12 days in Morocco Itinerary

12 days in Morocco Itinerary

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12 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + bus:  5​h 45​min
1
Marrakech
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Ouarzazate
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Merzouga
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Fes
— 1 night
train:  45​min
5
Meknes
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Tetouan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Tangier
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: London

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, look for gifts at Atelier El Bahia, admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, and don't miss a visit to Jemaa el-Fnaa.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Marrakech trip itinerary website .

London, UK to Marrakech is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from London in December, you will find days in Marrakech are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Walking tours

1
day
Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate ©
Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
You've now added Moroccan Sahara to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire nature's extreme beauty at Moroccan Sahara, appreciate the views at Ounila Valley, then contemplate the long history of Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Old Synagogue. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Atlas Film Studio and then admire the masterpieces at Musee Theatre Memoire de Ouarzazate.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ouarzazate trip builder tool .

You can fly from Marrakech to Ouarzazate in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Ouarzazate is little chillier than Marrakech - with highs of 20°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Merzouga.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ait Ben Haddou
Highlights from your plan
Ounila Valley ©
Ounila Valley
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou ©
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

1
night
Merzouga

Merzouga ©
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
On the 28th (Sat), head outdoors with Viajes por el Desierto and then take in the dramatic natural features at Erg Chebbi Dunes.

To find maps and tourist information, use the Merzouga sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by car from Ouarzazate to Merzouga takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Fes.

Things to do in Merzouga

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Erg Chebbi Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Erg Chebbi Dunes ©
Erg Chebbi Dunes

1
night
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 29th (Sun), hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, don't miss a visit to Borj Nord, then admire the landmark architecture of Cherratin Medersa, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Riad Belghazi.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Fes trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Merzouga to Fes takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Fes sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Meknes.

Things to do in Fes

Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Borj Nord ©
Borj Nord
Cherratin Medersa ©
Cherratin Medersa

1
night
Meknes

Meknes ©
One of Morocco's imperial cities, Meknes draws visitors with an abundance of historic monuments and impressive Moorish-style architecture.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Royal Stables, admire the landmark architecture of Heri es Souani, contemplate the long history of Meknes Medina, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bou Inania Medersa, then make a trip to Bab El-Khemis Gate, and finally don't miss a visit to Bab Mansour Laleuj.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Meknes trip tool .

Getting from Fes to Meknes by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Meknes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Meknes Medina ©
Meknes Medina
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Bab Mansour Laleuj ©
Bab Mansour Laleuj

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 31st (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Mosque.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Chefchaouen attractions planner .

Getting from Meknes to Chefchaouen by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Tetouan.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Spanish Mosque ©
Spanish Mosque
Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina

1
night
Tetouan

Tetouan ©
Tétouan is a city in northern Morocco. On the 1st (Wed), make a trip to The Tetouan Centre of Modern Art, then see the interesting displays at Musee Archelogique de Tetouan, then steep yourself in history at Medina of Tetouan, and finally make a trip to Feddan Park Tetouan.

Before you visit Tetouan, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by bus from Chefchaouen to Tetouan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Tetouan sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Tangier.

Things to do in Tetouan

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Medina of Tetouan ©
Medina of Tetouan
Musee Archelogique de Tetouan ©
Musee Archelogique de Tetouan
Feddan Park Tetouan ©
Feddan Park Tetouan

2
nights
Tangier

Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and Cap Spartel. Step out of Tangier with an excursion to Puerto de Assilah in Asilah--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Hercules Cave, stroll around Parc Perdicaris, don't miss a visit to Musee de la Kasbah, and admire the striking features of St Andrew.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tangier route builder .

Traveling by car from Tetouan to Tangier takes 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tangier

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trip

Puerto de Assilah
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Hercules Cave ©
Hercules Cave
Cap Spartel ©
Cap Spartel

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