18 days in Morocco Itinerary

18 days in Morocco Itinerary

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Casablanca
— 1 night
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Fes
— 3 nights
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Chefchaouen
— 1 night
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Al Hoceima
— 1 night
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Merzouga
— 1 night
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Ait Ben Haddou
— 1 night
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Marrakech
— 4 nights
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Essaouira
— 4 nights

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Casablanca

Casablanca ©
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Casablanca itinerary website.

London, UK to Casablanca is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Casablanca at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fes.

Things to do in Casablanca

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Ettedgui Synagogue ©
Ettedgui Synagogue
Temple Beth-El ©
Temple Beth-El

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Fes

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.
Medina of Fez and Medina Children's Library are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Palais Dar Pacha Tazi. Change things up with a short trip to Bou Inania Medersa in Meknes (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Volubilis, admire the masterpieces at Coin Berbere, hunt for treasures at La Petite Maison Berbere, and explore the galleries of Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat.

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Getting from Casablanca to Fes by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Casablanca in August: highs in Fes hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Fes

Side Trips

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Archaeological Site of Volubilis ©
Archaeological Site of Volubilis
Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez

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Chefchaouen

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Mosque and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chefchaouen itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fes to Chefchaouen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Al Hoceima.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Spanish Mosque ©
Spanish Mosque

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Al Hoceima

Al Hoceima ©
Al Hoceima is a city in the north of Morocco, on the northern edge of the Rif Mountains and on the Mediterranean coast. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): stroll through Plage Thara Youssef, tour the pleasant surroundings at Quemado Beach, then stroll through Plage Souani, then kick back and relax at Plage Sfiha, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage calabonita.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Al Hoceima tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Chefchaouen to Al Hoceima by car takes about 4 hours. August in Al Hoceima sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Merzouga.

Things to do in Al Hoceima

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Quemado Beach ©
Quemado Beach
Plage calabonita ©
Plage calabonita
Plage Sfiha ©
Plage Sfiha

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Merzouga

Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Galerie Laoun and then explore the fascinating landscape at Merzouga Desert. On your second day here, examine the collection at Musee Nomade and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Merzouga day trip tool.

Getting from Al Hoceima to Merzouga by car takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ait Ben Haddou.

Things to do in Merzouga

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Merzouga Desert ©
Merzouga Desert
Musee Nomade ©
Musee Nomade

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Ait Ben Haddou

Ait Ben Haddou ©
Seen in numerous Hollywood films and TV shows, the ancient city of Ait Ben Haddou takes visitors on a journey back to the 17th century with its impressive South Moroccan architecture, boasting earthen clay dwellings in walled kasbahs.
On the 12th (Wed), appreciate the views at Ounila Valley and then steep yourself in history at Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou.

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Getting from Merzouga to Ait Ben Haddou by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Ounila Valley ©
Ounila Valley
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou ©
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

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Marrakech

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Balloon Rides and Observatoire Astronomie - Centre Culturel Atlas Golf Marrakech. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Koutoubia Mosque and Palacio da Bahia. And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef, and look for gifts at Le renard de Marrakech.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Marrakech day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Ait Ben Haddou to Marrakech in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Balloon Rides
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef

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Essaouira

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 Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing. Get some historical perspective at Medina of Essaouira and Dar Sultan Palace. Go for a jaunt from Essaouira to Sidi Kaouki to see Plage de Sidi Kaouki about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, stroll through Essaouira Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaim Pinto Synagogue, and see the interesting displays at Synagogue Slat Lkahal.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Essaouira travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Marrakech to Essaouira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Marrakech in August: high temperatures in Essaouira hover around 33°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira

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