12 days in Morocco Itinerary

12 days in Morocco Itinerary

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12 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Calgary
Fly + Train:  16 h
1
Casablanca
— 1 day
Train + Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Fes
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Drive:  6 h 30 min
3
Ait Ben Haddou
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Marrakech
— 4 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Calgary

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): look for gifts at Mooi and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque.

To find other places to visit, photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Casablanca online journey planner .

Calgary, Canada to Casablanca is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Calgary to Casablanca. When traveling from Calgary in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Casablanca, with highs around 26°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Fes.

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Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Mooi ©
Mooi

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat. Get some cultural insight at Medina of Fez and Coin Berbere. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Azilal Gallery, hunt for treasures at Fondouk Tsetouanien, and have fun and explore at Medina Children's Library.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fes visit planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Casablanca to Fes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Casablanca in May, you will find days in Fes are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are slightly colder (15°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Ait Ben Haddou.

Things to do in Fes

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Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
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Museo Nejjarine ©
Museo Nejjarine

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Ounila Valley and then contemplate the long history of Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ait Ben Haddou trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and car from Fes to Ait Ben Haddou in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and car. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Fes in June; daily highs in Ait Ben Haddou reach 41°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Essaouira.

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback, then stop by Cooperative Feminine de Tamounte, and then contemplate the long history of Medina of Essaouira.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Essaouira online tour planner .

Getting from Ait Ben Haddou to Essaouira by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Ait Ben Haddou, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Essaouira, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

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Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Medersa Ben Youssef and Palacio da Bahia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa, browse for treasures at Amazonite, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Marrakech trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Essaouira in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

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Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech ©

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