15 days in Morocco, Gibraltar & Marbella Itinerary

15 days in Morocco, Gibraltar & Marbella Itinerary

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Rabat, Morocco
— 1 night
Drive
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Essaouira, Morocco
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Marrakech, Fly to Fes
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Fes, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly to Malaga, Bus to Gibraltar
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marbella, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive to Málaga Airport, Fly to Christchurch

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Rabat, Morocco

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Kasbah des Oudaias and then explore the ancient world of Chellah.

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Christchurch, New Zealand to Rabat is an approximately 33-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to Rabat is minus 12 hours. When traveling from Christchurch in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Rabat, with highs around 27°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:

Essaouira, Morocco

— 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 3rd (Wed): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then hike along Cheval Essaouira.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Essaouira travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Rabat to Essaouira takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Traveling from Rabat in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Essaouira, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Fes.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:

Fes, Morocco

— 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.
On the 5th (Fri), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Coin Berbere and then admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fes driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Essaouira to Fes takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Traveling from Essaouira in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Fes, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Marrakech.

Things to do in Fes

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:

Marrakech, Morocco

— 3 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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, explore and take pictures at Jemaa el-Fna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, and deepen your understanding at Medersa Ben Youssef.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Marrakech trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Fes to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Marrakech are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Baths
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:

Gibraltar, Gibraltar

— 2 nights

The Rock

A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
On the 10th (Wed), learn more about the world around you at The Gibraltar National Museum and then explore the striking landscape at The Rock of Gibraltar. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at St. Michael's Cave and then see majestic marine mammals with Dolphin Adventure.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gibraltar day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Marrakech to Gibraltar takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Marrakech to Gibraltar, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Marrakech in November, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Gibraltar: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marbella.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:

Marbella, Spain

— 3 nights

Spanish Riviera

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then get outside with Experience Box Spain.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Marbella day trip planning app.

Drive from Gibraltar to Marbella in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gibraltar in November, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Marbella. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:

Morocco travel guide

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Flea Markets · Gardens · Nature & Wildlife Tours
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.