12 days in Morocco Itinerary

12 days in Morocco Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brussels
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Fes
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h 30 min
2
Chefchaouen
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Rabat
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Casablanca
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h
5
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Marrakech
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Brussels

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): relax in sumptuous surroundings at local Arab baths, then examine the collection at Museo Nejjarine, and then view the masterpieces at Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): take a stroll through Medina of Fez, steep yourself in history at Glaoui Palace, and then steep yourself in history at Sahrij Medersa.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fes journey planning website.

Brussels, Belgium to Fes is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Brussels in October, plan for much warmer days in Fes, with highs around 34°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Fes

Baths Spas Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Arab Baths
Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Museo Nejjarine ©
Museo Nejjarine

2
nights
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 28th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina and then take an in-depth tour of Kasbah Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete and then admire the sheer force of Cascades d'Akchour.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chefchaouen sightseeing planning site.

Take a bus from Fes to Chefchaouen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rabat.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Cascades d'Akchour ©
Cascades d'Akchour
Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete ©
Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete

1
night
Rabat

Rabat ©
On a vacation in Rabat, a World Heritage Site and Morocco's capital, you can discover the city's long and rich history while enjoying a laidback atmosphere, less touristy than in the booming Casablanca and Marrakech.
On the 30th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Rabat Old Town, contemplate the long history of Kasbah des Oudaias, then explore the world behind art at Museum Mohamed VI of Modern and Contemporary Art, and finally contemplate the long history of Chellah.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rabat trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Chefchaouen to Rabat in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can take a train to Casablanca.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Chellah ©
Chellah
Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias
Museum Mohamed VI of Modern and Contemporary Art ©

1
night
Casablanca

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): kick back and relax at Plage Miramar, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take a stroll through Quartier Habous. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at The Corniche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, then steep yourself in history at Temple Beth-El, then admire the masterpieces at Villa des Arts de Casablanca, and finally stroll the grounds of Koubba of Marabout Sidi Belyout.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Casablanca holiday planning tool.

You can take a train from Rabat to Casablanca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Rabat in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Casablanca, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in Casablanca

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Plage Miramar
Highlights from your plan
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Plage Miramar ©
Plage Miramar
Villa des Arts de Casablanca ©
Villa des Arts de Casablanca

2
nights
Essaouira

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 2nd (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Sidi Kaouki, then steep yourself in history at Medina of Essaouira, and then see the interesting displays at Synagogue Slat Lkahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): ride a horse along Cheval Essaouira, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Simon Attias Synagogue, then browse the exhibits of Galerie la Kasbah, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Jewish Cemetery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Essaouira road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Casablanca to Essaouira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In November, daily temperatures in Essaouira can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Plage de Sidi Kaouki
Highlights from your plan
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Plage de Sidi Kaouki ©
Plage de Sidi Kaouki
Simon Attias Synagogue ©
Simon Attias Synagogue

2
nights
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.
On the 4th (Mon), deepen your understanding at Medersa Ben Youssef, then contemplate the long history of Medina of Marrakesh, then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, and finally stop by Atelier El Bahia. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Marrakech trip planner.

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Essaouira in November, Marrakech is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

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