12 days in Morocco Itinerary

12 days in Morocco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Morocco trip planner

Make it your trip
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Marrakech
— 4 nights
Drive
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Essaouira
— 1 night
Drive
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Agadir
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fes
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive
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Casablanca
— 1 night
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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 24th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, and slough off your stress at Turkish baths.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Marrakech online trip itinerary planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Marrakech is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 3 hours. When traveling from Riyadh in May, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Essaouira

— 1 night

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 25th (Tue), stop by Ateliers Madaq par l'association feminine El Khir, then see the interesting displays at Synagogue Slat Lkahal, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Essaouira trip builder website.

You can drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Marrakech in May: highs in Essaouira hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Agadir.

Things to do in Essaouira

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Shopping

Agadir

— 2 nights
Completely rebuilt after a catastrophic earthquake in 1961, the coastal city of Agadir rose from the ruins and grew into Morocco's premier beach destination.
On the 26th (Wed), make a trip to Kasbat Souss, then try to win big at Atlantic Palace Casino, then soak away your stress at Mellow Massage Tamraght, and finally grab your bike and head to Berbere Bike and Hike Morocco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by L'Echappee Belle Etape Berbere, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then kick back and relax at Plage d'Agadir.

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

You can drive from Essaouira to Agadir in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Fes.

Things to do in Agadir

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
On the 28th (Fri), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat, examine the collection at Museo Nejjarine, then browse the exhibits of Coin Berbere, then browse the eclectic array of goods at La Petite Maison Berbere, and finally get your bearings at Medina Children's Library.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Fes sightseeing planning tool.

You can fly from Agadir to Fes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Fes are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Fes

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · 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.
On the 30th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque, and then look for gifts at Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Chefchaouen driving holiday planning app.

Drive from Fes to Chefchaouen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to 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.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Casablanca trip planner.

You can drive from Chefchaouen to Casablanca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. You will leave for home on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Casablanca

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Wildlife

Morocco travel guide

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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.