13 days in Morocco Itinerary

13 days in Morocco Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Marrakech
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Beni Mellal
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Fes
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Chefchaouen
— 2 nights
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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.
Spend the 2nd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, head outdoors with Trek Sahara Morocco, and admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Marrakech online trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Marrakech is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Marrakech, ranging from highs of 44°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:

Essaouira

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get outside with Essaouira Urban Tours, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then see Off-Road Tours. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then trek along Cheval Essaouira.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Essaouira road trip website.

Drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Marrakech in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Essaouira: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Beni Mellal.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:

Beni Mellal

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then contemplate the waterfront views at Oum er Rbia River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Toukal Peak and then admire the natural beauty at Ain Asserdoun.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Beni Mellal day trip planner.

Getting from Essaouira to Beni Mellal by car takes about 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fes.

Things to do in Beni Mellal

Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Fes

— 3 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.
Spend the 8th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Coin Berbere, view the masterpieces at Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat, admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa, and hunt for treasures at Fondouk Tsetouanien.

Before you visit Fes, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Beni Mellal to Fes takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daily temperatures in Fes can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Fes

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chefchaouen planning app.

You can drive from Fes to Chefchaouen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

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.