11 days in Morocco Itinerary

11 days in Morocco Itinerary

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11 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Train:  11 h 30 min
1
Casablanca
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h 30 min
3
Fes
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 30 min
4
Merzouga
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 45 min
5
Ait Ben Haddou
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Marrakech
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Sun), visit a coastal fixture at El Hank Lighthouse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Beth-El, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then walk around Parc de L'Hermitage, and finally make a trip to Mahkama du Pacha.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Casablanca travel website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Casablanca is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Casablanca, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Casablanca are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Casablanca

Historic Sites Parks Spas
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Temple Beth-El ©
Temple Beth-El
El Hank Lighthouse ©
El Hank Lighthouse
Mahkama du Pacha ©
Mahkama du Pacha

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): stop by Local Berbere Artisanal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Mosque, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ras El Maa Waterfall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chefchaouen day trip website .

Traveling by car from Casablanca to Chefchaouen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Shopping Historic Sites Nature
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Spanish Mosque ©
Spanish Mosque
Ras El Maa Waterfall ©
Ras El Maa Waterfall

1
night
Fes

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 3rd (Tue): examine the collection at Musee Riad Belghazi, then browse the exhibits of Art D'Argile, and then admire the striking features of Sahrij Medersa.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Fes trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by bus from Chefchaouen to Fes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Fes can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Merzouga.

Things to do in Fes

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Art D'Argile ©
Art D'Argile
Sahrij Medersa ©
Sahrij Medersa
Musee Riad Belghazi ©
Musee Riad Belghazi

1
night
Merzouga

Merzouga ©
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
On the 4th (Wed), explore the fascinating landscape at The Lake of Merzouga, then stop by Driss Fossils & Minerals Shop, and then examine the collection at Musee Nomade.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Merzouga trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fes to Merzouga takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ait Ben Haddou.

Things to do in Merzouga

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Musee Nomade
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Musee Nomade ©
Musee Nomade

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): make a trip to Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou and then admire the verdant scenery at Ounila Valley.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ait Ben Haddou travel route site .

You can drive from Merzouga to Ait Ben Haddou in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Ait Ben Haddou can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

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Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou ©
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Ounila Valley ©
Ounila Valley

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then see the interesting displays at Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech, then admire the striking features of Koutoubia Mosque, and finally admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Secret. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, don't miss a visit to Medersa Ben Youssef, take a stroll through Tanneries, then get to know the fascinating history of Marrakech Ramparts, and finally admire the masterpieces at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Marrakech trip app .

Getting from Ait Ben Haddou to Marrakech by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Balloon Rides
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef

2
nights
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 8th (Sun), take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then kick back and relax at Plage de Sidi Kaouki. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Galerie la Kasbah, view the masterpieces at GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD, pause for some serene contemplation at Simon Attias Synagogue, then examine the collection at Synagogue Slat Lkahal, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaim Pinto Synagogue, and finally explore by horseback at Cheval Essaouira.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Essaouira vacation planner.

Getting from Marrakech to Essaouira by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Marrakech, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Essaouira, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Plage de Sidi Kaouki
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Walking tours
Plage de Sidi Kaouki ©
Plage de Sidi Kaouki
Simon Attias Synagogue ©
Simon Attias Synagogue

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