18 days in Morocco Itinerary

18 days in Morocco Itinerary

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Fly
1
Rabat
— 1 night
Drive
2
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive
3
Fes
— 2 nights
Fly to Errachidia, Bus to Merzouga
4
Merzouga
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Ouarzazate
— 1 night
Fly
6
Marrakech
— 5 nights
Drive
7
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Fly
8
Casablanca
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Au Grain de Sesame. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Chellah and then steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rabat day trip planning app.

Vancouver, Canada to Rabat is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Rabat due to the time zone difference. In December, Rabat is much warmer than Vancouver - with highs of 32°C and lows of 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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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 17th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chefchaouen road trip site.

Getting from Rabat to Chefchaouen by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): examine the collection at Museo Nejjarine and then admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fes vacation planner.

Drive from Chefchaouen to Fes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Fes can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Merzouga.

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Merzouga

— 2 nights
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Erg Chebbi Dunes and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Merzouga Desert. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Merzouga sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Fes to Merzouga in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in Merzouga

Nature · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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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 22nd (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ouarzazate trip builder.

You can drive from Merzouga to Ouarzazate in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to fly 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 25th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate the long history of Medersa Ben Youssef, see the interesting displays at Marrakech Museum, and admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Marrakech trip itinerary website.

Fly from Ouarzazate to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ouarzazate in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 7°C in Marrakech. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive 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.
On the 28th (Tue), trot along with a tour on horseback and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then trek along Cheval Essaouira.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Essaouira trip planning tool.

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, Essaouira is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Casablanca.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Trails
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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 30th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Casablanca itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Essaouira to Casablanca in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

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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.