21 days in Morocco Itinerary

21 days in Morocco Itinerary

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Fly
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Marrakech
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Essaouira
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Casablanca
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Rabat
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Fes
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive
7
Tangier
— 2 nights
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Marrakech — 4 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.
Spend the 19th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at High Atlas Mountains.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Marrakech road trip tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Marrakech is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Marrakech is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Marrakech, ranging from highs of 44°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Essaouira.
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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.
Essaouira is known for sightseeing, adventure, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore by horseback at Cheval Essaouira, examine the collection at Cooperative feminie TILILA d'huile d'argane, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and go all around town with Essaouira Urban Tours.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Essaouira trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Marrakech to Essaouira by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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 on the 25th (Thu) early enough to fly to Casablanca.
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Casablanca — 3 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.
Spend the 26th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, tee off at Royal Golf Club, see the interesting displays at Dar Al Ala, and look for gifts at Zaity Natural Cosmetic.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Casablanca trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Essaouira to Casablanca in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Essaouira in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Casablanca, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Rabat.
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Rabat — 3 nights

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.
Rabat is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pick up some new kitchen skills with Cooking Classes, delve into the distant past at Chellah, learn more about the world around you at Musee De l'Abeille Vivante, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan Tower.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rabat online tour builder.

You can drive from Casablanca to Rabat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Casablanca in August, you will find days in Rabat are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Fes.
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Fes — 4 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.
Spend the 1st (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museo Nejjarine, browse the collection at Medina Children's Library, admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa, and explore the world behind art at Coin Berbere.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Fes trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rabat to Fes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Rabat in August, plan for much warmer days in Fes, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Chefchaouen.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chefchaouen travel planner.

You can drive from Fes to Chefchaouen in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tangier.
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Tangier — 2 nights

Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
On the 6th (Tue), get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tangier trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chefchaouen to Tangier takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tangier are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Morocco travel guide

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Flea Markets · Gardens · Historic Sites
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.
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