53 days in Morocco Itinerary

53 days in Morocco Itinerary

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53 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  2 h 30 min
1
Tangier
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Chefchaouen
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h 30 min
3
Fes
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Rabat
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Casablanca
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Marrakech
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Essaouira
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Agadir
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h
9
Ouarzazate
— 5 nights
Bus:  2 h 15 min
10
Zagora
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
M'Hamid
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
12
Merzouga
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
13
Errachidia
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h
End: Barcelona

4
nights
Tangier

Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Venture out of the city with trips to Asilah Medina (in Asilah) and Dar El Oddi (in Tetouan). There's still lots to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, make a trip to la Librairie des Colonnes, and walk around Parc Perdicaris.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Tangier trip planning website .

Barcelona, Spain to Tangier is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Tangier is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Barcelona in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Tangier, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Dar El Oddi, Asilah Medina
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dar El Oddi ©
Dar El Oddi

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.
On the 15th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Talassemtane National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque, and then browse for treasures at Dar Moulay Idriss. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Mosque and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chefchaouen trip tool .

Drive from Tangier to Chefchaouen in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Dar Moulay Idriss ©
Dar Moulay Idriss
Spanish Mosque ©
Spanish Mosque

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fes: Meknes (Bou Inania Medersa & Bab El-Khemis Gate). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, view the masterpieces at Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat, explore the galleries of Coin Berbere, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fes online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Chefchaouen to Fes by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July, daily temperatures in Fes can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Rabat.

Things to do in Fes

Tours Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

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

5
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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kasbah des Oudaias, stroll the grounds of Chellah, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan Tower, and go for a stroll along the water at Bouregreg Marina.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rabat day trip site .

Getting from Fes to Rabat by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Fes in July, plan for colder days in Rabat, with highs around 25°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Casablanca.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
Casablanca is known for historic sites, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, stop by Mooi, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find more things to do, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Casablanca trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from Rabat to Casablanca in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Rabat in July, expect nights in Casablanca to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Casablanca

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

7
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: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Menara Gardens and Pavilion, contemplate the long history of Medersa Ben Youssef, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Marrakech journey planning app .

Drive from Casablanca to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Casablanca in July, plan for warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 44°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

High Atlas Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

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.
Essaouira is known for adventure, spas, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Cooperative Feminine de Tamounte, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and tour on your own time with Kaouki Surf School.

For photos, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Essaouira road trip planning website .

Drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Marrakech in August: high temperatures in Essaouira hover around 33°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Agadir.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

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

5
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Agadir: Plage Imi Ouaddar (in Imi Ouaddar), Off-Road Tours (in Tiznit) and Bijouterie Essada Silversmith (in Taroudant). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the striking landscape of Taghazout Skatepark, make a trip to Seafront Promenade, and look for gifts at Merroqui.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Agadir trip planner.

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Agadir takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in Agadir

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Horseback Riding Tours, Bijouterie Essada Silversmith, Plage Imi Ouaddar, Taghazout Skatepark, Off-Road Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Taghazout Skatepark ©
Taghazout Skatepark
Off-Road Tours

5
nights
Ouarzazate

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ouarzazate: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou (in Ait Ben Haddou), M'goun Massif (in Azilal) and Kasbah Amridil (in Skoura Ahl El Oust). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating landscape at Moroccan Sahara, see the interesting displays at Musee du Cinema, admire the striking features of The Old Synagogue, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Ouarzazate trip planner.

You can fly from Agadir to Ouarzazate in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ouarzazate can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Zagora.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

M'goun Massif, Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, Kasbah Amridil
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Moroccan Sahara ©
Moroccan Sahara
M'goun Massif ©
M'goun Massif

1
night
Zagora

Inextricably linked with the Sahara Desert, Zagora represents a historical stronghold of the Almoravid empire, whose legacy still decorates the surrounding sandy hills.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the world behind art at Musee des Arts Et Traditions de la Vallee de Draa, browse the eclectic array of goods at Zagora Markets, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Zagora online driving holiday planner .

Take a bus from Ouarzazate to Zagora in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to M'Hamid.

Things to do in Zagora

Shopping Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Atmospher Erg Chigaga and then explore the fascinating landscape at Esprite-Lamane. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the M'Hamid visit planner.

You can drive from Zagora to M'Hamid in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Merzouga.

Things to do in M'Hamid

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
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.
Merzouga is known for wildlife, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, look for gifts at Depot Nomade, and take in the dramatic natural features at Erg Chebbi Dunes.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Merzouga sightseeing planning site .

Drive from M'Hamid to Merzouga in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Errachidia.

Things to do in Merzouga

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Erg Chebbi Dunes, Musee Nomade
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Erg Chebbi Dunes ©
Erg Chebbi Dunes
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
Errachidia

Errachidia ©
On the 30th (Sun), examine the collection at Musee des Sources de Lalla Mimouna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Mohamed Toulali.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Errachidia trip planning tool .

Getting from Merzouga to Errachidia by car takes about 2 hours. August in Errachidia sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 29°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Errachidia

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

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