30 days in Morocco Itinerary

30 days in Morocco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Morocco visit planner

Make it your trip
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Rabat
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive
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Fes
— 4 nights
Fly
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Casablanca
— 3 nights
Fly
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Essaouira
— 3 nights
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Marrakech
— 6 nights
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Ouarzazate
— 3 nights
Drive
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M'Hamid
— 2 nights
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Merzouga
— 3 nights
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Rabat

— 3 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, relax in sumptuous surroundings at Traditional Thai Massage, delve into the distant past at Chellah, and admire the striking features of Hassan Tower.

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

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India to Rabat is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Rabat. When traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rabat: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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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 5th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Chefchaouen tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Rabat to Chefchaouen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your trip

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 8th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa, explore the world behind art at Coin Berbere, wander the streets of Medina of Fez, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Morocco In One Step.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Fes holiday maker tool.

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 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Casablanca.

Things to do in Fes

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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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 10th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Casablanca trip planner.

You can fly from Fes to Casablanca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Fes in October, you will find days in Casablanca are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are a bit warmer (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Essaouira.

Things to do in Casablanca

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:

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.
Essaouira is known for adventure, wildlife, and spas. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira, look for gifts at Ateliers Madaq par l'association feminine El Khir, and trek along Cheval Essaouira.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Essaouira trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Casablanca to Essaouira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Essaouira are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:

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 19th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, and stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Marrakech tour planner.

You can drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Essaouira in October: highs in Marrakech hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can fly to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Ouarzazate

— 3 nights

The door of the desert

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
Spend the 23rd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 24th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating landscape at Moroccan Sahara and head outdoors with Fikra Travel.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ouarzazate trip planner.

Fly from Marrakech to Ouarzazate in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Marrakech in October, Ouarzazate is a bit cooler at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to M'Hamid.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): see Excursion Desert and then explore the striking landscape at Atmospher Erg Chigaga. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the M'Hamid trip planner.

Getting from Ouarzazate to M'Hamid by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Merzouga.

Things to do in M'Hamid

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
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Merzouga

— 3 nights
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Spend the 27th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating landscape at Merzouga Desert, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and explore the striking landscape at Erg Chebbi Dunes.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Merzouga online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from M'Hamid to Merzouga takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Merzouga

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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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.