22 days in Province of Malaga & Morocco Itinerary

22 days in Province of Malaga & Morocco Itinerary

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Fly
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Malaga, Spain
— 5 nights
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Bus to Tarifa, Ferry to Tangier, Bus to Chefchaouen
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Chefchaouen, Morocco
— 2 nights
Bus to Fes, Train to Meknes
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Meknes, Morocco
— 2 nights
Train
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Fes, Morocco
— 2 nights
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Train to Meknes, Bus to Aoufous, Taxi to Erg Chebbi
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Erg Chebbi, Morocco
— 1 night
Drive to Zagora, Fly to Marrakech
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Essaouira, Morocco
— 3 nights
Shuttle to Casablanca, Fly to Vancouver

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Malaga, Spain

— 5 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fuente de Genova and Estatua del Cenachero. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malaga: Adventure Rider Centre (in Mijas Pueblo), Plaza Espana Benalmadena (in Benalmadena) and Eco Reserva Ojen (in Ojen). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Escultura del Biznaguero, stroll around Jardines de Pedro Luis Alonso, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de la Victoria, and see the interesting displays at Revello de Toro Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Malaga tour builder app.

Vancouver, Canada to Malaga is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 9 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in September, things will get a bit warmer in Malaga: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Malaga

Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 2 — 8:

Chefchaouen, Morocco

— 2 nights
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 9th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Ras El Maa Waterfall and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Place Outa el Hammam & Kasbah and then look for gifts at Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Chefchaouen trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and ferry from Malaga to Chefchaouen takes 10 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Meknes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

Meknes, Morocco

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Bab El-Khemis Gate and then contemplate the long history of Heri es Souani. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Chateau Roslane and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sahrij Swani.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Meknes trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chefchaouen to Meknes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Meknes sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 13th (Tue), you're off to Fes.

Things to do in Meknes

Parks · Nature · Wineries · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Fes, Morocco

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the striking features of Cherratin Medersa. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Fes day trip app.

Getting from Meknes to Fes by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Erg Chebbi.

Things to do in Fes

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

Erg Chebbi, Morocco

— 1 night
To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Erg Chebbi road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Fes to Erg Chebbi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Erg Chebbi when traveling from Fes in September, with lows around 24°C. You will leave for Marrakech on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Erg Chebbi

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Marrakech, Morocco

— 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Balloon Rides. Spend the 18th (Sun) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Secret, and relax in sumptuous surroundings at local Arab baths.

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Do a combination of car and flight from Erg Chebbi to Marrakech in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Marrakech, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Baths
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:

Essaouira, Morocco

— 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cheval Essaouira and Le Souk. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Galerie la Kasbah, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Simon Attias Synagogue, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and see Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Essaouira trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Marrakech to Essaouira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Marrakech in September: highs in Essaouira hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:

Province of Malaga travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Landmarks · Marinas
The Province of Málaga is best known for its string of coastal resorts with sandy beaches and seaside cafes that make for a relaxed vacation. The countryside is dotted by charming villages of Moorish origin, each with its own colorful character, history, and architecture. Its diverse landscapes also include rugged mountains. Don’t miss a chance to tour its natural wonders, including dramatic gorges, excellent walking areas, and one of Europe’s main flamingo breeding grounds.

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.