17 days in Morocco, Sicily & Montpellier Itinerary

17 days in Morocco, Sicily & Montpellier Itinerary

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Syracuse, Italy
— 1 night
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Agrigento, Italy
— 2 nights
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Palermo, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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San Vito lo Capo, Italy
— 1 night
Fly to Marseille, Train to Montpellier
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Montpellier, France
— 2 nights
Fly to Zagora Airport, Drive to M'Hamid
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M'Hamid, Morocco
— 1 night
Taxi to Zagora, Fly to Marrakech
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fes, Morocco
— 2 nights
Taxi to Rabat, Fly to Chennai

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Syracuse, Italy — 1 night

Pearl of the Mediterranean

Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Centro Storico, Ortigia, Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe, and other attractions you added. On the 8th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe, then don't miss a visit to Centro Storico, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Siracusa. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi and then step off the mainland to explore Ortigia.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Syracuse visit website.

Chennai, India to Syracuse is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Syracuse is minus 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Agrigento.
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Agrigento, Italy — 2 nights

Valley of the Temples

Historically one of ancient Greece's leading cities, Sicily's Agrigento is home to the seven monumental temples that make up the well-preserved Valley of the Temples.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Agrigento trip planning app.

Traveling by journey from Syracuse to Agrigento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Agrigento can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll set off for Palermo on the 11th (Thu).
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Palermo, Italy — 2 nights

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Quattro Canti, admire the striking features of Norman Palace, steep yourself in history at Catacombe dei Cappuccini, pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Monreale, then see the interesting displays at Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio, and finally make a trip to Cattedrale di Palermo. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, ponder the design of Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Cataldo, then admire the natural beauty at Orto Botanico di Palermo, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Palermo online trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of from Agrigento to Palermo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to San Vito lo Capo.
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San Vito lo Capo, Italy — 1 night

A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Calette Santa Margherita and then enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di San Vito lo Capo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our San Vito lo Capo trip tool.

Traveling by car from Palermo to San Vito lo Capo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in San Vito lo Capo can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Montpellier.
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Montpellier, France — 2 nights

"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Parc De Lunaret-zoo De Montpellier, Grotte de Clamouse, Jardin des Plantes, and other attractions. On the 14th (Sun), meet the residents at Parc De Lunaret-zoo De Montpellier and then take in the dramatic natural features at Grotte de Clamouse. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale St. Pierre, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then catch a live event at Arenes de Nimes, and finally take a stroll through Place de la Comedie.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Montpellier trip itinerary tool.

Do a combination of flight and train from San Vito lo Capo to Montpellier in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from San Vito lo Capo in January, with highs in Montpellier at 14°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to M'Hamid.
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M'Hamid, Morocco — 1 night

Evoking images of traveling nomads and trade caravans, M'Hamid lies in a spacious palm oasis at the edge of the Sahara.
Atmospher Erg Chigaga has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): join in the after-dark buzz at Atlas Desert Expeditions, see Bivouac sous les Etoiles, and then look for gifts at Miami Beach Chocolates. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's extreme beauty at Atmospher Erg Chigaga.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the M'Hamid road trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Montpellier to M'Hamid. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Montpellier to M'Hamid due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Marrakech.
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Marrakech, Morocco — 2 nights

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.
You've now added Balloon Rides to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Medersa Ben Youssef, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa, then admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, and finally steep yourself in history at Mellah.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Marrakech trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from M'Hamid to Marrakech takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. January in Marrakech sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Fes.
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Fes, Morocco — 2 nights

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 21st (Sun), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then admire the striking features of Bab Bou Jeloud, and then admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Medina of Fez, examine the collection at Musee Riad Belghazi, and then examine the collection at Museo Nejjarine.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fes online route planner.

You can fly from Marrakech to Fes in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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Sicily travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.
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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.
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