36 days in Morocco Itinerary

36 days in Morocco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Morocco itinerary planner
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Fly
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Rabat
— 4 nights
Train
2
Tangier
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive
4
Fes
— 5 nights
Fly to Errachidia, Bus to Merzouga
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Merzouga
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Boumalne Dades
— 1 night
Drive
7
Ouarzazate
— 2 nights
Fly
8
Marrakech
— 6 nights
Drive
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Essaouira
— 4 nights
Fly
10
Casablanca
— 5 nights
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Rabat — 4 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: steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias, soak in some Japanese tradition at Traditional Thai Massage, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan Tower, and stroll the grounds of Chellah.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rabat day trip website.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Rabat is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Jeddah in July: highs in Rabat hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can take a train to Tangier.
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Tangier — 3 nights

Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
On the 19th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 20th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Tangier American Legation Museum and take in the exciting artwork at Bleu de Fes.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Tangier trip itinerary website.

You can take a train from Rabat to Tangier in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rabat in July: highs in Tangier hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to 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 21st (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chefchaouen trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Tangier to Chefchaouen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Fes.
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Fes — 5 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 22nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 24th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa, steep yourself in history at Borj Sud, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and examine the collection at Museo Nejjarine.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fes holiday planner.

You can drive from Chefchaouen to Fes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Fes are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Merzouga.
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Merzouga — 4 nights

Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Spend the 28th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 27th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's extreme beauty at Merzouga Desert, take in the dramatic natural features at Erg Chebbi Dunes, and examine the collection at Musee Nomade.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Merzouga road trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Fes to Merzouga takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Boumalne Dades.
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Boumalne Dades — 1 night

On the 31st (Sun), get outside with Marco Desert Expedition and then explore the stunning scenery at Dades Gorges.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Boumalne Dades trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Merzouga to Boumalne Dades takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Boumalne Dades are 46°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ouarzazate.
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Ouarzazate — 2 nights

The door of the desert

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by chez Rabab and then explore the fascinating landscape at Moroccan Sahara.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ouarzazate journey planner.

You can drive from Boumalne Dades to Ouarzazate in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Ouarzazate sees daily highs of 46°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Marrakech.
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Marrakech — 6 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 5th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 7th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, soak in style at Turkish baths, and admire all the interesting features of Jemaa el-Fnaa.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Ouarzazate to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Marrakech can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Essaouira.
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Essaouira — 4 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: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, squeeze the most out of the city with Essaouira Urban Tours, admire the masterpieces at Centre d'art Le Real Mogador, and explore by horseback at Cheval Essaouira.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Essaouira tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Marrakech in August, expect Essaouira to be little chillier, temps between 33°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can fly to Casablanca.
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Casablanca — 5 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.
Step out of Casablanca to go to El Jadida and see Mazagan Golf Club, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Spend the 13th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Casablanca holiday maker site.

Getting from Essaouira to Casablanca by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Casablanca when traveling from Essaouira in August, with lows around 24°C. You will leave for home on the 17th (Wed).
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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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