42 days in Morocco Itinerary

42 days in Morocco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Morocco visit planner

Make it your trip
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Merzouga
— 4 nights
Drive
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M'Hamid
— 1 night
Drive
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Ouarzazate
— 4 nights
Fly
4
Marrakech
— 6 nights
Drive
5
Essaouira
— 4 nights
Drive
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Agadir
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Imlil
— 2 nights
Fly
8
Fes
— 5 nights
Drive
9
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive
10
Tangier
— 3 nights
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Rabat
— 3 nights
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12
Casablanca
— 5 nights
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Merzouga

— 4 nights
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Step out of Merzouga to go to Rissani and see Ksar Oulad Abdelhalim, which is approximately 52 minutes away. On the 29th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Musee Nomade, take in the dramatic natural features at Erg Chebbi Dunes, and explore the fascinating landscape at Merzouga Desert.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Merzouga trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Merzouga is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Merzouga, you'll gain 5.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to M'Hamid.

Things to do in Merzouga

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:

M'Hamid

— 1 night
Evoking images of traveling nomads and trade caravans, M'Hamid lies in a spacious palm oasis at the edge of the Sahara.
On the 30th (Thu), get outside with Outdoor Activities and then explore the fascinating landscape at Atmospher Erg Chigaga.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our M'Hamid travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Merzouga to M'Hamid in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in M'Hamid

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

Ouarzazate

— 4 nights

The door of the desert

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ouarzazate: Ait Ben Haddou (Ounila Valley & Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou) and Kasbah Des Caids Du Mezguita (in Tamnougalt). Spend the 31st (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating landscape at Moroccan Sahara, get engrossed in the history at The Old Synagogue, make a trip to Kasbah of Tifoultoute, and get outside with Fikra Travel.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ouarzazate trip planning site.

Traveling by car from M'Hamid to Ouarzazate takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ouarzazate can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Marrakech.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:

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 6th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Marrakech road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Ouarzazate to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ouarzazate in January, Marrakech is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 9:

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: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stop by Medina of Essaouira, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and play a few rounds at Mogador Golf Academy.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Essaouira trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Marrakech to Essaouira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Agadir.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Adventure
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:

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.
Step out of Agadir with an excursion to Plage Imi Ouaddar in Imi Ouaddar--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, soothe aching muscles at Tamraght Yoga Studio, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Agadir route builder app.

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Agadir takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Imlil.

Things to do in Agadir

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:

Imlil

— 2 nights
Nestled in the High Atlas Mountains, the village of Imlil boasts a pleasant, cool climate and scenic surroundings.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Toubkal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Imlil journey app.

Drive from Agadir to Imlil in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Fes.

Things to do in Imlil

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:

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.
When in Fes, make a side trip to see Bou Inania Medersa in Meknes, approximately Meknes away. Spend the 19th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa, admire the masterpieces at Coin Berbere, explore the galleries of Azilal Gallery, and ponder the design of Palais Dar Pacha Tazi.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fes tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Imlil to Fes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Fes

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 23:

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 24th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina.

Make your Chefchaouen itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Fes to Chefchaouen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tangier.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 24:
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 25th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 27th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at American Legation, walk around Parc Perdicaris, and make a trip to Moise Nahon Synagogue.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Tangier online trip maker.

Getting from Chefchaouen to Tangier by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rabat.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:

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: steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan Tower, stop by Alchimies, and indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at Traditional Thai Massage.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rabat trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Tangier to Rabat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Tangier in January, with highs in Rabat at 36°C and lows at 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Casablanca.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 30:

Casablanca

— 5 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 3rd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 2nd (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, steep yourself in history at Temple Beth-El, admire the striking features of Ettedgui Synagogue, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Casablanca trip simple and quick.

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 cooler in Casablanca: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Casablanca

Find places to stay Jan 30 — Feb 4:

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.