16 days in Morocco Itinerary

16 days in Morocco Itinerary

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16 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  32​h
1
Casablanca
— 1 day
train:  1​h
2
Rabat
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 30​min
4
Fes
— 2 nights
5
Marrakech
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Ait Ben Haddou
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Errachidia
— 1 night
Fly:  39​h
End: Christchurch

1
day
Casablanca

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 29th (Sun): take a stroll through Quartier Habous, then make a trip to Mahkama du Pacha, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ain Diab, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hassan II Mosque.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Casablanca trip planner .

Christchurch, New Zealand to Casablanca is an approximately 32-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Christchurch to Casablanca. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Christchurch in September, with highs in Casablanca at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rabat.

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Quartier Habous ©
Quartier Habous
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Mahkama du Pacha ©
Mahkama du Pacha

2
nights
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 30th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Chellah, then don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Mohammad V, then admire the landmark architecture of Hassan Tower, and finally make a trip to Rabat Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Andalusian Gardens, contemplate the long history of Kasbah des Oudaias, and then kick back and relax at Plage de Rabat.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rabat trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Casablanca to Rabat in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Casablanca in September: highs in Rabat hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Chefchaouen.

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Plage de Rabat ©
Plage de Rabat
Chellah ©
Chellah
Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): look for gifts at La Botica de la Abuela Aladdin, don't miss a visit to Place Outa el Hammam & Kasbah, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Chefchaouen trip planner.

You can drive from Rabat to Chefchaouen in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Shopping
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
La Botica de la Abuela Aladdin ©
La Botica de la Abuela Aladdin

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.
On the 3rd (Thu), wander the streets of Fes el-Bali, then pause for some serene contemplation at Synagogue Ibn Danan, and then admire all the interesting features of Medina of Fez. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): admire the local landmark of Nejjarine Fondouk, then admire the striking features of Attarin Medersa, then admire the masterpieces at Nejjarine Museum of Wood Arts and Crafts, and finally admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fes online holiday planner .

Take a bus from Chefchaouen to Fes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Fes, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Marrakech.

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Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Synagogue Ibn Danan
Synagogue Ibn Danan
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bahia Palace and Medina of Marrakesh. Get some cultural insight at Marrakech Museum and Ben Youssef Madrasa. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, and get to know the fascinating history of Marrakech Ramparts.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Fes to Marrakech in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Marrakech are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ait Ben Haddou.

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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Medina of Marrakesh ©
Medina of Marrakesh
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

1
night
Ait Ben Haddou

Ait Ben Haddou ©
Seen in numerous Hollywood films and TV shows, the ancient city of Ait Ben Haddou takes visitors on a journey back to the 17th century with its impressive South Moroccan architecture, boasting earthen clay dwellings in walled kasbahs.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Ounila Valley and then steep yourself in history at Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ait Ben Haddou trip builder tool .

Drive from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Marrakech in October, plan for little chillier nights in Ait Ben Haddou, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Errachidia.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

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Ounila Valley ©
Ounila Valley
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou ©
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

1
night
Errachidia

Errachidia ©
On the 10th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at La Source Bleu de Meski, contemplate the long history of Mohamed Toulali, and then head outdoors with Thundra Adventure. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Musee des Sources de Lalla Mimouna.

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Drive from Ait Ben Haddou to Errachidia in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Errachidia, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Errachidia

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Musee des Sources de Lalla Mimouna ©
Musee des Sources de Lalla Mimouna
Thundra Adventure ©
Thundra Adventure

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