22 days in Greece & Morocco Itinerary

22 days in Greece & Morocco Itinerary

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22 days in Greece & Morocco Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 2 nights
3
Kalambaka, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
subway + Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Heraklion, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
6
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Essaouira, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Casablanca, Morocco
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
9
Rabat, Morocco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
10
Chefchaouen, Morocco
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 30​min
11
Fes, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Zurich, Switzerland


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1
night
Mykonos Town, Greece

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Platis Gialos Beach, then take a stroll through Little Venice, and then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Elia Beach, don't miss a visit to Matoyianni Street, then examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally stroll through Paradise Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Mykonos Town trip itinerary app .

Zurich, Switzerland to Mykonos Town is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Zurich to Mykonos Town, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in April, with highs in Mykonos Town at 22°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Elia Beach, Paradise Beach, Platis Gialos Beach
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Platis Gialos Beach ©
Platis Gialos Beach
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

2
nights
Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Hagios Demetrios, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Byzantine Culture, then don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, and finally steep yourself in history at Ladadika District. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Church of St.Sophia, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the ancient world of Rotunda, then take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, then appreciate the history behind Arch of Galerius, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ypapanti Church.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Thessaloniki journey planning app .

Getting from Mykonos Town to Thessaloniki by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Mykonos Town in April, Thessaloniki is slightly colder at night with lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture

2
nights
Kalambaka, Greece

Kalambaka ©
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
On the 19th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of the Great Meteoron, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Roussanou Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Meteora. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Trikala Fort, see the interesting displays at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Agios Stefanos, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalambaka trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Thessaloniki in April since evenings lows in Kalambaka dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Athens.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Trikala Fort
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Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©

2
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take a stroll through Plaka, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, then don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Athens journey planner.

Getting from Kalambaka to Athens by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in April, expect Athens to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Heraklion.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Heraklion, Greece

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 23rd (Thu): explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then stop by Nerium Oleander, and finally take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, admire the local landmark of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), get engrossed in the history at Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, then learn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Titus.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Heraklion route builder app .

Getting from Athens to Heraklion by combination of subway and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Palace of Knossos, Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos
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Room Escape Games
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bahia, hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa, and get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Marrakech route maker site .

You can fly from Heraklion to Marrakech in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. While traveling from Heraklion, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

2
nights
Essaouira, Morocco

The laidback town of Essaouira, known for its forceful trade winds, attracts Moroccan and foreign tourists alike with its sweeping beaches and atmospheric, labyrinthine medina, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): stop by Cooperative Feminine de Tamounte, make a trip to Essaouira Ramparts, then steep yourself in history at Medina of Essaouira, and finally get active on the water at Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Mogador Golf Academy, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then take a leisurely stroll along Port de Pêche d'Essaouira.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Essaouira trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Marrakech to Essaouira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marrakech in April, expect nights in Essaouira to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Casablanca.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Horseback Riding Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira

1
night
Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca ©
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore and take pictures at The Corniche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, then don't miss a visit to Old Medina of Casablanca, and finally wander the streets of Quartier Habous.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Casablanca holiday planner.

Fly from Essaouira to Casablanca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Casablanca are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Rabat.

Things to do in Casablanca

Outdoors Scenic Drive Neighborhoods
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The Corniche ©
The Corniche
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Quartier Habous ©
Quartier Habous

1
night
Rabat, Morocco

Rabat ©
On a vacation in Rabat, a World Heritage Site and Morocco's capital, you can discover the city's long and rich history while enjoying a laidback atmosphere, less touristy than in the booming Casablanca and Marrakech.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Kasbah des Oudaias, admire the striking features of Hassan Tower, then don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Mohammad V, and finally stroll the grounds of Chellah.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Rabat road trip planning site .

Getting from Casablanca to Rabat by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Rabat when traveling from Casablanca in May, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites
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Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias
Chellah ©
Chellah
Mausoleum of Mohammad V
Mausoleum of Mohammad V

1
night
Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chefchaouen ©
Tourism in Chefchaouen, a picturesque town in the Rif mountain range, has been thriving for decades due to its scenic surroundings and buildings painted in a striking blue hue.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina, then stop by Local Berbere Artisanal, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chefchaouen driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Rabat to Chefchaouen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Shopping
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina

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nights
Fes, Morocco

Fes ©
Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
On the 4th (Mon), admire the striking features of Bab Boujloud, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine, then browse for treasures at La Petite Maison Berbere, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the engaging exhibits at Medina Children's Library, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Jnan Sbil, and then take a stroll through Medina of Fez.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fes trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by bus from Chefchaouen to Fes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Fes can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fes

Neighborhoods Parks Museums
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Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Jardin Jnan Sbil ©
Jardin Jnan Sbil

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