18 days in Morocco Itinerary

18 days in Morocco Itinerary

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18 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  34​h
1
Casablanca
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Agadir
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Marrakech
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Essaouira
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Fes
— 2 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  36​h
End: Sydney

1
night
Casablanca

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): stop by La galerie de l'aimance, then make a trip to Old Medina of Casablanca, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque, and finally kick back and relax at Ain Diab.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Casablanca trip planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Casablanca is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to Casablanca due to the time zone difference. In October, Casablanca is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 78°F and lows of 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Agadir.

Things to do in Casablanca

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque

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.
Agadir is known for beaches, parks, shopping, historic sites, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Seafront Promenade, enjoy breathtaking views from La Grande Roue Agadir, kick back and relax at Taghazout Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage d'Agadir.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Agadir trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Casablanca to Agadir in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Agadir

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

5
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, don't miss a visit to Medina of Marrakesh, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, and admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Marrakech day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Agadir to Marrakech in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Marrakech are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Shopping Tours
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): browse for treasures at Le Souk. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Essaouira Beach, then don't miss a visit to Essaouira Ramparts, and then wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Essaouira trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Marrakech in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Essaouira: temperatures range from 77°F by day to 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fes.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Shopping Beaches
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Horseback Riding Tours
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Essaouira Ramparts ©
Essaouira Ramparts

2
nights
Fes

Fes ©
Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Bab Boujloud, then examine the collection at Museo Nejjarine, and then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Volubilis.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fes trip maker site .

You can drive from Essaouira to Fes in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Essaouira in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Fes, with highs around 84°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fes

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Archaeological Site of Volubilis
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Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Archaeological Site of Volubilis ©
Archaeological Site of Volubilis

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