11 days in Morocco Itinerary

11 days in Morocco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Morocco travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Marrakech, Shuttle to Essaouira
1
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Marrakech
— 4 nights
Fly
3
Fes
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive
5
Casablanca
— 1 night
Fly

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Essaouira

— 2 nights

Wind City of Africa

The laidback town of Essaouira, known for its forceful trade winds, attracts Moroccan and foreign tourists alike with its sweeping beaches and atmospheric, labyrinthine medina, a World Heritage Site.
On the 12th (Tue), take a stroll through Medina of Essaouira, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then look for gifts at Cooperative Feminine de Tamounte. Keep things going the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then soak in style at Turkish baths.

For photos and more tourist information, you can read our Essaouira trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Essaouira is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of ferry and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Essaouira. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in October; daily highs in Essaouira reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Marrakech

— 4 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.
Spend the 15th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, don't miss a visit to Jemaa el-Fna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, and get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Marrakech attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Essaouira in October, you will find days in Marrakech are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Fes.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Fes

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at La Petite Maison Berbere, explore the world behind art at Coin Berbere, then admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Medina Children's Library.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fes travel route planner.

Fly from Marrakech to Fes in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Fes are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Fes

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Chefchaouen

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, and then look for gifts at Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chefchaouen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fes to Chefchaouen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Casablanca.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites · Shopping

Casablanca

— 1 night
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Beth-El, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque, and then look for gifts at Mooi.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Casablanca driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Chefchaouen to Casablanca takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. October in Casablanca sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Casablanca

Historic Sites · Shopping

Morocco travel guide

4.2
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.