18 days in Morocco Itinerary

18 days in Morocco Itinerary

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18 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
Casablanca
— 1 day
2
Marrakech
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Essaouira
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Agadir
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
5
M'Hamid
— 1 day
+2
taxi + shuttle + Fly:  7​h
6
Fes
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 30​min
7
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
8
Rabat
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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 21st (Fri): stop by Fauchon, then kick back and relax at Ain Diab, then admire the striking features of Hassan II Mosque, and finally make a trip to Old Medina of Casablanca.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Casablanca online itinerary maker .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Casablanca is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. In December, Casablanca is colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Casablanca

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Fauchon ©
Fauchon
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque

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: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret, admire the landmark architecture of Bahia Palace, and stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Marrakech day trip tool .

You can drive from Casablanca to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from Casablanca in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Marrakech. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

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

3
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: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and take in the exciting artwork at GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Essaouira trip maker app .

Drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marrakech in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Essaouira, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Agadir.

Things to do in Essaouira

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

2
nights
Agadir

Agadir ©
Completely rebuilt after a catastrophic earthquake in 1961, the coastal city of Agadir rose from the ruins and grew into Morocco's premier beach destination.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): stroll through Taghazout Beach, then go for a stroll along the water at Marina D'agadir, and then steep yourself in history at Agadir Kasbah. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Seafront promenade and then kick back and relax at Plage d'Agadir.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Agadir trip planner .

Drive from Essaouira to Agadir in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to M'Hamid.

Things to do in Agadir

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Plage d'Agadir ©
Plage d'Agadir
Seafront Promenade ©
Seafront Promenade
Marina D'agadir ©
Marina D'agadir

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the fascinating landscape at Atmospher Erg Chigaga and then make a trip to Esprite-Lamane.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our M'Hamid trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Agadir to M'Hamid in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Fes.

Things to do in M'Hamid

Nature Parks
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Atmospher Erg Chigaga ©
Atmospher Erg Chigaga

1
night
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 1st (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Jnan Sbil, then stop by Arganza, and then admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Nejjarine Museum of Wood Arts and Crafts, then pause for some serene contemplation at Synagogue Ibn Danan, and then explore and take pictures at Medina of Fez.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fes trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and flight from M'Hamid to Fes in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Fes

Neighborhoods Parks Museums
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Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Synagogue Ibn Danan
Synagogue Ibn Danan

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.
On the 3rd (Thu), look for gifts at La Botica de la Abuela Aladdin, make a trip to Place Outa el Hammam & Kasbah, and then get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chefchaouen visit planner .

Traveling by bus from Fes to Chefchaouen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Rabat.

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
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 4th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Chellah, don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Mohammad V, then admire the striking features of Hassan Tower, and finally take a stroll through Rabat Old Town. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Medina of Rabat, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Rabat, then contemplate the long history of Kasbah des Oudaias, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Rabat trip planner .

Drive from Chefchaouen to Rabat in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Rabat are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rabat

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

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