31 days in Morocco Itinerary

31 days in Morocco Itinerary

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Fes
— 3 nights
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Chefchaouen
— 1 night
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Tangier
— 4 nights
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Rabat
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Casablanca
— 3 nights
Fly
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Essaouira
— 4 nights
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Marrakech
— 6 nights
Fly
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Ouarzazate
— 2 nights
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Boumalne Dades
— 1 night
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Merzouga
— 3 nights
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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 2nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa, explore the engaging exhibits at Medina Children's Library, see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine, and explore the world behind art at Coin Berbere.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fes trip planner.

Oujda to Fes is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. August in Fes sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Fes

Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Chefchaouen travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Fes to Chefchaouen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tangier.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Tangier

— 4 nights
Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Explore Tangier's surroundings by going to Tetouan (Dar El Oddi & Tetouan Quad Xplorer). On the 6th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 7th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at American Legation and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Tangier attractions app.

Drive from Chefchaouen to Tangier in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Tangier sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Rabat.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Rabat

— 3 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.
Rabat is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Chellah, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan Tower.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rabat trip planner.

You can take a train from Tangier to Rabat in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tangier in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Rabat, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Casablanca.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Casablanca

— 3 nights
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Spend the 15th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, head outdoors with Special Morocco Tours, and find something for the whole family at Yasmine Fun Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Casablanca online attractions planner.

Getting from Rabat to Casablanca by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rabat in August: highs in Casablanca hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Essaouira.

Things to do in Casablanca

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Wineries

Essaouira

— 4 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.
Essaouira is known for adventure, wildlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see Off-Road Tours, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take a stroll through Medina of Essaouira.

Plan a Essaouira trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Casablanca to Essaouira by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Casablanca in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Essaouira, with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trip

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 20th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, and stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Marrakech vacation planning tool.

Getting from Essaouira to Marrakech by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Essaouira in August, expect Marrakech to be somewhat warmer, temps between 44°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Ouarzazate

— 2 nights

The door of the desert

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
On the 26th (Thu), explore the fascinating landscape at Moroccan Sahara and then get outside with Fikra Travel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Ouarzazate driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Marrakech to Ouarzazate by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Ouarzazate are 44°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Boumalne Dades.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Boumalne Dades

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see Marco Desert Expedition and then take in breathtaking views at Dades Gorges.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Boumalne Dades day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ouarzazate to Boumalne Dades takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Boumalne Dades can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Merzouga.

Things to do in Boumalne Dades

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Merzouga

— 3 nights
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Spend the 29th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating landscape at Merzouga Desert, take in the dramatic natural features at Erg Chebbi Dunes, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Merzouga day trip planning website.

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 by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Merzouga

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Morocco travel guide

4.1
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.