21 days in Morocco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Morocco visit planner
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Fly
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Marrakech
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Fes
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Bus to Fes, Fly to Merzouga
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Merzouga
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Beni Mellal
— 1 night
Drive
6
Ourika
— 1 night
Drive
7
Agadir
— 3 nights
Drive
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Imsouane
— 1 night
Drive
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Essaouira
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marrakech
— 2 nights
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Marrakech — 3 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 a sense of the local culture at Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech and Tanneries. Escape the urban bustle at Balloon Rides and Nature & Wildlife Tours. It doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bahia.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Marrakech trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Marrakech is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Marrakech, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Marrakech, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Fes.
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Medina of Fez and Fes el-Jdid. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Borj Nord. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fes route planner.

You can fly from Marrakech to Fes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Fes, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): stop by Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ras El Maa Waterfall, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Chefchaouen Cemetery.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Chefchaouen tour itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Fes to Chefchaouen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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 9th (Fri): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Morocco National 4X4 Auto Museum and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Merzouga Desert.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Merzouga online trip maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Chefchaouen to Merzouga in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Beni Mellal.
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Beni Mellal — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Ain Asserdoun.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Beni Mellal tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Merzouga to Beni Mellal takes 7.5 hours. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ourika.
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Ourika — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Le Jardin du safran.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ourika day trip planning site.

Getting from Beni Mellal to Ourika by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ourika can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Agadir.
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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.
Get outdoors at Plage d'Agadir and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Explore hidden gems such as Crocoparc and Seafront Promenade. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosquee Mohamed V, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and try your luck at Atlantic Palace Casino.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Agadir online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Ourika to Agadir takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Imsouane.
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Imsouane — 1 night

On the 16th (Fri), kick back and relax at Plage d'Imsouane.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Imsouane trip planner.

Drive from Agadir to Imsouane in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Essaouira.
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Medina of Essaouira and Simon Attias Synagogue. Chaim Pinto Synagogue and Synagogue Slat Lkahal are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Essaouira with a short trip to Plage de Sidi Kaouki in Sidi Kaouki, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore by horseback at Cheval Essaouira, explore the world behind art at Centre d'art Le Real Mogador, stop by Flouka de Mogador, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Essaouira holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Imsouane to Essaouira takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Essaouira are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marrakech.
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Marrakech — 2 nights

Red City

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): soak in style at Turkish baths, admire the striking features of Saadian Tombs, then surround yourself with nature on Excursions Everyday, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Aromatimri. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Koutoubia Mosque, admire the masterpieces at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech, then admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, then see the interesting displays at Marrakech Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee de Marrakech - Fondation Omar Benjelloun.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Marrakech online attractions planner.

Getting from Essaouira to Marrakech by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Marrakech when traveling from Essaouira in December, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch 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.
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