14 days in Morocco Itinerary

14 days in Morocco Itinerary

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14 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  12​h
1
Casablanca
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 45​min
3
Fes
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Erfoud
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Ait Ben Haddou
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Marrakech
— 5 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

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 2nd (Tue): don't miss a visit to Old Medina of Casablanca, admire the landmark architecture of Hassan II Mosque, and then explore the striking landscape at Erg Chebbi Dunes.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Casablanca vacation builder app .

Washington DC, USA to Casablanca is an approximately 12-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Casablanca due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in April, Casablanca is a bit warmer at night with lows of 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Casablanca

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Erg Chebbi Dunes
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Erg Chebbi Dunes ©
Erg Chebbi Dunes
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): look for gifts at La Botica de la Abuela Aladdin and then get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Old City.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chefchaouen trip planner .

Drive from Casablanca to Chefchaouen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Shopping
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La Botica de la Abuela Aladdin ©
La Botica de la Abuela Aladdin

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take a stroll through Medina of Fez.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fes vacation site .

Traveling by car from Chefchaouen to Fes takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Fes can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Fri) before leaving for Erfoud.

Things to do in Fes

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Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Medin'Art ©
Medin'Art

1
night
Erfoud

Erfoud
Erfoud is an oasis town in the Sahara Desert, in the Drâa-Tafilalet region in eastern Morocco. To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Erfoud trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Fes to Erfoud in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fes in April: high temperatures in Erfoud hover around 82°F and lows are around 58°F. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ait Ben Haddou.

Things to do in Erfoud

Shopping

1
night
Ait Ben Haddou

Ait Ben Haddou ©
Seen in numerous Hollywood films and TV shows, the ancient city of Ait Ben Haddou takes visitors on a journey back to the 17th century with its impressive South Moroccan architecture, boasting earthen clay dwellings in walled kasbahs.
For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ait Ben Haddou trip planning tool .

Getting from Erfoud to Ait Ben Haddou by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Ait Ben Haddou can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Essaouira.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

Historic Sites
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Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou ©
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then don't miss a visit to Galerie d'Art Damgaard, and then trek along Ecotourisme et Randonnees. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): take a stroll through Medina of Essaouira and then kick back and relax at Essaouira Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Essaouira trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Ait Ben Haddou to Essaouira takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Ait Ben Haddou in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Essaouira: temperatures range from 70°F by day to 57°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Horseback Riding Tours
Ecotourism and Hiking ©
Ecotourism and Hiking
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira

5
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.
Head to Jemaa el-Fnaa and Complexe d'Artisanatfor plenty of shopping. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ben Youssef Madrasa and Bahia Palace. Change things up with a short trip to Oukaimeden in Oukaimeden (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Medina of Marrakesh, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, examine the collection at Marrakech Museum, and stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Marrakech trip planner .

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Essaouira in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Marrakech, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. On the 14th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

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