19 days in Morocco, Bali & Istanbul Itinerary

19 days in Morocco, Bali & Istanbul Itinerary

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Denpasar, Indonesia
— Few hours
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Istanbul, Turkey
— Few hours
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Casablanca, Morocco
— 2 nights
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Rabat, Morocco
— 1 night
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Fes, Morocco
— 1 night
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Meknes, Morocco
— Few hours
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Chefchaouen, Morocco
— 1 night
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Fes, Morocco
— 2 nights
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Merzouga, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Ouarzazate, Morocco
— Few hours
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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Denpasar, Indonesia

Denpasar ©
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): look for gifts at Makassi, explore the galleries of Nyaman Gallery, and then browse the exhibits of Reservoart.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Denpasar visit site.

Surabaya to Denpasar is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time to Central Indonesia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. December in Denpasar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

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Makassi ©
Makassi
Nyaman Gallery ©
Nyaman Gallery

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

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.
On the 8th (Thu), visit Ortakoy.

Plan my day in Istanbul using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can fly from Denpasar to Istanbul in 16 hours. Traveling from Denpasar to Istanbul, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denpasar in December, things will get cooler in Istanbul: highs are around 7°C and lows about 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Thu) before leaving for Casablanca.

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Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): examine the collection at Museum of Moroccan Judaism, then buy something for everyone on your list at Morocco Mall, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Quartier Habous, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, make a trip to Place des Nations Unies, then stop by Mooi, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Beth-El.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Casablanca holiday planning site.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Casablanca takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Casablanca is minus 3 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Istanbul in December: highs in Casablanca hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Rabat.

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Morocco Mall ©
Morocco Mall
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Wine Tours & Tastings

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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.
On the 10th (Sat), stroll the grounds of Chellah, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan Tower, then contemplate the long history of Kasbah des Oudaias, and finally make a trip to Medina of Rabat.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rabat sightseeing planner.

Drive from Casablanca to Rabat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Casablanca in December: highs in Rabat hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 32°C. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fes.

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Historic Sites · Spas
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Chellah ©
Chellah
Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias
Hassan Tower ©
Hassan Tower

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Fes, Morocco

Fes ©

Mecca of the West

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 11th (Sun), look for gifts at Medin'Art, explore the ancient world of Tombe dei Merenidi, and then take a stroll through Medina of Fez.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Fes route planner.

Traveling by car from Rabat to Fes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Rabat in December, plan for little chillier days in Fes, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Meknes.

Things to do in Fes

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Spas · Baths
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Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Arab Baths
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Tombe dei Merenidi

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Meknes, Morocco

Meknes

City of the Hundred Minarets

One of Morocco's imperial cities, Meknes draws visitors with an abundance of historic monuments and impressive Moorish-style architecture.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Meknes sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Fes to Meknes in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 12th (Mon), you're off to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Meknes

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

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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.
On the 12th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, then stop by Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete, and then get the lay of the land with Morocco Trek Safaris - Day Tours.

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You can drive from Meknes to Chefchaouen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete ©
Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete

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Fes, Morocco

Fes ©

Mecca of the West

On the 13th (Tue), look for gifts at Coin Berbere, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Chouara Tannery, and then admire the local landmark of Palais Dar Pacha Tazi.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Fes online trip builder.

You can drive from Chefchaouen to Fes in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Merzouga.

Things to do in Fes

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Coin Berbere ©
Coin Berbere
Museo Nejjarine ©
Museo Nejjarine
Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez

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Merzouga, Morocco

Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sijilmassa and Galerie Laoun. Get some historical perspective at The mausoleum of Moulay Ali Sharif and Ksar El Fida. Take a break from Merzouga with a short trip to Macro Fossiles Kasbah in Erfoud, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at Depot Nomade, take in the dramatic natural features at Erg Chebbi Dunes, and see the interesting displays at Musee Nomade.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Merzouga trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Fes to Merzouga takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in Merzouga

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Merzouga Desert ©
Merzouga Desert
Dune Merzouga Camp ©
Dune Merzouga Camp

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Ouarzazate, Morocco

Ouarzazate

The door of the desert

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ouarzazate trip app.

You can drive from Merzouga to Ouarzazate in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ouarzazate can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. You will leave for Marrakech on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

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Marrakech, Morocco

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 Koutoubia Mosque and El Badi Palace are in your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Jemaa el-Fna or Gypsy Queens. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, admire the landmark architecture of Saadian Tombs, steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bahia, and indulge your senses at Peterbringsyoueverywhere.com.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Marrakech online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ouarzazate to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ouarzazate in December since evenings lows in Marrakech dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul

Queen of Cities

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Istanbul takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. When traveling from Marrakech in December, plan for cooler days in Istanbul, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. You'll set off for Denpasar on the 23rd (Fri).

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Denpasar, Indonesia

Denpasar
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): stop by Krakakoa Chocolate Factory & Store, then browse the exhibits of Saya Gallery, and then view the masterpieces at Reservoart. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): see Off-Road Tours, don't miss a visit to Tanah Lot Temple, view the masterpieces at Nyaman Gallery, then capture your vacation like a pro with BaliHit, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Pantai Sanur.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Denpasar trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Istanbul to Denpasar in 16 hours. Traveling from Istanbul to Denpasar, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in December; daily highs in Denpasar reach 36°C and lows reach 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denpasar

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

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Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple
Pantai Sanur ©
Pantai Sanur
Kuta Beach - Bali ©
Kuta Beach - Bali

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