11 days in Morocco Itinerary

11 days in Morocco Itinerary

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11 days in Morocco Itinerary

New York City
Fly:  11​h 15​min
Casablanca
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Rabat
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Tangier
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Chefchaouen
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Fes
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Marrakech
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  3​h
Casablanca

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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.
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New York City, USA to Casablanca is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Casablanca due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in March, expect Casablanca to be somewhat warmer, temps between 66°F and 52°F. On the 31st (Sat), you're off toRabat.

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Rabat

Rabat ©
On a vacation in Rabat, a World Heritage Site and Morocco's capital, you can discover the city's long and rich history while enjoying a laidback atmosphere, less touristy than in the booming Casablanca and Marrakech.
On the 31st (Sat), contemplate the long history of Kasbah des Oudaias, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Rabat, and then stroll the grounds of Chellah.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rabat trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Casablanca to Rabat by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Casablanca in March, expect nights in Rabat to be much hotter, around 83°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tangier.

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Plage de Rabat ©
Plage de Rabat
Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias
Chellah ©
Chellah

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Tangier

Tangier
Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
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Drive from Rabat to Tangier in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. When traveling from Rabat in March, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Tangier: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 48°F at night. You'll set off for Chefchaouen on the 1st (Sun).

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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 1st (Sun): stop by Local Berbere Artisanal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Kasbah Museum, stop by La Botica de la Abuela Aladdin, then make a trip to Place Outa el Hammam & Kasbah, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Old City. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Cascades d'Akchour.

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Traveling by car from Tangier to Chefchaouen takes 2 hours. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fes.

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Cascades d'Akchour ©
Cascades d'Akchour
Place Outa el Hammam & Kasbah ©
Place Outa el Hammam & Kasbah
La Botica de la Abuela Aladdin ©
La Botica de la Abuela Aladdin

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Medina of Fez and Fes el-Bali. Get out of town with these interesting Fes side-trips: Meknes (Bab Mansour Gate & Meknes Medina). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa, explore the world behind art at Nejjarine Museum of Wood Arts and Crafts, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and don't miss a visit to La Belle Vue de la Tannerie.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fes trip maker website .

Drive from Chefchaouen to Fes in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Fes sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Marrakech.

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Side Trips

Meknes, Archaeological Site of Volubilis
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Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Fes el-Bali ©
Fes el-Bali

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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 6th (Fri): admire the striking features of Ben Youssef Madrasa, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, and finally take a stroll through Marrakech Souk.

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You can fly from Fes to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Fes in April: high temperatures in Marrakech hover around 80°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Essaouira.

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Marrakech Souk ©
Marrakech Souk
Bahia Palace ©
Bahia Palace
Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret ©
Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret

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Essaouira

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 7th (Sat), take a stroll through Medina of Essaouira. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Essaouira Ramparts, then make a trip to Galerie d'Art Damgaard, then hike along Ecotourisme et Randonnees, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Essaouira Beach.

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Drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Marrakech in April, plan for little chillier days in Essaouira, with highs around 70°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

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Essaouira Beach ©
Essaouira Beach
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Essaouira Ramparts ©
Essaouira Ramparts

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