18 days in Morocco Itinerary

18 days in Morocco Itinerary

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18 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
+2
Fly + Taxi + Train:  20​h 30​min
1
Marrakech
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Casablanca
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Fes
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Tangier
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Agadir
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Cape Town

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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Marrakech route planner .

Cape Town, South Africa to Marrakech is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 2 hours. In March, Marrakech is a bit cooler than Cape Town - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then trot along with a tour on horseback. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Medina of Essaouira, then look for gifts at Cooperative Feminine de Tamounte, and then make a trip to Essaouira Ramparts.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Essaouira online vacation builder .

You can drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Marrakech in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Essaouira: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Casablanca.

Things to do in Essaouira

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira

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.
On the 8th (Sun), buy something for everyone on your list at Grains de Sel, Le Kiosque Gourmand and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue Beth-El, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, and then make a trip to Old Medina of Casablanca.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Casablanca trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Essaouira to Casablanca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In March, daytime highs in Casablanca are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Fes.

Things to do in Casablanca

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Temple Beth-El ©
Temple Beth-El

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 10th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Coin Berbere and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine and then admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fes online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Casablanca to Fes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Casablanca in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Fes, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tangier.

Things to do in Fes

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Museo Nejjarine ©
Museo Nejjarine

2
nights
Tangier

Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Tangier is known for nature, historic sites, museums, beaches, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Tangier Casbah, wander the streets of Medina of Tangier, and make a trip to Musee de la Kasbah.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tangier trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Fes to Tangier by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Tangier are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Agadir.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Walking tours
American Legation ©
American Legation
Cap Spartel ©
Cap Spartel

3
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.
On the 15th (Sun), make a trip to Seafront Promenade and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Agadir. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by UpcycleMo, make a trip to KASBAT SOUSS, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then examine the collection at Memoire d'Agadir, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Marina D'agadir.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Agadir vacation planning app .

Traveling by flight from Tangier to Agadir takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Agadir

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Marina D'agadir ©
Marina D'agadir
Seafront Promenade ©
Seafront Promenade
Plage d'Agadir ©
Plage d'Agadir

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