13 days in Morocco Itinerary

13 days in Morocco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Morocco trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Merzouga
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Ait Ben Haddou
— 1 night
Drive
3
Marrakech
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Asni, Taxi to Imlil
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Imlil
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Fes
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Chefchaouen
— 2 nights
Bus to Tangier, Fly to Madrid

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Merzouga

— 3 nights
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Off-Road & ATV Trails. Step out of Merzouga to go to Rissani and see Sijilmassa, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's more to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Merzouga Desert.

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Madrid, Spain to Merzouga is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Madrid to Merzouga, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ait Ben Haddou.

Things to do in Merzouga

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

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Ait Ben Haddou

— 1 night
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 11th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Ounila Valley and then steep yourself in history at Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to La Maison Berbere Nomade.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Ait Ben Haddou travel route planner.

Drive from Merzouga to Ait Ben Haddou in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. January in Ait Ben Haddou sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Marrakech

— 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.
On the 13th (Thu), enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, steep yourself in history at Mellah, steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, then admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech, make a trip to Medersa Ben Youssef, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, and finally stroll through Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Marrakech travel route planner.

You can drive from Ait Ben Haddou to Marrakech in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Marrakech when traveling from Ait Ben Haddou in January, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Imlil.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Imlil

— 2 nights
Nestled in the High Atlas Mountains, the village of Imlil boasts a pleasant, cool climate and scenic surroundings.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Ouanoukrim and then get a dose of the wild on Toubkal Treks.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Imlil trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and taxi from Marrakech to Imlil takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Fes.

Things to do in Imlil

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, make a trip to Palais El Mokri, contemplate the long history of Glaoui Palace, and then admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Fes travel route planner.

You can fly from Imlil to Fes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough 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 18th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascades d'Akchour, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ras El Maa Waterfall, and then stop by Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chefchaouen tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fes to Chefchaouen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for home on the 20th (Thu).

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping
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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.