We're going to Istanbul for 5 days in September and then spending a week on the coast near Bodrum. Instead of an internal flight, we'd like to drive down (picking the car up in Istanbul and dropping it off at Dalaman airport). We're keen to go off the beaten track and see some pretty towns and villages and then break the journey up by spending the night roughly half way.
Does anyone have any route suggestions and also good places to stay? Would like to try and avoid as many tourist traps as possible.
Many thanks in advance.