8 days in Morocco Itinerary

8 days in Morocco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Morocco holiday builder

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Fly
1
Casablanca
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Rabat
— 1 night
Drive
3
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive
4
Fes
— 1 night
Fly
5
Marrakech
— 1 night
Fly

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Casablanca

— 2 nights
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Hassan II Mosque and Quartier Habous are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Plage Miramar. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ain Diab and stop by Jerraflore.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Casablanca vacation maker tool.

Newark, USA to Casablanca is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newark to Casablanca due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Newark in December: high temperatures in Casablanca hover around 66°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rabat.

Things to do in Casablanca

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

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 28th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Chellah, then contemplate the long history of Kasbah des Oudaias, and then take in the exciting artwork at Au Grain de Sesame.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rabat tour planner.

You can drive from Casablanca to Rabat in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Casablanca in December: highs in Rabat hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 81°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

Chefchaouen

— 1 night
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.
To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Chefchaouen itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rabat to Chefchaouen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. On the 29th (Wed), you're off to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Tours · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kairaouine Mosque (Mosque of al-Qarawiyyin), and then take a stroll through Medina of Fez.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Fes vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Chefchaouen to Fes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in December, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Marrakech.

Things to do in Fes

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Marrakech

— 1 night

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 30th (Thu), get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Marrakech online journey builder.

Fly from Fes to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Marrakech sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 44°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

Morocco travel guide

4.1
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.