16 days in Morocco Itinerary

16 days in Morocco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Morocco trip planner

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Fly
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Casablanca
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive
3
Fes
— 2 nights
Fly to Marrakech, Shuttle to Essaouira
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Essaouira
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marrakech
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ouarzazate
— 3 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 17th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at Mooi, and stroll around Jardin L'Hermitage.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Casablanca vacation planning app.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Casablanca is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Jeddah to Casablanca due to the time zone difference. In September, Casablanca is a bit cooler than Jeddah - with highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Casablanca

Outdoors · Tours · 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.
On the 18th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, and then look for gifts at Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete.

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

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can 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 19th (Sat), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Coin Berbere, admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Medina Children's Library.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fes travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Chefchaouen to Fes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Fes are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in Fes

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Essaouira

— 3 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.
Essaouira is known for adventure, wildlife, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and view the masterpieces at GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Essaouira trip itinerary maker website.

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. When traveling from Fes in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Essaouira: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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 26th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, and get where you need to go with Peterbringsyoueverywhere.com.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Marrakech road trip website.

Getting from Essaouira to Marrakech by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Essaouira in September: highs in Marrakech hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Ouarzazate

— 3 nights

The door of the desert

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
On the 28th (Mon), get outside with Fikra Travel and then whizz through the canopy at Marruecos Mapa Tours. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Oasis Fint, then admire the striking features of The Old Synagogue, and then capture your vacation like a pro with Dromedario Volador.

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You can fly from Marrakech to Ouarzazate in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.