10 days in Morocco & Western Sahara Itinerary

10 days in Morocco & Western Sahara Itinerary

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10 days in Morocco & Western Sahara Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Casablanca, Morocco
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Rabat, Morocco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Fes, Morocco
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
5
Laayoune, Western Sahara
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Tangier, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles, United States


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1
night
Casablanca, Morocco

The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
On the 25th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, and then stop by La galerie de l'aimance. On your second day here, enjoy some friendly competition at Tamaris Bowling and then gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Casablanca trip builder .

Los Angeles, USA to Casablanca is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Los Angeles to Casablanca, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in December, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rabat.

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Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Rabat, Morocco

Rabat ©
On a vacation in Rabat, a World Heritage Site and Morocco's capital, you can discover the city's long and rich history while enjoying a laidback atmosphere, less touristy than in the booming Casablanca and Marrakech.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): make a trip to Mausoleum of Mohammad V, steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan Tower, and finally stroll the grounds of Chellah.

For ratings and tourist information, go to the Rabat online holiday planner .

Take a train from Casablanca to Rabat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Casablanca in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Rabat: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 81°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fes.

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Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias
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Chellah
Mausoleum of Mohammad V
Mausoleum of Mohammad V

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Fondouk Tsetouanien, then examine the collection at Museo Nejjarine, and then admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa.

To see ratings and more tourist information, use the Fes visit planner .

Drive from Rabat to Fes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Rabat in December, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Fes: temperatures range from 66°F by day to 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Marrakech.

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Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa

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nights
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.
On the 29th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, and then admire all the interesting features of Jemaa el-Fnaa. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the landmark architecture of Koutoubia Mosque, then stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, then steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, and finally admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Marrakech tour itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Fes to Marrakech in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Marrakech are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Laayoune.

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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

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Laayoune, Western Sahara

Laayoune ©
Laayoune is the largest city of the disputed territory of Western Sahara currently administered by Morocco. On the 31st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Laayoune Grand mosque, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Centre Artisanal.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Laayoune vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Marrakech to Laayoune in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Tangier.

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St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral ©
St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral
Laayoune Grand mosque ©
Laayoune Grand mosque

2
nights
Tangier, Morocco

Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Parc Perdicaris and then see the interesting displays at American Legation.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tangier travel route site .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Laayoune to Tangier in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in December, and nighttime lows around 50°F. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours Parks Spas
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American Legation ©
American Legation

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