29 days in Morocco Itinerary

29 days in Morocco Itinerary

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29 days in Morocco Itinerary

Johannesburg
Fly:  17​h 15​min
Marrakech
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Essaouira
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
Boumalne Dades
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
Erg Chebbi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
M'Hamid
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
Rabat
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Fes
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
Johannesburg

8
days
Marrakech

Marrakech ©
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.
Go for a jaunt from Marrakech to Ourika to see Le Paradis du Safran about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa, explore and take pictures at Marrakech Souk, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Marrakech is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Johannesburg to Marrakech, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

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Le Paradis du Safran
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Bahia Palace ©
Bahia Palace

4
days
Essaouira

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.
Essaouira is known for beaches, spas, adventure, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Medina of Essaouira, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, stroll through Essaouira Beach, and hike along Ecotourisme et Randonnees.

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Traveling by car from Marrakech to Essaouira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Marrakech in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Essaouira: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Boumalne Dades.

Things to do in Essaouira

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Golf

Side Trip

Le Val d'Argan
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Horseback Riding Tours
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Essaouira Beach ©
Essaouira Beach

1
day
Boumalne Dades

Boumalne Dades ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the stunning scenery at Gorges du Dades, take in breathtaking views at Dades Gorge, and then contemplate the long history of Agadir Innoumar.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Boumalne Dades trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Essaouira to Boumalne Dades in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Essaouira in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Boumalne Dades, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Erg Chebbi.

Things to do in Boumalne Dades

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

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Agadir Innoumar
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Gorges du Dades ©
Gorges du Dades

1
day
Erg Chebbi

Erg Chebbi ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Erg Chebbi Dunes.

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Traveling by car from Boumalne Dades to Erg Chebbi takes 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow time for travel to M'Hamid.

Things to do in Erg Chebbi

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

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Erg Chebbi Dunes, Moroccan Sahara
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Erg Chebbi Dunes ©
Erg Chebbi Dunes
Moroccan Sahara ©
Moroccan Sahara

1
day
M'Hamid

M'Hamid ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire nature's extreme beauty at Bivouac sous les Etoiles and then explore the fascinating landscape at Atmospher Erg Chigaga.

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You can drive from Erg Chebbi to M'Hamid in 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Rabat.

Things to do in M'Hamid

#Nature, #Parks
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Atmospher Erg Chigaga ©
Atmospher Erg Chigaga
Bivouac sous les Etoiles ©
Bivouac sous les Etoiles

4
days
Rabat

Rabat ©
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.
Explore Rabat's surroundings by going to Asala (in Mohammedia) and Casablanca (Hassan II Mosque & Old Medina of Casablanca). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Kasbah des Oudaias, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins Exotiques de Bouknadel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Rabat, and don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Mohammad V.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rabat online travel planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from M'Hamid to Rabat in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Rabat can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Fes.

Things to do in Rabat

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Casablanca, Asala
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Plage de Rabat ©
Plage de Rabat
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias

5
days
Fes

Fes ©
Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Venture out of the city with trips to Meknes (Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, Bou Inania Medersa, & more). Spend the 27th (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa, wander the streets of Fes el-Bali, explore the ancient world of Volubilis, and hunt for treasures at Medina of Fez.

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Traveling by car from Rabat to Fes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rabat in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Fes, with lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fes

#Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites, #Shopping

Side Trips

Meknes, Archaeological Site of Volubilis
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Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa

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