21 days in Morocco Itinerary

21 days in Morocco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Morocco travel planner

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Fly to Tangier, Bus to Chefchaouen
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Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive
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Rabat
— 2 nights
Drive
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Casablanca
— 2 nights
Fly
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Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marrakech
— 1 night
Drive
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Ait Ben Haddou
— 1 night
Drive
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Boumalne Dades
— 2 nights
Drive
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Merzouga
— 3 nights
Drive
9
Meknes
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Fes
— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): stop by La Botica de la Abuela Aladdin and then don't miss a visit to Place Outa el Hammam & Kasbah.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chefchaouen day trip site.

Cagliari, Italy to Chefchaouen is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cagliari to Chefchaouen. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Rabat.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Shopping
Find places to stay May 2 — 3:

Rabat

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Rabat, and then make a trip to Rabat Old Town. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Chellah, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins Exotiques de Bouknadel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Mohamed VI of Modern and Contemporary Art.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rabat sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Chefchaouen to Rabat takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. May in Rabat sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Casablanca.

Things to do in Rabat

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:

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.
On the 5th (Thu), look for gifts at Exposition Nationale D'Artisanat, then kick back and relax at Ain Diab, then visit a coastal fixture at El Hank Lighthouse, and finally admire the masterpieces at Villa des Arts de Casablanca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Mahkama du Pacha, then take a stroll through Quartier Habous, and then walk around Foret De Bouskoura.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Casablanca vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Rabat to Casablanca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Casablanca when traveling from Rabat in May, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to fly to Essaouira.

Things to do in Casablanca

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:

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 7th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Essaouira Beach, then stop by Medina of Essaouira, and then take in the exciting artwork at Galerie D'ART Damgaard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie l'Arbre bleu, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaim Pinto Synagogue, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Jewish Cemetery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Essaouira travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Casablanca to Essaouira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Essaouira can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Beaches
Find places to stay May 7 — 9:

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 9th (Mon), trek along with Tawada Trekking, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, and then stroll around Cyber Parc Arsat Moulay Abdeslam.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Marrakech trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Essaouira in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Marrakech, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ait Ben Haddou.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay May 9 — 10:

Ait Ben Haddou

— 1 night
Seen in numerous Hollywood films and TV shows, the ancient city of Ait Ben Haddou takes visitors on a journey back to the 17th century with its impressive South Moroccan architecture, boasting earthen clay dwellings in walled kasbahs.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Ounila Valley and then take in panoramic vistas at Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ait Ben Haddou journey planner.

Getting from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Ait Ben Haddou can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Boumalne Dades.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 10 — 11:

Boumalne Dades

— 2 nights
On the 11th (Wed), make a trip to Agadir Inoumar and then explore the stunning scenery at Dades Gorges. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park of Souss Massa.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Boumalne Dades trip planner.

You can drive from Ait Ben Haddou to Boumalne Dades in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Boumalne Dades can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Merzouga.

Things to do in Boumalne Dades

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 13:

Merzouga

— 3 nights
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Sijilmassa and Ksar El Fida will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Oasis Museum and Musee Nomade. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Merzouga: Rissani (Souqs of Rissani, Mezane Fossil Store, &more). It doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Galerie Laoun.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Merzouga trip maker app.

You can drive from Boumalne Dades to Merzouga in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Meknes.

Things to do in Merzouga

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 16:

Meknes

— 2 nights

City of the Hundred Minarets

One of Morocco's imperial cities, Meknes draws visitors with an abundance of historic monuments and impressive Moorish-style architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Volubilis and then make a trip to Mausoleum of Mouley Ismail. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Bab Mansour Laleuj, wander the streets of Meknes Medina, examine the collection at Dar Jamai Museum, then make a trip to Sahrij Swani, and finally contemplate the long history of Heri es Souani.

For maps and more tourist information, use the Meknes tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Merzouga to Meknes by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Fes.

Things to do in Meknes

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 16 — 18:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take a stroll through Fes el-Jdid and then pause for some serene contemplation at Synagogue Ibn Danan. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Medina of Fez, see the interesting displays at Musee des armes, and then admire the masterpieces at Coin Berbere.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fes holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Meknes to Fes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Fes are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Fes

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 18 — 21:

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.