30 days in Morocco Itinerary

30 days in Morocco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Morocco route maker

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Fly to Tangier Ibn Battouta Airport, Drive to Chefchaouen
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Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive
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Fes
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rabat
— 4 nights
Drive
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Casablanca
— 3 nights
Fly
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Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marrakech
— 6 nights
Fly to Zagora, Taxi to M'Hamid
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M'Hamid
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ouarzazate
— 2 nights
Drive
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Boumalne Dades
— 1 night
Drive
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Merzouga
— 3 nights
Drive
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Errachidia
— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Chefchaouen route planning app.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Chefchaouen is an approximately 21-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dammam to Chefchaouen due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:
Highlights from your trip

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 8th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa, admire the masterpieces at Coin Berbere, wander the streets of Medina of Fez, and pause for some serene contemplation at Synagogue Ibn Danan.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Fes tour site.

Traveling by car from Chefchaouen to Fes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Fes are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rabat.

Things to do in Fes

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:

Rabat

— 4 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.
Rabat is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kasbah des Oudaias, explore the different monuments and memorials at Chellah, relax in sumptuous surroundings at Traditional Thai Massage, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rabat sightseeing website.

You can drive from Fes to Rabat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for much hotter nights when traveling from Fes in October since evenings lows in Rabat dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Casablanca.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 14:

Casablanca

— 3 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.
Spend the 17th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 16th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Casablanca day trip website.

You can drive from Rabat to Casablanca in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Casablanca when traveling from Rabat in October, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to fly to Essaouira.

Things to do in Casablanca

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17:

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): trek along Cheval Essaouira and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): look for gifts at Ateliers Madaq par l'association feminine El Khir, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Essaouira trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Casablanca to Essaouira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Trails
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:

Marrakech

— 6 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 21st (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, admire the landmark architecture of Saadian Tombs, gain insight at Medersa Ben Youssef, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Marrakech route planning tool.

You can drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Essaouira in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to M'Hamid.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 25:

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 26th (Tue), see Off-Road Tours and then take in the dramatic natural features at Atmospher Erg Chigaga. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read M'Hamid online driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Marrakech to M'Hamid in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in M'Hamid

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

Ouarzazate

— 2 nights

The door of the desert

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
On the 28th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating landscape at Moroccan Sahara and then get outside with Fikra Travel.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ouarzazate trip maker tool.

You can 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 October in Ouarzazate, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Boumalne Dades.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:

Boumalne Dades

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on Marco Desert Expedition and then take in breathtaking views at Dades Gorges.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read our Boumalne Dades driving holiday planning website.

You can drive from Ouarzazate to Boumalne Dades in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Boumalne Dades can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Merzouga.

Things to do in Boumalne Dades

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 30:
Highlights from your trip

Merzouga

— 3 nights
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Spend the 31st (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Make the 2nd (Tue) a rough and rugged day at local off-road trails. There's more to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Merzouga Desert and take in the dramatic natural features at Erg Chebbi Dunes.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Merzouga road trip site.

Traveling by car from Boumalne Dades to Merzouga takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Errachidia.

Things to do in Merzouga

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:

Errachidia

— 2 nights
On the 3rd (Wed), examine the collection at Musee des Sources de Lalla Mimouna.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Errachidia online holiday planner.

Getting from Merzouga to Errachidia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Errachidia can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Errachidia

Museums
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:

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.