27 days in Morocco Itinerary

27 days in Morocco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Morocco route planner

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Casablanca
— 1 night
Drive
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Rabat
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive
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Fes
— 4 nights
Fly to Errachidia, Bus to Merzouga
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Merzouga
— 4 nights
Drive
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M'Hamid
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ouarzazate
— 2 nights
Fly
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Marrakech
— 5 nights
Drive
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Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive
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Agadir
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Casablanca travel itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Casablanca is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Francisco to Casablanca due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Francisco in December, expect nights in Casablanca to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rabat.

Things to do in Casablanca

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 13:

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 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Mohammad V and then contemplate the long history of Kasbah des Oudaias. Keep things going the next day: catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours and then delve into the distant past at Chellah.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rabat online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Casablanca to Rabat by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Casablanca in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Rabat: temperatures range from 81°F by day to 81°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Chefchaouen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rabat to Chefchaouen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 16:
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Fes

— 4 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.
Spend the 17th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa, take a stroll through Medina of Fez, take in the spiritual surroundings of Morocco In One Step, and examine the collection at Museo Nejjarine.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fes travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Chefchaouen to Fes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Fes, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Merzouga.

Things to do in Fes

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:

Merzouga

— 4 nights
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Spend the 22nd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Make the 24th (Fri) a rough and rugged day at local off-road trails. The adventure continues: admire nature's extreme beauty at Merzouga Desert, see Off-Road Tours, and take in the dramatic natural features at Erg Chebbi Dunes.

Plan my day in Merzouga using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

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 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to M'Hamid.

Things to do in Merzouga

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:

M'Hamid

— 2 nights
Evoking images of traveling nomads and trade caravans, M'Hamid lies in a spacious palm oasis at the edge of the Sahara.
On the 25th (Sat), see Off-Road Tours and then take in the dramatic natural features at Atmospher Erg Chigaga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the M'Hamid road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Merzouga to M'Hamid takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in M'Hamid

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Ouarzazate

— 2 nights

The door of the desert

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Fikra Travel and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Moroccan Sahara.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ouarzazate visit planner.

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 December, daily temperatures in Ouarzazate can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can fly to Marrakech.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

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 30th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, and admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Marrakech online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Ouarzazate to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ouarzazate in December since evenings lows in Marrakech dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 2:

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 3rd (Mon): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Cheval Essaouira and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Essaouira trip builder app.

Getting from Marrakech to Essaouira by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Agadir.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Trails
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:

Agadir

— 2 nights
Completely rebuilt after a catastrophic earthquake in 1961, the coastal city of Agadir rose from the ruins and grew into Morocco's premier beach destination.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Taghazout Skatepark and then stop by L'Echappee Belle Etape Berbere. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at Tamraght Yoga Studio.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Agadir trip tool.

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Agadir takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Agadir

Spas · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

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.