31 days in Morocco Itinerary

31 days in Morocco Itinerary

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31 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + train:  11​h
1
Rabat
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Casablanca
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Essaouira
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Marrakech
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Ouarzazate
— 3 nights
bus + taxi:  3​h 45​min
6
M'Hamid
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
7
Merzouga
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Errachidia
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
9
Fes
— 4 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
10
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Tangier
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Boston

2
nights
Rabat

Rabat ©
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, parks, zoos & aquariums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Chellah, don't miss a visit to Bab Mellah, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan Tower, and have some family-friendly fun at Electric Dreams.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rabat sightseeing planner.

Boston, USA to Rabat is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to Rabat is 5 hours. In December, Rabat is much warmer than Boston - with highs of 81°F and lows of 81°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can take a train to Casablanca.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites Fun & Games Tours

Side Trip

Bab Mellah
Highlights from your plan
Chellah ©
Chellah
Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias
Mausoleum of Mohammad V
Mausoleum of Mohammad V

3
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.
Casablanca is known for historic sites, shopping, wildlife, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque, and enjoy some friendly competition at Tamaris Bowling.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Casablanca holiday planner .

Take a train from Rabat to Casablanca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Rabat in December, expect nights in Casablanca to be cooler, around 50°F, while days are little chillier, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in Casablanca

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Spas & Wellness

4
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.
Essaouira is known for adventure, beaches, spas, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, look for gifts at Cooperative de bijoux Mogador Dag Souiri, and examine the collection at Synagogue Slat Lkahal.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Essaouira sightseeing app .

You can fly from Casablanca to Essaouira in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Essaouira are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Kaouki Surf School
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Horseback Riding Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira

4
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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip planner.

You can drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Marrakech when traveling from Essaouira in December, with lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

3
nights
Ouarzazate

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
Go for a jaunt from Ouarzazate to Ait Ben Haddou to see Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire nature's extreme beauty at Moroccan Sahara, look for gifts at chez Rabab, stroll through Oasis Fint, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ouarzazate trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Marrakech to Ouarzazate in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Marrakech in December: high temperatures in Ouarzazate hover around 64°F and lows are around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to M'Hamid.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Moroccan Sahara ©
Moroccan Sahara
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou ©
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

1
night
M'Hamid

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 19th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Atmospher Erg Chigaga.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the M'Hamid trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Ouarzazate to M'Hamid takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Merzouga.

Things to do in M'Hamid

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Atmospher Erg Chigaga ©
Atmospher Erg Chigaga

3
nights
Merzouga

Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Merzouga is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, outdoors, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the striking landscape at Erg Chebbi Dunes, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Laoun, and get outside with Viajes por el Desierto.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Merzouga sightseeing site .

Traveling by car from M'Hamid to Merzouga takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Errachidia.

Things to do in Merzouga

Outdoors Nature Tours

Side Trip

Erg Chebbi Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Merzouga Desert ©
Merzouga Desert
Erg Chebbi Dunes ©
Erg Chebbi Dunes

1
night
Errachidia

Errachidia ©
On the 23rd (Mon), examine the collection at Musee des Sources de Lalla Mimouna and then take some stellar pictures from Mohamed Toulali.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Errachidia road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Merzouga to Errachidia in 2 hours. December in Errachidia sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Fes.

Things to do in Errachidia

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Musee des Sources de Lalla Mimouna ©
Musee des Sources de Lalla Mimouna

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Meknes (Bou Inania Medersa & Bab El-Khemis Gate). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa, look for gifts at Medin'Art, examine the collection at Museo Nejjarine, and wander the streets of Maze of Fez.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Fes day trip site .

Drive from Errachidia to Fes in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Fes

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Meknes
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Dar Moulay Idriss.

Before you visit Chefchaouen, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a bus from Fes to Chefchaouen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tangier.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Dar Moulay Idriss ©
Dar Moulay Idriss

3
nights
Tangier

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 Church of San Bartholomew (in Asilah) and Dar El Oddi (in Tetouan). There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tangier, and make a trip to Nahon Synagogue.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tangier online road trip planner .

Drive from Chefchaouen to Tangier in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in December, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Dar El Oddi, Church of San Bartholomew
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Spas
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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