16 days in Morocco Itinerary

16 days in Morocco Itinerary

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Marrakech
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ouarzazate
— 1 night
Fly to Marrakech, Shuttle to Essaouira
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Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive
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Agadir
— 3 nights
Fly
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Rabat
— 1 night
Drive
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Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive
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Fes
— 3 nights
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Marrakech

— 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Saadian Tombs and Medersa Ben Youssef. Your inner history buff will appreciate Koutoubia Mosque and Menara Gardens and Pavilion. Spend the 14th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: slough off your stress at Turkish baths, learn the secrets of beer at The Marrakchi Guide, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, and see the interesting displays at Marrakech Museum.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Marrakech road trip planning app.

Frankfurt, Germany to Marrakech is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Frankfurt to Marrakech, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Marrakech: highs are around 35°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to fly to Ouarzazate.

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Ouarzazate

— 1 night

The door of the desert

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ouarzazate driving holiday planner.

Getting from Marrakech to Ouarzazate by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Essaouira.

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira and then kick back and relax at Essaouira Beach. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Sidi Kaouki, and then tee off at Mogador Golf Academy.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Essaouira day trip planner.

Getting from Ouarzazate to Essaouira by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ouarzazate in May, expect nights in Essaouira to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Agadir.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Neighborhoods

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Agadir

— 3 nights
Completely rebuilt after a catastrophic earthquake in 1961, the coastal city of Agadir rose from the ruins and grew into Morocco's premier beach destination.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage d'Imsouane and Plage d'Agadir. Take a break from Agadir with a short trip to Plage Imi Ouaddar in Imi Ouaddar, about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at Mellow Massage Tamraght, explore the striking landscape of Taghazout Skatepark, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Banana Point.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Agadir trip planner.

You can drive from Essaouira to Agadir in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Rabat.

Things to do in Agadir

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Spas

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Rabat

— 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.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Chellah and then soak away your stress at Traditional Thai Massage.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rabat trip maker.

Fly from Agadir to Rabat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Rabat

Spas · Baths · Historic Sites
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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 25th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Chefchaouen travel route builder.

You can drive from Rabat to Chefchaouen in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Medina of Fez and Coin Berbere. Spend the 27th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fes tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Chefchaouen to Fes in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Fes, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Fes

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas
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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.