16 days in Morocco Itinerary

16 days in Morocco Itinerary

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16 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Casablanca
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Fes
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
4
Rabat
— 2 nights
+2
train + Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
5
Essaouira
— 2 nights
6
Marrakech
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Tampa

2
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.
Casablanca is known for historic sites, shopping, spas, nightlife, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy some friendly competition at Tamaris Bowling, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Casablanca trip itinerary planner.

Tampa, USA to Casablanca is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Tampa in September, with highs in Casablanca at 79°F and lows at 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Fes.

Things to do in Casablanca

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bou Inania Medersa, then browse the eclectic array of goods at La Petite Maison Berbere, and then admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat, see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine, then pick up some new knowledge with Medina Children's Library, and finally take a stroll through Medina of Fez.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Fes tour planner .

Getting from Casablanca to Fes by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Casablanca in September, you will find days in Fes are somewhat warmer (90°F), and nights are little chillier (62°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Fes

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, look for gifts at Local Berbere Artisanal, and then get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Chefchaouen trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Fes to Chefchaouen by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rabat.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Shopping
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Chellah, contemplate the long history of Kasbah des Oudaias, then admire the landmark architecture of Hassan Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Mohammad V. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tee off at Royal Golf Rabat, then don't miss a visit to Bab Mellah, and then make a trip to Complexe artisanal Oulja.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rabat road trip app .

Traveling by car from Chefchaouen to Rabat takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trip

Sale
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Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias
Chellah ©
Chellah
Mausoleum of Mohammad V
Mausoleum of Mohammad V

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get outside with Outdoor Activities, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then make a trip to Essaouira Ramparts. On your second day here, head outdoors with Essaouira Urban Adventures, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaim Pinto Synagogue, then look for gifts at Cooperative Feminine de Tamounte, and finally wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Essaouira trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Rabat to Essaouira by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rabat in September since evenings lows in Essaouira dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Horseback Riding Tours
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Essaouira Ramparts ©
Essaouira Ramparts

5
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 shopping, parks, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire all the interesting features of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Marrakech travel planner.

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Essaouira in September, you will find days in Marrakech are a bit warmer (91°F), and nights are about the same (65°F). You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Tours 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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