15 days in Morocco Itinerary

15 days in Morocco Itinerary

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15 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Casablanca
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7​h
3
Marrakech
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Johannesburg

5
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Jardin Zoologique de Rabat and Tamaris Aquaparc will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Casablanca: Rabat (Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, Medina of Rabat, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, perfect your strike at Tamaris Bowling, and make a trip to Old Medina of Casablanca.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Casablanca trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Casablanca is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Western European Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Casablanca. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Casablanca

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Rabat
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Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Tamaris Aquaparc ©
Tamaris Aquaparc
Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias

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 15th (Sun), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Dar Moulay Idriss, make a trip to Place Outa el Hammam & Kasbah, and then get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Spanish Mosque and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascades d'Akchour.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Chefchaouen trip maker app .

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 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Dar Moulay Idriss ©
Dar Moulay Idriss
Spanish Mosque ©
Spanish Mosque

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.
Kids will enjoy Menara Gardens and Pavilion and Herboriste du Paradis. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Koutoubia Mosque, and don't miss a visit to Medina of Marrakesh.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Marrakech travel route builder app .

Getting from Chefchaouen to Marrakech by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September in Marrakech, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Menara Gardens and Pavilion ©
Menara Gardens and Pavilion
Herboriste du Paradis ©
Herboriste du Paradis

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.
Essaouira is known for adventure, beaches, spas, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get outside with Outdoor Activities, stop by Cooperative Feminine de Tamounte, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaim Pinto Synagogue.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Essaouira online trip maker .

Drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Marrakech in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Essaouira, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Beaches
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Horseback Riding Tours
Essaouira Beach ©
Essaouira Beach
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira

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