11 days in Morocco & Izmir Province Itinerary

11 days in Morocco & Izmir Province Itinerary

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Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Essaouira, Morocco
— 2 nights
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Safi, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selcuk, Turkey
— 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.
Popular historic sites such as Medersa Ben Youssef and Palacio da Bahia are in your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Arab Baths and Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, and admire the natural beauty at Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

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Izmir, Turkey to Marrakech is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Izmir to Marrakech is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Izmir in April, you will find days in Marrakech are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Essaouira, Morocco

— 2 nights

Wind City of Africa

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take a stroll through Medina of Essaouira, then see the interesting displays at Synagogue Slat Lkahal, and finally contemplate the long history of Chaim Pinto Synagogue. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then stop by Flouka de Mogador.

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Traveling by car from Marrakech to Essaouira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Marrakech in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Essaouira: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Safi.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Adventure

Safi, Morocco

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Souiria Beach, then don't miss a visit to Le Plus Grand Tajine Du Monde, and then kick back and relax at Lalla Fatna Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Safi online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Safi takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Safi

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Selcuk, Turkey

— 3 nights
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ephesus Museum and Brothel. Kids will appreciate attractions like Ancient City of Ephesus and TCDD Tren Muzesi. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Camlik Locomotive Museum, take an in-depth tour of Selcuk Efes Kent Bellegi-History Museum, look for gifts at Diana Ephesus Silver & Souvenir, and explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Selcuk journey planner.

Drive from Safi to Selcuk in 54 hours. Traveling from Safi to Selcuk, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Morocco travel guide

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Flea Markets · Gardens · Nature & Wildlife Tours
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.

Izmir Province travel guide

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Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
İzmir Province represents a land where undulating mountains fading into the indigo sky serve as a backdrop to lush green vineyards. Its abudance of ancient ruins and location on the Aegean coast make this Mediterranean province a prime holiday destination. The province boasts a fascinating history, having been ceded to the Greeks following World War I, only to be later reclaimed in the Turkish War of Independence. The coastal towns, ancient cities, warm climate, and superb local fish and herb cuisine are among the delights of this vacation spot.