18 days in Morocco Itinerary

18 days in Morocco Itinerary

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Fly to Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport, Drive to Chefchaouen
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Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive
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Fes
— 3 nights
Fly to Errachidia, Bus to Merzouga
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Merzouga
— 2 nights
Drive
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M'Hamid
— 1 night
Drive
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Ouarzazate
— 1 night
Fly to Marrakech, Shuttle to Essaouira
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Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marrakech
— 7 nights
Fly

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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.
On the 2nd (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chefchaouen holiday planner.

Newark, USA to Chefchaouen is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newark to Chefchaouen. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites
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Fes

— 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Nejjarine and Medina of Fez. Visit Archaeological Site of Volubilis and Heri es Souani for their historical value. Take a break from Fes with a short trip to Sahrij Swani in Meknes, about 1 hour away. Spend the 5th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fes route planning site.

Traveling by car from Chefchaouen to Fes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Fes sees daily highs of 90°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Merzouga.

Things to do in Fes

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Merzouga

— 2 nights
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of The mausoleum of Moulay Ali Sharif.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Merzouga online attractions planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to M'Hamid.

Things to do in Merzouga

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

M'Hamid

— 1 night
Evoking images of traveling nomads and trade caravans, M'Hamid lies in a spacious palm oasis at the edge of the Sahara.
On the 8th (Wed), take an exotic tour of Excursion Desert and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Atmospher Erg Chigaga.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our M'Hamid trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Merzouga to M'Hamid in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in M'Hamid

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

Ouarzazate

— 1 night

The door of the desert

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
On the 9th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then admire the landmark architecture of Taourirt Kasbah.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Ouarzazate online day trip planner.

You can drive from M'Hamid to Ouarzazate in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Ouarzazate are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then trot along with a tour on horseback. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Essaouira trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Ouarzazate to Essaouira takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Ouarzazate in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Essaouira: temperatures range from 78°F by day to 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Marrakech

— 7 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.
Get some historical perspective at Koutoubia Mosque and Menara Gardens and Pavilion. Get a sense of the local culture at Medersa Ben Youssef and Saadian Tombs. Spend the 12th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, examine the collection at Marrakech Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fna, and don't miss a visit to Koubba Almoravid.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Marrakech online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Essaouira, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 65°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 18:

Morocco travel guide

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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.