19 days in Morocco Itinerary

19 days in Morocco Itinerary

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Fly
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Rabat
— 2 nights
Train
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Tangier
— 1 night
Drive
3
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive
4
Fes
— 2 nights
Fly to Errachidia, Bus to Merzouga
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Merzouga
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ouarzazate
— 1 night
Fly
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Marrakech
— 4 nights
Drive
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Essaouira
— 2 nights
Fly
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Casablanca
— 3 nights
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Rabat

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Au Grain de Sesame and then steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Chellah and then don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Mohammad V.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rabat trip planning tool.

Durban, South Africa to Rabat is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Durban to Rabat due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Durban in January since evenings lows in Rabat dip to 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tangier.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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 31st (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Tangier route maker tool.

Getting from Rabat to Tangier by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Rabat in January; daily highs in Tangier reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours
Highlights from your trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina.

Plan trip to Chefchaouen with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Tangier to Chefchaouen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Fes

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Coin Berbere and then admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Fes trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Chefchaouen to Fes by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. February in Fes sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Merzouga.

Things to do in Fes

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Merzouga

— 2 nights
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Erg Chebbi Dunes and then explore the fascinating landscape at Merzouga Desert. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Merzouga vacation app.

Getting from Fes to Merzouga by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in Merzouga

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ouarzazate

— 1 night

The door of the desert

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ouarzazate day trip website.

Getting from Merzouga to Ouarzazate by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February, daytime highs in Ouarzazate are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to fly to Marrakech.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

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.
Spend the 9th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fna.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Marrakech trip planner.

Getting from Ouarzazate to Marrakech by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

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 11th (Fri): stroll through Cheval Essaouira and then trot along with a tour on horseback. On your second day here, see Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Essaouira online travel route planner.

Drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In February in Essaouira, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can fly to Casablanca.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure

Casablanca

— 3 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 13th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Mahkama du Pacha and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Casablanca trip maker.

Fly from Essaouira to Casablanca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Casablanca are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Casablanca

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.