18 days in Morocco Itinerary

18 days in Morocco Itinerary

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Marrakech
— 4 nights
Drive
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Oualidia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Essaouira
— 3 nights
Drive
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Agadir
— 2 nights
Fly
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Fes
— 1 night
Drive
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Nador
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tangier
— 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.
Spend the 12th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Saadian Tombs, see the interesting displays at Marrakech Museum, steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Marrakech trip site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Marrakech is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. When traveling from Riyadh in July, plan for slightly colder days in Marrakech, with highs around 44°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Oualidia.

Things to do in Marrakech

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:

Oualidia

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lagoon of Oualidia. On your second day here, explore the activities along Lagune de Sidi Moussa and then kick back and relax at Lalla Fatna Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Oualidia trip planner.

You can drive from Marrakech to Oualidia in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in Oualidia

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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Essaouira

— 3 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Plage de Sidi Kaouki and Essaouira Beach. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Medina of Essaouira, do a tasting at Le Val d'Argan, soak in style at Turkish baths, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Essaouira trip planner.

Getting from Oualidia to Essaouira by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Essaouira are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Agadir.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

Agadir

— 2 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.
On the 19th (Mon), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, relax in sumptuous surroundings at Mellow Massage Tamraght, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage d'Agadir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Taghazout Beach, stroll through Plage Imi Ouaddar, and then stop by L'Echappee Belle Etape Berbere.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Agadir trip planning tool.

Drive from Essaouira to Agadir in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to fly to Fes.

Things to do in Agadir

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Fes

— 1 night

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 21st (Wed): take a stroll through Medina of Fez, then admire the masterpieces at Coin Berbere, and then relax in sumptuous surroundings at local Arab baths.

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

Traveling by flight from Agadir to Fes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Fes can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Nador.

Things to do in Fes

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Baths
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Nador

— 2 nights
On the 22nd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage d'El Kallat and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Charrana Beach. On your second day here, admire the verdant scenery at Monte Gurugu and then enjoy the sand and surf at Mar Chica.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nador road trip planner.

You can drive from Fes to Nador in 4 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Fes to Nador. When traveling from Fes in July, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Nador: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Tangier.

Things to do in Nador

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:
Highlights from your trip

Tangier

— 3 nights
Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Ba Kacem Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dalia Beach. On your second day here, indulge in some personalized pampering at Hammam Al Alba, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach Kaf Lahmam, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Bartholomew.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tangier trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nador to Tangier in 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nador to Tangier. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nador in July since evenings lows in Tangier dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Tangier

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

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.