26 days in Morocco Itinerary

26 days in Morocco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Morocco tour itinerary builder

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Casablanca
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rabat
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kenitra
— 1 day
Drive
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Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive
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Meknes
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fes
— 2 nights
Fly to Marrakech, Drive to Ait Ben Haddou
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Ait Ben Haddou
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marrakech
— 4 nights
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Essaouira
— 4 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): stop by Jerraflore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): browse the different shops at Morocco Mall and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ain Diab.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Casablanca itinerary builder tool.

If you are flying in from New Zealand, the closest major aiports are Mohammed V International Airport and Rabat-Salé Airport. In July in Casablanca, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rabat.

Things to do in Casablanca

Shopping · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Rabat

— 5 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.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Jardin Zoologique de Rabat. Chellah and Hassan Tower will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias, admire the masterpieces at Museum Mohamed VI of Modern and Contemporary Art, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do and tourist information, use the Rabat day trip site.

Traveling by car from Casablanca to Rabat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Casablanca in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rabat: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kenitra.

Things to do in Rabat

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 29:

Kenitra

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stop by Elite Clothes and then stroll through Mehdia Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kenitra day trip website.

You can drive from Rabat to Kenitra in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Kenitra

Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:
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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 30th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Kasbah Museum and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascades d'Akchour.

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Drive from Kenitra to Chefchaouen in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Meknes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:

Meknes

— 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bou Inania Medersa and Meknes Medina. Get some historical perspective at Archaeological Site of Volubilis and Heri es Souani. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Dar Jamai Museum, don't miss a visit to Bab Mansour Laleuj, steep yourself in history at El Hedim Square, and stroll through Sahrij Swani.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Meknes trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Chefchaouen to Meknes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Fes.

Things to do in Meknes

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 3:

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 4th (Wed), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then look for gifts at Coin Berbere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): take a stroll through Medina of Fez and then steep yourself in history at Kairaouine Mosque (Mosque of al-Qarawiyyin).

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fes online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Meknes to Fes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Fes can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ait Ben Haddou.

Things to do in Fes

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 5:

Ait Ben Haddou

— 3 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): appreciate the views at Ounila Valley and then take in panoramic vistas at Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to La Maison Berbere Nomade.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ait Ben Haddou vacation planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Fes to Ait Ben Haddou in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and car. In August, daytime highs in Ait Ben Haddou are 44°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 8:

Marrakech

— 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Marrakech Museum and David Bloch Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Saadian Tombs and Palacio da Bahia. Spend the 11th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fna, don't miss a visit to Koubba Almoravid, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, and take in the exciting artwork at Dar Moulay Ali, Maison de la France a Marrakech.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Marrakech travel planner.

Traveling by car from Ait Ben Haddou to Marrakech takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Marrakech can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 12:

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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Medina of Essaouira, look for gifts at Ateliers Madaq par l'association feminine El Khir, stroll through Cheval Essaouira, and enjoy the sand and surf at Essaouira Beach.

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You can drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August, Essaouira is little chillier than Marrakech - with highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 16:

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.