41 days in Morocco Itinerary

41 days in Morocco Itinerary

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41 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly:  17​h
1
Agadir
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Essaouira
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Marrakech
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Ait Ben Haddou
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Bus + Taxi:  4​h 30​min
5
M'Hamid
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
6
Merzouga
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Errachidia
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Fes
— 5 nights
Bus:  3​h 30​min
9
Chefchaouen
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Rabat
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
11
Casablanca
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Calgary

3
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.
Visiting Crocoparc and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seafront Promenade and Taghazout Skatepark. Take a break from Agadir with a short trip to Plage Imi Ouaddar in Imi Ouaddar, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Merroqui, examine the collection at Memoire d'Agadir, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Agadir trip planner.

Calgary, Canada to Agadir is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Western European Time (WET) is 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Agadir

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Plage Imi Ouaddar, Taghazout Skatepark, Horseback Riding Tours
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Crocoparc ©
Crocoparc
Seafront Promenade ©
Seafront Promenade
Taghazout Skatepark ©
Taghazout Skatepark

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Medina of Essaouira and Galerie l'Arbre bleu. Let the collections at Galerie la Kasbah and GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, head outdoors with Kaouki Surf School, take a leisurely stroll along Port de Pêche d'Essaouira, and take a stroll around Dar Souiri.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Essaouira trip planner.

You can drive from Agadir to Essaouira in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trip

Kaouki Surf School
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
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.
For shopping fun, head to Ensemble Artisanal or Jemaa el-Fnaa. Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech and Medersa Ben Youssef are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the striking features of Saadian Tombs, and contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bahia.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech day 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 warmer weather when traveling from Essaouira in June: highs in Marrakech hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ait Ben Haddou.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Arab Baths
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): appreciate the views at Ounila Valley and then contemplate the long history of Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ait Ben Haddou day trip site .

Traveling by car from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Ait Ben Haddou sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to M'Hamid.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou ©
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Ounila Valley ©
Ounila Valley

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Atmospher Erg Chigaga and Amassakoul. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zagora Markets and Nature & Wildlife Tours. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and explore the fascinating landscape at Esprite-Lamane.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our M'Hamid trip planner.

Getting from Ait Ben Haddou to M'Hamid by combination of taxi and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Merzouga.

Things to do in M'Hamid

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Zagora
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Atmospher Erg Chigaga ©
Atmospher Erg Chigaga
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Safaris

3
nights
Merzouga

Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Ihmadi Trilobites Centre. Get a sense of the local culture at Art Sahara and Galerie Laoun. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating landscape at Merzouga Desert, examine the collection at Musee Nomade, get outside with Viajes por el Desierto, and take in the dramatic natural features at Erg Chebbi Dunes.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Merzouga trip 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 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Errachidia.

Things to do in Merzouga

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ihmadi Trilobites Centre, Art Sahara, Musee Nomade, Erg Chebbi Dunes
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Merzouga Desert ©
Merzouga Desert
Erg Chebbi Dunes ©
Erg Chebbi Dunes

1
night
Errachidia

Errachidia ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): get great views at Mohamed Toulali and then examine the collection at Musee des Sources de Lalla Mimouna.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Errachidia driving holiday website .

Traveling by car from Merzouga to Errachidia takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in June, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car 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

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Museo Nejjarine. Get a sense of the local culture at Medina of Fez and Archaeological Site of Volubilis. Go for a jaunt from Fes to Meknes to see Bou Inania Medersa about 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Coin Berbere, see the interesting displays at Musee des armes, browse for treasures at Azilal Gallery, and take in the exciting artwork at Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fes trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Errachidia to Fes in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, Fes is little chillier than Errachidia - with highs of 38°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Fes

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Archaeological Site of Volubilis, Bou Inania Medersa
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Archaeological Site of Volubilis ©
Archaeological Site of Volubilis

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque, and then browse for treasures at Dar Moulay Idriss. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Talassemtane National Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Mosque.

To find where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, read Chefchaouen trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a bus from Fes to Chefchaouen in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rabat.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Spanish Mosque ©
Spanish Mosque
Talassemtane National Park ©
Talassemtane National Park

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chellah and Espace Expressions CDG. For shopping fun, head to Au Grain de Sesame or Ronde des saveurs. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kasbah des Oudaias, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Jardin Zoologique de Rabat, see the interesting displays at The Currency Museum of the Bank Al-Maghrib, and admire the masterpieces at La Villa des Arts.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rabat attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Chefchaouen to Rabat takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Casablanca.

Things to do in Rabat

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

El Borge
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Au Grain de Sesame ©
Au Grain de Sesame
Chellah ©
Chellah
Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Tachfine center. You'll explore and learn at Musee Abderrahman Slaoui and Villa des Arts de Casablanca. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque, buy something for everyone on your list at Morocco Mall, examine the collection at Museum of Moroccan Judaism, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anglican Church of St John the Evangelist.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Casablanca trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rabat to Casablanca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Rabat, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Casablanca, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 24°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Casablanca

Museums Shopping Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Ettedgui Synagogue ©
Ettedgui Synagogue

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