11 days in Morocco & Europe Itinerary

11 days in Morocco & Europe Itinerary

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11 days in Morocco & Europe Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt, Germany
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Tangier, Morocco
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Chefchaouen, Morocco
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h 30 min
3
Fes, Morocco
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Casablanca, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 30 min
5
Erg Chebbi, Morocco
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  7 h 15 min
6
Marrakech, Morocco
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
8
Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Frankfurt, Germany

1
day
Tangier, Morocco

Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
On the 10th (Tue), examine the collection at American Legation and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tangier trip itinerary planner.

Frankfurt, Germany to Tangier is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Frankfurt in March; daily highs in Tangier reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours Museums
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Walking tours
American Legation ©
American Legation

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Chefchaouen holiday builder site.

You can drive from Tangier to Chefchaouen in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina

1
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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 12th (Thu): examine the collection at Museo Nejjarine and then admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa.

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Getting from Chefchaouen to Fes by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. March in Fes sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Casablanca.

Things to do in Fes

Museums
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Museo Nejjarine ©
Museo Nejjarine
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa

2
nights
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 13th (Fri): examine the collection at Museum of Moroccan Judaism and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Beth-El, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque, and then make a trip to Old Medina of Casablanca.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Casablanca trip planner.

You can fly from Fes to Casablanca in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Fes in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Casablanca, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Erg Chebbi.

Things to do in Casablanca

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Temple Beth-El ©
Temple Beth-El

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Erg Chebbi, Morocco

Erg Chebbi ©
On the 15th (Sun), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Erg Chebbi Dunes.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Erg Chebbi trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Casablanca to Erg Chebbi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. When traveling from Casablanca in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Erg Chebbi, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Erg Chebbi

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Erg Chebbi Dunes
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Erg Chebbi Dunes ©
Erg Chebbi Dunes
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
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: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, and see the interesting displays at Marrakech Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Marrakech trip website.

Frankfurt, Germany to Marrakech is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Frankfurt to Marrakech is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Frankfurt in March, plan for much warmer days in Marrakech, with highs around 26°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites
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Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

1
night
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then explore the galleries of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and finally admire the striking features of Serefiye Sarnici. On the next day, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul travel route planner.

You can fly from Marrakech to Istanbul in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Marrakech to Istanbul is 3 hours. Traveling from Marrakech in March, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit cooler (14°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
nights
Goreme, Turkey

Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
On the 19th (Thu), learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery, get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, then steep yourself in history at Goreme National Park, then enjoy unforgettable views with Royal Balloon, and finally look for gifts at Turquoise Rugs & Bags.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Goreme when traveling from Istanbul in March, with lows around 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Kocabag Winery
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Off-Road Tours
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Goreme Open-Air Museum ©
Goreme Open-Air Museum

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