17 days in Morocco Itinerary

17 days in Morocco Itinerary

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17 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Casablanca
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Ouarzazate
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  3​h 45​min
3
M'Hamid
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Marrakech
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Fes
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
6
Essaouira
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Montreal

2
nights
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 1st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame de Lourdes, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, and then gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Mahkama du Pacha, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Medina of Casablanca.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Casablanca holiday site .

Montreal, Canada to Casablanca is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Montreal in February: high temperatures in Casablanca hover around 20°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in Casablanca

Tours Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Walking tours
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Notre Dame de Lourdes ©
Notre Dame de Lourdes

2
nights
Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate ©
Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
On the 3rd (Tue), appreciate the views at Ounila Valley, make a trip to Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, and then stop by chez Rabab. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Atlas Film Studio, then admire the landmark architecture of The Old Synagogue, then explore the striking landscape at Oasis Fint, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee Theatre Memoire de Ouarzazate.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ouarzazate tour itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Casablanca to Ouarzazate by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Casablanca in March, expect nights in Ouarzazate to be little chillier, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to M'Hamid.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ait Ben Haddou
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Ounila Valley ©
Ounila Valley
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou ©
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Oasis Fint ©
Oasis Fint

1
night
M'Hamid

M'Hamid ©
Evoking images of traveling nomads and trade caravans, M'Hamid lies in a spacious palm oasis at the edge of the Sahara.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the fascinating landscape at Esprite-Lamane and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Atmospher Erg Chigaga.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the M'Hamid attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Ouarzazate to M'Hamid takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Marrakech.

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Parks Nature
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Atmospher Erg Chigaga ©
Atmospher Erg Chigaga

3
nights
Marrakech

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and Le Jardin Secret. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa, steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bahia, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Marrakech trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and shuttle from M'Hamid to Marrakech takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Marrakech can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Fes.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Walking tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Glaoui Palace, then admire the striking features of Cherratin Medersa, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Borj Nord, see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine, and then admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fes trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Fes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Marrakech in March, with highs in Fes at 23°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fes

Tours Parks Historic Sites
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Photography Tours
Jardin Jnan Sbil ©
Jardin Jnan Sbil
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa

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.
On the 14th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Chaim Pinto Synagogue, examine the collection at Synagogue Slat Lkahal, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally ride a horse along Cheval Essaouira. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira, then slough off your stress at Turkish baths, and then take in the waterfront at Port de PĂȘche d'Essaouira.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Essaouira trip planner .

Drive from Fes to Essaouira in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Fes in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Essaouira, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Trails Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Essaouira Ramparts ©
Essaouira Ramparts

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