11 days in Morocco Itinerary

11 days in Morocco Itinerary

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11 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
+2
Fly + Taxi + Train:  17​h
1
Marrakech
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Fes
— 3 nights
Bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Casablanca
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of Koutoubia Mosque.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Marrakech holiday maker website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Marrakech is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in January; daily highs in Marrakech reach 22°C and lows reach 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fes.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef

3
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Bou Inania Medersa in Meknes (about 54 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa, take in the exciting artwork at Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat, browse the eclectic array of goods at La Petite Maison Berbere, and explore the engaging exhibits at Medina Children's Library.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Fes trip planner.

Fly from Marrakech to Fes in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. January in Fes sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Fes

Museums Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Bou Inania Medersa
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Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Museo Nejjarine ©
Museo Nejjarine

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Dar Moulay Idriss.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chefchaouen journey planner.

Take a bus from Fes to Chefchaouen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Casablanca.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Shopping
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Dar Moulay Idriss ©
Dar Moulay Idriss

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Temple Beth-El and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Casablanca day trip planner .

You can drive from Chefchaouen to Casablanca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Casablanca

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Photography Tours

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