21 days in Morocco Itinerary

21 days in Morocco Itinerary

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Fly
1
Casablanca
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Essaouira
— 1 night
Drive
3
Marrakech
— 4 nights
Shuttle to Asni, Taxi to Imlil
4
Imlil
— 1 night
Drive
5
Ouarzazate
— 1 night
Drive
6
Merzouga
— 3 nights
Bus to Errachidia, Fly to Fes
7
Fes
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive
9
Tangier
— 2 nights
Train
10
Rabat
— 1 night
Drive
11
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Old Medina of Casablanca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Beth-El, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Casablanca trip planner.

Washington, USA to Casablanca is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington to Casablanca due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in December, expect Casablanca to be somewhat warmer, temps between 66°F and 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can fly to Essaouira.
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Essaouira — 1 night

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 22nd (Thu): do a tasting at Le Val d'Argan, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then see the interesting displays at Cooperative feminie TILILA d'huile d'argane.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Essaouira online trip planner.

You can fly from Casablanca to Essaouira in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Essaouira sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Marrakech.
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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 27th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Make the 25th (Sun) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef, see the interesting displays at Marrakech Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Marrakech day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect little chillier evenings in Marrakech when traveling from Essaouira in December, with lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Imlil.
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Imlil — 1 night

Nestled in the High Atlas Mountains, the village of Imlil boasts a pleasant, cool climate and scenic surroundings.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Imlil trip simple and quick.

You can do a combination of shuttle and taxi from Marrakech to Imlil in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 28th (Wed), you're off 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 28th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ouarzazate online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Imlil to Ouarzazate takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and bus. In December, daytime highs in Ouarzazate are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Merzouga.
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Merzouga — 3 nights

Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Change things up with a short trip to Rissani Market in Rissani (about 38 minutes away). Spend the 30th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Erg Chebbi Dunes, view the masterpieces at Galerie Laoun, soak in style at Lina Camel, and examine the collection at Morocco National 4X4 Auto Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Merzouga journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Ouarzazate to Merzouga takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Fes.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Coin Berbere, soak in style at Turkish baths, and then admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fes road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Merzouga to Fes in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In January, daily temperatures in Fes can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can 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 4th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Chefchaouen trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Fes to Chefchaouen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tangier.
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Tangier — 2 nights

Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
On the 5th (Thu), examine the collection at Tangier American Legation Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tangier, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Bartholomew. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Musee de la Kasbah, then explore the fascinating underground world of Hercules Cave, and then make a trip to Cap Spartel.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tangier day trip planner.

Getting from Chefchaouen to Tangier by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. January in Tangier sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a train to Rabat.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): make a trip to Medina of Rabat, contemplate the long history of Kasbah des Oudaias, and then don't miss a visit to Sidi Moussa Doukkali.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rabat tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from Tangier to Rabat takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Tangier in January: high temperatures in Rabat hover around 87°F and lows are around 87°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Casablanca.
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Casablanca

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque and then steep yourself in history at Anglican Church of St John the Evangelist.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Casablanca trip builder website.

Drive from Rabat to Casablanca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rabat in January, things will get colder in Casablanca: highs are around 64°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel 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.
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