16 days in Morocco Itinerary

16 days in Morocco Itinerary

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16 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Tangier
— 2 nights
2
Casablanca
— 2 nights
3
Essaouira
— 2 nights
4
Marrakech
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h
5
Chefchaouen
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Rabat
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Colombo

2
nights
Tangier

Tangier ©
Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Hercules Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach Kaf Lahmam, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Bartholomew. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Ibn Batouta Mall and then kick back and relax at Tangier Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tangier online journey builder .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Tangier is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Colombo to Tangier. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Colombo in December, with highs in Tangier at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Casablanca.

Things to do in Tangier

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Asilah
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Paradise Beach Kaf Lahmam ©
Paradise Beach Kaf Lahmam
Tangier Beach ©
Tangier Beach
Church of San Bartholomew ©
Church of San Bartholomew

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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 11th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Miramar, buy something for everyone on your list at Morocco Mall, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): stop by Marche Solidaire, take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame de Lourdes, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue Beth-El, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally wander the streets of Quartier Habous.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Casablanca travel planner.

Traveling by car from Tangier to Casablanca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Casablanca can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in Casablanca

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Plage Miramar
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Morocco Mall ©
Morocco Mall
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Plage Miramar ©
Plage Miramar

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nights
Essaouira

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 13th (Fri): explore by horseback at Cheval Essaouira and then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Sidi Kaouki.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Essaouira itinerary site .

Getting from Casablanca to Essaouira by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Essaouira can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Plage de Sidi Kaouki, Jemaa el-Fnaa
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Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Plage de Sidi Kaouki ©
Plage de Sidi Kaouki

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes High Atlas Mountains. Visit Palacio da Bahia and El Badi Palace for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Medina of Marrakesh and Koutoubia Mosque. The adventure continues: soak away your stress at local Arab baths, examine the collection at Boucharouite Museum, contemplate the long history of Medersa Ben Youssef, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Marrakech Ramparts.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Marrakech trip maker app .

Drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Essaouira in December, Marrakech is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Spas Baths

Side Trip

High Atlas Mountains
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Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia
Arab Baths
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef

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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 18th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Cascades d'Akchour, take in the dramatic scenery at Ras El Maa Waterfall, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Mosque.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chefchaouen trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marrakech to Chefchaouen takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Rabat.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Cascades d'Akchour ©
Cascades d'Akchour
Spanish Mosque ©
Spanish Mosque

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chellah and Rabat Old Town. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kasbah des Oudaias and Espace Expressions CDG. Take a break from Rabat with a short trip to Plage de Mehdia in Mehdia, about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Hassan Tower, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Rabat, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Mohamed VI of Modern and Contemporary Art.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rabat trip maker app .

You can drive from Chefchaouen to Rabat in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rabat

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Plage de Mehdia
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Plage de Mehdia ©
Plage de Mehdia
Chellah ©
Chellah
Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias

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