7 days in Morocco Itinerary

7 days in Morocco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Morocco tour planner

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Bus to Boston, Fly to Casablanca, Shuttle to Essaouira
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Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rabat
— 1 night
Drive
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Fes
— 1 night
Fly
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Marrakech
— 2 nights
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Essaouira

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, trot along with a tour on horseback, then stop by Cooperative Feminine de Tamounte, and finally steep yourself in history at Chaim Pinto Synagogue. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore by horseback at Cheval Essaouira, learn about winemaking at Le Val d'Argan, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Essaouira online trip maker.

Hartford, USA to Essaouira is an approximately 17-hour combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 5 hours. In August in Essaouira, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Rabat.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks

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Rabat

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rabat trip planner.

You can drive from Essaouira to Rabat in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Traveling from Essaouira in August, expect nights in Rabat to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are little chillier, around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fes.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites
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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 25th (Wed), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fes trip website.

You can drive from Rabat to Fes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Rabat, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in Fes, ranging from highs of 99°F to lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Marrakech.

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Marrakech

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stop by Henna Louaya, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, and finally hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Marrakech day trip tool.

Getting from Fes to Marrakech by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Marrakech are 100°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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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.