12 days in Morocco Itinerary

12 days in Morocco Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Marrakech
— 3 nights
2
Essaouira
— 3 nights
3
Fes
— 2 nights
4
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
5
Casablanca
— 2 nights

3
nights
Marrakech

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.
Spend the 8th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fna.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Marrakech road trip site.

Philadelphia, USA to Marrakech is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Marrakech. When traveling from Philadelphia in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Marrakech, with highs around 100°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Essaouira

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.
Essaouira is known for adventure, wildlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheval Essaouira, head outdoors with Essaouira Urban Adventures, and see Off-Road Tours.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Essaouira online trip builder.

You can drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Marrakech in August, with highs in Essaouira at 83°F and lows at 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fes.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Le Val d'Argan
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Fes

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 13th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat, then explore the galleries of Coin Berbere, then examine the collection at Museo Nejjarine, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Medina Children's Library.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fes route website.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Essaouira to Fes in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Traveling from Essaouira in August, you will find days in Fes are somewhat warmer (99°F), and nights are about the same (67°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Fes

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Museo Nejjarine ©
Museo Nejjarine
Coin Berbere ©
Coin Berbere

1
night
Chefchaouen

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 15th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, and then stop by Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Chefchaouen online tour 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 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Casablanca.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete ©
Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete

2
nights
Casablanca

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 16th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Temple Beth-El, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Casablanca sightseeing app.

You can drive from Chefchaouen to Casablanca in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daytime highs in Casablanca are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Casablanca

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Spas & Wellness

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