16 days in Morocco Itinerary

16 days in Morocco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Morocco trip maker

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Fly
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Casablanca
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive
3
Fes
— 2 nights
Fly to Marrakech, Shuttle to Essaouira
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Essaouira
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Marrakech, Fly to Ouarzazate
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Ouarzazate
— 2 nights
Fly to Zagora, Taxi to M'Hamid
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M'Hamid
— 1 night
Taxi to Zagora, Fly to Marrakech
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Marrakech
— 5 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.
On the 15th (Sat), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Casablanca online trip itinerary planner.

Dallas, USA to Casablanca is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dallas to Casablanca, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dallas in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Casablanca, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Casablanca

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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 17th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, and then stop by Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Chefchaouen itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Casablanca to Chefchaouen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites · Shopping

Fes

— 2 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.
On the 18th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at La Petite Maison Berbere, then explore the world behind art at Coin Berbere, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine, and finally learn something new at Medina Children's Library.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Fes trip website.

Drive from Chefchaouen to Fes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Fes can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in Fes

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Synagogue Slat Lkahal, then stop by Cooperative Feminine de Tamounte, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Keep things going the next day: ride a horse along Cheval Essaouira, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaim Pinto Synagogue.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Essaouira driving holiday tool.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Fes to Essaouira in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Fes in May: highs in Essaouira hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails

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 22nd (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating landscape at Moroccan Sahara, browse the exhibits of The Old Synagogue, and then stroll through Oasis Fint.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ouarzazate trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Essaouira to Ouarzazate takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Essaouira in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Ouarzazate, with highs around 89°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to M'Hamid.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

M'Hamid

— 1 night
Evoking images of traveling nomads and trade caravans, M'Hamid lies in a spacious palm oasis at the edge of the Sahara.
On the 24th (Mon), see exotic creatures in open habitats at Excursion Desert and then take in the dramatic natural features at Atmospher Erg Chigaga.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read M'Hamid vacation website.

Getting from Ouarzazate to M'Hamid by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in M'Hamid

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Marrakech

— 5 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 26th (Wed) 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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, examine the collection at Marrakech Museum, and stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Marrakech trip maker tool.

Getting from M'Hamid to Marrakech by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Marrakech, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 60°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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.