12 days in Morocco Itinerary

12 days in Morocco Itinerary

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Fly
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Tangier
— 1 night
Drive
2
Chefchaouen
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Fes
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Rabat
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Marrakech
— 3 nights
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Tangier — 1 night

Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
On the 5th (Thu), get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tangier trip website.

Toronto, Canada to Tangier is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Tangier, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in October, expect Tangier to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chefchaouen.
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Chefchaouen — 2 nights

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 6th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Mosque, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Chefchaouen Cemetery, and finally admire the sheer force of Cascades d'Akchour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chefchaouen trip planner.

Getting from Tangier to Chefchaouen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fes.
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Fes — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Bab Bou Jeloud and then admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Fes travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Chefchaouen to Fes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Fes can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Rabat.
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Rabat — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Chellah, then contemplate the long history of Kasbah des Oudaias, and then admire the masterpieces at Espace Expressions CDG. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Jardin D'essais, make a trip to Mausoleum of Mohammad V, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan Tower, then admire the striking features of Bab Lamrissa, and finally make a trip to Bab Antare.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Rabat trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Fes to Rabat in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect warmer evenings in Rabat when traveling from Fes in October, with lows around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Marrakech.
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Marrakech — 3 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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, and admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Marrakech holiday planner.

Fly from Rabat to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rabat in October, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 19°C at night. On the 15th (Sun), you'll travel back home.
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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.
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