12 days in Morocco Itinerary

12 days in Morocco Itinerary

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Start: Zurich
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Fes
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Casablanca
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Essaouira
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
5
Ait Ben Haddou
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Marrakech
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Zurich

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): relax in sumptuous surroundings at local Arab baths, thentake a stroll through Medina of Fez, and then explore the world behind art at Coin Berbere. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fes online visit planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Fes is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Zurich in December, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Fes: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Fes

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Arab Baths

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 26th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Mosque and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Chefchaouen online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Fes to Chefchaouen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Casablanca.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Spanish Mosque ©
Spanish Mosque

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 27th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Beth-El, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Casablanca trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Chefchaouen to Casablanca by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Casablanca

Historic Sites Spas
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Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Temple Beth-El ©
Temple Beth-El
Spas

3
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.
Get some historical perspective at Medina of Essaouira and Chaim Pinto Synagogue. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Horseback Riding Tours. When in Essaouira, make a side trip to see Plage de Sidi Kaouki in Sidi Kaouki, approximately Sidi Kaouki away. Next up on the itinerary: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, play a few rounds at Mogador Golf Academy, and make a trip to Port de Pêche d'Essaouira.

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Traveling by car from Casablanca to Essaouira takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Essaouira are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ait Ben Haddou.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Plage de Sidi Kaouki
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Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Kayaking & Canoeing

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 31st (Thu): appreciate the views at Ounila Valley and then steep yourself in history at Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ait Ben Haddou online trip maker.

You can drive from Essaouira to Ait Ben Haddou in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, shuttle, and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ait Ben Haddou when traveling from Essaouira in December, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou ©
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Ounila Valley ©
Ounila Valley

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Medersa Ben Youssef and Arab Baths. Do some cultural sightseeing at Koutoubia Mosque and El Badi Palace. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bahia, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

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Getting from Ait Ben Haddou to Marrakech by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ait Ben Haddou in December since evenings lows in Marrakech dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Arab Baths
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef

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