19 days in Morocco Itinerary

19 days in Morocco Itinerary

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19 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Denver
Fly:  15​h
1
Casablanca
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Marrakech
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
4
M'Hamid
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + shuttle + Fly:  7​h
5
Fes
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
6
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Tangier
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Denver

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Casablanca: Rabat (Russian Orthodox Church, Hassan Tower, & more). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Mooi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, and contemplate the long history of Synagogue Beth-El.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Casablanca road trip app .

Denver, USA to Casablanca is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Denver to Casablanca. Traveling from Denver in November, expect nights in Casablanca to be much hotter, around 56°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in Casablanca

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Rabat
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Medina of Essaouira, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then look for gifts at Cooperative de bijoux Mogador Dag Souiri.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Essaouira online attractions planner .

Getting from Casablanca to Essaouira by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. December in Essaouira sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
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: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, make a trip to Medersa Ben Youssef, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech driving holiday site .

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Essaouira in December, Marrakech is slightly colder at night with lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to M'Hamid.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

2
nights
M'Hamid

M'Hamid ©
Evoking images of traveling nomads and trade caravans, M'Hamid lies in a spacious palm oasis at the edge of the Sahara.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the fascinating landscape at Esprite-Lamane and then explore the striking landscape at Atmospher Erg Chigaga. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read M'Hamid day trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Marrakech to M'Hamid in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fes.

Things to do in M'Hamid

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Atmospher Erg Chigaga ©
Atmospher Erg Chigaga
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fes: Bou Inania Medersa (in Meknes) and Haroune Aqueduct (in Moulay Idriss). There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa, have fun and explore at Medina Children's Library, and hunt for treasures at La Petite Maison Berbere.

Plan my day in Fes using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight from M'Hamid to Fes takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Fes can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Fes

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Haroune Aqueduct, Bou Inania Medersa
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Museo Nejjarine ©
Museo Nejjarine

1
night
Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen ©
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 13th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Dar Moulay Idriss, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chefchaouen day trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Fes to Chefchaouen in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tangier.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Dar Moulay Idriss ©
Dar Moulay Idriss

3
nights
Tangier

Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
On the 14th (Sat), see the interesting displays at American Legation and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Nahon Synagogue, explore the world behind art at Dar El Oddi, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tangier planner .

You can drive from Chefchaouen to Tangier in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Tangier are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours Spas Museums

Side Trip

Dar El Oddi
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Dar El Oddi ©
Dar El Oddi
Spas

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