17 days in Morocco, Southern Italy & Greece Itinerary

17 days in Morocco, Southern Italy & Greece Itinerary

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Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Naples, Italy
— 3 nights
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Sorrento, Italy
— 2 nights
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Heraklion, Greece
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco

— 3 nights

Red City

You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Get some historical perspective at Koutoubia Mosque and Medersa Ben Youssef. Do some cultural sightseeing at Saadian Tombs and Palacio da Bahia. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate the long history of Medina of Marrakesh, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and stroll around Cyber Parc Arsat Moulay Abdeslam.

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Syracuse, USA to Marrakech is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Syracuse to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. In March, Marrakech is much warmer than Syracuse - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Naples.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas
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Naples, Italy

— 3 nights
Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. You'll explore and learn at Museo Cappella Sansevero and Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Villa Rufolo and Parco Acheologico di Ercolano. Change things up with a short trip to Vesuvio National Park in Ottaviano (about 38 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Duomo di Napoli, and make a trip to Piazza del Plebiscito.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Naples online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Marrakech to Naples in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Marrakech to Naples. When traveling from Marrakech in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Naples: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Sorrento.

Things to do in Naples

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Find places to stay Mar 7 — 10:

Sorrento, Italy

— 2 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): make a trip to Piazza Tasso and then get engrossed in the history at Museobottega della Tarsialignea. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent, admire the masterpieces at Correale di Terranova Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Corso Italia, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sorrento route planner.

Getting from Naples to Sorrento by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Heraklion.

Things to do in Sorrento

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 12:

Heraklion, Greece

— 3 nights
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, take an in-depth tour of Historical Museum of Crete, and then get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at CRETAquarium, delve into the distant past at Malia Palace Archaeological Site, and then kick back and relax at Stalis Beach.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Heraklion tour itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Sorrento to Heraklion in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sorrento to Heraklion. In March, daytime highs in Heraklion are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Heraklion

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:

Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Let the collections at Acropolis Museum and Museum of Cycladic Art capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Hephaestus. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Plaka, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kapnikarea, explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, and enjoy the sand and surf at Glyfada Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Athens online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Heraklion to Athens takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Mar 15 — 18:

Morocco travel guide

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Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.

Greece travel guide

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Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.