5 days in Morocco Itinerary

5 days in Morocco Itinerary

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Fly
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Marrakech
— 1 night
Drive
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Essaouira
— 1 night
Drive
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Casablanca
— 1 night
Drive
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Fes
— 1 night
Fly

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Marrakech

— 1 night

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.
On the 11th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, see the interesting displays at Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech, then admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef, and finally explore the world behind art at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bahia, then examine the collection at Musee Tiskiwin, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, and finally examine the collection at Musee Des Telecom.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Marrakech online holiday maker.

Baden-Baden, Germany to Marrakech is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Baden-Baden in May: high temperatures in Marrakech hover around 35°C and lows are around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Medina of Essaouira, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Essaouira trip planner.

You can drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Marrakech in May, you will find days in Essaouira are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can fly to Casablanca.

Things to do in Essaouira

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Wildlife
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Casablanca

— 1 night
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 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Dar Al Ala, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, and then head outdoors with Guide Lahcen.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Casablanca online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Essaouira to Casablanca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Casablanca sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Fes.

Things to do in Casablanca

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Fes

— 1 night

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.
On the 15th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat, then explore the world behind art at Coin Berbere, and then visit Medina of Fez.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fes vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Casablanca to Fes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Casablanca in May, expect nights in Fes to be slightly colder, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fes

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
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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.