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
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Casablanca
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Fes
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
5
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Tangier
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
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: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and 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. When traveling from Manchester in October, plan for much warmer days in Marrakech, with highs around 35°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

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.
On the 4th (Mon), look for gifts at Cooperative de bijoux Mogador Dag Souiri, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Synagogue Slat Lkahal, then take a stroll through Medina of Essaouira, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Essaouira trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Marrakech to Essaouira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In November, daily temperatures in Essaouira can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Casablanca.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Horseback Riding Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

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 6th (Wed): enjoy some friendly competition at Tamaris Bowling, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque. Keep things going the next day: stop by La galerie de l'aimance, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then browse the different shops at Grains de Sel, Le Kiosque Gourmand.

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You can fly from Essaouira to Casablanca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. November in Casablanca sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Fes.

Things to do in Casablanca

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Room Escape Games

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 8th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat, have fun and explore at Medina Children's Library, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, examine the collection at Museo Nejjarine, browse for treasures at La Petite Maison Berbere, and then admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fes trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Casablanca to Fes in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Casablanca in November, plan for little chillier nights in Fes, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Fes

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
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.
On the 10th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Dar Moulay Idriss.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Chefchaouen day trip tool .

Take a bus from Fes to Chefchaouen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Tangier.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Shopping
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tangier, examine the collection at American Legation, and then catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tangier holiday planner.

Getting from Chefchaouen to Tangier by car takes about 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
American Legation ©
American Legation

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