17 days in Morocco Itinerary

17 days in Morocco Itinerary

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17 days in Morocco Itinerary

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

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 parks, shopping, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, admire the striking features of Ben Youssef Madrasa, hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa, and explore and take pictures at Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Marrakech trip itinerary maker website .

New Delhi, India to Marrakech is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in Marrakech hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Essaouira.

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then look for gifts at Boutique de Commerce Solidaire AFBK et Cours de Cuisine. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Essaouira Urban Adventures, wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira, and then make a trip to Essaouira Ramparts.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Essaouira route website .

Drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marrakech in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Essaouira, with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Casablanca.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Horseback Riding Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira

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nights
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.
On the 25th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Hassan II Mosque, enjoy some friendly competition at Tamaris Bowling, see the interesting displays at Dar Al Ala, and make a trip to Old Medina of Casablanca.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Casablanca trip planner .

Fly from Essaouira to Casablanca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rabat.

Things to do in Casablanca

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Chellah, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan Tower, then make a trip to Mausoleum of Mohammad V, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Mohamed VI of Modern and Contemporary Art. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryad Mosque, then don't miss a visit to Galerie Bab Rouah, then steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias, and finally don't miss a visit to Complexe artisanal Oulja.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rabat trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Casablanca to Rabat takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. While traveling from Casablanca, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Rabat, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Complexe artisanal Oulja
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque, stop by Local Berbere Artisanal, and then get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chefchaouen trip planning site .

Drive from Rabat to Chefchaouen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Shopping
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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.
Explore Fes' surroundings by going to Meknes (Bou Inania Medersa & Heri es Souani). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa, tour the water at your own pace with Viatges Al Marroc- Day Tours, explore the world behind art at Nejjarine Museum of Wood Arts and Crafts, and ponder the design of Nejjarine Fondouk.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Fes driving holiday planner .

Traveling by bus from Chefchaouen to Fes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. December in Fes sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fes

Neighborhoods Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Meknes
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Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa

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