15 days in Morocco Itinerary

15 days in Morocco Itinerary

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15 days in Morocco Itinerary

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

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech and Koutoubia Mosque. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech. And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Medersa Ben Youssef, and walk around Cyber Parc Arsat Moulay Abdeslam.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Marrakech attractions planner .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to Marrakech. Prepare for a bit 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 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech ©
Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Medina of Essaouira and Bordj El Berod. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dar Sultan Palace and Galerie la Kasbah. There's much more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the exciting artwork at GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD, learn about winemaking at Le Val d'Argan, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Essaouira trip planner .

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 in Essaouira, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Casablanca.

Things to do in Essaouira

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Le Val d'Argan, Dar Sultan Palace
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Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Dar Sultan Palace ©
Dar Sultan Palace
Le Val d'Argan ©
Le Val d'Argan

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.
On the 24th (Sat), kick back and relax at Plage Lalla Meriem and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Casablanca itinerary builder site .

Traveling by flight from Essaouira to Casablanca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. October in Casablanca sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Casablanca

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Plage Lalla Meryem ©
Plage Lalla Meryem

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.
On the 25th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque and then get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Kasbah Museum, and then hunt for treasures at Dar Moulay Idriss.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Chefchaouen vacation maker website .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Spanish Mosque ©
Spanish Mosque
Dar Moulay Idriss ©
Dar Moulay Idriss

4
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 Musee des armes. Step off the beaten path and head to Archaeological Site of Volubilis and Royal Stables. Take a break from Fes with a short trip to Heri es Souani in Meknes, about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, don't miss a visit to Palais Dar Pacha Tazi, and examine the collection at Musee Riad Belghazi.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Fes tour planner .

Getting from Chefchaouen to Fes by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fes

Neighborhoods Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Meknes, Archaeological Site of Volubilis
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Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Archaeological Site of Volubilis ©
Archaeological Site of Volubilis
Musee des armes ©
Musee des armes

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