17 days in Morocco Itinerary

17 days in Morocco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Morocco visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Tangier
— 1 night
Drive
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Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive
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Rabat
— 2 nights
Drive
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Casablanca
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ouarzazate
— 2 nights
Drive
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Merzouga
— 2 nights
Bus to Errachidia, Fly to Agadir
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Agadir
— 1 night
Drive
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Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marrakech
— 3 nights
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Tangier

— 1 night
Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tangier travel planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Tangier is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in September, with highs in Tangier at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

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 7th (Wed), make a trip to Spanish Mosque and then get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Chefchaouen trip planner.

You can drive from Tangier to Chefchaouen in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Rabat.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites

Rabat

— 2 nights
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.
On the 8th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Bab Mellah, steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias, and then don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Mohammad V. On the next day, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then stroll the grounds of Chellah.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rabat online trip planner.

You can drive from Chefchaouen to Rabat in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September in Rabat, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Casablanca.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Beth-El, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally stroll around Jardin L'Hermitage.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Casablanca road trip app.

Getting from Rabat to Casablanca by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rabat in September, you will find days in Casablanca are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are a bit cooler (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in Casablanca

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Ouarzazate

— 2 nights

The door of the desert

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oasis Fint and then explore the fascinating landscape at Moroccan Sahara.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ouarzazate travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Casablanca to Ouarzazate in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Casablanca in September: highs in Ouarzazate hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Merzouga.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Merzouga

— 2 nights
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): look for gifts at Depot Nomade, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then examine the collection at Musee Nomade. On your second day here, admire nature's extreme beauty at Merzouga Desert.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Merzouga driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Ouarzazate to Merzouga in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Agadir.

Things to do in Merzouga

Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Agadir

— 1 night
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 16th (Fri): stop by Merroqui, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then see the interesting displays at Memoire d'Agadir.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Agadir trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Merzouga to Agadir in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Agadir

Shopping · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Medina of Essaouira, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then look for gifts at Cooperative Feminine de Tamounte. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie la Kasbah, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Essaouira online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Agadir to Essaouira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Essaouira are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Marrakech

— 3 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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bahia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, and soak in style at Turkish baths.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Marrakech trip planner.

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Essaouira, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Spas

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.

Rabat-Sale-Kenitra travel guide

3.7
Landmarks · Historic Sites · Cemeteries
A tour of Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer Region reveals many archaeological sites, including early Phoenician settlements, Roman ruins with monumental fountains, forums, and triumphal arches, and old coastal towns once controlled by Barbary pirates. Other notable attractions suitable for a range of Rabat-Sale-Zemmour-Zaer Region itineraries include mausoleums, museums, universities, kasbahs, and forts, all of which provide a glimpse into the area's rich history and cultural heritage.

Casablanca-Settat travel guide

3.4
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Resting on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, Grand Casablanca Region represents the country's most densely populated area and the heart of business and economy. A Grand Casablanca Region tour usually starts in the city of Casablanca itself, home to many mosques, cathedrals, modern neighborhoods, large public parks, and tombs of historic figures. You can also expand your Grand Casablanca Region itinerary by visiting various sports venues and stadiums, exploring surrounding pine, palm, and eucalyptus forests, and relaxing on exotic beaches.

Draa-Tafilalet travel guide

4.1
Nature & Wildlife Tours · Deserts · Architectural Buildings

Marrakech-Safi travel guide

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Gardens · Flea Markets · Architectural Buildings
Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region became a magnet for tourists mainly because of its Phoenician archaeological sites, Berber settlements, and sandy beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. Most tours of Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region start at Marrakech, Morocco's major economic center with a World Heritage-listed medina, modern neighborhoods, important religious institutions, and the nation's largest traditional market. Most tourists remember their Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region vacation by the migratory Berber camps and 4WD safaris through the mesmerizing desert.