15 days in Morocco Itinerary

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Fly to Casablanca, Shuttle to Essaouira
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Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marrakech
— 5 nights
Fly
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Ouarzazate
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fes
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive
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Casablanca
— 2 nights
Fly

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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.
On the 2nd (Fri), look for gifts at Cooperative Feminine de Tamounte, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then explore by horseback at Cheval Essaouira, then steep yourself in history at Chaim Pinto Synagogue, and finally examine the collection at Synagogue Slat Lkahal.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Essaouira trip builder site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Essaouira is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. Traveling from Riyadh to Essaouira, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in December, Essaouira is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Marrakech.
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Marrakech — 5 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 5th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef, soak in style at Turkish baths, and contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip builder website.

You can drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Essaouira in December since evenings lows in Marrakech dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly to Ouarzazate.
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Ouarzazate — 2 nights

The door of the desert

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
On the 9th (Fri), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Moroccan Sahara.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Ouarzazate attractions planner.

Fly from Marrakech to Ouarzazate in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Marrakech in December, expect Ouarzazate to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly to Fes.
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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.
On the 11th (Sun), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then explore the world behind art at Coin Berbere, then examine the collection at Museo Nejjarine, and finally explore the engaging exhibits at Medina Children's Library.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Fes itinerary planner.

Fly from Ouarzazate to Fes in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Fes can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chefchaouen.
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Chefchaouen — 1 night

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 13th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chefchaouen trip planner.

You can drive from Fes to Chefchaouen in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Casablanca.
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Casablanca — 2 nights

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 14th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Guide Lahcen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, and then look for gifts at Zaity Natural Cosmetic.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Casablanca trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Chefchaouen to Casablanca in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Thu).
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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.
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