23 days in Morocco Itinerary

23 days in Morocco Itinerary

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23 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Tangier
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Nador
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Merzouga
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Marrakech
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Essaouira
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Agadir
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
8
Rabat
— 2 nights
9
Fes
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Athens

1
night
Tangier

Tangier ©
Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
On the 3rd (Sat), see the interesting displays at American Legation and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ba Kacem Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach Kaf Lahmam.

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Athens, Greece to Tangier is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Athens to Tangier, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in August, expect Tangier to be little chillier, temps between 35°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Tangier

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Paradise Beach Kaf Lahmam
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Paradise Beach Kaf Lahmam ©
Paradise Beach Kaf Lahmam
Spas
American Legation ©
American Legation

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 5th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque, stop by Local Berbere Artisanal, and then get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina.

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Traveling by car from Tangier to Chefchaouen takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nador.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Shopping
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina

1
day
Nador

Nador ©
Nador is a coastal city and provincial capital in the northeastern Rif region of Morocco with a population of about 161,726 . Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): kick back and relax at Plage d'El Kallat and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Charrana Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Nador trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Chefchaouen to Nador takes 6 hours. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. August in Nador sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Merzouga.

Things to do in Nador

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Charrana Beach ©
Charrana Beach

2
nights
Merzouga

Merzouga ©
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Step out of the city life by going to Erg Chebbi Dunes and Viajes por el Desierto. Let the collections at Musee Nomade and Mezane Fossil Store capture your imagination. When in Merzouga, make a side trip to see Macro Fossiles Kasbah in Erfoud, approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating landscape at Merzouga Desert, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Laoun, and do some rugged touring at local off-road trails.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Merzouga online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Nador to Merzouga in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nador to Merzouga. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Merzouga

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Musee Nomade, Erg Chebbi Dunes, Macro Fossiles Kasbah, Mezane Fossil Store
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Erg Chebbi Dunes ©
Erg Chebbi Dunes
Merzouga Desert ©
Merzouga Desert
Macro Fossiles Kasbah ©
Macro Fossiles Kasbah

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.
You'll explore and learn at Marrakech Museum and Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech. Visit Saadian Tombs and Bahia Palace for their historical value. Spend the 13th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa, admire the striking features of Ben Youssef Madrasa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret, and steep yourself in history at Medina of Marrakesh.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Marrakech tour itinerary app .

Getting from Merzouga to Marrakech by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In August in Marrakech, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

High Atlas Mountains
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Medina of Marrakesh ©
Medina of Marrakesh

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.
Appreciate the collections at Galerie la Kasbah and Galerie l'Arbre bleu. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Sidi Kaouki Beach and Essaouira Beach. There's lots more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, trot along with a tour on horseback, contemplate the long history of Medina of Essaouira, and explore by horseback at Cheval Essaouira.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Essaouira trip builder tool .

You can drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Marrakech in August; daily highs in Essaouira reach 33°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Agadir.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Plage de Sidi Kaouki
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Horseback Riding Tours

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Plage d'Agadir and Banana Point. Go for a jaunt from Agadir to Imsouane to see Plage d'Imsouane about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Taghazout Skatepark. The adventure continues: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and try your luck at Atlantic Palace Casino.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Agadir road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Agadir takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rabat.

Things to do in Agadir

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Plage d'Imsouane, Taghazout Skatepark
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Plage d'Agadir ©
Plage d'Agadir
Plage d'Imsouane ©
Plage d'Imsouane
Taghazout Skatepark ©
Taghazout Skatepark

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 21st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan Tower, then steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Jardin Zoologique de Rabat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museum Mohamed VI of Modern and Contemporary Art, admire the masterpieces at La Villa des Arts, then examine the collection at The Currency Museum of the Bank Al-Maghrib, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Chellah.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rabat trip builder site .

Do a combination of flight and train from Agadir to Rabat in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Fes.

Things to do in Rabat

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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La Villa des Arts ©
La Villa des Arts
Chellah ©
Chellah
Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias

3
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.
Let the collections at Nejjarine Museum of Wood Arts and Crafts and Musee des armes capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Medina of Fez and Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat. There's much more to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Morocco Easy Tours, look for gifts at Fez Blue Art, explore the galleries of Art Argile, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Azilal Gallery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fes day trip planner .

Getting from Rabat to Fes by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Rabat in August, plan for much hotter days in Fes, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fes

Museums Wildlife Neighborhoods
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Medina Children's Library ©
Medina Children's Library
Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Arab Baths

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