22 days in Greece & Morocco Itinerary

22 days in Greece & Morocco Itinerary

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Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Mykonos Town, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Thessaloniki, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Kalambaka, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
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
Drive:  3 h
8
Casablanca, Morocco
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Rabat, Morocco
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
10
Chefchaouen, Morocco
— 1 night
Drive:  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.
On the 15th (Wed), kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach, visit Little Venice, and then make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Elia Beach, don't miss a visit to Matoyianni Street, thenexamine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mykonos Town online travel route planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Mykonos Town is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Mykonos Town due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in April: high temperatures in Mykonos Town hover around 22°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Platis Gialos Beach, Paradise Beach, Elia Beach
Highlights from your plan
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): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, enjoy breathtaking views from White Tower of Thessaloniki, thenget engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, thenmake a trip to Aristotelous Square, and finally take a stroll through Ladadika District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Church of St.Sophia, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the ancient world of Rotunda, thentake an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, thencontemplate the long history of Arch of Galerius, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ypapanti Church.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Thessaloniki online tour planner.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Thessaloniki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Mykonos Town in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Thessaloniki, 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
Highlights from your plan
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios
Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Roussanou Monastery, and finally don't miss a visit to Meteora. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Trikala Fort, examine the collection at Digital Projection Centre of Meteora’s History and Culture, examine the collection at Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agios Stefanos, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), and finally steep yourself in history at Agios Nikolaos Anapaphsas.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Kalambaka trip builder app.

Drive from Thessaloniki to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Thessaloniki in April since evenings lows in Kalambaka dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Athens.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Trikala Fort
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Varlaam Monastery ©
Varlaam Monastery

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): visit Plaka, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, thendon't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Athens travel planning website.

You can drive from Kalambaka to Athens in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kalambaka in April, expect Athens to be a bit 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
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion ©
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): delve into the distant past at The Palace of Knossos, thentest your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, thenlook for gifts at Nerium Oleander, and finally get engrossed in the history at Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Keep things going the next day: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, ponder the design of Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete, thenlearn more about the world around you at The Natural History Museum of Crete, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Titus.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Heraklion vacation planner.

Fly from Athens to Heraklion in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Heraklion can reach 24°C, while at night they dip 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 Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos
Highlights from your plan

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate the long history of Medina of Marrakesh, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, and stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs.

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You can fly from Heraklion to Marrakech in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Heraklion to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Heraklion in April, you will find days in Marrakech are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

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): look for gifts at Cooperative Feminine de Tamounte, don't miss a visit to Essaouira Ramparts, and then wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): play a few rounds at Mogador Golf Academy, thentake a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then don't miss a visit to Port de Pêche d'Essaouira.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Essaouira travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Marrakech to Essaouira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Marrakech in April: highs in Essaouira hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Casablanca.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Essaouira Ramparts ©
Essaouira Ramparts

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): cruise along The Corniche, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, thendon't miss a visit to Old Medina of Casablanca, and finally stop by Quartier Habous.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Casablanca day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Casablanca takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of shuttle and train. In April, daily temperatures in Casablanca can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Rabat.

Things to do in Casablanca

Scenic Drive Outdoors Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan Tower, thenmake a trip to Mausoleum of Mohammad V, and finally stroll the grounds of Chellah.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rabat itinerary maker website.

Drive from Casablanca to Rabat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Casablanca in May since evenings lows in Rabat dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 3rd (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina, stop by Local Berbere Artisanal, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chefchaouen trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Rabat to Chefchaouen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): admire the striking features of Bab Bou Jeloud, see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine, thenbrowse for treasures at La Petite Maison Berbere, and finally admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa. Keep things going the next day: have fun and explore at Medina Children's Library, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Jnan Sbil, and then don't miss a visit to Medina of Fez.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fes online route planner.

Drive from Chefchaouen to Fes in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Fes are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fes

Neighborhoods Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Museo Nejjarine ©
Museo Nejjarine

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