, and kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI.

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

Traveling by car from Marmaris to Fethiye takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Fethiye are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

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Bodrum District travel guide

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Nightlife · Beaches · Castles
St.-Tropez of Turkey
Elegant Bodrum is a district and port city, watched over by its 15th-century seaside castle and is home to the Mausoleum of Mausolus, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Formerly a simple fishing village, the town flourished after writer Kabaağaçlı put the city on the map: exiled here in 1925, he adopted the pen name, "The Fisherman of Halicarnassus"--an allusion to the city's name in aniquity. Today this seaside vacation spot charms visitors with a glittering marina, flower-filled cafes, palm-lined promenades, and a host of seafood restaurants. The serene simplicity that caught Kabaağaçlı's eye has since attracted other artists, giving Bodrum a sophistication that sets it apart from other coastal towns.