15 days in Morocco Itinerary

15 days in Morocco Itinerary

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15 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Bus + Fly:  10 h
1
Casablanca
— 1 day
Train + Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Fes
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
3
Merzouga
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Boumalne Dades
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Ait Ben Haddou
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Agadir
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Essaouira
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Marrakech
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Taxi + Fly + Bus:  14 h
End: Washington DC

1
day
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 15th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue Beth-El and then don't miss a visit to Mahkama du Pacha.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Casablanca trip planning tool .

Washington DC, USA to Casablanca is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in February: high temperatures in Casablanca hover around 63°F and lows are around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Fes.

Things to do in Casablanca

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Temple Beth-El ©
Temple Beth-El
Mahkama du Pacha ©
Mahkama du Pacha

2
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 16th (Sun): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fes online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Casablanca to Fes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Casablanca in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 41°F in Fes. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Merzouga.

Things to do in Fes

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Food Tours

1
night
Merzouga

Merzouga ©
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): examine the collection at Musee Nomade and then stroll through Sahara quad ATV experience. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Laoun and then head outdoors with Viajes por el Desierto.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Merzouga trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Fes to Merzouga takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Boumalne Dades.

Things to do in Merzouga

Outdoors Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Musee Nomade
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Musee Nomade ©
Musee Nomade

1
night
Boumalne Dades

Boumalne Dades
Boumalne Dades is a town in Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco. On the 20th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Roses Valley.

Discover how to plan a Boumalne Dades trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Merzouga to Boumalne Dades in 4.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ait Ben Haddou.

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): appreciate the views at Ounila Valley.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ait Ben Haddou vacation builder tool .

Traveling by car from Boumalne Dades to Ait Ben Haddou takes 3 hours. February in Ait Ben Haddou sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Agadir.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ounila Valley ©
Ounila Valley

1
night
Agadir

Completely rebuilt after a catastrophic earthquake in 1961, the coastal city of Agadir rose from the ruins and grew into Morocco's premier beach destination.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Agadir online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Ait Ben Haddou to Agadir in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Agadir

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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 Cheval Essaouira and Simon Attias Synagogue. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Synagogue Slat Lkahal, view the masterpieces at GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD, look for gifts at Ateliers Madaq par l'association feminine El Khir, and steep yourself in history at Chaim Pinto Synagogue.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Essaouira road trip app .

Traveling by car from Agadir to Essaouira takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in February, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Cheval Essaouira ©
Cheval Essaouira
Simon Attias Synagogue ©
Simon Attias Synagogue
Synagogue Slat Lkahal ©
Synagogue Slat Lkahal

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cyber Parc Arsat Moulay Abdeslam. There's lots more to do: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef, explore the world behind art at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Marrakech trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Essaouira to Marrakech by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Essaouira in February since evenings lows in Marrakech dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Photography Tours
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef
Cyber Parc Arsat Moulay Abdeslam ©
Cyber Parc Arsat Moulay Abdeslam

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