15 days in Morocco & Marbella Itinerary

15 days in Morocco & Marbella Itinerary

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Fly to Málaga Airport, Drive to Marbella
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Marbella, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive to Málaga Airport, Fly to Essaouira
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Essaouira, Morocco
— 1 night
Drive
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Rabat, Morocco
— 1 night
Fly
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Fes, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly

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Marbella, Spain

— 4 nights

Spanish Riviera

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marbella: Adventure Rider Centre (in Mijas Pueblo), Sunshine Golf (in Mijas) and Bikestardo (in La Cala de Mijas). And it doesn't end there: explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, get outside with Experience Box Spain, go for a walk through Parroquia de Nuestra Senora del Socorro, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

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

Christchurch, New Zealand to Marbella is an approximately 34-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -11 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Marbella when traveling from Christchurch in November, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 5:

Essaouira, Morocco

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): hike along Cheval Essaouira and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Essaouira holiday planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Marbella to Essaouira with the Route module. Traveling from Marbella to Essaouira, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. November in Essaouira sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Rabat.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 7:

Rabat, Morocco

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Chellah and then contemplate the long history of Kasbah des Oudaias.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rabat journey planner.

You can drive from Essaouira to Rabat in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Traveling from Essaouira in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 27°C in Rabat. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can fly to Marrakech.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 8:

Marrakech, Morocco

— 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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Marrakech driving holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Rabat to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rabat in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Marrakech, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Fes.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Spas
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:

Fes, Morocco

— 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 12th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Coin Berbere and then admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa.

Plan trip to Fes with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Fes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Fes can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fes

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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.