23 days in Morocco Itinerary

23 days in Morocco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Morocco tour planner

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Fly
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Casablanca
— 1 night
Drive
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Rabat
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive
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Fes
— 3 nights
Fly to Errachidia, Bus to Merzouga
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Merzouga
— 1 night
Drive
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M'Hamid
— 1 night
Taxi to Zagora, Fly to Ouarzazate
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Ouarzazate
— 2 nights
Fly
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Marrakech
— 4 nights
Drive
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Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive
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Agadir
— 5 nights
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Casablanca

— 1 night
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Casablanca online route planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Casablanca is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Jeddah in May, you will find days in Casablanca are colder (26°C), and nights are slightly colder (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Rabat.

Things to do in Casablanca

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): soak in some Japanese tradition at Traditional Thai Massage, don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Mohammad V, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Bab Lamrissa. On your second day here, explore the different monuments and memorials at Chellah, then contemplate the long history of Kasbah des Oudaias, and then take in the exciting artwork at Au Grain de Sesame.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rabat day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Casablanca to Rabat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Casablanca in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Rabat. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites · Spas · Baths · Shopping

Side 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.
On the 7th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, and then stop by Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chefchaouen trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Rabat to Chefchaouen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites · 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 (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museo Nejjarine, look for gifts at Coin Berbere, admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa, and wander the streets of Medina of Fez.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fes online trip builder.

You can drive from Chefchaouen to Fes in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Merzouga.

Things to do in Fes

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Merzouga

— 1 night
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musee Nomade and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Merzouga trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Fes to Merzouga in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to M'Hamid.

Things to do in Merzouga

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

M'Hamid

— 1 night
Evoking images of traveling nomads and trade caravans, M'Hamid lies in a spacious palm oasis at the edge of the Sahara.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take an exotic tour of Excursion Desert and then take in the dramatic natural features at Atmospher Erg Chigaga.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our M'Hamid online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Merzouga to M'Hamid takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in M'Hamid

Tours · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Ouarzazate

— 2 nights

The door of the desert

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Musee Theatre Memoire de Ouarzazate, admire nature's extreme beauty at Moroccan Sahara, and then get engrossed in the history at The Old Synagogue.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ouarzazate trip maker website.

You can drive from M'Hamid to Ouarzazate in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May in Ouarzazate, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Marrakech.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

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 18th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, make a trip to Jemaa el-Fna, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, and admire the striking features of Saadian Tombs.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Marrakech trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Ouarzazate to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Marrakech, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · 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.
On the 19th (Wed), stroll through Cheval Essaouira, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then examine the collection at Cooperative feminie TILILA d'huile d'argane. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then look for gifts at Le Comptoir Oriental by Madada.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Essaouira online holiday planner.

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 May, expect nights in Essaouira to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Agadir.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Wildlife

Agadir

— 5 nights
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.
Explore Agadir's surroundings by going to Taroudant (Palais Claudio Bravo, Taroudant - Morocco, Bijouterie Essada Silversmith, &more). There's still lots to do: soak away your stress at Mellow Massage Tamraght, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crocoparc, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Agadir.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Agadir trip itinerary site.

Getting from Essaouira to Agadir by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Agadir

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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.