9 days in Morocco Itinerary

9 days in Morocco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Morocco trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Fes
— 1 night
Fly to Errachidia, Bus to Merzouga
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Merzouga
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ait Ben Haddou
— 1 night
Drive
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Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marrakech
— 2 nights
Fly

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Fes

— 1 night

Mecca of the West

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
On the 6th (Tue), relax in sumptuous surroundings at local Arab baths and then wander the streets of Medina of Fez. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

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

Brussels, Belgium to Fes is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Brussels in April, expect Fes to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Merzouga.

Things to do in Fes

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods

Merzouga

— 2 nights
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): browse for treasures at Art Sahara, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Laoun, and then explore the fascinating landscape at Merzouga Desert. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): look for gifts at Depot Nomade and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Merzouga trip app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Fes to Merzouga in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ait Ben Haddou.

Things to do in Merzouga

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Ait Ben Haddou

— 1 night
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 10th (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Ounila Valley and then take in panoramic vistas at Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ait Ben Haddou online route planner.

You can drive from Merzouga to Ait Ben Haddou in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. April in Ait Ben Haddou sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Essaouira

— 2 nights

Wind City of Africa

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 11th (Sun), examine the collection at Cooperative feminie TILILA d'huile d'argane, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then learn about winemaking at Le Val d'Argan, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Essaouira Beach, visit Medina of Essaouira, and then take in the exciting artwork at Galerie La Rochelle.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Essaouira sightseeing planning tool.

You can drive from Ait Ben Haddou to Essaouira in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Ait Ben Haddou in April: highs in Essaouira hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Marrakech

— 2 nights

Red City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): walk around Cyber Parc Arsat Moulay Abdeslam, see the interesting displays at Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Secret, then admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef, and finally admire the masterpieces at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque and then relax in sumptuous surroundings at local Arab baths.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Essaouira in April, you will find days in Marrakech are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Museums · Baths · Spas · Parks

Morocco travel guide

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Flea Markets · Gardens · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.