12 days in Morocco Itinerary

12 days in Morocco Itinerary

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12 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Marrakech
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Fes
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Tangier
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
5
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Manchester

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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Marrakech trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Marrakech is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in December: highs in Marrakech hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fes.

Things to do in Marrakech

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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): have fun and explore at Medina Children's Library, browse for treasures at La Petite Maison Berbere, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo Nejjarine and then admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Fes trip itinerary maker site .

You can fly from Marrakech to Fes in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Fes

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Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Museo Nejjarine ©
Museo Nejjarine

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, and then hunt for treasures at Dar Moulay Idriss.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Chefchaouen trip planning website .

Traveling by bus from Fes to Chefchaouen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tangier.

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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Dar Moulay Idriss ©
Dar Moulay Idriss

1
night
Tangier

Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tangier online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Chefchaouen to Tangier takes 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Tangier are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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2
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, beaches, spas, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Essaouira Ramparts, see the interesting displays at Synagogue Slat Lkahal, and take a leisurely stroll along Port de PĂȘche d'Essaouira.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Essaouira vacation planner .

Getting from Tangier to Essaouira by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Essaouira sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Essaouira

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Horseback Riding Tours
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira

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