9 days in Morocco Itinerary

9 days in Morocco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Morocco holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Fes
— 2 nights
Fly
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Marrakech
— 2 nights
Drive
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Essaouira
— 3 nights
Fly
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Casablanca
— 1 night
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Fes

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Jnan Sbil and then take a stroll through Medina of Fez. On your second day here, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fes tour builder website.

New York City, USA to Fes is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Fes: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Marrakech.

Things to do in Fes

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

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.
On the 9th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, and then admire the masterpieces at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Secret and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Marrakech tour itinerary site.

You can fly from Fes to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Marrakech can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

Essaouira

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kayaking & Canoeing and Medina of Essaouira. There's still lots to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, stop by Ateliers Madaq par l'association feminine El Khir, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and make a trip to Essaouira Ramparts.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Essaouira day trip planning site.

Getting from Marrakech to Essaouira by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Marrakech, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Essaouira, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to fly to Casablanca.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 10 — 13:

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 (Sat): stop by Jerraflore and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Casablanca trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Essaouira to Casablanca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Casablanca can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Casablanca

Find places to stay May 13 — 14:

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.