24 days in Morocco Itinerary

24 days in Morocco Itinerary

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24 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Casablanca
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Chefchaouen
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Fes
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Merzouga
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Ait Ben Haddou
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Marrakech
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Oualidia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Essaouira
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Agadir
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Plage Miramar. Popular historic sites such as Hassan II Mosque and Chellah are in your itinerary. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue Beth-El.

To find out how to plan a trip to Casablanca, use our trip itinerary maker.

Istanbul, Turkey to Casablanca is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Casablanca is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in January: highs in Casablanca hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Casablanca

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Plage Miramar, Chellah
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Chellah ©
Chellah

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Ras El Maa Waterfall, browse the eclectic array of goods at Dar Moulay Idriss, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Cascades d'Akchour.

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You can drive from Casablanca to Chefchaouen in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Spanish Mosque ©
Spanish Mosque
Cascades d'Akchour ©
Cascades d'Akchour

3
nights
Fes

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 hidden gems such as Safaris and Glaoui Palace. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bou Inania Medersa and Heri es Souani. Get out of town with these interesting Fes side-trips: Meknes (Bab El-Khemis Gate & Royal Stables). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Coin Berbere and see the interesting displays at Musee des armes.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fes trip planning website .

You can take a bus from Chefchaouen to Fes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Fes are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Merzouga.

Things to do in Fes

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Meknes
Highlights from your plan
Coin Berbere ©
Coin Berbere
Royal Stables ©
Royal Stables
Safaris

2
nights
Merzouga

Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get outside with Viajes por el Desierto and then head off-road at local off-road trails. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): examine the collection at Musee Nomade and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Merzouga trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Fes to Merzouga in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ait Ben Haddou.

Things to do in Merzouga

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Musee Nomade
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Musee Nomade ©
Musee Nomade

1
night
Ait Ben Haddou

Ait Ben Haddou ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Fri): appreciate the views at Ounila Valley and then make a trip to Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ait Ben Haddou tour itinerary site .

Getting from Merzouga to Ait Ben Haddou by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Ait Ben Haddou can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou ©
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Ounila Valley ©
Ounila Valley

4
nights
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 a sense of the local culture at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech and Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech. Visit Koutoubia Mosque and Menara Gardens and Pavilion for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, and admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech journey builder tool .

You can drive from Ait Ben Haddou to Marrakech in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ait Ben Haddou in January since evenings lows in Marrakech dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oualidia.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Balloon Rides
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef

1
night
Oualidia

Oualidia
Oualidia is a coastal village in Morocco situated between El Jadida and Safi. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Lagoon of Oualidia.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Oualidia holiday planner.

Getting from Marrakech to Oualidia by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in Oualidia

Nature Beaches Parks

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.
Visit Essaouira Beach and Plage de Sidi Kaouki for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Medina of Essaouira. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Simon Attias Synagogue, take in the exciting artwork at GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD, explore by horseback at Cheval Essaouira, and examine the collection at Synagogue Slat Lkahal.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Essaouira online holiday maker .

Getting from Oualidia to Essaouira by car takes about 3 hours. In February in Essaouira, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Agadir.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Plage de Sidi Kaouki
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Plage de Sidi Kaouki ©
Plage de Sidi Kaouki

4
nights
Agadir

Agadir ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Agadir Kasbah and Memoire d'Agadir. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage d'Imsouane and Plage d'Agadir. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Agadir Oufella Ruins, admire the striking features of Caserne de Pompiers Agadir, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and stop by Lita.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Agadir online itinerary builder .

You can drive from Essaouira to Agadir in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Agadir

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Plage d'Imsouane
Highlights from your plan
Plage d'Agadir ©
Plage d'Agadir
Plage d'Imsouane ©
Plage d'Imsouane
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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