13 days in Morocco Itinerary

13 days in Morocco Itinerary

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13 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  21​h
1
Fes
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Casablanca
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Marrakech
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Cape Town

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.
Get some cultural insight at Meknes Medina and Sahrij Medersa. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Arab Baths and Glaoui Palace. Step out of Fes with an excursion to Monkey Watch in Azrou--about 1h 25 min away. It doesn't end there: make a trip to Medina of Fez.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fes trip itinerary maker app .

Cape Town, South Africa to Fes is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cape Town to Fes. In November, Fes is a bit cooler than Cape Town - with highs of 25°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Casablanca.

Things to do in Fes

Neighborhoods Spas Baths

Side Trips

Meknes Medina, Monkey Watch
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Meknes Medina ©
Meknes Medina
Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Arab Baths

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 15th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Monica Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue Beth-El, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Musee Abderrahman Slaoui, take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame de Lourdes, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage Miramar.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Casablanca trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Fes to Casablanca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Casablanca when traveling from Fes in November, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Casablanca

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mohammedia
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Plage Miramar ©
Plage Miramar
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Notre Dame de Lourdes ©
Notre Dame de Lourdes

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.
Berber Ecomuseum and Palacio da Bahia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arab Baths and Cyber Parc Arsat Moulay Abdeslam. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Medina of Marrakesh, admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, and contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Marrakech journey builder tool .

You can drive from Casablanca to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Casablanca in November since evenings lows in Marrakech dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Spas
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Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia
Arab Baths
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the galleries of GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD, then wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira, and then stroll through Plage de Sidi Kaouki. Here are some ideas for day two: ride a horse along Cheval Essaouira, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaim Pinto Synagogue, examine the collection at Synagogue Slat Lkahal, then stroll the grounds of Jewish Cemetery, and finally view the masterpieces at Galerie la Kasbah.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Essaouira holiday planner .

You can drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Essaouira

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Plage de Sidi Kaouki
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Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Plage de Sidi Kaouki ©
Plage de Sidi Kaouki
Simon Attias Synagogue ©
Simon Attias Synagogue

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