Self Drive the Aegean Coast

Tour Information

Self Drive Tour

  • Day 1

    Day 1

    Pick up your rental at your hotel in Istanbul and drive to explore the WWI battlefields of Gallipoli before crossing the Dardanelles by a ferry.

  • Day 2

    Day 2

    Explore the ancient city of Troy and take memorable photos in the Trojan Horse. Visit the ancient city of Assos to watch the sunset.

  • Day 3

    Day 3

    Drive to Bergama today and explore the ancient ruins around the city and one of The Churches of Revelation; Kizilavlu, aka Red Hall.

  • Day 4

    Day 4

    Discover the ancient city of Ephesus, and it's environed today before spending your evening at leisure in the old Greek Village of Sirince.

  • Day 5

    Day 5

    Drive into the Aegean mainland to explore one of the best-preserved ancient cities of Turkey, Aphrodisias, and one of the biggest, Hierapolis.

  • Day 6

    Day 6

    Drive to Bodrum today to see the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus and the Castle of Saint Peter, where you can see an ancient shipwreck with all its cargo.

  • Day 7

    Day 7

    Drive to Bodrum airport after breakfast and take a flight back home or for your next destination.

Self Drive the Aegean Coast
  • Gallipoli Battlefields
  • Troy and Trojan Horse
  • Assos ancient city
  • Acropolis, Asclepieion and Red Hall of Pergamon
  • Old city of Bergama
  • White travertines of Pamukkale
  • Hierapolis ancient city and its museum
  • The ancient city of Ephesus
  • The House of The Virgin Mary
  • Selcuk Museum
  • 2 of the Seven Wonders of the World
  • Old Greek village Sirince
  • Castle of Saint Peter in Bodrum
  • Bodrum Underwater Archaeology Museum
  • Beautiful white houses of Bodrum
  • Phenomenal Aegean Kitchen

We invite you to explore Turkey's west coast on your own with our Self-drive Istanbul to Bodrum tour. Discover the most famous ancient cities and natural parks of Turkey while experiencing Turkey's best by meeting with the local people as you drive around the Aegean region of our country. Our recommended program as follows;

Day 1 - Istanbul to Gallipoli, Canakkale

We will deliver the car to your hotel in the morning after your breakfast. You will start driving to the south to Gallipoli first, and we recommend a lunch break in Gelibolu town before exploring the battlefields of Gallipoli. You will cross the Dardanelles strait with a ferry to Canakkale town to check in to your hotel. You can do a walk in the promenade of Canakkale to get the feeling of the city. Overnight in Canakkale.

Day 2 - Canakkale to Behram

Check out your hotel in Canakkale after breakfast and start driving to the south to visit the legendary Troy. Continue to Assos then and drive to a waterfront restaurant for lunch before driving up to Assos's ancient city to watching the sunset. Overnight in Behramkale.

Day 3 - Behram to Bergama

After breakfast at your hotel, continue to Bergama city to explore the ancient cities of Acropolis and Asclepieion. We recommend you to see the Red Hall before checking in to your hotel and a walk around the hotel. Overnight in Bergama.

Day 4 - Bergama to Ephesus

Leave Bergama after breakfast and drive to Ephesus afterward to visit the ancient city of Ephesus, The House of The Virgin Mary, The Museum of Selcuk, and the Temple of Artemis, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Spend your evening in Sirince village exploring this Old Greek village and Overnight in Sirince.

Day 5 - Ephesus to Pamukkale

After breakfast, leave your hotel in Sirince in the early morning to explore the ancient city of Aphrodisias from top to bottom before having lunch near the museum. Continue to Pamukkale-Hierapolis after lunch to see one of Turkey's biggest ancient cities and the most beautiful natural white travertines. Watch the sunset from the white travertines of Pamukkale, which offers phenomenal views. Overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 6 - Pamukkale to Bodrum

Leave your hotel after breakfast to Bodrum and visit the small theater on the way to the center of the town and the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus before having lunch. Explore the one kind Underwater archaeology museum of Bodrum in Saint Peter’s Castle and check in to your hotel. Watch the sunset on top of the hill where the famous windmills of Bodrum stand. Overnight in Bodrum.

Day 7 - Bodrum Airport

Drive to Bodrum airport in the morning and drop your car before your flight to your next destination or back home.


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