15 days in Greece, Morocco & Istanbul Itinerary

15 days in Greece, Morocco & Istanbul Itinerary

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Istanbul Airport
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Casablanca, Morocco
— 1 night
Drive
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Chefchaouen, Morocco
— 2 nights
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Drive to Ibn Batouta Airport, Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Newark

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Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, and take in panoramic vistas at KIz Kulesi.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary maker site.

Newark, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Istanbul is 8 hours. Traveling from Newark in September, expect nights in Istanbul to be somewhat warmer, around 72°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

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Mykonos Town, Greece

Chora Mykonos

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Rarity Gallery, then take a stroll through Little Venice, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and finally see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach, kick back and relax at Kapari Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paraportiani Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Mykonos.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town attractions planning app.

Fly from Istanbul to Mykonos Town in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Mykonos Town is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Istanbul in September, expect nights in Mykonos Town to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Fira.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

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Fira, Greece

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Naval Maritime Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, then explore the striking landscape at Skaros Rock, and finally trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Fira road trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Mykonos Town to Fira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September in Fira, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens, then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, and finally wander the streets of Plaka. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Fira to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. In September, daytime highs in Athens are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): look for gifts at Le renard de Marrakech, then make a trip to Medersa Ben Youssef, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, and finally hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bahia, contemplate the long history of Koutoubia Mosque, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, and finally stroll through Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Marrakech day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Marrakech takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Marrakech is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Athens in September: highs in Marrakech hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Casablanca.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:

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Casablanca, Morocco

The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
On the 21st (Mon), visit Quartier Habous, contemplate the long history of Temple Beth-El, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Casablanca trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marrakech to Casablanca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. While traveling from Marrakech, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Casablanca, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Casablanca

Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

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Chefchaouen, Morocco

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque, and then stop by Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Chefchaouen trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Casablanca to Chefchaouen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.

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.