30 days in Morocco Itinerary

30 days in Morocco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Morocco journey planner

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Fly
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Casablanca
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rabat
— 2 nights
Train
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Tangier
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive
5
Fes
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Errachidia
— 1 night
Drive
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Merzouga
— 4 nights
Drive
8
M'Hamid
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Ouarzazate
— 3 nights
Fly
10
Marrakech
— 5 nights
Drive
11
Essaouira
— 3 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 12th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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New York City, USA to Casablanca is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Casablanca at 66°F and lows at 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rabat.

Things to do in Casablanca

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Chellah, steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias, and then explore the galleries of Au Grain de Sesame. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Russian Orthodox Church, then make a trip to Mausoleum of Mohammad V, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan Tower, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque of Sale.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rabat holiday planner.

You can drive from Casablanca to Rabat in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Casablanca in December, you will find days in Rabat are somewhat warmer (81°F), and nights are much warmer (81°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tangier.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:

Tangier

— 3 nights
Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
When in Tangier, make a side trip to see Church of San Bartholomew in Asilah, approximately Asilah away. Spend the 17th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, savor a delicious cup with Blue Door Cuisine, and examine the collection at American Legation.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tangier trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from Rabat to Tangier in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Rabat in December, you will find days in Tangier are little chillier (65°F), and nights are cooler (50°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Classes

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 18:

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 19th (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, and then stop by Dar Moulay Idriss Berbere Carpete.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Chefchaouen driving holiday planner.

Drive from Tangier to Chefchaouen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:

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.
Spend the 21st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa, explore the world behind art at Coin Berbere, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Azilal Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Morocco In One Step.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fes tour planner.

You can drive from Chefchaouen to Fes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Fes can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can fly to Errachidia.

Things to do in Fes

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:

Errachidia

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): examine the collection at Musee des Sources de Lalla Mimouna.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Errachidia itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Fes to Errachidia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Errachidia sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Merzouga.

Things to do in Errachidia

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

Merzouga

— 4 nights
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Merzouga: Art Sahara (in Erfoud) and Rissani (Rissani Market & Mezane Fossil Store). Next up on the itinerary: see Dune Merzouga Camp, admire nature's extreme beauty at Merzouga Desert, see the interesting displays at Musee Nomade, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Merzouga driving holiday planner.

Getting from Errachidia to Merzouga by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to M'Hamid.

Things to do in Merzouga

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:

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 28th (Tue), admire nature's extreme beauty at Atmospher Erg Chigaga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the M'Hamid attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Merzouga to M'Hamid takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in M'Hamid

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

Ouarzazate

— 3 nights

The door of the desert

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ouarzazate: Ounila Valley (in Ait Ben Haddou) and Kasbah Amridil (in Skoura Ahl El Oust). Spend the 30th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating landscape at Moroccan Sahara, head outdoors with Fikra Travel, and explore the world behind art at Musee Theatre Memoire de Ouarzazate.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ouarzazate trip maker.

Getting from M'Hamid to Ouarzazate by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Ouarzazate are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to fly to Marrakech.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:

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 3rd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 5th (Wed) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate the long history of Koutoubia Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Saadian Tombs, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fna.

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Traveling by flight from Ouarzazate to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ouarzazate in January since evenings lows in Marrakech dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:

Essaouira

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaim Pinto Synagogue, and finally see the interesting displays at Synagogue Slat Lkahal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Cooperative Feminine de Tamounte, stop by Medina of Essaouira, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Essaouira holiday planner.

Drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In January, daytime highs in Essaouira are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:

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.