10 days in Morocco Itinerary

10 days in Morocco Itinerary

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10 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Essaouira
— 1 night
2
Marrakech
— 3 nights
3
Casablanca
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Rabat
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 30​min
6
Fes
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
Essaouira

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 19th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Chaim Pinto Synagogue and then look for gifts at Cooperative Feminine de Tamounte.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Essaouira travel itinerary planner.

London, UK to Essaouira is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December, Essaouira is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

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Horseback Riding Tours
Essaouira Ramparts ©
Essaouira Ramparts

3
nights
Marrakech

Marrakech ©
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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef, appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Marrakech tour planner .

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Essaouira in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Marrakech, with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Casablanca.

Things to do in Marrakech

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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

1
night
Casablanca

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 24th (Tue): gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque, and then look for gifts at La galerie de l'aimance.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Casablanca holiday builder app .

You can drive from Marrakech to Casablanca in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Marrakech in December since evenings lows in Casablanca dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rabat.

Things to do in Casablanca

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Walking tours
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque

1
night
Rabat

Rabat ©
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.
On the 25th (Wed), make a trip to Mausoleum of Mohammad V, contemplate the long history of Kasbah des Oudaias, then admire the landmark architecture of Hassan Tower, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Chellah.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rabat itinerary app .

Getting from Casablanca to Rabat by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Casablanca in December, plan for a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Rabat: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Rabat

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Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias
Chellah ©
Chellah
Mausoleum of Mohammad V
Mausoleum of Mohammad V

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night
Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen ©
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 26th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, stop by Local Berbere Artisanal, and then get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Chefchaouen trip website .

Traveling by car from Rabat to Chefchaouen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina

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nights
Fes

Fes ©
Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Fondouk Tsetouanien, see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine, and then admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa. On the next day, have fun and explore at Medina Children's Library, take a stroll through Medina of Fez, and then view the masterpieces at Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fes trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Chefchaouen to Fes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fes

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Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Medina Children's Library ©
Medina Children's Library

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