31 days in Bodrum City & Budva Itinerary

31 days in Bodrum City & Budva Itinerary

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31 days in Bodrum City & Budva Itinerary

Start: Izmir, Turkey
Drive:  3​h 15​min
1
Bodrum City, Turkey
— 16 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
2
Budva, Montenegro
— 13 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Izmir, Turkey

16
nights
Bodrum City, Turkey

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bodrum City: Didim (Temple of Apollo & Miletus), Altinkum Beach (in Altinkum) and Oren Sahili (in Milas). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castle of St. Peter, examine the collection at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, enjoy the sand and surf at Bitez Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Zeki Muren Arts Museum.

For more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Bodrum City route planner .

Izmir to Bodrum City is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. While traveling from Izmir, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Bodrum City, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Budva.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Didim, Ortakent, Yalikavak, Datca, Priene Antik Kenti
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Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
Yalikavak Marina ©
Yalikavak Marina

13
nights
Budva, Montenegro

Budva ©
Montenegro's top tourist destination, Budva draws big crowds with its pulsating nightlife and sun-kissed beaches.
Explore Budva's surroundings by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours (in Virpazar), Kotor (Stari Grad Kotor, Maritime Museum, & more) and Skadar Lake National Park (in Podgorica). Spend the 1st (Mon) exploring nature at Lovcen National Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Altstadt (Old Town) Budva, pause for some serene contemplation at R.K.C. Gospa od Škrpjela, pause for some photo ops at Ballet Dancer Statue, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ploce Beach.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Budva holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bodrum City to Budva in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Bodrum City to Budva due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Bodrum City in June, with highs in Budva at 34°C and lows at 18°C. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budva

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kotor, Petrovac, Cetinje, Tivat Municipality, The Church of St. Matthew
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Altstadt (Old Town) Budva ©
Altstadt (Old Town) Budva
Bay of Kotor ©
Bay of Kotor
Stari Grad Kotor ©
Stari Grad Kotor

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