21 days in Morocco Itinerary

21 days in Morocco Itinerary

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21 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Lyon
tram + Fly:  7​h
1
Casablanca
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Essaouira
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Marrakech
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Ouarzazate
— 3 nights
bus + taxi:  3​h 45​min
5
M'Hamid
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Merzouga
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
7
Fes
— 2 nights
Fly + tram:  6​h 30​min
End: Lyon

1
night
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 21st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Synagogue Beth-El.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Casablanca trip itinerary builder .

Lyon, France to Casablanca is an approximately 7-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lyon to Casablanca is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Lyon in November, with highs in Casablanca at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Essaouira.

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Synagogue Beth-El ©
Synagogue Beth-El
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Mooi

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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Horseback Riding Tours. There's much more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, examine the collection at Cooperative feminie TILILA d'huile d'argane, view the masterpieces at GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaim Pinto Synagogue.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Essaouira tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Casablanca to Essaouira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In November, daytime highs in Essaouira are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marrakech.

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and High Atlas Mountains. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the landmark architecture of Saadian Tombs, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Marrakech trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Essaouira in November since evenings lows in Marrakech dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ouarzazate.

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High Atlas Mountains
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
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High Atlas Mountains ©
High Atlas Mountains

3
nights
Ouarzazate

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
Get outdoors at Moroccan Sahara and Safaris. Go for a jaunt from Ouarzazate to Skoura Ahl El Oust to see Kasbah Amridil about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Fikra Travel, admire the landmark architecture of The Old Synagogue, explore the world behind art at Musee Theatre Memoire de Ouarzazate, and take in the dramatic natural features at Oasis Fint.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ouarzazate road trip planning website .

Drive from Marrakech to Ouarzazate in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marrakech in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 8°C in Ouarzazate. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to M'Hamid.

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Moroccan Sahara ©
Moroccan Sahara
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Oasis Fint

2
nights
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 4th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Atmospher Erg Chigaga. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the M'Hamid attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Ouarzazate to M'Hamid takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Merzouga.

Things to do in M'Hamid

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Atmospher Erg Chigaga ©
Atmospher Erg Chigaga

2
nights
Merzouga

Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Merzouga Desert. When in Merzouga, make a side trip to see Mezane Fossil Store in Rissani, approximately 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Erg Chebbi Dunes, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Laoun, and examine the collection at Musee Nomade.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Merzouga road trip tool .

Traveling by car from M'Hamid to Merzouga takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fes.

Things to do in Merzouga

Parks Nature Wildlife

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Erg Chebbi Dunes, Mezane Fossil Store, Musee Nomade
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Merzouga Desert ©
Merzouga Desert
Erg Chebbi Dunes ©
Erg Chebbi Dunes

2
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Safaris. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa, explore the engaging exhibits at Medina Children's Library, view the masterpieces at Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at La Petite Maison Berbere.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fes online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Merzouga to Fes in 7.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Fes are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fes

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Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa

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