15 days in Morocco, Turkey & Greece Itinerary

15 days in Morocco, Turkey & Greece 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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Urgup, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly
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Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly
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Casablanca, Morocco
— 1 night
Drive
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly to Rabat, Drive to Chefchaouen
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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 landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and see the interesting displays at Pera Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip site.

Newark, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Newark to Istanbul. 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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Urgup, Turkey

A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
On the 13th (Sun), get outside with Outdoor Activities, then get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally look for gifts at Arts & Crafts Cappadocia. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi and then take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum.

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

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Urgup takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Urgup, with highs around 83°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Oia.

Things to do in Urgup

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Oia, Greece

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): ride a horse along Experience Horse Riding, delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Eduart Gjopalaj Workshop. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, stop by Eponymo, take in the dramatic natural features at Skaros Rock, then trek along Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, then explore the galleries of Mnemossyne Gallery, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Naval Maritime Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Oia online trip builder.

You can fly from Urgup to Oia in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Urgup to Oia is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Urgup in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Oia, with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Oia

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
On the 17th (Thu), explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, make a trip to Changing of the Guard Ceremony, then wander the streets of Plaka, and finally admire the natural beauty at National Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Ancient Agora of Athens, delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, then take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Oia to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Casablanca.

Things to do in Athens

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take a stroll through Quartier Habous, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Beth-El, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Casablanca trip itinerary app.

Fly from Athens to Casablanca in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Athens in September, you will find days in Casablanca are slightly colder (79°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Casablanca

Historic Sites · Spas · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): look for gifts at Le renard de Marrakech, admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fna. On your second day here, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Amazonite, take in nature's colorful creations at Menara Gardens and Pavilion, then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Marrakech road trip website.

Getting from Casablanca to Marrakech by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. While traveling from Casablanca, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 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.
On the 22nd (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, and then stop by Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chefchaouen trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Marrakech to Chefchaouen takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

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

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
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

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History Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Geologic Formations
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.

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.

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.