11 days in Morocco & Barcelona Itinerary

11 days in Morocco & Barcelona Itinerary

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11 days in Morocco & Barcelona Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  15 h 30 min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  6 h 15 min
2
Chefchaouen, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Moulay Idriss, Morocco
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Fes, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
5
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
End: Casablanca, Morocco

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Barcelona itinerary site.

San Francisco, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. In March, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. On the 11th (Wed), you'll travel to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Barcelona

Shopping
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La Boqueria ©
La Boqueria

2
nights
Chefchaouen, Morocco

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cascades d'Akchour, Place Outa el Hammam & Kasbah and Spanish Mosque. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Place Outa el Hammam & Kasbah, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Dar Moulay Idriss, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Mosque.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Chefchaouen online attractions planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Chefchaouen by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Moulay Idriss.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Dar Moulay Idriss ©
Dar Moulay Idriss
Spanish Mosque ©
Spanish Mosque

1
night
Moulay Idriss, Morocco

Moulay Idriss ©
Moulay Idriss or Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, a town in northern Morocco located at, is spread over two hills at the base of Mount Zerhoun, the holy town of Moulay Idriss Zerhoune holds a special place in the hearts of the Moroccan people. To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Moulay Idriss trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Chefchaouen to Moulay Idriss by car takes about 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Moulay Idriss can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Fes.

Things to do in Moulay Idriss

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Meknes, Archaeological Site of Volubilis
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Meknes Medina ©
Meknes Medina
Archaeological Site of Volubilis ©
Archaeological Site of Volubilis
Bab El-Khemis Gate ©
Bab El-Khemis Gate

3
nights
Fes, Morocco

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Fes is known for wildlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa, see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine, view the masterpieces at Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat, and get where you need to go with Morocco In One Step.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fes trip planning site.

You can drive from Moulay Idriss to Fes in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Fes are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Fes

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Parc La Prairie
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Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Museo Nejjarine ©
Museo Nejjarine

2
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): wander the streets of Tanneries, deepen your understanding at Medersa Ben Youssef, look for gifts at Ma Creation, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Marrakech day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Fes to Marrakech takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Marrakech when traveling from Fes in March, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

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