35 days in Morocco Itinerary

35 days in Morocco Itinerary

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35 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  17​h
1
Marrakech
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h
2
Merzouga
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
3
Nador
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Al Hoceima
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Chefchaouen
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
6
Fes
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
7
Casablanca
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
El Jadida
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Essaouira
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
10
Tan-Tan
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
11
Agadir
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

5
nights
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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Off-Road Tours will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech and Berber Ecomuseum. There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, admire the masterpieces at MACAAL, and see the interesting displays at Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to Marrakech is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Marrakech is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in July, things will get warmer in Marrakech: highs are around 44°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Merzouga.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Balloon Rides
Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech ©

3
nights
Merzouga

Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Ksar Oulad Abdelhalim and Mezane Fossil Store are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Art Sahara. Take a break from Merzouga with a short trip to Macro Fossiles Kasbah in Erfoud, about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating landscape at Merzouga Desert, view the masterpieces at Galerie Laoun, and stroll through The Lake of Merzouga.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Merzouga trip planner .

Getting from Ait Ben Haddou to Merzouga by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nador.

Things to do in Merzouga

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Rissani, Erfoud
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Merzouga Desert ©
Merzouga Desert
Macro Fossiles Kasbah ©
Macro Fossiles Kasbah

2
nights
Nador

Nador ©
Nador is a coastal city and provincial capital in the northeastern Rif region of Morocco with a population of about 161,726 . Take a break from the city and head to Charrana Beach and Plage d'El Kallat. Explore hidden gems such as Mar Chica and Plage Cap de l'eau. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bocana Beach and take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque Mohamed V.

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Drive from Merzouga to Nador in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Merzouga to Nador is 1 hour. In July in Nador, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Al Hoceima.

Things to do in Nador

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Mar Chica ©
Mar Chica
Charrana Beach ©
Charrana Beach
Plage Cap de l'eau ©
Plage Cap de l'eau

2
nights
Al Hoceima

Al Hoceima ©
Al Hoceima is a city in the north of Morocco, on the northern edge of the Rif Mountains and on the Mediterranean coast. On the 29th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Quemado Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage Thara Youssef, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage Sfiha, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Souani, and finally stroll through Plage calabonita. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Al-Hoceima National Park and then take in the waterfront at Port of Al Hoceima.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Al Hoceima trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Nador to Al Hoceima takes 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July in Al Hoceima, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Al Hoceima

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Plage calabonita ©
Plage calabonita
Quemado Beach ©
Quemado Beach
Plage Sfiha ©
Plage Sfiha

2
nights
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 31st (Fri), stop by La Botica de la Abuela Aladdin, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, and then get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina. On your second day here, take in the dramatic scenery at Ras El Maa Waterfall, then make a trip to Place Outa el Hammam & Kasbah, and then get engrossed in the history at Kasbah Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Chefchaouen online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Al Hoceima to Chefchaouen by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can take a bus to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Ras El Maa Waterfall ©
Ras El Maa Waterfall
La Botica de la Abuela Aladdin ©
La Botica de la Abuela Aladdin

4
nights
Fes

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Medina of Fez. Get a sense of the local culture at Archaeological Site of Volubilis and Mosaic & Potery Cooperative. Explore Fes' surroundings by going to Lake Dait Aoua (in Ifrane) and El Hedim Square (in Meknes). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Jnan Sbil, relax in sumptuous surroundings at local Arab baths, and examine the collection at Musee Riad Belghazi.

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Traveling by bus from Chefchaouen to Fes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Fes are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Casablanca.

Things to do in Fes

Historic Sites Wildlife Spas

Side Trips

Lake Dait Aoua, Archaeological Site of Volubilis, El Hedim Square
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Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Archaeological Site of Volubilis ©

1
night
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 6th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Ettedgui Synagogue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ain Diab.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Casablanca tour itinerary site .

You can fly from Fes to Casablanca in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Fes in August: highs in Casablanca hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to El Jadida.

Things to do in Casablanca

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Ettedgui Synagogue ©
Ettedgui Synagogue

4
nights
El Jadida

El Jadida ©
Resting on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, El Jadida seamlessly blends Moroccan and European cultural influences and remains a remarkable example of how Portuguese colonists integrated Renaissance ideals into their construction technology.
Get in touch with nature at Lagoon of Oualidia and Haouzia Beach. Visit Sidi Bouzid Beach (Plage de Sidi Bouzid) and Souiria Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of El Jadida to go to Safi and see National Ceramics Museum, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Haouzia Beach and stroll through Deauville Plage.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the El Jadida trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Casablanca to El Jadida takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Casablanca in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in El Jadida: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in El Jadida

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Safi, Haouzia Beach, Lagoon of Oualidia
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Haouzia Beach ©
Haouzia Beach
Deauville Plage ©
Deauville Plage
Haouzia Beach ©
Haouzia Beach

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Medina of Essaouira and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Cooperative feminie TILILA d'huile d'argane and Le Val d'Argan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Essaouira, make a side trip to see Plage de Sidi Kaouki in Sidi Kaouki, approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, look for gifts at Cooperative Mogador du Bois, take a leisurely stroll along Port de Pêche d'Essaouira, and take in the exciting artwork at GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Essaouira trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from El Jadida to Essaouira takes 3.5 hours. While traveling from El Jadida, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Essaouira, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Tan-Tan.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Le Val d'Argan, Plage de Sidi Kaouki
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira

1
day
Tan-Tan

Tan-Tan ©
Tan-Tan is a city in Tan-Tan Province in the region of Guelmim-Oued Noun in south-western Morocco. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Tan-Tan Plage.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tan-Tan planner .

You can drive from Essaouira to Tan-Tan in 8 hours. Another option is to fly. In August, daytime highs in Tan-Tan are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Agadir.

Things to do in Tan-Tan

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Tan-Tan Plage ©
Tan-Tan Plage

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee du Patrimoine Amazigh d'Agadir and Memoire d'Agadir. Escape the urban bustle at Plage d'Imsouane and Off-Road Tours. There's lots more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, don't miss a visit to KASBAT SOUSS, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosquee Mohamed V, and admire the landmark architecture of Caserne de Pompiers Agadir.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Agadir holiday planner .

You can drive from Tan-Tan to Agadir in 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Agadir

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Plage d'Imsouane, Horseback Riding Tours
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Plage d'Imsouane ©
Plage d'Imsouane
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

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