15 days in Morocco Itinerary

15 days in Morocco Itinerary

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15 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Casablanca
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Rabat
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 30​min
4
Fes
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + taxi:  7​h
5
M'Hamid
— 1 day
+3
taxi + shuttle + taxi + bus:  8​h 15​min
6
Essaouira
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Marrakech
— 4 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Portland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Musee Abderrahman Slaoui, don't miss a visit to Old Medina of Casablanca, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque. Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Casablanca visit planning website .

Portland, USA to Casablanca is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to Casablanca is 8 hours. In March, Casablanca is a bit warmer than Portland - with highs of 66°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Rabat.

Things to do in Casablanca

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Musee Abderrahman Slaoui ©
Musee Abderrahman Slaoui

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 18th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Chellah, then make a trip to Mausoleum of Mohammad V, then admire the striking features of Hassan Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Rabat sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Casablanca to Rabat takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. While traveling from Casablanca, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Rabat, ranging from highs of 83°F to lows of 83°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Rabat

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

1
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 19th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque, stop by Local Berbere Artisanal, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Chefchaouen online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rabat to Chefchaouen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Shopping
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour and then admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): explore the world behind art at Nejjarine Museum of Wood Arts and Crafts, explore the engaging exhibits at Medina Children's Library, stop by Medin'Art, then see the interesting displays at Musee Riad Belghazi, and finally take a stroll through Medina of Fez.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read Fes trip site .

You can take a bus from Chefchaouen to Fes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March, daily temperatures in Fes can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to M'Hamid.

Things to do in Fes

Neighborhoods Tours Museums
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Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Museo Nejjarine ©
Museo Nejjarine

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day
M'Hamid

M'Hamid ©
Evoking images of traveling nomads and trade caravans, M'Hamid lies in a spacious palm oasis at the edge of the Sahara.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Esprite-Lamane and then explore the striking landscape at Atmospher Erg Chigaga.

To see maps and more tourist information, you can read our M'Hamid trip builder .

Getting from Fes to M'Hamid by combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in M'Hamid

Parks Nature
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Atmospher Erg Chigaga ©
Atmospher Erg Chigaga

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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 23rd (Sat): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then stop by Boutique de Commerce Solidaire AFBK et Cours de Cuisine, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Essaouira Ramparts, wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira, then take in the exciting artwork at GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps and other tourist information, use the Essaouira trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and bus from M'Hamid to Essaouira in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in March, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Horseback Riding Tours
Walking tours
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira

4
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 parks, shopping, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa, don't miss a visit to Ben Youssef Madrasa, and admire the striking features of Saadian Tombs.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Marrakech trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Essaouira in March, you will find days in Marrakech are a bit warmer (75°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Shopping Tours
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

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