40 days in Morocco Itinerary

40 days in Morocco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Morocco journey planner

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Fes
— 5 nights
Drive
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Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tangier
— 3 nights
Train
4
Rabat
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Casablanca
— 4 nights
Fly
6
Errachidia
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Merzouga
— 5 nights
Drive
8
M'Hamid
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Ouarzazate
— 4 nights
Fly
10
Marrakech
— 6 nights
Drive
11
Essaouira
— 4 nights
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Fes

— 5 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.
Spend the 26th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 24th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa, admire the masterpieces at Coin Berbere, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Synagogue Ibn Danan, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Fes tour itinerary site.

Paris, France to Fes is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Paris to Fes, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Paris, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Fes, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Fes

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 29:

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 30th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Chefchaouen trip planner.

You can drive from Fes to Chefchaouen in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tangier.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
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.
On the 31st (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 2nd (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at American Legation and don't miss a visit to Cap Spartel.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tangier holiday site.

You can drive from Chefchaouen to Tangier in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Tangier are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rabat.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:

Rabat

— 3 nights
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.
Rabat is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kasbah des Oudaias, don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Mohammad V, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Traditional Thai Massage, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan Tower.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rabat trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Tangier to Rabat in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Tangier in January; daily highs in Rabat reach 36°C and lows reach 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Casablanca.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:

Casablanca

— 4 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.
Spend the 9th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 8th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, examine the collection at Dar Al Ala, and awaken your taste buds at Special Morocco Tours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Casablanca day trip planning website.

You can drive from Rabat to Casablanca in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Rabat in January, things will get colder in Casablanca: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Errachidia.

Things to do in Casablanca

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Wineries
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 9:

Errachidia

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Musee des Sources de Lalla Mimouna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on Amazigh Emotions - Day Tours.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Errachidia day trip tool.

Fly from Casablanca to Errachidia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Casablanca in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Errachidia, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Merzouga.

Things to do in Errachidia

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:

Merzouga

— 5 nights
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Spend the 12th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 14th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Erg Chebbi Dunes, explore the fascinating landscape at Merzouga Desert, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and head off-road at local off-road trails.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Merzouga journey builder site.

Drive from Errachidia to Merzouga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to M'Hamid.

Things to do in Merzouga

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:

M'Hamid

— 2 nights
Evoking images of traveling nomads and trade caravans, M'Hamid lies in a spacious palm oasis at the edge of the Sahara.
On the 17th (Mon), see Off-Road Tours and then explore the striking landscape at Atmospher Erg Chigaga. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our M'Hamid online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Merzouga to M'Hamid in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in M'Hamid

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:

Ouarzazate

— 4 nights

The door of the desert

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
When in Ouarzazate, make a side trip to see Ounila Valley in Ait Ben Haddou, approximately Ait Ben Haddou away. Spend the 19th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 21st (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's more to do: explore the fascinating landscape at Moroccan Sahara and get outside with Fikra Travel.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ouarzazate travel route website.

You can drive from M'Hamid to Ouarzazate in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daytime highs in Ouarzazate are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Marrakech.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:

Marrakech

— 6 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 (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, and gain insight at Medersa Ben Youssef.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Marrakech trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Ouarzazate to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Marrakech when traveling from Ouarzazate in January, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 28:

Essaouira

— 4 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.
Essaouira is known for adventure, wildlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, stop by Cooperative Feminine de Tamounte, and take a leisurely stroll along Port de Pêche d'Essaouira.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Essaouira tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Essaouira can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 28 — Feb 1:

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.