17 days in Morocco Itinerary

17 days in Morocco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Morocco vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Tangier
— 1 night
Drive
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Tetouan
— 1 night
Drive
3
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rabat
— 1 night
Drive
5
Casablanca
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Ouarzazate
— 1 night
Drive
7
Merzouga
— 1 night
Bus to Errachidia, Fly to Agadir
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Agadir
— 1 night
Drive
9
Taghazout
— 1 night
Drive
10
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marrakech
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Bleu de Fes, see the interesting displays at American Legation, and then admire the masterpieces at Fondation Lorin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): wander the streets of Asilah Medina and then stroll through Paradise Beach Kaf Lahmam.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Tangier trip itinerary website.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Tangier. In September, Tangier is somewhat warmer than Brussels - with highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Tetouan.

Things to do in Tangier

Museums · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Tetouan

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at The Ethnographic Museum, take an in-depth tour of Dar El Oddi, then see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum of Tetouan, and finally see majestic marine mammals with Tetouan Quad Xplorer.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tetouan driving holiday website.

Getting from Tangier to Tetouan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Tetouan

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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 8th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Mosque and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Chefchaouen trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Tetouan to Chefchaouen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rabat.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites

Rabat

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): engage your brain at Musee de Maroc Telecom, then soak in some Japanese tradition at Traditional Thai Massage, then examine the collection at The Currency Museum of the Bank Al-Maghrib, and finally explore the world behind art at Espace Expressions CDG.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rabat 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, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Casablanca.

Things to do in Rabat

Museums · Childrens Museums · Spas · Baths

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Temple Beth-El, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally visit Quartier Habous.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Casablanca trip maker site.

Getting from Rabat to Casablanca by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rabat in September: highs in Casablanca hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in Casablanca

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Ouarzazate

— 1 night

The door of the desert

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
On the 12th (Mon), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ouarzazate, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Casablanca to Ouarzazate in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Casablanca in September, you will find days in Ouarzazate are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Merzouga.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Merzouga

— 1 night
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
On the 13th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

Discover how to plan a Merzouga trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Ouarzazate to Merzouga takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Agadir.

Things to do in Merzouga

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): browse the exhibits of UpcycleMo and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Agadir.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Agadir route maker app.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Merzouga to Agadir takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Taghazout.

Things to do in Agadir

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Taghazout

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): trot along with a tour on horseback and then explore the striking landscape of Taghazout Skatepark.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Taghazout online holiday planner.

Taghazout is very close to Agadir. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Taghazout

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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 16th (Fri): take a stroll through Medina of Essaouira, look for gifts at Flouka de Mogador, view the masterpieces at Galerie la Kasbah, then view the masterpieces at GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD, and finally soak in style at Turkish baths. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then steep yourself in history at Chaim Pinto Synagogue, then see the interesting displays at Synagogue Slat Lkahal, and finally view the masterpieces at Galerie l'Arbre bleu.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Essaouira road trip planner.

Drive from Taghazout to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Essaouira can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Saadian Tombs and Koutoubia Mosque. Head to Jemaa el-Fna and 6.4 Galleryfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: slough off your stress at Turkish baths, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, gain insight at Medersa Ben Youssef, and explore the world behind art at Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Marrakech holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Essaouira in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · 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

4
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.