12 days in Morocco, Algeria & Tunisia Itinerary

12 days in Morocco, Algeria & Tunisia Itinerary

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Fly to Casablanca, Shuttle to Essaouira
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Essaouira, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fes, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Casablanca, Morocco
— 1 night
Fly
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Algiers, Algeria
— 1 night
Fly
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Tunis, Tunisia
— 1 night
Fly
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Djerba Island, Tunisia
— 2 nights
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Essaouira, Morocco

— 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 20th (Thu), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then steep yourself in history at Medina of Essaouira, then see the interesting displays at Synagogue Slat Lkahal, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaim Pinto Synagogue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then see the interesting displays at Cooperative feminie TILILA d'huile d'argane.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Essaouira trip itinerary maker tool.

New York City, USA to Essaouira is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Adventure
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

Marrakech, Morocco

— 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 22nd (Sat): admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, then examine the collection at Marrakech Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech. On the next day, look for gifts at Le renard de Marrakech, don't miss a visit to Medersa Ben Youssef, then get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, then examine the collection at Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Marrakech day trip website.

You can drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Essaouira in May, you will find days in Marrakech are somewhat warmer (86°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to fly to Fes.

Things to do in Marrakech

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Fes, Morocco

— 2 nights

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 24th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat, take a stroll through Medina of Fez, then explore the galleries of Coin Berbere, and finally have fun and explore at Medina Children's Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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Getting from Marrakech to Fes by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Marrakech in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Fes, with lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Casablanca.

Things to do in Fes

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

Casablanca, Morocco

— 1 night
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 26th (Wed): examine the collection at Dar Al Ala and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Casablanca route maker tool.

Fly from Fes to Casablanca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Fes, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Casablanca, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can fly to Algiers.

Things to do in Casablanca

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:

Algiers, Algeria

— 1 night

Algiers the White

Overlooking a scenic bay, the Mediterranean port city of Algiers enthralls visitors with its imposing skyline, a blend of French colonial buildings, run-down high-rises, and whitewashed Islamic architecture nestled on the hillside.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the world behind art at National Museum of Fine Arts of Algiers, examine the collection at Musee National du Bardo, see the interesting displays at Musee des Antiquites, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique, and finally examine the collection at Musee Public National de l'Enluminure, de la Miniature et de la Calligraphie.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Algiers trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Casablanca to Algiers in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Casablanca to Algiers. Traveling from Casablanca in May, Algiers is little chillier at night with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Tunis.

Things to do in Algiers

Find places to stay May 26 — 27:

Tunis, Tunisia

— 1 night
The Mediterranean port city of Tunis, Tunisia's bustling capital, boasts a vibrant mix of cultures and architectural styles, enchanting visitors with its historical attractions, picturesque beaches, and laidback vibe.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Roumouz, browse the exhibits of Dar Bach Hamba, then browse the exhibits of The National Bardo Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Zitouna Mosque.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Tunis trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Algiers to Tunis by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Traveling from Algiers in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Tunis, with lows of 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Djerba Island.

Things to do in Tunis

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 27 — 28:

Djerba Island, Tunisia

— 2 nights
Explore pristine beaches and charming villages on a vacation on Djerba Island, a small island in the Gulf of Gabes known for its Berber population.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Djerba Explore Park, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Crocodile Farm, ride a horse along Ranch Yassmina Djerba La Douce, then take an in-depth tour of Musee de Guellala, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sidi Yati Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Fine Art Gallery and then browse the exhibits of Musee Du Patrimoine Traditionnel De Djerba.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Djerba Island trip planner.

Fly from Tunis to Djerba Island in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in May, and nighttime lows around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Djerba Island

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Trails
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

Morocco travel guide

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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.

Algeria travel guide

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Churches · Gardens · Historic Sites
Algeria the White
The largest country on the continent, Algeria combines diverse landscapes with cultural intrigue and history. The north of the country has always been the most developed area, with the majority of the population living in cities along the Mediterranean coast. Roman ruins, modern and colonial architecture, renowned museums, and impressive coastal areas in the north represent some of the highlights of a vacation in Algeria. Heading south, the Sahara Desert takes hold. The dunes and nomadic tribes crossing the landscape offer a dreamier, less scripted counterpoint to the urbane north.

Tunisia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Landmarks · Museums
Tunisia benefits from its thin, slivery form, with a range of landscapes and climates causing diverse cultures, traditions, and lifestyles to develop over time. The lesser-visited south of the country possesses some major archaeological sites, impressive dunes, and caravans of nomadic peoples crossing the sands. The north contains many of the main cities in the country, located along the historic Mediterranean coast. Carthaginian and Roman ruins are found in and just outside the contemporary urban areas, which themselves blend African, Ottoman, and European influences. Many come for a beach holiday in Tunisia, but those who don't stop there are richly rewarded.