12 days in Morocco Itinerary

12 days in Morocco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Morocco itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Casablanca
— 1 night
Fly
2
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Marrakech
— 5 nights
Fly
4
Fes
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Bus to Tangier, Fly to Barcelona

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Casablanca

— 1 night
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
On the 24th (Fri), stop by Jerraflore and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Casablanca attractions planning app.

Barcelona, Spain to Casablanca is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Casablanca due to the time zone difference. In December, Casablanca is somewhat warmer than Barcelona - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Essaouira.

Things to do in Casablanca

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

Essaouira

— 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.
On the 26th (Sun), ride a horse along Cheval Essaouira and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Ateliers Madaq par l'association feminine El Khir, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Essaouira holiday builder site.

Traveling by flight from Casablanca to Essaouira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:

Marrakech

— 5 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 29th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, and hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Marrakech driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Essaouira in December, Marrakech is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Fes.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:

Fes

— 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 2nd (Sun), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine and then admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fes trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Marrakech to Fes in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Fes

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 3:

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.
On the 4th (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chefchaouen trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Fes to Chefchaouen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:
Highlights from your trip

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.