32 days in Morocco Itinerary

32 days in Morocco Itinerary

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32 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly + Train:  17 h
1
Casablanca
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
2
Rabat
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Tangier
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h 30 min
5
Fes
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
6
Errachidia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Merzouga
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
8
M'Hamid
— 1 night
Taxi + Bus:  3 h 45 min
9
Ouarzazate
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h
10
Essaouira
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
11
Marrakech
— 6 nights
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Seattle

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.
Casablanca is known for historic sites, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque, get outside with Outdoor Activities, stop by Mooi, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Casablanca online tour builder.

Seattle, USA to Casablanca is an approximately 17- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Western European Time is 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in October; daily highs in Casablanca reach 78°F and lows reach 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can take a train to Rabat.

Things to do in Casablanca

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Food Tours

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.
On the 13th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Russian Orthodox Church, then contemplate the long history of Kasbah des Oudaias, and then stroll the grounds of Chellah. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Bab Mellah, make a trip to Mausoleum of Mohammad V, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque of Sale.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rabat trip planner.

You can take a train from Casablanca to Rabat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Casablanca in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 80°F in Rabat. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Tangier.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Tangier

Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Get out of town with these interesting Tangier side-trips: Tetouan (Jewish cemetery of Tetouan, Dar El Oddi, &more). There's much more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at American Legation, don't miss a visit to Moise Nahon Synagogue, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tangier trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Rabat to Tangier in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Rabat in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Tangier, with lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours Parks Spas

Side Trip

Tetouan
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Dar El Oddi ©
Dar El Oddi
Parc Perdicaris ©
Parc Perdicaris

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.
On the 18th (Sun), pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Dar Moulay Idriss and then get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Chefchaouen trip maker site.

Drive from Tangier to Chefchaouen in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fes: Meknes (Bab El-Khemis Gate & Bou Inania Medersa). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, learn something new at Medina Children's Library, explore the galleries of Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Fondouk Tsetouanien.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fes day trip planner.

Getting from Chefchaouen to Fes by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October in Fes, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Errachidia.

Things to do in Fes

Museums Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
night
Errachidia

Errachidia ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get great views at Mohamed Toulali and then examine the collection at Musee des Sources de Lalla Mimouna.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Errachidia trip builder app.

You can drive from Fes to Errachidia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Errachidia, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Merzouga.

Things to do in Errachidia

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

3
nights
Merzouga

Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Merzouga is known for wildlife, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, head outdoors with Viajes por el Desierto, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and examine the collection at Musee Nomade.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Merzouga journey planner.

You can drive from Errachidia to Merzouga in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to M'Hamid.

Things to do in Merzouga

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

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

1
night
M'Hamid

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 27th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Atmospher Erg Chigaga. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours.

Plan trip to M'Hamid with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Merzouga to M'Hamid takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in M'Hamid

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Atmospher Erg Chigaga ©
Atmospher Erg Chigaga
Safaris

3
nights
Ouarzazate

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
Ouarzazate is known for nature, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating landscape at Moroccan Sahara, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for gifts at chez Rabab, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ouarzazate travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from M'Hamid to Ouarzazate takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Essaouira.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Moroccan Sahara ©
Moroccan Sahara
Safaris

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.
Essaouira is known for adventure, spas, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trot along with a tour on horseback, get outside with Outdoor Activities, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and do sightseeing at your own pace with Kaouki Surf School.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Essaouira trip maker website.

Drive from Ouarzazate to Essaouira in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Ouarzazate, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Essaouira, ranging from highs of 77°F to lows of 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Kaouki Surf School
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

6
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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip website.

Getting from Essaouira to Marrakech by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Essaouira in November since evenings lows in Marrakech dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

High Atlas Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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