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3 Days in Bodrum: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, September 2014

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One of Turkey’s most popular coastal resort towns and the gateway to the picturesque Bodrum Peninsula, Bodrum has a wealth of natural and historical sights right on its doorstep. From discovering the ruins of the ancient city of Halicarnassus to sipping cocktails on the beach, here are a few ideas for how to spend three days in this seaside city.

Day 1: Tour the city
Make a beeline for Bodrum’s most striking landmark, the imposing Castle of St Peter. Situated high on the town’s coastal cliffs, the castle houses the fascinating Museum of Underwater Archaeology, most famous for its Bronze Age shipwreck, the Uluburun. Take a stroll along the waterfront by the marina on your way to the landmark Myndos Gate, where you’ll also find the remains of the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. Then catch a summer music concert at the atmospheric Bodrum Amphitheater, set high in the hills.

Day 2: Explore the Bodrum Peninsula
Escape the crowds for a scenic day tour of the Bodrum Peninsula to explore the traditional Turkish villages that line the coast, catch a view of the hilltop windmills or take a boat cruise to Bodrum’s neighboring islands. Gümüslük makes another popular day trip destination, where you can explore the underwater ruins of ancient Myndos or swim out to nearby Rabbit Island. 

Day 3: Hit the beach
You can’t visit the Aegean coast without enjoying the beaches’ fine sands and clear, warm waters. The ones in Bodrum are ideal for swimming and sunbathing, while also providing ample opportunities for snorkeling, scuba diving and windsurfing. If you’re looking for more action, swap the beach for slides and wave pools at the enormous Dedeman Aquapark.

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Pamukkale and Hierapolis Day Trip from Bodrum Including Lunch

Experience the geological wonder of Pamukkale and the ruined city of Hierapolis on this day trip from Bodrum. Witness the spectacular white terraces and pools ...  Read more

Location: Bodrum, Turkey
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $61.53

Ephesus Day Trip from Bodrum Including Lunch

Be whisked 2,000 years back in time with this captivating full-day trip to Ephesus from Bodrum. Travel by air-conditioned coach and leave the 21st century ...  Read more

Location: Bodrum, Turkey
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.23

Dalyan Day Trip from Bodrum Including Dalyan River Cruise, Iztuzu Beach, Mud Baths and Lunch

Cruise the beautiful Dalyan River and experience Dalyan’s mud baths and Kaunos’ ancient tombs on this unforgettable full-day trip from Bodrum. Head for ...  Read more

Location: Bodrum, Turkey
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.00

Private Departure Transfer: Central Bodrum or Bodrum Peninsula Hotels to Bodrum Airport

Finish your vacation with a private departure transfer from your central Bodrum or Bodrum peninsula hotel to Bodrum Airport. Simply book an option for this ...  Read more

Location: Bodrum, Turkey
Duration: Varies

From USD $17.92

Turkish Baths Experience in Bodrum

Pamper yourself pretty with a 1.5-hour Turkish baths experience at a Bodrum hammam! After a hotel pickup, sweat out any toxins on a traditional heated stone, ...  Read more

Location: Bodrum, Turkey
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $19.89

Private Arrival Transfer: Bodrum Airport to Central Bodrum or Bodrum Peninsula Hotels

Start your vacation in style by booking this private arrival transfer from Bodrum Airport to your central Bodrum or Bodrum peninsula hotel. Just book a time ...  Read more

Location: Bodrum, Turkey
Duration: Varies

From USD $17.92

Bodrum Peninsula Cruise Including Lunch

Spend a day cruising around Turkey’s glorious Bodrum Peninsula on a full-day cruise from Bodrum! Soak up the scenery from out on deck and admire the region’s ...  Read more

Location: Bodrum, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $23.73

Dedeman Aquapark Day Trip from Bodrum

Splash the day away with an independent trip to Dedeman Aquapark that includes transport from central Bodrum! The vast Turkish water park is home to an ...  Read more

Location: Bodrum, Turkey
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $37.98

Kos Island Independent Day Trip from Bodrum

Visit the Greek island of Kos on an independent day trip from Bodrum, and enjoy a full day of free time to get to know its history and scenery! Bask on ...  Read more

Location: Bodrum, Turkey
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $37.13

Private Arrival Transfer: Bodrum Airport to Kusadasi City Hotels

Get your vacation in Kusadasi off to a perfect start by booking this private arrival transfer from Bodrum Airport to your Kusadasi city hotel. Simply book a ...  Read more

Location: Kusadasi, Turkey
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $51.43

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