18 days in Morocco, Algeria & Tunisia Itinerary

18 days in Morocco, Algeria & Tunisia Itinerary

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Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly + Bus:  13 h 45 min
1
Fes, Morocco
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Taxi:  7 h
2
M'Hamid, Morocco
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
3
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Essaouira, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Casablanca, Morocco
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h 30 min
6
Algiers, Algeria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
7
Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
8
Port El Kantaoui, Tunisia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2
nights
Fes, Morocco

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 6th (Thu), browse for treasures at La Petite Maison Berbere, examine the collection at Musee Riad Belghazi, then learn and have fun at Medina Children's Library, then admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa, and finally browse the exhibits of Coin Berbere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Fes trip maker.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Fes is an approximately 14- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Fes is minus 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in August: highs in Fes hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to M'Hamid.

Things to do in Fes

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Medina Children's Library ©
Medina Children's Library
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa

2
nights
M'Hamid, Morocco

Evoking images of traveling nomads and trade caravans, M'Hamid lies in a spacious palm oasis at the edge of the Sahara.
On the 8th (Sat), take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Atmospher Erg Chigaga.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the M'Hamid road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi from Fes to M'Hamid takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in M'Hamid

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Atmospher Erg Chigaga ©
Atmospher Erg Chigaga
Safaris

3
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

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: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bahia, stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, and take in the awesome beauty at High Atlas Mountains.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Marrakech sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from M'Hamid to Marrakech in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus. August in Marrakech sees daily highs of 44°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

High Atlas Mountains
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Menara Gardens and Pavilion ©
Menara Gardens and Pavilion
High Atlas Mountains ©
High Atlas Mountains

2
nights
Essaouira, Morocco

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 13th (Thu): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): kick back and relax at Plage de Sidi Kaouki and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Essaouira travel route website.

Drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Marrakech in August: high temperatures in Essaouira hover around 33°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Casablanca.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Plage de Sidi Kaouki
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Horseback Riding Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

2
nights
Casablanca, Morocco

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 15th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Beth-El and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Yasmine Fun Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Casablanca trip itinerary builder app.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Essaouira to Casablanca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Traveling from Essaouira in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Casablanca, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Algiers.

Things to do in Casablanca

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Yasmine Fun Park ©
Yasmine Fun Park
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque

2
nights
Algiers, Algeria

Algiers ©
Overlooking a scenic bay, the Mediterranean port city of Algiers enthralls visitors with its imposing skyline, a blend of French colonial buildings, run-down high-rises, and whitewashed Islamic architecture nestled on the hillside.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tassili N'Ajjer National Park. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Musee National du Bardo, then admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers, and then admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Algiers trip website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Casablanca to Algiers takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Casablanca to Algiers due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Casablanca in August, expect nights in Algiers to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Algiers

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Tassili N'Ajjer National Park
Highlights from your plan
Tassili N'Ajjer National Park ©
Tassili N'Ajjer National Park
Musee National du Bardo ©
Musee National du Bardo
Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma
Le Jardin d'Essai du Hamma

1
night
Djerba Island, Tunisia

Djerba Island ©
Explore pristine beaches and charming villages on a vacation on Djerba Island, a small island in the Gulf of Gabes known for its Berber population.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of El Ghriba Synagogue, meet the residents at Djerba Explore Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Crocodile Farm, then ride a horse along Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce, and finally stroll through Sentido Djerba Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Djerba Island holiday planning tool.

Fly from Algiers to Djerba Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, car, train, and taxi. Traveling from Algiers in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 29°C in Djerba Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port El Kantaoui.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce ©
Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce
The Crocodile Farm ©
The Crocodile Farm
Djerba Explore Park ©
Djerba Explore Park

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nights
Port El Kantaoui, Tunisia

Port El Kantaoui ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): cool off at Aqua Palace, then tee off at El Kantaoui Golf Course, then get engrossed in the history at Sousse Archaeological Museum, and finally find something for the whole family at Hannibal Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Magiceye 3D Experince, then contemplate the long history of Bourghiba Mausoleum, then look for gifts at Imagine Espace Creatif, and finally view the masterpieces at Gallery Espressioni.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Port El Kantaoui tour itinerary tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Djerba Island to Port El Kantaoui in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In August, daytime highs in Port El Kantaoui are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port El Kantaoui

Museums Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

Monastir, Sousse
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Sousse Archaeological Museum ©
Sousse Archaeological Museum
Aqua Palace ©
Aqua Palace
Hannibal Park ©
Hannibal Park

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