8 days in Morocco Itinerary

8 days in Morocco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Morocco visit planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Casablanca
— Few hours
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Essaouira
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Marrakech
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Ait Ben Haddou
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 45 min
5
Merzouga
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 30 min
6
Fes
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Rome

few
hours
Casablanca

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Synagogue Beth-El and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, use the Casablanca sightseeing website .

Rome, Italy to Casablanca is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rome to Casablanca, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rome in February; daily highs in Casablanca reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in Casablanca

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Temple Beth-El ©
Temple Beth-El

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then take a stroll through Medina of Essaouira.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Essaouira trip website .

Traveling by flight from Casablanca to Essaouira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in February, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Horseback Riding Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then admire the masterpieces at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech, then admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, and finally look for gifts at Chez Fouad Confection de vetements en cuir et daim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, steep yourself in history at Koutoubia Mosque, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, use the Marrakech tour planner.

You can drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Essaouira in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Marrakech, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Ait Ben Haddou.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

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 26th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Ounila Valley and then make a trip to Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ait Ben Haddou route maker .

Getting from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Merzouga.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou ©
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Ounila Valley ©
Ounila Valley

1
night
Merzouga

Merzouga ©
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Galerie Laoun, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Merzouga Desert, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally examine the collection at Musee Nomade.

To find out how to plan a trip to Merzouga, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ait Ben Haddou to Merzouga by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Fes.

Things to do in Merzouga

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Musee Nomade
Highlights from your plan
Merzouga Desert ©
Merzouga Desert
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Musee Nomade ©
Musee Nomade

1
night
Fes

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine, wander the streets of Medina of Fez, and then take in the exciting artwork at Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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

Getting from Merzouga to Fes by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in February, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fes

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Museo Nejjarine ©
Museo Nejjarine

Similar Plans

9 days in Morocco BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND December, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Morocco BY A USER FROM SPAIN December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Morocco BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Morocco BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS May, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Morocco BY A USER FROM BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA May, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Morocco BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Morocco BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Morocco BY A USER FROM THAILAND February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Morocco BY A USER FROM ITALY December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Morocco BY A USER FROM TURKEY January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Morocco BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Morocco BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
See more plans