18 days in Morocco Itinerary

18 days in Morocco Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly to Casablanca, Train to Tangier
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Tangier
— 1 night
Drive
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Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive
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Fes
— 3 nights
Fly to Errachidia, Bus to Rissani
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Merzouga
— 1 night
Bus to Errachidia, Fly to Casablanca
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Casablanca
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marrakech
— 3 nights
Drive
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Imlil
— 1 night
Drive
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Essaouira
— 3 nights
Drive
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Agadir
— 1 night
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 7th (Thu): examine the collection at American Legation, make a trip to Moise Nahon Synagogue, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Houston, USA to Tangier is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Tangier is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in January, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Mosque, admire the sheer force of Ras El Maa Waterfall, then stop by Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Chefchaouen attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Tangier to Chefchaouen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Fes

— 3 nights

Mecca of the West

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Medina of Fez. There's still lots to do: soak away your stress at local Arab baths, admire the masterpieces at Coin Berbere, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Jnan Sbil, and don't miss a visit to Palais El Mokri.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fes trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Chefchaouen to Fes by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Merzouga.

Things to do in Fes

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Merzouga

— 1 night
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
On the 13th (Wed), admire nature's extreme beauty at Merzouga Desert and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Merzouga visit planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Fes to Merzouga takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Casablanca.

Things to do in Merzouga

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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 14th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Lalla Meryem, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ain Diab, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque, and finally look for gifts at Mooi.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Casablanca sightseeing tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Merzouga to Casablanca takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. January in Casablanca sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Casablanca

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech and Off-Road Tours. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, gain insight at Medersa Ben Youssef, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and stroll around Cyber Parc Arsat Moulay Abdeslam.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Marrakech tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Casablanca to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Casablanca in January since evenings lows in Marrakech dip to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Imlil.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Imlil

— 1 night
Nestled in the High Atlas Mountains, the village of Imlil boasts a pleasant, cool climate and scenic surroundings.
On the 19th (Tue), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ouanoukrim.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Imlil attractions tool.

You can drive from Marrakech to Imlil in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Imlil

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Essaouira

— 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Medina of Essaouira. There's lots more to do: see Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the waterfront at Port de Pêche d'Essaouira, and contemplate the long history of Chaim Pinto Synagogue.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Essaouira trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Imlil to Essaouira takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In January in Essaouira, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Agadir.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Adventure

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 23rd (Sat): make a trip to Seafront Promenade.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Agadir trip maker tool.

Drive from Essaouira to Agadir in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.
Highlights from your trip

Morocco travel guide

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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.