12 days in Morocco Itinerary

12 days in Morocco Itinerary

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12 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  14 h 15 min
1
Tangier
— 1 day
Drive:  4 h
2
Fes
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Casablanca
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Marrakech
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Calgary

1
day
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 30th (Sat): see the interesting displays at American Legation and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tangier journey maker.

Calgary, Canada to Tangier is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Calgary to Tangier, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Calgary in May, expect Tangier to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Fes.

Things to do in Tangier

Spas Museums
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Spas
American Legation ©
American Legation

3
nights
Fes

Fes ©
Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Medina of Fez and Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Azilal Gallery. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Volubilis, learn something new at Medina Children's Library, explore the world behind art at Coin Berbere, and examine the collection at Museo Nejjarine.

For maps, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fes trip itinerary site .

Getting from Tangier to Fes by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tangier in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Fes: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Casablanca.

Things to do in Fes

Museums Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Archaeological Site of Volubilis
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Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Archaeological Site of Volubilis ©
Archaeological Site of Volubilis

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): examine the collection at Museum of Moroccan Judaism, see the interesting displays at Dar Al Ala, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Casablanca trip itinerary site .

Getting from Fes to Casablanca by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Fes in June: highs in Casablanca hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in Casablanca

Museums Historic Sites
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Dar Al Ala ©
Dar Al Ala
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Museum of Moroccan Judaism ©
Museum of Moroccan Judaism

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 (Thu), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On the next day, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then contemplate the long history of Medina of Essaouira, then examine the collection at Synagogue Slat Lkahal, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaim Pinto Synagogue.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Essaouira day trip tool .

Getting from Casablanca to Essaouira by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Essaouira can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
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.
Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech and Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Medersa Ben Youssef and Saadian Tombs. The adventure continues: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bahia.

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Traveling by car from Essaouira to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Essaouira in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech ©
Balloon Rides

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