14 days in Morocco Itinerary

14 days in Morocco Itinerary

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14 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Essaouira
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Marrakech
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Fes
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h 30 min
4
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
5
Rabat
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
6
Casablanca
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Chicago

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Fri), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then look for gifts at Cooperative Feminine de Tamounte.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Essaouira visit planner.

Chicago, USA to Essaouira is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Western European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Chicago in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Essaouira, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
nights
Marrakech

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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna, admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, and steep yourself in history at Koutoubia Mosque.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Marrakech trip planner.

You can drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Essaouira in May, you will find days in Marrakech are a bit warmer (86°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fes.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

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 28th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then contemplate the long history of Royal Stables, and then admire the striking features of Heri es Souani. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat, then look for gifts at Coin Berbere, then admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Medina Children's Library.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fes day trip planning app.

Getting from Marrakech to Fes by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Fes when traveling from Marrakech in May, with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Fes

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Meknes
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Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Coin Berbere ©
Coin Berbere

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, and then browse for treasures at Dar Moulay Idriss.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chefchaouen trip planning app.

You can take a bus from Fes to Chefchaouen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rabat.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Shopping
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Dar Moulay Idriss ©
Dar Moulay Idriss

2
nights
Rabat

Rabat ©
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.
On the 31st (Sun), don't miss a visit to Bab Mellah, then don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Mohammad V, and then contemplate the long history of Chellah. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Great Mosque of Sale, admire the landmark architecture of Hassan Tower, then steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Russian Orthodox Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rabat travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Chefchaouen to Rabat takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Rabat can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Casablanca.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sale
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Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias
Chellah ©
Chellah
Mausoleum of Mohammad V
Mausoleum of Mohammad V

2
nights
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 2nd (Tue), look for gifts at La galerie de l'aimance and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Casablanca journey app.

Take a train from Rabat to Casablanca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Rabat in June, Casablanca is little chillier at night with lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Casablanca

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Spas & Wellness

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