55 days in Morocco Itinerary

55 days in Morocco Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Marrakech
— 10 nights
2
Essaouira
— 7 nights
3
Agadir
— 7 nights
4
Sidi Ifni
— 1 night
5
Merzouga
— 3 nights
6
Boumalne Dades
— 1 night
7
Imlil
— 4 nights
8
Ouzoud
— 2 nights
9
Rabat
— 6 nights
10
Tangier
— 6 nights
11
Fes
— 5 nights

10
nights
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.
Visiting Climbing Tours and Berber Ecomuseum will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Ben Youssef Mosque and Bab Agnaou are in your itinerary. Step out of Marrakech to go to Ourika and see La Source de Tapis, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech, explore the galleries of Le Musee de la Photographie et des Arts Visuels de Marrakech, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Marrakech tour builder tool.

Ottawa, Canada to Marrakech is an approximately 16-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Ottawa to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ottawa in August, expect nights in Marrakech to be somewhat warmer, around °C, while days are warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

La Source de Tapis, High Atlas Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech ©
Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech
Climbing Tours

7
nights
Essaouira

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Plage de Sidi Kaouki and Essaouira Beach. Get some historical perspective at Dar Sultan Palace and Mogador Christian Cemetery. And it doesn't end there: trot along with a tour on horseback, hunt for treasures at Essaouira Fish Market, stroll through Cheval Essaouira, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Moga2roues.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Essaouira trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Marrakech in September, plan for little chillier days in Essaouira, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Agadir.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Plage de Sidi Kaouki, Le Val d'Argan
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Sidi Kaouki ©
Plage de Sidi Kaouki
Horseback Riding Tours
Essaouira Beach ©
Essaouira Beach

7
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.
Get some cultural insight at Maison D'artisanat Berbere Taroudant and Memoire d'Agadir. Agadir Kasbah and Mosquee Mohamed V will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Agadir side-trips: Taroudant (Bijouterie Essada Silversmith & Anmoon Weaving Co-op) and Cascades (in Imouzzer des Ida Outanane). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Crocoparc, soak in style at Turkish baths, go for a stroll along the water at Marina D'agadir, and enjoy the sand and surf at Taghazout Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Agadir day trip planner.

Getting from Essaouira to Agadir by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sidi Ifni.

Things to do in Agadir

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Taroudant, Cascades
Highlights from your plan
Crocoparc ©
Crocoparc
Taghazout Beach ©
Taghazout Beach
Turkish Baths

1
night
Sidi Ifni

Sidi Ifni ©
Sidi Ifni is a city located in southwest Morocco, on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. On the 19th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Legzira Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sidi Ifni trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Agadir to Sidi Ifni takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Merzouga.

Things to do in Sidi Ifni

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Legzira Beach ©
Legzira Beach

3
nights
Merzouga

Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Do your shopping at Rissani Market and Mezane Fossil Store. Get some historical perspective at Ksar El Fida and Ksar Oulad Abdelhalim. Change things up with these side-trips from Merzouga: Erfoud (Macro Fossiles Kasbah & Art Sahara). There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Lake of Merzouga, admire nature's extreme beauty at Merzouga Desert, and explore and take pictures at Galerie Laoun.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Merzouga route tool.

You can fly from Sidi Ifni to Merzouga in 9.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Boumalne Dades.

Things to do in Merzouga

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Rissani, Erfoud
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Merzouga Desert ©
Merzouga Desert
Macro Fossiles Kasbah ©
Macro Fossiles Kasbah

1
night
Boumalne Dades

Boumalne Dades ©
Boumalne Dades is a town in Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): make a trip to Roses Valley and then explore the stunning scenery at Dades Gorges.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Boumalne Dades day trip site.

Getting from Merzouga to Boumalne Dades by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. September in Boumalne Dades sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Imlil.

Things to do in Boumalne Dades

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Roses Valley
Highlights from your plan
Dades Gorges ©
Dades Gorges

4
nights
Imlil

Imlil
Nestled in the High Atlas Mountains, the village of Imlil boasts a pleasant, cool climate and scenic surroundings.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou and Tin Mal Mosque. Get in touch with nature at Oum er-Riba and Mount Toubkal. Get out of town with these interesting Imlil side-trips: Maison du Safran (in Taliouine) and La safraniere de l'Ourika (in Tnine Ourika). There's more to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see maps and tourist information, go to the Imlil route maker.

Getting from Boumalne Dades to Imlil by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Ouzoud.

Things to do in Imlil

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Maison du Safran, Mount Toubkal, Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, La safraniere de l'Ourika, Tin Mal Mosque
Highlights from your plan
Mount Toubkal
Mount Toubkal
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou ©
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Tin Mal Mosque ©
Tin Mal Mosque

2
nights
Ouzoud

Ouzoud ©
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascades d'Ouzoud.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ouzoud trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Imlil to Ouzoud in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rabat.

Things to do in Ouzoud

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cascades d'Ouzoud ©
Cascades d'Ouzoud

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mehdia Beach and Lac Sidi Boughaba Parc National. We've included these beaches for you: Monica Beach and Plage de Rabat. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rabat: elite clothes (in Kenitra) and Quartier Habous (in Casablanca). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias, cool off at Rokya Aquaparc, examine the collection at Oudaia Museum, and savor the flavors at Ronde des saveurs.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rabat travel route planner.

You can drive from Ouzoud to Rabat in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In September in Rabat, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Tangier.

Things to do in Rabat

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sale, Kenitra, Monica Beach, Quartier Habous, Mehdia Beach
Highlights from your plan
Mehdia Beach ©
Mehdia Beach
Chellah ©
Chellah
Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias

6
nights
Tangier

Tangier ©
Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Explore hidden gems such as Walking tours and Traditional Art Gallery. Escape the urban bustle at Tangier Beach and Hercules Cave. Change things up with these side-trips from Tangier: Asilah Medina (in Asilah) and Tetouan (The Ethnographic Museum & Archaeological Museum of Tetouan). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bouhendia Beach, see the interesting displays at American Legation, take a stroll through Medina of Tangier, and admire the landmark architecture of Gran Teatro Cervantes.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tangier trip builder tool.

Traveling by train from Rabat to Tangier takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rabat in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Tangier, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Fes.

Things to do in Tangier

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Tetouan, Asilah Medina
Highlights from your plan
Galerie Conil ©
Galerie Conil
Asilah Medina ©
Asilah Medina
Tangier Beach ©
Tangier Beach

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.
Archaeological Site of Volubilis and Tombe dei Merenidi are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Musee Riad Belghazi and Fes Mosaic & Potery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fes: Lake Dait Aoua (in Ifrane) and Meknes (Bab Mansour Laleuj & Moulay Idriss Zerhoun). The adventure continues: soak away your stress at local Arab baths, admire the landmark architecture of Al-Attarine Madrasa, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and buy something for everyone on your list at Borj FEZ.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fes trip planner.

You can take a train from Tangier to Fes in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tangier in October, you will find days in Fes are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are slightly colder (°C). On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fes

Tours Baths Spas

Side Trips

Meknes, Lake Dait Aoua, Archaeological Site of Volubilis
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Archaeological Site of Volubilis ©
Archaeological Site of Volubilis
Arab Baths

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