17 days in Morocco Itinerary

17 days in Morocco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Morocco sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Marrakech
— 5 nights
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Essaouira
— 2 nights
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Casablanca
— 2 nights
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Chefchaouen
— 1 night
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Fes
— 4 nights
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Climbing Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arab Baths and Balloon Rides. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Jemaa el-Fna, steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bahia, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, and admire the masterpieces at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Marrakech attractions planning tool.

Mumbai, India to Marrakech is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -5.5 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in December: high temperatures in Marrakech hover around 24°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Simon Attias Synagogue. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Plage de Sidi Kaouki and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheval Essaouira.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Essaouira online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Marrakech to Essaouira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Marrakech in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Essaouira, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Casablanca.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Beth-El and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque. On the next day, gain interesting insight with Special Morocco Tours and then stop by Marche Solidaire.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Casablanca travel planning website.

You can fly from Essaouira to Casablanca in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Casablanca sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Casablanca

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wineries · Tours
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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.
On the 21st (Tue), admire the sheer force of Ras El Maa Waterfall and then stop by Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Chefchaouen trip planner.

You can drive from Casablanca to Chefchaouen in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Parks · Shopping · Nature
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Fes

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Borj Nord and Glaoui Palace are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Fes el-Jdid. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Medina of Fez, hunt for treasures at Place Seffarine, and relax in sumptuous surroundings at local Arab baths.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fes travel planner.

You can drive from Chefchaouen to Fes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Fes are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Fes

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Neighborhoods
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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.