16 days in Morocco Itinerary

16 days in Morocco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Morocco attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Casablanca
— 1 night
Train
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Rabat
— 1 night
Bus
3
Chefchaouen
— 3 nights
Bus
4
Fes
— 1 night
Fly
5
Ouarzazate
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Ait Ben Haddou
— 1 night
Drive
7
Marrakech
— 4 nights
Drive
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Essaouira
— 1 night
Fly
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Casablanca
— 1 night
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Casablanca

— 1 night
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Casablanca itinerary planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Casablanca is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will leave for Rabat on the 8th (Sat).

Things to do in Casablanca

Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife · Shopping

Rabat

— 1 night
On a vacation in Rabat, a World Heritage Site and Morocco's capital, you can discover the city's long and rich history while enjoying a laidback atmosphere, less touristy than in the booming Casablanca and Marrakech.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Mohammad V and then explore the ancient world of Chellah. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Au Grain de Sesame and then steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rabat tour planner.

You can drive from Casablanca to Rabat in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Casablanca in January; daily highs in Rabat reach 36°C and lows reach 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Chefchaouen

— 3 nights
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 10th (Mon), spend a day of history-infused exploration at Chefchaouen Medina. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete, admire the sheer force of Cascades d'Akchour, and take an in-depth tour of Kasbah Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chefchaouen online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Rabat to Chefchaouen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Fes

— 1 night

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.
On the 13th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa and then relax in sumptuous surroundings at local Arab baths.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fes holiday builder.

Drive from Chefchaouen to Fes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Fes sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in Fes

Baths · Spas

Ouarzazate

— 2 nights

The door of the desert

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Oasis Fint and then admire the striking features of Taourirt Kasbah.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ouarzazate trip maker.

Fly from Fes to Ouarzazate in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Fes in January, plan for little chillier nights in Ouarzazate, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Ait Ben Haddou.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Ait Ben Haddou

— 1 night
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 more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Ait Ben Haddou vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Ouarzazate to Ait Ben Haddou takes an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 1°C. On the 16th (Sun), you're off to Marrakech.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

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 18th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, take in the exciting artwork at David Bloch Gallery, and slough off your stress at Turkish baths.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Marrakech trip planner.

Getting from Ait Ben Haddou to Marrakech by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Marrakech when traveling from Ait Ben Haddou in January, with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Essaouira

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): make a trip to Essaouira Ramparts, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Essaouira online day trip planner.

You can drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Casablanca.

Things to do in Essaouira

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Casablanca

— 1 night
On the 21st (Fri), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Casablanca vacation planning website.

Traveling by flight from Essaouira to Casablanca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Casablanca

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Morocco travel guide

4.1
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.