24 days in Morocco, Algeria & Tunisia Itinerary

24 days in Morocco, Algeria & Tunisia Itinerary

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Fly to Fes, Bus to Chefchaouen
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Chefchaouen, Morocco
— 1 night
Drive
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Essaouira, Morocco
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ouzoud, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ait Ben Haddou, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Boumalne Dades, Morocco
Drive
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Merzouga, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive to Moulay Ali Cherif Airport, Fly to Djanet
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Djanet, Algeria
— 1 night
Fly to Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport, Drive to El-Jem
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El-Jem, Tunisia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 4 nights
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Chefchaouen, Morocco

— 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.
To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chefchaouen holiday maker tool.

Quito, Ecuador to Chefchaouen is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Ecuador Time (ECT) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is 5 hours. You will leave for Essaouira on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Essaouira, Morocco

— 5 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.
Let the collections at Galerie la Kasbah and Galerie D'ART Damgaard capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Ecotourism and Hiking and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Go for a jaunt from Essaouira to Sidi Kaouki to see Plage de Sidi Kaouki about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaim Pinto Synagogue, make a trip to Essaouira Ramparts, and take a leisurely stroll along Port de Pêche d'Essaouira.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Essaouira trip planner.

You can drive from Chefchaouen to Essaouira in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. In November, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Ouzoud.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Ouzoud, Morocco

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Cascades d'Ouzoud.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ouzoud road trip app.

You can drive from Essaouira to Ouzoud in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Ait Ben Haddou.

Things to do in Ouzoud

Parks · Nature
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Ait Ben Haddou, Morocco

— 2 nights
Seen in numerous Hollywood films and TV shows, the ancient city of Ait Ben Haddou takes visitors on a journey back to the 17th century with its impressive South Moroccan architecture, boasting earthen clay dwellings in walled kasbahs.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): see some familiar sights at Atlas Film Studio and then explore the historical opulence of Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Taourirt Kasbah and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jebel Sahro.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Ait Ben Haddou day trip tool.

You can drive from Ouzoud to Ait Ben Haddou in 5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ait Ben Haddou can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Boumalne Dades.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Boumalne Dades, Morocco

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Boumalne Dades trip planning site.

Getting from Ait Ben Haddou to Boumalne Dades by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Boumalne Dades are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You will leave for Merzouga on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Boumalne Dades

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Merzouga, Morocco

— 2 nights
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the fascinating landscape at Moroccan Sahara, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Merzouga Desert, and then take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Laoun.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Merzouga tour planner.

You can drive from Boumalne Dades to Merzouga in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Djanet.

Things to do in Merzouga

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Djanet, Algeria

— 1 night
Djanet is an oasis city, and capital of Djanet District, in Illizi Province, southeast Algeria. On the 6th (Mon), admire nature's extreme beauty at Algerian Sahara.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Djanet trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Merzouga to Djanet. The time zone difference when traveling from Merzouga to Djanet is 1 hour. In December in Djanet, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 5°C at night. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to El-Jem.

Things to do in Djanet

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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El-Jem, Tunisia

— 2 nights
El Djem is a town in Mahdia Governorate, Tunisia, population 21,576 (2014 census). Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of El-Djem, then have some family-friendly fun at Karting Monastir, then steep yourself in history at Bourghiba Mausoleum, and finally explore the ancient world of Ribat of Monastir. Keep things going the next day: stop by Sesame, then make a trip to Mahdia's Old Town, and then stroll through Mahdia Beach.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Djanet to El-Jem. Traveling from Djanet in December, you will find days in El-Jem are little chillier (20°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (11°C). On the 10th (Fri), you're off to Djerba Island.

Things to do in El-Jem

Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Djerba Island, Tunisia

— 4 nights
Explore pristine beaches and charming villages on a vacation on Djerba Island, a small island in the Gulf of Gabes known for its Berber population.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cave of Ali Berbere and Sidi Yati Mosque. Musee Du Patrimoine Traditionnel De Djerba and Lalla Hadria Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: ride a horse along Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce, explore the historical opulence of Fort de Borj El Kastil, trot along with a tour on horseback, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Djerba Explore Park.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Djerba Island trip planner.

You can drive from El-Jem to Djerba Island in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

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.

Algeria travel guide

4.1
Churches · Gardens · Historic Sites
Algeria the White
The largest country on the continent, Algeria combines diverse landscapes with cultural intrigue and history. The north of the country has always been the most developed area, with the majority of the population living in cities along the Mediterranean coast. Roman ruins, modern and colonial architecture, renowned museums, and impressive coastal areas in the north represent some of the highlights of a vacation in Algeria. Heading south, the Sahara Desert takes hold. The dunes and nomadic tribes crossing the landscape offer a dreamier, less scripted counterpoint to the urbane north.

Tunisia travel guide

3.8
Landmarks · Historic Sites · Specialty Museums
Tunisia benefits from its thin, slivery form, with a range of landscapes and climates causing diverse cultures, traditions, and lifestyles to develop over time. The lesser-visited south of the country possesses some major archaeological sites, impressive dunes, and caravans of nomadic peoples crossing the sands. The north contains many of the main cities in the country, located along the historic Mediterranean coast. Carthaginian and Roman ruins are found in and just outside the contemporary urban areas, which themselves blend African, Ottoman, and European influences. Many come for a beach holiday in Tunisia, but those who don't stop there are richly rewarded.