37 days in Morocco Itinerary

37 days in Morocco Itinerary

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37 days in Morocco Itinerary

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

4
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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and stop by La galerie de l'aimance.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Casablanca vacation planner .

Moscow, Russia to Casablanca is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Western European Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Moscow in October, things will get warmer in Casablanca: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in Casablanca

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

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: trot along with a tour on horseback, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, ride a horse along Cheval Essaouira, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Essaouira road trip planning website .

You can fly from Casablanca to Essaouira in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

5
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.
Step out of Marrakech to go to Ourika and see Le Paradis du Safran, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Marrakech trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Essaouira, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Le Paradis du Safran, High Atlas Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

4
nights
Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate ©
Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
Get out of town with these interesting Ouarzazate side-trips: Ounila Valley (in Ait Ben Haddou), Kasbah Amridil (in Skoura Ahl El Oust) and Draa Valley (in Zagora). The adventure continues: admire nature's extreme beauty at Moroccan Sahara, admire the landmark architecture of The Old Synagogue, get outside with Fikra Travel, and browse the exhibits of Centre Al Anouar.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ouarzazate trip maker .

Traveling by car from Marrakech to Ouarzazate takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marrakech in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ouarzazate, with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to M'Hamid.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kasbah Amridil, Draa Valley, Ounila Valley
Highlights from your plan
Moroccan Sahara ©
Moroccan Sahara
Safaris
Ounila Valley ©
Ounila Valley

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.
On the 28th (Mon), admire nature's extreme beauty at Atmospher Erg Chigaga.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our M'Hamid trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Ouarzazate to M'Hamid takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Merzouga.

Things to do in M'Hamid

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

4
nights
Merzouga

Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Take a break from Merzouga with a short trip to Art Sahara in Erfoud, about 56 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nature & Parks, look for gifts at Depot Nomade, and explore the striking landscape at Erg Chebbi Dunes.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Merzouga travel route planner.

Traveling by car from M'Hamid to Merzouga takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Errachidia.

Things to do in Merzouga

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Musee Nomade, Art Sahara, 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 2nd (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Mohamed Toulali and then see the interesting displays at Musee des Sources de Lalla Mimouna.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Errachidia road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Merzouga to Errachidia takes 2 hours. November in Errachidia sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Fes.

Things to do in Errachidia

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
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.
Step out of Fes to go to Meknes and see Bou Inania Medersa, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Medina of Fez, admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa, and take a stroll through Maze of Fez.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fes route builder website .

Traveling by car from Errachidia to Fes takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Fes

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Mosque and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Cascades d'Akchour and then look for gifts at Local Berbere Artisanal.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Chefchaouen trip itinerary builder website .

Take a bus from Fes to Chefchaouen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Tangier.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

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

3
nights
Tangier

Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Take a break from Tangier with a short trip to Dar El Oddi in Tetouan, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Nahon Synagogue, see the interesting displays at American Legation, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tangier trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chefchaouen to Tangier takes 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Tangier can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rabat.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Dar El Oddi
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Spas
Dar El Oddi ©
Dar El Oddi

4
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: steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias, make a trip to Bab Mellah, have some family-friendly fun at Electric Dreams, and look for gifts at Alchimies.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Rabat trip planner.

You can take a train from Tangier to Rabat in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rabat when traveling from Tangier in November, with lows around 27°C. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games

Side Trip

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

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