13 days in Morocco Itinerary

13 days in Morocco Itinerary

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13 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+2
Fly + Taxi + Train:  28​h
1
Marrakech
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Casablanca
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Bus:  3​h 30​min
5
Fes
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne

2
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 landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, stop by Henna Louaya, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps and tourist information, you can read our Marrakech trip itinerary builder site .

Melbourne, Australia to Marrakech is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: high temperatures in Marrakech hover around 35°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): stop by Cooperative de bijoux Mogador Dag Souiri, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Synagogue Slat Lkahal, wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Essaouira trip builder site .

You can drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Marrakech in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Essaouira: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Casablanca.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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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 24th (Sat): perfect your strike at Tamaris Bowling, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at La galerie de l'aimance, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Grains de Sel, Le Kiosque Gourmand.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Casablanca travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Essaouira to Casablanca by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In October in Casablanca, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Casablanca

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

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 26th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Dar Moulay Idriss.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chefchaouen journey maker tool .

You can drive from Casablanca to Chefchaouen in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Shopping
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Dar Moulay Idriss ©
Dar Moulay Idriss

3
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 27th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat, then get advice or help at Medina Children's Library, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at La Petite Maison Berbere, and then admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Fes day trip site .

You can take a bus from Chefchaouen to Fes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fes

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Museo Nejjarine ©
Museo Nejjarine

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