20 days in Morocco Itinerary

20 days in Morocco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Morocco journey planner

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Fly
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Tangier
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chefchaouen
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fes
— 3 nights
Fly to Errachidia, Bus to Merzouga
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Merzouga
— 3 nights
Drive to Zagora, Fly to Marrakech
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Marrakech
— 6 nights
Drive
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Essaouira
— 2 nights
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Tangier

— 2 nights
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 2nd (Thu): take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at American Legation, don't miss a visit to Cap Spartel, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Hercules Cave.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tangier online trip maker.

Birlingham, UK to Tangier is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Birlingham in December; daily highs in Tangier reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours · Parks · Nature · Museums

Chefchaouen

— 2 nights
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.
On the 4th (Sat), look for gifts at Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Place Outa el Hammam & Kasbah, get engrossed in the history at Kasbah Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Mosque.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Chefchaouen trip planner.

Getting from Tangier to Chefchaouen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites · Museums · 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.
Spend the 8th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa, take in the exciting artwork at Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat, see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine, and browse the exhibits of Azilal Gallery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Fes route maker.

Traveling by car from Chefchaouen to Fes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Fes can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Merzouga.

Things to do in Fes

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Neighborhoods

Merzouga

— 3 nights
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Merzouga is known for wildlife, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Erg Chebbi Dunes, see Off-Road Tours, view the masterpieces at Galerie Laoun, and identify plant and animal life at Camel Bivouac Merzouga.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Merzouga attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Fes to Merzouga takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Merzouga

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Marrakech

— 6 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 14th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, admire all the interesting features of Jemaa el-Fna, and contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace.

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You can do a combination of car and flight from Merzouga to Marrakech in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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 18th (Sat): wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then stop by Le Comptoir Oriental by Madada. On your second day here, take in the waterfront at Port de PĂȘche d'Essaouira, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaim Pinto Synagogue, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Essaouira trip itinerary website.

Getting from Marrakech to Essaouira by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Marrakech in December, Essaouira is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Morocco travel guide

4.2
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.