Pick up your car in Izmir airport and drive to Selcuk town to visit the House of The Virgin Mary and continue to Sirince Village overnight.
Explore the Ancient City of Ephesus and the Museum of Selcuk before having lunch in a local restaurant on the way to Sirince Village.
Drive East to visit the Ancient City of Aphrodisias and Pamukkale - Hierapolis, which are among the most prominent open-air museums of Turkey.
Continue to Antalya and visit the Ancient City of Termessos before checking in your hotel in the old city of Antalya.
Explore the ancient cities and natural parks spread around Antalya city or just spend a relaxing day at the beach.
Drop your car at Antalya airport and catch a flight back home or for your next destination.
- Ephesus ancient city and its environs
- The House of The Virgin Mary
- Cathedral of Saint John
- Isa Bey Mosque
- Aphrodisias ancient city
- Pamukkale travertines
- Hierapolis ancient city
- Archaeology Museum of Antalya
- Side and Perge Ancient Cities
- Old City of Antalya; Kaleici
- Kursunlu and Manavgat Waterfalls
Are you thinking of traveling from Ephesus to Antalya by visiting the ancient cities of Aphrodisias and Hierapolis on the way? Would you like to walk over the world-famous white travertines of Pamukkale as much as you like and swim in the ancient pool of Hierapolis as Cleopatra did? Then we recommend you to book our self-drive Ephesus to Antalya itinerary to discover what this route has for you.
Day 1 – Arrival to Izmir
We will deliver your car at Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport, which is an hour away from Ephesus. Drive to Selcuk first and explore the House of The Virgin Mary before continuing to the Cathedral of Saint John and the Isabey Mosque nearby. Drive to the Old Greek Village of Sirince for overnight.
Day 2 – Ephesus and it’s environs
After enjoying a peaceful breakfast at your hotel, drive to the ancient city of Ephesus and rest underneath the pine trees in the end. Continue to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Artemis Temple, which is very close to Ephesus. The Museum of Selcuk is a must to complement your visit to the ancient city and shop around Selcuk town before going back to Sirince village for overnight.
Day 3 – Aphrodisias and Pamukkale - Hierapolis
Leave your hotel early in the morning to appreciate the whole ancient city of Aphrodisias, which is the most well-preserved one in Turkey. Don’t forget to visit the Museum located in Aphrodisias and continue to Pamukkale – Hierapolis ancient city after lunch. Start exploring the ruins and take a break by the pool of Cleopatra or swim there. Walk over the world-famous white travertines of Pamukkale before checking in to your hotel there right across the white travertines.
Day 4 – Pamukkale to Antalya
After having breakfast with spectacular views of Pamukkale, drive to Antalya and visit Termessos ancient city before entering the city. Continue to the Archaeology Museum of Antalya before checking in your hotel located in the old city of Antalya, Kaleici.
Day 5 - Antalya
You can spend your day exploring the other ancient cities located in the east of Antalya such as Perge or Side. Theater of Aspendos is a must while you are there and try Gozleme in a local restaurant near the ancient theater. Rest in one of the natural parks by the waterfalls of Antalya or spend the whole day on the beach. Overnight in Antalya.
Day 6 - Antalya Airport
Drive to Antalya airport to drop your car and take a flight to your next destination or back home.
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