16 days in Morocco Itinerary

16 days in Morocco Itinerary

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16 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Fes
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h 30 min
2
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
3
Rabat
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Casablanca
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Ouzoud
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Marrakech
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Taghazout
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
9
Sidi Ifni
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Agadir
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
Fes

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Tombe dei Merenidi and then admire the landmark architecture of Al-Attarine Madrasa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Jnan Sbil and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read Fes trip builder tool .

Amsterdam, Holland to Fes is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Fes is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, expect nights in Fes to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Fes

Tours Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Jardin Jnan Sbil ©
Jardin Jnan Sbil
Al-Attarine Madrasa ©
Al-Attarine Madrasa

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.
On the 9th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Ras El Maa Waterfall and then get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chefchaouen trip itinerary app .

Getting from Fes to Chefchaouen by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rabat.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Ras El Maa Waterfall ©
Ras El Maa Waterfall

1
night
Rabat

Rabat ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Kasbah des Oudaias, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan Tower, then don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Mohammad V, and finally delve into the distant past at Chellah.

To find photos and more tourist information, you can read our Rabat trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Chefchaouen to Rabat takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Rabat are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Casablanca.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias
Mausoleum of Mohammad V
Mausoleum of Mohammad V
Chellah ©
Chellah

2
nights
Casablanca

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.
On the 11th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Madame Choual, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Lalla Meriem, and then wander the streets of Quartier Habous. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at The Corniche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ain Diab.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Casablanca trip builder app .

Traveling by train from Rabat to Casablanca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Rabat in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Casablanca. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ouzoud.

Things to do in Casablanca

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Plage Lalla Meryem ©
Plage Lalla Meryem
Ain Diab ©
Ain Diab
The Corniche ©
The Corniche

1
night
Ouzoud

Ouzoud ©
On the 13th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Cascades d'Ouzoud and then admire the sheer force of Cascades d'Ouzoud.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ouzoud day trip planning site .

Getting from Casablanca to Ouzoud by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Ouzoud

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cascades d'Ouzoud
Highlights from your plan
Cascades d'Ouzoud ©
Cascades d'Ouzoud
Cascades d'Ouzoud ©
Cascades d'Ouzoud

3
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 out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Berber Ecomuseum. Explore hidden gems such as Horseback Riding Tours and Boucharouite Museum. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef, steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bahia, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Marrakech trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Ouzoud to Marrakech takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle. October in Marrakech sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Berber Ecomuseum ©
Berber Ecomuseum
Horseback Riding Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): trot along with a tour on horseback, don't miss a visit to Essaouira Ramparts, and then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. On the next day, take in the waterfront at Port de Pêche d'Essaouira, then steep yourself in history at Medina of Essaouira, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally view the masterpieces at GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Essaouira online route planner .

Getting from Marrakech to Essaouira by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Marrakech, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Essaouira, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Taghazout.

Things to do in Essaouira

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Walking tours

1
night
Taghazout

Taghazout ©
Taghazout is a small fishing village 19km north of the city of Agadir in southwestern Morocco. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Taghazout Skatepark.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Taghazout online road trip planner .

You can drive from Essaouira to Taghazout in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sidi Ifni.

Things to do in Taghazout

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Taghazout Skatepark ©
Taghazout Skatepark

1
night
Sidi Ifni

Sidi Ifni ©
Sidi Ifni is a city located in southwest Morocco, on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): kick back and relax at Legzira Beach.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sidi Ifni travel route planner .

You can drive from Taghazout to Sidi Ifni in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Agadir.

Things to do in Sidi Ifni

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Legzira Beach ©
Legzira Beach

2
nights
Agadir

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 21st (Mon): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crocoparc, and then kick back and relax at Plage d'Agadir. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Vallee des Oiseaux and then enjoy the sand and surf at Taghazout Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Agadir trip planner .

Drive from Sidi Ifni to Agadir in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Agadir

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Crocoparc ©
Crocoparc
Plage d'Agadir ©
Plage d'Agadir
Taghazout Beach ©
Taghazout Beach

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