16 days in Morocco Itinerary

16 days in Morocco Itinerary

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16 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Costa Adeje, Tenerife
Bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Casablanca
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Fes
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Ait Ben Haddou
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Agadir
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Essaouira
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Marrakech
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Bus + Foot + Bus:  21​h 15​min
End: Hermanus

1
day
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 26th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Casablanca itinerary maker app .

Costa Adeje, Spain to Casablanca is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Costa Adeje in November: high temperatures in Casablanca hover around 71°F and lows are around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Casablanca

Tours Spas
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Food Tours
Spas & Wellness

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque, and then browse for treasures at Dar Moulay Idriss.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Chefchaouen driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Casablanca to Chefchaouen in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Shopping
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Dar Moulay Idriss ©
Dar Moulay Idriss

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Medina of Fez. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa, explore the world behind art at Coin Berbere, explore the engaging exhibits at Medina Children's Library, and view the masterpieces at Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fes day trip planning website .

Getting from Chefchaouen to Fes by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In November, daily temperatures in Fes can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ait Ben Haddou.

Things to do in Fes

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): appreciate the views at Ounila Valley and then contemplate the long history of Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ait Ben Haddou route builder app .

You can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car from Fes to Ait Ben Haddou in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and car. In November, daily temperatures in Ait Ben Haddou can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Agadir.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ounila Valley ©
Ounila Valley
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou ©
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): kick back and relax at Plage d'Agadir and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Agadir online trip builder .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Ait Ben Haddou to Agadir in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Agadir

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Plage d'Agadir ©
Plage d'Agadir

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Horseback Riding Tours. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Medina of Essaouira, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaim Pinto Synagogue, see the interesting displays at Synagogue Slat Lkahal, and take a leisurely stroll along Port de Pêche d'Essaouira.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Essaouira trip planning website .

Getting from Agadir to Essaouira by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in December, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bahia, and admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Marrakech itinerary planner.

You can drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Essaouira in December since evenings lows in Marrakech dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Walking tours

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