16 days in Morocco Itinerary

16 days in Morocco Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Casablanca
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ouarzazate
— 1 night
Fly
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Marrakech
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Marrakech, Fly to Fes
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Fes
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive
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Tangier
— 2 nights
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Casablanca

— 2 nights
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Spend the 6th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and look for gifts at Marche Solidaire.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Casablanca visit planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Casablanca is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in January; daily highs in Casablanca reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in Casablanca

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Wineries

Ouarzazate

— 1 night

The door of the desert

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
On the 8th (Fri), get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ouarzazate tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Casablanca to Ouarzazate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Ouarzazate when traveling from Casablanca in January, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Marrakech

— 4 nights

Red City

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.
Spend the 10th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, make a trip to Jemaa el-Fna, get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Marrakech sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Ouarzazate to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ouarzazate in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 6°C in Marrakech. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Essaouira

— 2 nights

Wind City of Africa

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 13th (Wed): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then look for gifts at Cooperative Feminine de Tamounte, and finally examine the collection at Synagogue Slat Lkahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Essaouira trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Marrakech to Essaouira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In January, daytime highs in Essaouira are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Fes.

Things to do in Essaouira

Tours · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Fes

— 3 nights

Mecca of the West

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Spend the 16th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa, see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine, wander the streets of Medina of Fez, and have fun and explore at Medina Children's Library.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Fes day trip app.

Getting from Essaouira to Fes by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Traveling from Essaouira in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Fes, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Fes

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Chefchaouen

— 1 night
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 18th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque, and then look for gifts at Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chefchaouen visit planner.

Drive from Fes to Chefchaouen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tangier.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites · Shopping

Tangier

— 2 nights
Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): examine the collection at American Legation and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tangier day trip planning app.

You can drive from Chefchaouen to Tangier in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Tangier sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours · Museums

Morocco travel guide

4.2
Flea Markets · Gardens · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.