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3 Days in Vienna Itinerary: Travel & Sightseeing Guide

Planning your Vienna itinerary and looking for the highlights, attractions and the best things to do in Vienna ? Here you will find our suggestion for amazing 3 days in Vienna! We show you what you can experience in two, three or more days and which attractions you should not miss on any visit. On top of that, there are lots of travel tips, we reveal the most beautiful places in the city and grandiose viewpoints, as well as real insider tips that certainly not everyone knows! Whether it’s your first trip to the Austrian capital or you’ve visited this beautiful city before, with this perfect Vienna itinerary your short trip will be unforgettable.

In this travel guide we are going to share our ultimate 3 days in Vienna itinerary for an unforgettable city trip and additionally we show you the best attractions while staying in this wonderful Austrian city.

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If you are searching for particularly beautiful accommodations and hotels in Vienna, then we can recommend the hip Hotel Altstadt Vienna. This boutique hotel inspires with a lot of attention to detail and delicious breakfast!

Vienna is the city of unforgettable experiences! A classical concert evening, a market visit with tasting, a coffee house tour or a cooking class are just a few cool things you can also find online on GetyourGuide.

If you are in Vienna for 3 days, then it is definitely worth buying a 72-hour ticket of the Wiener Linien. This ticket is valid in all trams, buses and subways of Vienna and brings you easily to the most popular attractions of the city.

Did you know that Vienna is only 45-minutes away from Bratislava and is easily accessible by boat or train. Therefore, many combine their Vienna city trip with sightseeing to the most beautiful attractions in Bratislava.

 

Vienna Itinerary, DAY 1

Start your Vienna trip with exploring the beautiful Belvedere Palace and the magnificent baroque gardens. At first walk from the Upper Belvedere down to the Lower Belvedere and enjoy the outstanding beautiful scenery. We really loved the flower gardens and the reflecting pool in front of the palace. Even though the Belvedere is one of Vienna’s most impressive palaces, at morning time you will have all the area nearly to yourself. In case you are a fan of art you definitely should consider a visit of the Belvedere museums too: A permanent exhibition at the Upper Belvedere displays among others the world-famous Klimt´s Kiss.

Tip: Right nearby is the “Stöckl im Park”, a fantastic restaurant with a wonderful Viennese flair and delicious schnitzel.

At early lunch time we recommend a visit to Vienna’s most popular market, the Naschmarkt which is just a short walk from Karlsplatz. Make a stop at the St. Charles Church, an eye-catching religious building with a magnificent blue cupula. Not just in summer, but also in winter the Karlsplatz is really worth a visit at this time a traditional Christmas market is taking place in front of the church.

Without a doubt the Naschmarkt is one of the coolest places to have lunch in Vienna and a popular meeting point for young and old. In generally, the market has around 120 market stands and restaurants, selling exotic products and delicacies from all over the world.

The Ringstrasse is a 5,3 km long road that circles Vienna’s city centre. On that street, you are going to pass some of the most remarkable and breath-taking buildings of the town. The most noteworthy sights are the Parliament, the City Hall, the Imperial Palace (Hofburg) and the Burgtheater. A lovely option is to tour the Ringstrasse on the tourist Ring Tram or you can also catch the public city tram (Nr.1 & Nr. 2).

If you have some time left we recommend a visit inside the glorious Burgtheater. You can visit this theatre without seeing a performance by taking a guided tour (daily 15:00). There you will learn a lot about the fascinating history of the Burgtheater and you will get a look behind the scenes. On top you are going to see the breath-taking beautiful grand staircase and the famous ceiling paintings by Gustav Klimt.

For the evening we round of our first day of sight-seeing with a visit to Vienna’s amusement park the Prater. Why not dine out at the Schweizerhaus restaurant for tasting some traditional Austrian food. It is famous for serving the best Schnitzel in Vienna!

For entering the Wiener Prater you won`t have to pay any entrance fee, you just have to pay for the attractions you would like to ride. Even if you are not that kind of adrenal junkie you will love exploring the nostalgic Prater with its unique atmosphere. Recommended is a ride with the Giant Ferries Wheel which is Vienna’s landmark.

Vienna Itinerary, DAY 2

A trip to Vienna won’t be complete without visiting one of the numerous museums. Actually, we loved visiting the Museum of Natural History. The huge museum exhibits over 30 million objects and we had been fascinating by the dimension. Also, the Art History museum located at the opposite is well worth seeing. Absolutely interesting is the MuseumsQuartier, spreading over 90,000m2 encompassing 60 cultural institutions.

If you are around also take the chance to look inside the Palace of Justice! Step inside and you will find yourself in one of the most impressive locations you will find in Vienna. The grand staircase dominates the huge hall and the imposing interior will take your breath away! Most of the people don`t know that the building is open for the public and the entrance is for free. Furthermore from the roof-top Cafè you will have an amazing view.

After spending the morning inside a museum, you should hit off to see the world-famous Lipizzaner horses. Best you cross the picturesque square Michaelaplatz to buy tickets for the Spanish riding school. Just take a rest at the baroque square and watch the traditional Vienna Fiaker passing by. Visiting the white Lipizzaner show was just lovely. It was so interesting to watch the horsemanship accompanied by classical music. Good to know: This noble horse and the traditional stallions can be seen for free, just peep in at Reitschulgasse 2.

Another must do in Vienna is a visiting an original Viennese coffee house. You are going to find plenty of them inside Vienna’s Old town. All along, the Viennese coffee house is a typical institution of Vienna that plays an important role in Viennese culture. Have a break, enjoy a delicious “Melange” coffee and soak in this elegant and very specific atmosphere.

Later, we recommend to have a look inside the Austrian National Library, the State Hall. The imposing baroque hall impressed us a lot! More than 200.000 tomes are exhibited and four picturesque Venetian baroque globes grace the ancient library.

Most surprising for us was the visit inside the Imperial Crypt also named the Capuchin Cryp. That place contains the bodies of the Habsburg rulers: 149 Habsburgs, including 12 emperors as well as 19 empresses and queens, have their final resting inside the crypt. Popular examples are Franz Joseph I., Empress Elisabeth and Crown Prince Rudolf and visitors can observe their magnificent free-standing tombs.

Don`t leave the town without window shopping at the Graben, the Kohlmarkt and the Kärntnerstraße, Viennas most exclusive shopping streets! Even if you don`t likes shopping, walking down the Graben street towards the St. Stephen´s Cathedral. With its beautiful architecture like the Peterskirche the short walk is really pleasureable.

St. Stephen´s Cathedral is one of the main attractions of Vienna and the inside as well as the outside are worth a visit. But also recommendable is the view from the top of the Cathedral. You are going to have the best view of Vienna at the northern tower (Pummerin).

As few of the main sights are located along the Ringstrasse, for example, the Opera house and the Burggarten. Take a break at the wonderful Palmenhouse at Burggarten and enjoy the picturesque scenery. As soon as the sun goes down head of to see the Opera house:  At night the Opera is stunningly lit and looks drop-dead gorgeous!

Vienna Itinerary, DAY 3

After breakfast, set off to Schönbrunn Palace! Because it’s Austria’s most visited tourist attraction you should be there early. That’s why at morning time you will find a calm and peaceful location. Take a stroll along the magnificent Schönbrunn Gardens and inhale the grand imperial atmosphere. Also you shouldn’t miss to walk up to the Gloriette and get rewarded with one of Vienna’s most breathtaking views. Take some time to explore the Schönbrunn Palace. We had been surprised about all the picturesque smaller gardens, fountains and statues.

There’s even a Palmenhaus and the world’s oldest zoo, the Schönbrunn Zoo to explore. The entire area is part of the imperial summer residence and is even listed as an UNESCO world heritage site. The palaces itself is enormous, with a total of 1,441 rooms. Certain parts of the castle and exhibitions can be visited.

If you are interested in outstanding architecture you should definitely go and see the popular Hundertwasserhouse. This architectural masterpiece was designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser and constructed between 1983 – 1985. You have to know that The Hundertwasserhouse can only be viewed from outside but the exterior façade draws attention to itself and gives a fantastic foto motif.

 

Where to stay in Vienna

There is a huge range of brilliant accommodation in Vienna. From cheap backpacker hostels, to vacation apartments, to boutique hotels or absolute luxury hotels, everything is represented. If you are still looking for a recommended place to stay in Vienna, then we can give you these accommodation tips on the way…it’s worth a look!

  • Backpacker Hostel: The Vienna Boutique Hostel is a real insider tip for Vienna. Not only does the unique interior inspire, but the location in one of Vienna’s trendy districts is also ingenious!
  • Apartments: The apartments of JOYN Vienna convince with modern furnishings, good equipment and fantastic location at the main station.
  • 3-star Hotel: The Motel One Wien-Staatsoper is the top address for a budget and at the same time stylish stay in the heart of Vienna.
  • 4-star Hotel: Really nice is the Altstadt Vienna, a boutique hotel with individually designed rooms, very good breakfast and afternoon snack.

Tip: Flight tickets to Vienna can be easily found at Skyscanner or Kiwi. If you like to learn more about traveling in Central Europe, you should check out “the epic central europe itinerary“.


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15 Best Places to Visit in Tuscany, Italy!

Tuscany in Italy is not only one of the most famous regions of the country, but it is also certainly one of the most beautiful vacation destinations in Europe. Fascinating hilly landscapes, green vineyards and golden yellow fields, picturesque villages with magnificent Renaissance buildings and the immeasurable wealth of art treasures are only a few of the attractions that turn a visit to Tuscany into an unforgettable experience! Especially the world-famous cities like Florence or Pisa attract millions of visitors every year. Other highlights include excellent authentic cuisine, wines that are among the best in the world and fantastic Agriturismo accommodations that guarantee an unforgettable trip.

In this travel guide we give you all the important information about a visit to Tuscany in Italy. In addition, we show you the best attractions and places to visit in Tuscany, beautiful pictures, reveal secret tips and show you the best places to stay.

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Beautiful Tuscany is best explored by your own car, rental car or motor home, because only then you have the chance to visit all the fascinating places, attractions and landscapes on your own.

The most beautiful part of Tuscany is Val d’Orcia and the area around San Gimignano. Avenues of cypresses, olive trees, vineyards and medieval villages – here you will experience Tuscany as it is known from the pictures.

Fantastic beaches can be found along the almost 400 km long coast in the west of Tuscany and on the Island of Elba. If you would like to combine beach vacations with sightseeing, we can recommend Viareggio near Pisa and Lucca.

Almost everywhere in Tuscany you can find the so-called Agriturismo accommodations. These are charming and very authentic farmhouses or wineries with either rooms or apartments, and some also provide a pool and restaurant.

General information about Tuscany

Tuscany is a region in central Italy and is considered one of the most important cultural landscapes of the Renaissance. Countless places and attractions are already on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The world-famous capital Florence is a highlight and other interesting cities like Lucca, Pisa and Siena in Tuscany are worth a visit. The Leaning Tower of Pisa, probably one of the most visited attractions in Italy, is considered the most famous landmark of Tuscany.

But Tuscany is also famous for its exceptionally beautiful landscape, which is especially characterized by typical pine forests, the cypress avenues, green wine hills, golden yellow fields and olive groves. Photographers from all over the world travel specifically to Tuscany to take their best pictures here.

Economically, the region mainly lives from tourism, wine and olive oil production. The world’s best Tuscan wines are Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Chianti and Sassicaia.

 

Best Places to Visit in Tuscany

On a journey through Tuscany you can experience a lot, because at every corner a new attraction is hidden. Here you will find a comprehensive list of the most beautiful places to visit and the best things to do in Tuscany.

Pisa

One of the absolute best places to visit in Tuscany is the enchanting city of Pisa with its famous Leaning Tower. It is probably the most popular tower in the world and attracts millions of tourists every year. But the city of Pisa has much more to offer! Among the most important attractions are the beautiful Cathedral of Pisa, the picturesque Old Town with its beautiful squares and museums, and the enchanting scenery along the river Arno. Furthermore, the Migliarino San Rossore Natural Park and the beautiful beaches on Pisa’s coast invite you to spend a few relaxing days in Tuscany.

During a Tuscany trip an ascent to the Leaning Tower is a must for many. But beware, the access is limited, and therefore you should book your ticket for the tower ascent online several days in advance.

Florence

The city of Florence is the capital of Tuscany and certainly one of the most beautiful cities of all. During a city trip you can expect a great selection of amazing things to do. Enchanting squares, beautiful churches and the best art exhibitions in the world are just a few of the highlights this fantastic city has to offer. But the most important attraction is the beautiful Ponte Vecchio – the so-called Old Bridge – one of the most impressive photo motives in Tuscany. Interesting and an absolute must-visit is also the cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore, a real masterpiece of the Renaissance, from whose huge dome you can enjoy an incredible view of the old town.

Another top attraction is the Uffizi Gallery, one of the most famous museums in the world! Therefore, the rush here is accordingly large. If you don’t like standing in line for hours, you should definitely reserve tickets online in advance.

San Gimignano

One of the most beautiful and most visited attractions of Tuscany is the small town of San Gimignano. Situated on a hill between vineyards and green fields, this UNESCO World Heritage Site offers exceptionally fascinating scenery! San Gimignano has become famous for its impressive old town, where you can still admire 15 of the famous medieval towers. These impressive towers are also the reason why the town is called “Medieval Manhattan“.

Also gourmets get their money’s worth in San Gimignano, because here one of the best ice cream parlors in Tuscany is situated: the award-winning Gelateria Dondoli, which has been crowned the ice cream world champion several times.

Tip: A few days in this scenic and picturesque region are well worth it! A unique accommodation and a real insider tip is the Agriturismo Mormoraia with pool and fantastic views.

Lucca

The city of Lucca is another attraction of Tuscany worth seeing and should not be missed on any round trip. Also known as the “City of 99 Churches” there is at least a small church on every corner. Especially worth seeing and uniquely beautiful is the church San Michele in Foro with its richly decorated facade of Carrara marble and the imposing cathedral of Lucca. The absolute highlights of the city, however, are the approximately 4-kilometer-long city wall and Torre Guinigi, the famous tower with the trees on top. Both characterize the cityscape.

Also the surroundings of Lucca, with the numerous villas and gardens, the beautiful Garfagnanada valley and the impressive Carrara Mountains in the north, are really charming and invite to go on exciting excursions.

Tip: The Lucca in Villa Lucrezia is a small, cute boutique hotel with private parking in a super central location. Also the breakfast is really delicious here!

Siena

One of the most impressive places in Tuscany is the beautiful city of Siena. Many people even call its historic old town one of the most beautiful in Italy. Among the most important attractions is the impressive Piazza del Campo, probably one of the most beautiful main squares in the country, where the imposing over 100-meter-high historic tower Torre del Mangia is located. Absolutely worth seeing is also the impressive cathedral of Siena, which is one of the most beautiful and important buildings of the city.

Siena is famous for the Palio di Siena horse race, even beyond the borders of Tuscany, which has been held in the main square, Piazza del Campo, since the Middle Ages. This unique event takes place twice a year, on July 2nd and August 16th.

Tip: We can recommend the Agriturismo Renaccino, a beautiful farmhouse with swimming pool, located just outside the city center. Thanks to its location it is ideal to explore the Siena region.

Monteriggioni

The imposing fortress of Monteriggioni is a real insider tip for every trip to Tuscany! Situated on a hill, this castle towers majestically over the green wine landscape and is a real eye-catcher. But also by visiting this impressive medieval fortress you can discover a lot of beautiful things. Among the most important attractions here are the mighty fortified wall with its impressive 14 towers, the pretty medieval town center with its beautiful Piazza Roma and the historic church Santa Maria Assunta.

If you visit Tuscany in July, you might have the chance to attend the medieval festival in Monteriggioni. This is a great event where you can immerse yourself in the world of knights and the past.

Abbazia San Galgano

Another popular excursion destination in Tuscany is the impressive Abbazia San Galgano, a monastery ruin from the 12th century. It is located about 30 kilometers from Siena and is considered to be one of the most important gothic buildings in Italy. During a visit, one is amazed by the mighty remains of the walls of the former monastery of a Cistercian order and by the unique peaceful ambience that surrounds this ruin. Above all, the lack of a roof provides the well-preserved monastery complex with an almost unreal appearance.

Val d’Orcia

Val d’Orcia is certainly one of the most beautiful landscapes in Italy. Here you will find exactly the part of Tuscany that you know from the fantastic pictures and picturesque postcards: breathtakingly beautiful hilly landscapes, romantic farms, picturesque cypress alleys and medieval villages like in a picture book. In addition, connoisseurs get their money’s worth here, because the many Agriturismo accommodations and the fantastic authentic cuisine guarantee an unforgettable vacation in Tuscany.

If you are planning a longer stay in Tuscany, we would definitely recommend this region, because here you can relax wonderfully and still visit many interesting places like Pienza, Montepulciano and Montalcino. Siena is also not far from Val d’Orcia.

Tip: A real insider tip and also a perfect starting point for excursions is the beautiful Agriturismo Il Macchione with a lovely pool and charming rooms.

Pienza

Situated in a hilly landscape and built as the so-called “ideal city of the Renaissance”, Pienza is one of the most important things to see in Tuscany. A stroll through the historical center will reveal countless beautiful buildings, romantic squares and interesting museums. Fantastic here are also the many good restaurants and cozy cafes, which invite you to enjoy a pleasant stay. But not only the little town is beautiful, thanks to its perfect location in the center of Val d’Orcia, the area around Pienza offers many highlights.

Tip: When visiting Pienza, you should definitely try the excellent Pecorino cheese, a semi-soft hard cheese made of sheep’s milk, which is considered the best in Tuscany!

Chianti

One of the most beautiful wine regions of Tuscany is the famous Chianti area. Thanks to its central position between Florence and Siena, it is often called the “heart of Tuscany”. Here you can expect a whole range of beautiful wine landscapes, small medieval villages and castles. Chianti is famous for its Chianti wine, which is one of the best red wines in the world. Only wines from the precisely defined DOCG area are allowed to carry the brand name Gallo Nero.

The Chianti region is best explored by car and on your own. Countless picturesque wine roads run through the area, along which you can find numerous wineries with tastings and farm sales.

Saturnia Hot Springs

The region of Saturnia is especially known for its beautiful natural thermal springs! They are located in the south of Tuscany and attract thousands of visitors every year. The picturesque waterfall Cascate del Mulino with its turquoise pools is unique here and forms a very special backdrop in nature. Here you can bathe comfortably in the natural sinter pools of the healthy Sulphur spring and enjoy a unique ambience. Meanwhile this attraction has become a famous photo motif and is a fixed program of every Tuscany trip for many visitors!

For those who prefer filtered water, there is the thermal bath of Saturnia nearby. Here you can find several pools and you can also book spa and health treatments on site.

Tip: For a very special stay we recommend the Agriturismo D’ Epoca La Marianella – a cute B&B with a fantastic panoramic view. This accommodation is also a fantastic starting point to explore other highlights of southern Tuscany, such as Pitigliano.

Pitigliano

The enchanting old town of Pitigliano is a real insider tip for a trip to Tuscany. Situated on a high tuff rock, this little town towers above the landscape of Maremma. Impressive is the spectacular scenery with the red-brown townhouses, which were built close together up to the steep rock face. The fairy tale-like old town is also uniquely beautiful, with its countless alleys and hidden squares. A highlight of Tuscany that you should not miss.

A few days in this region are worthwhile, because there is also a lot to discover in the south of Tuscany: The rocky town of Sorano, also built of tufa, the medieval village of Sovana and the Saturnia springs are just a few of the most beautiful sights that can be visited in the surroundings of Pitigliano.

Arezzo

The beautiful city of Arezzo is also worth seeing and is not yet as touristy as other places in Tuscany! The historic center of the city with the Piazza Grande and its well-preserved patrician houses is particularly beautiful. Also the fascinating medieval charm is unique, which can still be felt on every corner and every square. If you are interested in art, Arezzo is definitely the right place to be, as works by Piero della Francesca can be admired here and the famous art historian Giorgio Vasari also left his mark here.

Very interesting and a real insider tip is a visit to Arezzo when the antiques market takes place. This antique market is one of the best in Tuscany! On the first weekend of every month, antique dealers and bargain hunters meet on Piazza Grande to haggle for historical treasures.

Tip: The BioBenessere is a very nice, clean and lovingly decorated B&B in Arezzo. Also the super delicious breakfast on the roof terrace is phenomenal.

Volterra

Another medieval jewel is the old town of Volterra. Here, the historic center of the town is particularly enchanting, with its countless romantic alleys and squares. However, Volterra is famous in Tuscany for its rich Etruscan heritage and the countless archaeological sites that surround the old town. Thanks to its long history, it is still possible to admire countless remains, both Etruscan and Roman.

Situated on a 550-meter-high hill, Volterra also offers a picturesque view of the beautiful surrounding countryside.

If you have time, you can stay in one of the fantastic agriturismo accommodations, such as the Agriturismo Podere Marcampo, a beautiful winery in a wonderful location.

Elba

The beautiful island of Elba and its beaches are the perfect place for a beach vacation in Tuscany. A completely special charm, wonderful vegetation and, naturally, the numerous dream beaches convince you to stay for some time. In addition, the many romantic villages with the numerous multicolored small houses directly at the sea are worth a journey. Rio Marina, a real picture book town of the island, is considered particularly worth seeing.

Of course, a visit to the island’s capital Portoferraio should not be missed. Here you will find a variety of interesting attractions, such as museums, fortresses and the beautiful old port.

Tip: For a very special vacation on Elba, in direct beach location with the turquoise blue sea, we can recommend the Baia Bianca Suites.


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20 Best Things to do in Krabi

Krabi in Thailand is located at the Andaman Sea, about 800 kilometers from Bangkok and is probably one of the most spectacular holiday destinations in the country. Therefore, the things to do in Krabi are absolutely amazing: This province amazes with imposing limestone cliffs, paradise beaches and a breathtaking island world (130 islands). Whether on the mainland or on the islands – on a holiday to Krabi you will discover countless fantastic attractions and places to visit. In addition, there are plenty of memorable activities to do: kayaking, jungle trekking, snorkeling, climbing, bathing with elephants, and exploring the best beaches in the area are just some of the highlights of the Krabi area. But, what are the best things to do in Krabi and top attractions of this wonderful holiday destination of Thailand?

In this travel guide you will find all the important information about the best things to do in Krabi, the most beautiful islands, as well as the best beaches and awesome insider tips. We also share our experiences, show you amazing pictures and give tips on how to get there, accommodations, best travel time and excursions.

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Where to go in Krabi? The best places for exploring Krabi’s most beautiful attractions are Klong Muang, Ao Nang, Railay Beach Peninsula and Krabi Town.

There are many different options for getting to Krabi and transfers can be easily arranged. Connections for flight, bus, train – but also combi-tickets can be found most conveniently on 12go.Asia.

If you are looking for a perfect place to stay in Krabi you can find some awesome bargains here!

 

Things to do in Krabi

As beautiful as the region is, so diverse and unique are the attractions in Krabi. The possibilities of amazing activities are almost uncountable. In this Travel Guide we have put together an list of the ultimate best attractions and and things to do in Krabi.

Railay Peninsula

The Railay Beach is probably one of the most beautiful spots and one of the best places to visit in Krabi. The famous peninsula enchants with spectacular limestone cliffs, turquoise blue sea, wild monkeys and the absolute best dream beaches of Thailand.

Top highlights include the uniquely beautiful Railay Beach, Phra Nang Beach and Tonsai Beach. Although Railay is no longer an insider tip anymore, but still, the entire scenery is legendary, and a visit is almost a must do on every trip to Krabi!

Tip: Railay is probably the most spectacular place for an amazing beach holiday in Krabi and a great starting point to explore the offshore island world. A wonderful place to stay is the Sunrise Tropical Resort. They have beautiful, large and very clean bungalows with outdoor shower. With a bit of luck you can even see the lizards and some monkeys.

Phra Nang Beach & Princess Cave

Another popular attraction in Krabi is the world famous Phra Nang Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Thailand. It is located on the Railay Peninsula and can only be reached by boat from Krabi mainland. This natural jewel should not be missed: spectacular rocks where climbers hang, green jungles in the hinterland, fine soft sand and an almost cheesy turquoise sea. Not for nothing the Phra Nang Beach in so many Thailand travel magazines. Also on the famous 4-Islands-Tour, to which we will come later, this beach is an absolute highlight.

Another extraordinary thing to visit in Krabi is the Phra Nang Cave, also called Princess Cave. This cave is located at the end of the beach and surprises its visitors, as you can see below, not only with stalactites.

Climb the Tiger Cave Temple

Another amazing thing to do in Krabi is a visit to legendary Tiger Cave Temple. The special thing about this extraordinary temple complex is that you have to manage a steep and very sweaty ascent of 1,237 steps. But the effort is worth it! Arriving at the top of the temple terrace you will expect beautiful Buddha statues and one of the best views of Krabi. Climbing the Tiger Cave Temple is one of the activities in Krabi that should not be missed!

Tip: The best way to climb the temple is in the early morning or late afternoon, when it’s a bit cooler.

Emerald Pool & Blue Pool

Another really cool highlight and a very special nature attraction of Krabi is the incredibly impressive Emerald Pool. This emerald-colored lake is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the region around Krabi. On a jungle tour through the rainforest you will also explore an intact ecosystem, take a refreshing dip in the Emerald Pool and last but not least enjoy the beautiful deep blue pool.

Tip: A trip to the Emerald Pool can be wonderfully combined with a trip to the Hot Springs, another interesting attraction of Krabi!

Meeting Krabis Elephants

Fortunately, as in Chiang Mai, also here in Krabi a few Elephant Sanctuary have settled. Here, poor working elephants are offered protection and a new safe home. We recommend a visit to the Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, where visitors have the unique opportunity to get to know the beautiful, gentle pachyderms, observe, feed and even bathe with the elephants. One of the best things to do in Krabi and an experience which you will not forget soon.

4 Islands Tour

A real highlight among the excursions in Krabi is a tour with the traditional longtail boat to explore Krabi’s incredibly beautiful island world. Recommended is, among others, the popular 4 Islands Tour, whereas the name suggests, 4 absolute dream islands are explored. Usually the visit of Tup Island, Koh Poda, Phra Nang Beach and Chicken Island, whose chicken head rock has become almost a landmark of Krabi, is on the program. If you want to experience some of the most beautiful islands in Krabi, then the 4 Islands Tour should be high up on your bucket list!

Krabi Town – Explore the City

Krabi Town is the provincial capital of Krabi and offers its visitors plenty of lovely places to visit. In addition to interesting attractions, temples, mangrove forests and caves, this town also has an authentic market life. Since Krabi Town is not directly on the sea, but on the Krabi River, it is not a typical holiday destination. It’s the place for the backpacker scene, dropouts and long-term travelers. No wonder, the accommodations are cheap and due to its central location, the town is ideal for excursions and cool activities in Krabi.

Tip: In Krabi Town the nicest place to stay is Family Tree Hotel, a super chic boutique hotel in the middle of the old town. The cheap alternative is the Sleep Well Hostel – one of the best backpacker hostels in the city.

Khao Khanap Nam Cave

The Khao Khanap Nam Cave is one of the absolute insider tips for Krabi. This beautiful attraction is located in the striking rocks on the Krabi River, which you can see from the pier. With a visit one discovers with a little luck also a few monkeys directly at the entrance of this natural Jewel. In the cave you will admire great stalactite formations and some huge skeletons, which are part of an art exhibition.

Krabis Night Markets

The night markets of Krabi Town are one of the main attractions of the province and a visit one of the best things to do in Krabi. Here you can taste the Thai cuisine, experience the local market life, shop souvenirs and local handicrafts. Every weekend, from Friday to Sunday, Krabi Town Walking Street takes place in the evening. This market is popular for both tourists and locals. Otherwise, a visit to the Chao Fah Night Market, a small night market, takes place every day from 18:00 to 24:00 on the waterfront in Krabi.

Ao Nang

Ao Nang is the tourist center of Krabi. In this city you will find a huge number of accommodations, a vibrant nightlife, restaurants and cafes, massage parlors, fish spas and tourist agencies. Those who like it lively, will surely enjoy Ao Nang the most. In addition, this place is great starting point for many amazing trips and tours. For example, the famous Railay Beach can be reached quickly by longtail boat, and Krabi Town can also be easily reached by bus.

For those who prefer it quiet, we can recommend Klong Muang as a perfect holiday destination in Krabi.

Tip: Enjoy a wonderful view of the limestone cliffs of Ao Nang at The Scene Cliff View Villas. The new and modern villas delight with a very nice pool and free shuttle to the beach.

Koh Hong & Hong Lagoon

A boat trip to Koh Hong, one of the ultimate dream islands in Thailand, is for many one of the absolute best things to do in Krabi. Here you can swim on a white sandy beach from, admire a colorful underwater world while snorkeling and explore the wonderful Hong Lagoon. The amazingly beautiful limestone cliffs that characterize the picturesque landscape of Koh Hong are also really impressive. The bay of Koh Hong is one of the best beaches in Krabi and should not be missed.

Tip: This impressive natural wonder is best visited very early in the morning. At that time you will have this island almost for yourself!

Chilling out on Tonsai Beach

Tonsai Beach is probably one of the coolest and most alternative spots in Krabi. This is where the climbing and backpacker scene meets to escape the hustle and bustle of the neighboring beaches and relax together. This place has always been popular for independent travelers who like it to be quiet and tranquil. The nightlife is her descent, you spend the evening together in one of the many cozy hippie bars and relax. High palm trees, gigantic rock formations, a unique flair and an incredibly beautiful sandy beach make the Tonsai in Krabi one of the top highlights of the region.

Koh Phi Phi – The Famous Island

Who does not know the famous Koh Phi Phi Islands. Ever since Leonardo di Caprio discovered “The Beach”, this island group has been one of the most famous islands in Krabi. Here you bathe on the most beautiful beaches and with giant limestone walls. Who likes, is having a party on Koh Phi Phi until the morning. If you prefer quiet, this island still has some quite quiet and cozy spots. But also a day trip from Krabi mainland is worth it!

Tip: If you would like to spend a few days on Koh Phi Phi, we recommend the rather quiet and beautiful Long-Beach.

Koh Lanta – Dream Island & Hippie Flair

The beautiful island Koh Lanta is located in Krabi province and is part of Mu Ko Lanta National Park. The island offers a lot of nature, miles of beautiful sandy beaches, hidden coves, deep jungles, caves and even waterfalls. Also, the incredibly beautiful sunsets on the island are legendary. In addition, the island Koh Lanta enchants with an insanely relaxed hippie flair, countless cozy beach bars, a worth seeing old town and many unforgettable sights. A really lovely place to spend your holidays in Krabi!

Tip: Koh Lanta offers its visitors many dream beaches. You can find out more at: The most beautiful beaches of Koh Lanta

Island Hopping from Krabi to Koh Lipe

Krabi is probably the best starting point for island hopping in Thailand. In hardly any other region you will find such a variety of beautiful islands, beaches and bays nearby. So, it isn’t surprising that boating is one of the most popular activities in Krabi. From the Krabi mainland you can travel to the absolute dream islands of the Andaman Sea like Koh Jum, Koh Lanta, Koh Kradan, Koh Mook, Koh Bulon, Koh Lipe and many more.

Tip: If you want to read more about this, then you will find here a really good route suggestion for island hopping in Thailand.

Koh Jum – Enjoy authentic island idyll

The relaxed island Koh Jum is one of the Krabi insider tips and guarantees a particularly peaceful and relaxing holiday. On this island pearl, it is still very contemplative, perhaps, as one imagines a Thailand 30 years ago. If you would like to spend a few days away from the world, we can recommend a visit to Koh Jum as one of the absolute best things to do on a Krabi holiday.

Tip: The Koh Jum Lodge is a real insider tip among the accommodations of the island!

Kayaking

Paddling the Krabi coast by kayak, exploring the most beautiful beaches and mangrove forests is one of the most popular activities in Krabi. You can rent kayaks for a low price almost everywhere or join a guided tour for the very special spots.

Climb in Krabi

Krabi’s mighty limestone walls are one of the best spots for climbing in Thailand. No matter if you are a beginner or a professional, on the most diverse routes everyone will find what they are looking for. The steep cliffs on Phra Nang Beach are really popular, but chilling Tonsai Beach is also home to a really cool climbing scene.

 

How to get there

Krabi is located about 800 kilometers south of Bangkok. The easiest way for getting from Bangkok to Krabi is by plane. Cheap domestic flights can be found online for example at Skyscanner.

Another way to get to Krabi is by night bus from Bangkok or by train to Surat Thani and then by bus.

The various transfer options including departure times can be easily found online at 12go.asia.

Best travel time

The best time for visiting Krabi is in the months of December, January, February, March and April. During this time, you can look forward to mostly blue skies and lots of sunshine. The transitional period are the months of May and November. At this time of the year, the weather in Krabi is still a bit unstable and it can rain from time to time. The rainy season in Krabi officially lasts from June to October. During this time is low season, you have to reckon with regular rain, but often only with a short shower.

 

Book excursions and tours

As you can see, in Krabi there are amazing things to do. Some activities you can easily organize on your own, for other excursions, it is advisable to book a guided tour. If you want to be on the safe side while booking your favorite tour, then we recommend the excursion portal GetyourGuide.

Here you will find a huge selection of tours including reviews and customer recommendations. Many of the excursions can also be canceled free of charge until 24 hours in advance.

 

Best places to explore Krabi

In Krabi you will find many amazing places to stay. Whether you are a backpacker or a luxury tourist, here everyone will find their suitable hotel, resort or hostel. Here we have summarized our top hotel recommendations and the best vacation spots in Krabi.

  • Ao Nang: A popular vacation spot and a good starting point for exploring the Krabi area. Here the choice of accommodation is overwhelming. Especially nice with a good price is the Holiday Inn Resort Krabi. This chic hotel is located directly on the white sandy beach. For backpackers the TAN Hostel x Cafe convinces with relaxed atmosphere, comfortable beds and delicious breakfast.
  • Klong Muang: A really cozy holiday destination in Krabi. Perfect if you are looking for recreation. In addition, Klong Muang is a great base for exploring the Krabi area. Great is the family-run Krabilife Resort. Backpackers love the Reset Hostel with its very clean rooms, nice location and the unbelievably good value for money.
  • Krabi Town: Very authentic town on the Krabi River. Here you will find mangrove forests, night markets and temples. As Krabi Town is a good base for things to do in Krabi province it’s the perfect place for individual travellers. Recommended is the Sleep Well Hostel – one of the best backpacker hostels in Krabi Town. As a hotel, we recommend the Family Tree Hotel – a super chic boutique hotel in the middle of Krabi Town.

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Thailand Island Hopping: Krabi to Koh Lipe (Route & Tips)

Hauntingly beautiful islands, crystal clear turquoise waters and world class white powder sandy beaches: The West Coast of Thailand is an amazing travel destination and travellers and backpackers from all over the world flock to see the world’s best beaches. There are more than 300 islands waiting for you to be explored and so it makes sense to visit some of the most beautiful ones by island hopping. No matter if you are up for luxury travel or if you prefer to travel the islands on a budget – your trip will be an amazing und unforgettable experience. This article is all about an epic Thailand Island Hopping Tour from Krabi to Koh Lipe, an ultimate travel guide about visiting some of the best islands of South Thailand.

Further, at the end of the travel blog, there you will find useful tips about the best travel time, prices and how to get from one island to another.

You want to do explore the Andaman Sea but you are not sure where to go? Looking for a perfect Route in South Thailand? Here is our Thailand Island Hopping itinerary starting from Krabi to Koh Lipe:

Best Thailand Island Hopping Route

 

Krabi

For our first stop of our itinerary we chose Krabi, one of the most beautiful provinces in Thailand. Krabi Town does not have beaches, but the night market, the nearby Tiger Cave Temple and the Emerald Pool are definitely worth a visit. Additionally, the town is a famous starting point for island hopping tours to the stunning Islands in South Thailand. If you also plan to spend a night or more in Krabi town, then you should check out the Hello House. This guest house is a small, very centrally located property just near the night market. Here you can expect simple and clean rooms for a great value. More about Krabi: 20 Best things to do in Krabi.

 

Railay Beach

Although Railay Beach is not an island, but the peninsula is separated from the mainland by a deep jungle and can only be reached by long-tail boat from Krabi. So this might be the first place for you to get a real island feeling. With its limestone cliffs, the turquoise clear water and the famous Phra Nang Cave, Railay Beach is a real tropical paradise, not just for sun lovers but also for climbers. And if you walk around the peninsula. you will definitely see some monkeys too! In addition, there are many small offshore islands to explore, which you can reach by a short trip on the longtail boat (the 4 Island Tour). Resorts and bungalows are available in every price range, but due to its popularity they are quickly sold out!

Tip: The Bhu Nga Thani Resort and Spa is a really good hotel recommendation for Railay. It is located very romantic right by the sea and the modern pool area is an absolute highlight.

Koh Jum (Koh Pu)

This lovely island Koh Jum is still one of the absolute insider tips for backpacking and individual travellers. This island is located on the west coast of Thailand and it is still really tranquil, the locals are extremely hospitable, and the beaches are wonderful for swimming. If you like it very quiet and you enjoy being part of local life, then you should definitely put Koh Jum on your Thailand Island Hopping list. Here you will find still the typical beach huts and bungalows right on the sea! Quite lovely here are for example the Cocobar & Bungalow directly at the best beach location.

Here more about this beautiful island, the most beautiful beaches and the best places to stay: Koh Jum (Koh Pu): A Paradise Island Guide

Koh Lanta

The island of Koh Lanta has always been inspiring and is definitely a place we could imagine staying longer. Ko Lanta is best explored with a scooter that you can borrow at every corner of the island. Just hire a scooter and explore the island! You will find plenty of relaxing beaches in Koh Lanta to stay and enjoy some fresh coconut. Beautiful quiet beaches are everywhere along the island until reaching the end of the national park. If you are looking for a really nice resort, we recommend taking a look at the lovely and reasonably priced Lanta Casa Blanca!

Koh Ngai (Ko Hai)

Koh Ngai is an island where you just want to get lost. The white sandy beach is just beautiful, and the island is so relaxing – there are just a handful of resorts on it – no streets, no tuk tuks, no shops – nothing to do, just relax and enjoy! Backpackers can stay in a fantastic budget tent village located directly at the beach. Also you will find on this island some luxury hotels with pool. Really recommended here is the Thanya Beach Resort, which amazes with gorgeous bungalows, pool and excellent location at the most beautiful beach on the island. This dreamy island was definitely one of our top highlights while island-hopping from Krabi to Koh Lipe!

More about the island of Koh Ngai can be found here: Koh Ngai – The Paradise Island Travel Guide

Koh Mook

Koh Mook is an island that shouldn`t be missed on any island route through South Thailand. First of all, the island offers the most famous attraction in the region, the Emerald Cave. On the other hand, the Island has two incredibly beautiful beaches, the Sivalai Beach and Charlie Beach. If you are up for traveling luxury, you can spoil yourself at the Sivalai Beach Resort, a dream hotel at the tip of the Sivalai Beach. For Backpackers we can recommend the Mook Montra, which have a really lovely bungalows on the beach.

More about this Island: Koh Mook (Koh Muk) – A Guide to Paradise

Koh Kradan

What an amazing islet! Turquoise blue waters and fine white beach – for sure one of the best islands to relax on. Also those who like to snorkel will be more than happy on Koh Kradan. At the offshore reef you have the opportunity to explore a colourful underwater world. Koh Kradan has only a handful accommodations, which are recommended to be reserved in advance. Especially recommended is the fantastic The Reef Resort, which has a house reef for snorkeling! If you do not that have much time, you can visit Koh Kradan with a trip by longtail boat from the neighbouring islands of Koh Mook or Koh Ngai.

More about this beautiful island can be found here:  Koh Kradan – A Travel Guide to Paradise!

Koh Bulon

With a postcard idyll at its best, Koh Bulon is probably one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand and was also an absolute highlight on our island-hopping route. This island is an absolute insider tip! Many miss this paradise on their way to Koh Lipe. Too bad, they have missed something special. It’s such a paradise for beach lovers- the water is so clear, you can see fish swarms swimming around you. And on the land, there are even lizard’s strolling around! Koh Bulon quickly became our favourite island in South Thailand and we highly recommend staying on this awesome island. If you want to read more about the heavenly beautiful island Koh Bulon, check out the article: Koh Bulon Lae travel guide: Thailand`s island paradise

Koh Lipe

Last stop on our island-hopping route is the famous island of Koh Lipe. The island has beautiful white sandy beaches and intact coral reefs, which attracts tens of thousands of tourists from all over the world each year. Despite the tourist crowds, you should definitely see this island gem once. Especially if you love diving and snorkelling you get your money’s worth! From there you can amazing snorkelling trips to visit colourful coral reefs, clown fish und huge morays. Koh Lipe was our last stop of our Thailand Island hopping trip – from there you can continue your journey to Malaysia – Langkawi. But it’s also possible to return by speedboat to Pak Bara Pier (Satun) on the mainland and then by minibus to Krabi.

More about Koh Lipe you will find here: Koh Lipe – Ultimate Thailand Island Experience

Tip: A unique stay guarantees the Ten Moons Lipe Resort, which is a really popular place to stay and therefore often fully booked.

Best travel time for Island Hopping in Thailand

The best travel time for island hopping at the west coast of southern Thailand is from November to mid-April. During this time, the rainy season should be over, but it can rain occasionally from time to time. In the rainy season, like in Mai, July, August and September you have to expect limited ferry connections and lots of hotels and restaurants will be closed! On the other hand, you will find some amazingly cheap hotel deals.

Tip: More  about the best travel times in SEA check out here – best time to travel to Southeast Asia.

How to get from one island to the other

On each of the island described above you will find hotels and agencies that will be more than happy to organize your onward transport. If you want to organize your transport ticket in advanced you should use 12go.asia. You usually travel between the islands by speed boat, ferry or longtail boat. Comparing the prices before booking is always a good idea, because there are a variety of providers and variants.

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Thailand Island Hopping Tips:

Duration: For a complete tour we suggested to plan at least 3 weeks, better even 4 weeks’ time. If you only have 2 weeks for island hopping, then just think about which island in the south of Thailand you really want to see and skip some other islands. For one week of island hopping we would suggest visiting the islands Koh Mook, Koh Ngai and Koh Kradan.

Cost: Prices for Island Hopping can be very various depending if you are traveling on a budget or if you prefer luxury travel. Plan for your trip as a backpacker a budget with a minimum of 30 euros per day. Of course, for luxury also in Thailand there are no price limits. Generally, the food in Thailand is quite cheap. For local dishes such as Phat Thai, Green Curry or Fried Rice you can count on about 1.00-3.00 Euro per dish. Simple beach huts are available from around 500 baht.

Where to stay: Generally, you will find on each island mentioned above a selection of different accommodation in every price range. The prices vary depending on the season and you often get cheap bargains in the low season. Higher prices will be charged around Christmas time and holidays. Best to compare the hotel ratings and rates on booking.com.

Rent scooters : Exploring an island by scooter is an fantastic way to see all of the amazing beaches and small villages. We did that on Koh Lanta and Koh Jum and it was a great adventure.


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2 Weeks in Morocco: A perfect Road Trip Itinerary

Morocco – a really varied land with incredible things to see and lots of fantastic experience to make. This country impressed us a lot and still after 10 years of traveling together, it was an intense adventure there. Take some time for this country to see it and to feel it. “In Europe you have the watches, in Africa we have time” – make sure that you know: The clocks tick differently there! 2 weeks in Morocco is the perfect amount of time to hit the country’s best places like Morocco’s desert, the huge Oasis, the impressive mountainous region, oriental towns and the Atlantic Ocean. Certainly, we recommend to visit Morocco on a road trip – the people are always very helpful and the country is still very safe.

All in all, this self-drive road trip itinerary will help you planning a road trip to Morocco and to make sure that you make the best of your 2 weeks in Morocco. Additionally, you will get much useful information about how to travel on a budget, the best trip route and what are the best things to do in Morocco.

Road Trip in Morocco Itinerary: Self-drive and self-organized – let’s check out the 2 Weeks in Morocco itinerary:

 

Marrakech

Day 1-2 First stop at our road trip through Morocco! We checked into our beautiful riad and enjoyed the first traditional moroccan mint tea – really delicious. From the first minute we felt welcome and comfortable. We had 2 days to explore the city, perfect to see all the interesting places like the most famous Djemaa el Fna, the Medina and the Medersa Ben Youssef. Read more about Marrakech:  Sightseeing Marrakesh & our top travel tips

The Riad Irene is an amazing choice if you want to stay in a beautiful Riad in the middle of the old town.

Ait Ben Haddou & High Atlas Mountain Road

Day 3  Crossing the High Atlas mountain was one of the most beautiful road trip adventures we have ever been. We took the road through the Tizi n’Tichka, a mountain pass with 2.260 m. The route from Marrakesh to Ait Ben Haddou is stunning, you will find plenty of photo spots on your way. Bye the way, if you’re planning to go trekking in Morocco, the Atlas Mountain will be a fantastic choice for you!

After 185 km drive, we had arrived at Ait Ben Haddou – a must see in Morocco by the way. Ait Ben Haddou is a traditional mud brick city and it is on the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE List.  The most wonderful view for sunset and early morning lights you are going to have from the Riad Chez Brahim.

Ait-Ben-Haddou is an ultimate highlight of this country and should not be missed on any Morocco itinerary!

Road of a Thousand Kasbahs & Rose Valley

Day 4 We left Ait Ben Haddou early in the morning and we took the road of a thousand Kasbahs – What a gorgeous landscape! Fresh oasis all over and this picturesque old Kasbahs – totally you should visit the Kasbah Taourit and the Kasbah Amridil! In the late afternoon we arrived at the Rose Valley (125 km) – a place where we could imagine to stay even longer next time!

Our little hotel Dar Timitar was just wonderful – with an outstanding view high above the Rose Valley. The sunset with view all over the huge oasis was one of our travel highlights in Morocco.

Dades Valley & Dades Gorge

Day 5  (115 km) The next day we explored the Dades Gorge with it’s dramatic landscapes like the Monkey Fingers at the beginning of the gorge und the winding road to the top of the gorge – where there’s a coffee place –Tisdrine – with a great view! Our tip: If you have some time you should drive the road for around 15 km further on – the landscapes are amazing there.  For the night we had an unforgettable stay at a lovely berber riad. The host family was lovely – they made us a great evening with traditional local berber songs and learning their berber language.

Todra Gorge – Tinghir

Day 6 Tinghir (75 km)) is a beautiful immense oasis, you come face to face with pure nature and picturesque landscapes. Take some stops at the road to the gorge – where you will have some great views to the beautiful oasis.  Outstanding is also the Todra Gorge which has probably one of the most impressive canyons in the world. For the night we stayed in a lovely hotel on the road to the canyon in Kasbah Restaurant Amazir. A beautiful and calm place with pool and nice location just next to the river.

Merzouga – Sahara Desert Morocco

Day 7-10 The 270 km from Tinghir to Merzouga had been quite long, but the landscapes is becoming more and more impressiv the closer you get there. We had an amazing time with the guys from the Berber Camp visiting the Erg Chebbi on the back of a camel and camping in the middle of the desert was just perfect!  If you fancy to buy some original berber clothes, you should visit the center of Merzouga town. Visiting the Sahara Desert in Morocco was our favorite experience and a highlight of our Morocco itinerary!

Road from Merzouga to Fez

Day 9 The way is the goal (470 km) – the road to Fez is quite long – but anyway you will have a lot of great photo spots on your road trip. Consider staying a night in Zaida if you can`t drive that long. The Monkeyforest next to Azrou was quite cool – where we had the possibility to feed monkeys. You can also do a stopover in Ifran, Morocco’s „Little Switzerland“ located in the  Middle Atlas Mountains.
When you do your road trip by car, make sure you are staying outside of the medina.

Fez

Day 10  Yes what can I say – either you love it or you hate it. But all the visitors agree on one thing– this city is unique. Take your time to explore Fez. The medina is huge and so you can wander around for hours without getting bored. Visiting the Tanneries of Fez is a very special expirience. But be aware: it`s smelling strongly and some people even getting sick.

If you come to Fez by rental car and in case you need a parking lot outside of the medina, we recommend to book the Riad PassifloraOtherwise you should choose one of the amazing Riads inside of the Medina.

Note: The shop owners of the tanneries can be annoying,  you can try to tip them first, so normally they won’t bother you anymore and you can do you photography without disturbing.

Rabat & Casablanca

Day 11-12  (270 km) Rabat and Casablanca are totally underrated and lots of tourists missing out on seeing this amazing cities. Half day for Rabat and a half day for Casablanca are enough to see the best sights! And honestly the the Hassan II Mosque is a must see – but to drive in Casablanca is very adventurous too. Don`t miss the beautiful seafront of Casablanca. For the night we stayed in  a Mohammedia in a fantastic valued Hotel.

The Atlantic Coast of Morocco

Day 12-13  (400 km) We really loved the Atlantic! The coast road is spoiled with beautiful wild beaches and impressing cliffs. One night we stayed in El Jadida, at the Les Cyprès and one more in Oualidia, a small village with the most beautiful beach for swimming and also very recommended to do a boat trip for birdwatching.

Essouira

Day 13-14 Essouira also known as “the jewel of the Atlantic” – for us the perfect getaway to relax after the long journey. The windy beach is known for kitesurfing, windsurfing, camel ride and long beach walks. The city itself is lovely, with a souk – of course, witch nice little cafes and plenty of good restaurants. Also the fish market in the morning is also worth a visit! For the night we stayed at the Atlas Essaouira & Spa.

Essaouira was one of our favorite spots on our Morocco itinerary. Check out the ulitimate Essaouira Guide for more infos.

Day 14 (200 km) On the road back to Marrakesh, if you are lucky you can see the tree goats. This was our last stop of our driving itinerary. The last days, we made some more pics and did our final shopping.

Planning your Morocco Road Trip

Remember, make sure you planning enough time for your Morocco itinerary! We always do that and that’s so important if you want to have a great time. For Morocco the wisdom is: “The way is the goal” – and it’s so true – the best photo spots we found have just been next to the road. 2 weeks in Morocco or even more are the perfect amount of time to explore the country.

  • Flights to Marrakech arrive at Menara Airport and we can recommend to book your ticket at Skyscanner.
  • No, two weeks in Morocco are not too long! You will be surprised about the many amazing things to see and to do in Morocco. Better you plan road trip around Morocco a bit longer…
  • For being well prepared, make sure you are checking out this ultimate road trip packing list!
  • If you don`t have enough time to do a 2 weeks Morocco itinerary by your own, than you still have the possibility to book some exciting guided Morocco Tours and Activities.

If you have more time than two weeks, you can also visit Chefchaouen (the blue city), Tafroute, Ouzoud waterfall,  the Legzira Beach, Taghazout and Taroudante.

 

Driving in Morocco

If you are planning a road trip in Morocco and you would like to do lots of sightseeing we recommend to explore the country by car. Driving in Morocco can be lots of fun but also a bit challenging. Anyhow, with your own car you are going to be much more flexible then traveling with a tours bus. At least 2 weeks or better more should be planned for visiting all the wonderful places and sights. Definitely, you should rent your car in advanced and compare the prices! Don`t forget to book a car insurance.  

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