33 days in Morocco, Turkey & Egypt Itinerary

33 days in Morocco, Turkey & Egypt Itinerary

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Casablanca, Morocco
— 4 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 6 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 7 nights
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Goreme, Turkey
— 6 nights
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Alexandria, Egypt
— 1 night
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Casablanca, Morocco

— 4 nights
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hassan II Mosque and Special Morocco Tours. Visit Kasbah des Oudaias and Chellah for their historical value. The adventure continues: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and stop by Jerraflore.

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Porto Alegre, Brazil to Casablanca is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. October in Casablanca sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Casablanca

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wineries · Tours

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Marrakech, Morocco

— 6 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Koutoubia Mosque and Medersa Ben Youssef. Menara Gardens and Pavilion and El Badi Palace will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fna, look for gifts at Ayaso Concept Store, admire the striking features of Saadian Tombs, and contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bahia.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Casablanca to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Casablanca in October: highs in Marrakech hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Spas
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 7 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Let the collections at Topkapi Palace and Galata Tower capture your imagination. Do your shopping at Kapali Carsi and Tree of Life Ceramics & Gift Shop. There's lots more to do: visit Ortakoy, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Rumeli Fortress.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul road trip planning app.

You can fly from Marrakech to Istanbul in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Marrakech to Istanbul is 3 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Marrakech in November: highs in Istanbul hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Goreme.

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Goreme, Turkey

— 6 nights
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Get some cultural insight at Goreme National Park and Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley). Your inner history buff will appreciate Uchisar Castle and Goreme Open-Air Museum. When in Goreme, make a side trip to see Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri in Derinkuyu, approximately Derinkuyu away. There's much more to do: get outside with Royal Balloon, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Goreme online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in November, Goreme is cooler at night with lows of 0°C. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Alexandria.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Alexandria, Egypt

— 1 night

Mediterranean's Bride

Known for its turbulent and eventful past, the port city of Alexandria retains a historic charm and atmosphere, boasting thousands of years of Egypt's cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Royal Jewelry Museum and then steep yourself in history at King Farouk Palace.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Alexandria trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Alexandria takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Goreme to Alexandria. While traveling from Goreme, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Alexandria, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cairo.

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Cairo, Egypt

— 8 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Head to Khan Al-Khalili and Nomad Gallery - Zamalek Main Branchfor plenty of shopping. Islamic Cairo and Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairo: Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx) and Memphis and Sakkara (in Saqqara). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the activities along Nile River, and wander the streets of Coptic Cairo.

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Traveling by car from Alexandria to Cairo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. November in Cairo sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

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Morocco travel guide

4.1
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.

Turkey travel guide

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Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Cappadocia travel guide

4.5
History Museums · Geologic Formations · National Parks
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.

Egypt travel guide

4.5
Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.