52 days in Belgium & Morocco Itinerary

52 days in Belgium & Morocco Itinerary

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52 days in Belgium & Morocco Itinerary

Start: Adelaide, Australia
Fly + Train:  28 h
1
Casablanca, Morocco
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Tangier, Morocco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Chefchaouen, Morocco
— 2 nights
Bus:  3 h 30 min
4
Fes, Morocco
— 4 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
5
Merzouga, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
6
M'Hamid, Morocco
— 1 night
Taxi + Bus:  3 h 45 min
7
Ouarzazate, Morocco
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Taxi:  6 h 15 min
8
Tafraoute, Morocco
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
9
Sidi Ifni, Morocco
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Agadir, Morocco
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
11
Essaouira, Morocco
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
12
Oualidia, Morocco
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
13
Safi, Morocco
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
14
Marrakech, Morocco
— 8 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
15
Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
16
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
17
Liege, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: Adelaide, Australia

3
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Casablanca, Morocco

The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Plage Miramar. Explore Casablanca's surroundings by going to Rabat (La Villa des Arts, Kasbah des Oudaias, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque, stop by La galerie de l'aimance, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and see the interesting displays at Musee Abderrahman Slaoui.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Casablanca visit planning site.

Adelaide, Australia to Casablanca is an approximately 28- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Adelaide to Casablanca due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in March; daily highs in Casablanca reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tangier.

Things to do in Casablanca

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Rabat, Plage Miramar
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Plage Miramar ©
Plage Miramar
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque

4
nights
Tangier, Morocco

Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
You'll get in some beach time at Dalia Beach and Paradise Beach Kaf Lahmam. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Hercules Cave. And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Moise Nahon Synagogue, visit a coastal fixture at Punta Malabata, and view the masterpieces at Bleu de Fes.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tangier trip planner.

Getting from Casablanca to Tangier by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March in Tangier, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Tangier

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Paradise Beach Kaf Lahmam
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Paradise Beach Kaf Lahmam ©
Paradise Beach Kaf Lahmam
Dalia Beach ©
Dalia Beach

2
nights
Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chefchaouen ©
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.
On the 25th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Ras El Maa Waterfall, get engrossed in the history at Kasbah Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina. On the next day, browse for treasures at Dar Moulay Idriss, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Mosque, and then explore the striking landscape of Talassemtane National Park.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Chefchaouen itinerary planner.

Drive from Tangier to Chefchaouen in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Talassemtane National Park ©
Talassemtane National Park
Ras El Maa Waterfall ©
Ras El Maa Waterfall
Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina

4
nights
Fes, Morocco

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Safaris. Explore Fes' surroundings by going to Tazekka National Park (in Taza) and Meknes (Heri es Souani & Royal Stables). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa, explore the world behind art at Coin Berbere, take in the exciting artwork at Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat, and examine the collection at Museo Nejjarine.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fes trip itinerary site.

You can take a bus from Chefchaouen to Fes in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In March in Fes, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Merzouga.

Things to do in Fes

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Meknes, Tazekka National Park
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Safaris
Tazekka National Park ©
Tazekka National Park

2
nights
Merzouga, Morocco

Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Merzouga Desert. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Erg Chebbi Dunes, take a memorable excursion with Day Trips, get outside with Viajes por el Desierto, and view the masterpieces at Galerie Laoun.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Merzouga trip builder site.

Drive from Fes to Merzouga in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to M'Hamid.

Things to do in Merzouga

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Erg Chebbi Dunes, Musee Nomade
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Merzouga Desert ©
Merzouga Desert
Erg Chebbi Dunes ©
Erg Chebbi Dunes

1
night
M'Hamid, Morocco

Evoking images of traveling nomads and trade caravans, M'Hamid lies in a spacious palm oasis at the edge of the Sahara.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the fascinating landscape at Esprite-Lamane and then do sightseeing your way with Private Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then explore the striking landscape at Atmospher Erg Chigaga.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the M'Hamid route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Merzouga to M'Hamid takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in M'Hamid

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Atmospher Erg Chigaga ©
Atmospher Erg Chigaga
Safaris

4
nights
Ouarzazate, Morocco

Ouarzazate ©
Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
Escape the urban bustle at Safaris and Fikra Travel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ouarzazate: Ait Ben Haddou (Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou & Ounila Valley), Kasbah Amridil (in Skoura Ahl El Oust) and Draa Valley (in Zagora). There's still lots to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Moroccan Sahara, take in the awesome beauty at M'goun Massif, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oasis Fint, and explore the world behind art at Musee Theatre Memoire de Ouarzazate.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ouarzazate trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from M'Hamid to Ouarzazate by combination of taxi and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. In April in Ouarzazate, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Tafraoute.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ait Ben Haddou, Kasbah Amridil, Draa Valley, M'goun Massif
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Moroccan Sahara ©
Moroccan Sahara
Safaris
M'goun Massif ©
M'goun Massif

1
night
Tafraoute, Morocco

Tafraoute ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Painted Rocks, then get engrossed in the history at La Maison Traditionnelle, and then explore the striking landscape at Vallee d'Ait Mansour.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tafraoute trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi from Ouarzazate to Tafraoute takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sidi Ifni.

Things to do in Tafraoute

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Vallee d'Ait Mansour ©
Vallee d'Ait Mansour
La Maison Traditionnelle ©
La Maison Traditionnelle
Painted Rocks ©
Painted Rocks

1
night
Sidi Ifni, Morocco

Sidi Ifni ©
Sidi Ifni is a city located in southwest Morocco, on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. On the 10th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Legzira Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sidi Ifni journey tool.

You can drive from Tafraoute to Sidi Ifni in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Agadir.

Things to do in Sidi Ifni

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Legzira Beach ©
Legzira Beach

4
nights
Agadir, Morocco

Agadir ©
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.
Visiting Plage Imi Ouaddar and Plage d'Imsouane will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Plage d'Agadir and Taghazout Beach. Take a break from Agadir with a short trip to Off-Road Tours in Tiznit, about 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Taghazout Skatepark, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, examine the collection at Memoire d'Agadir, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Agadir travel planner.

Getting from Sidi Ifni to Agadir by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Agadir

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Aourir, Taghazout Skatepark, Plage Imi Ouaddar, Off-Road Tours, Plage d'Imsouane
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Plage d'Imsouane ©
Plage d'Imsouane
Taghazout Skatepark ©
Taghazout Skatepark
Berbere Bike and Hike Morocco ©
Berbere Bike and Hike Morocco

4
nights
Essaouira, Morocco

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.
Relax by the water at Plage de Sidi Kaouki and Essaouira Beach. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, contemplate the long history of Medina of Essaouira, get outside with Kaouki Surf School, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Essaouira itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Agadir to Essaouira takes 3 hours. In April in Essaouira, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Oualidia.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Sidi Kaouki
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Horseback Riding Tours

1
night
Oualidia, Morocco

Oualidia
Oualidia is a coastal village in Morocco situated between El Jadida and Safi. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lagoon of Oualidia.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Oualidia trip planner.

You can drive from Essaouira to Oualidia in 3 hours. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Safi.

Things to do in Oualidia

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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1
night
Safi, Morocco

Safi ©
Safi is a city in western Morocco on the Atlantic Ocean. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Mausoleum of Ouled Ben Zmirou, enjoy the sand and surf at Souiria Beach, don't miss a visit to Le Plus Grand Tajine Du Monde, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lalla Fatna Beach, and finally explore the world behind art at National Ceramics Museum.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Safi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Oualidia to Safi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Safi

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Lalla Fatna Beach ©
Lalla Fatna Beach
National Ceramics Museum ©
National Ceramics Museum

8
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Trek Sahara Morocco. Take a break from Marrakech with a short trip to Sur Les Pentes du Toubkal in Tahanaout, about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bahia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Safi to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 28th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

High Atlas Mountains, Sur Les Pentes du Toubkal
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
High Atlas Mountains ©
High Atlas Mountains
Balloon Rides

2
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Sonian Forest, look for all kinds of wild species at Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’', examine the collection at Atomium, explore the fascinating landscape at Maison Dandoy - Grand Place, then contemplate the long history of Grand Place, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Etangs d'Ixelles.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Brussels online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Brussels takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Marrakech in April: highs in Brussels hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Antwerp, Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’'
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Hallerbos – ‘'The Blue Forest’' ©
Sonian Forest ©
Sonian Forest
Sint-Annastrand ©
Sint-Annastrand

2
nights
Bruges, Belgium

Bruges ©
The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, identify plant and animal life at De Fonteintjes, take an in-depth tour of Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at De Assels, look for all kinds of wild species at Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Holy Blood, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bruges trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Liege.

Things to do in Bruges

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Ghent
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De Fonteintjes ©
De Fonteintjes
Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve ©
Minnewater Lake ©
Minnewater Lake

3
nights
Liege, Belgium

Liege ©
Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
On the 3rd (Sun), walk around Parc de la Boverie, examine the collection at La Boverie, admire the landmark architecture of Gare de Liege-Guillemins, then see the interesting displays at Curtius Museum, then don't miss a visit to Montagne de Bueren, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Brasserie C. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Domaine de Berinzenne, look for all kinds of wild species at Forestia, look for all kinds of wild species at La Roche-aux-Faucons, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Walesa Antique Decoration By Aurore Morisse, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral), and finally take in the exciting artwork at Travel Gallery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Liege trip builder website.

Drive from Bruges to Liege in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Liege sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Liege

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Forestia, La Roche-aux-Faucons, Domaine de Berinzenne
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Forestia ©
Forestia
Domaine de Berinzenne ©
Domaine de Berinzenne

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