16 days in Morocco Itinerary

16 days in Morocco Itinerary

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16 days in Morocco Itinerary

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

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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Chellah, then make a trip to Mausoleum of Mohammad V, then admire the landmark architecture of Hassan Tower, and finally contemplate the long history of Kasbah des Oudaias.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rabat trip itinerary website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Rabat. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Casablanca.

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

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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 23rd (Sat): enjoy some friendly competition at Tamaris Bowling, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Medina of Casablanca. Keep things going the next day: gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Casablanca trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Rabat to Casablanca takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Rabat in March, you will find days in Casablanca are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are much colder (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in Casablanca

Tours Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Room Escape Games

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nights
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.
Essaouira is known for beaches, adventure, spas, shopping, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, head outdoors with Essaouira Urban Adventures, and do sightseeing at your own pace with Kaouki Surf School.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Essaouira trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Casablanca to Essaouira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Essaouira can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Kaouki Surf School
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Horseback Riding Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira

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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, hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa, steep yourself in history at Medina of Marrakesh, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Essaouira, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to M'Hamid.

Things to do in Marrakech

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

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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.
On the 1st (Mon), don't miss a visit to Esprite-Lamane and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Atmospher Erg Chigaga.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the M'Hamid online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and taxi from Marrakech to M'Hamid in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Merzouga.

Things to do in M'Hamid

Nature Parks
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Atmospher Erg Chigaga ©
Atmospher Erg Chigaga

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night
Merzouga

Merzouga ©
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Erg Chebbi Dunes. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Musee Nomade, admire nature's extreme beauty at Merzouga Desert, and then take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Laoun.

Start your trip to Merzouga by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from M'Hamid to Merzouga in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Fes.

Things to do in Merzouga

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Musee Nomade, Erg Chebbi Dunes
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Erg Chebbi Dunes ©
Erg Chebbi Dunes
Merzouga Desert ©
Merzouga Desert

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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 4th (Thu): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and then admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Nejjarine Museum of Wood Arts and Crafts, explore the engaging exhibits at Medina Children's Library, then stop by Medin'Art, then see the interesting displays at Musee Riad Belghazi, and finally don't miss a visit to Medina of Fez.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Fes trip tool .

You can drive from Merzouga to Fes in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daytime highs in Fes are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Fes

Neighborhoods Museums Classes
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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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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, then stop by Local Berbere Artisanal, and then get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina.

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You can take a bus from Fes to Chefchaouen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Shopping
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina

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