26 days in Morocco Itinerary

26 days in Morocco Itinerary

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26 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Fort Smith
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Marrakech
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Ouarzazate
— 2 nights
3
Essaouira
— 2 nights
4
Casablanca
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Chefchaouen
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 45​min
6
Merzouga
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
7
Meknes
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Fort Smith

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Saadian Tombs. Step out of Marrakech to go to Imlil and see Mount Toubkal, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Marrakech route app .

Fort Smith, USA to Marrakech is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Smith to Marrakech is 6 hours. When traveling from Fort Smith in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Marrakech, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in Marrakech

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Mount Toubkal
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Mount Toubkal
Mount Toubkal
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Saadian Tombs ©
Saadian Tombs

2
nights
Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate ©
Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ouarzazate tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Ouarzazate takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Ouarzazate are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
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Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou ©
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

2
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 9th (Sat): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, steep yourself in history at Medina of Essaouira, then don't miss a visit to Essaouira Ramparts, and finally browse the exhibits of GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Mogador Golf Academy and then take in the waterfront at Port de Pêche d'Essaouira.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Essaouira day trip website .

Traveling by car from Ouarzazate to Essaouira takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Ouarzazate in May, expect nights in Essaouira to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Casablanca.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Golf Neighborhoods
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Mogador Golf Academy ©
Mogador Golf Academy
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Essaouira Ramparts ©
Essaouira Ramparts

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take a stroll through Quartier Habous, then make a trip to Old Medina of Casablanca, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, and finally cruise along The Corniche. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then buy something for everyone on your list at Morocco Mall.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Casablanca travel planning tool .

Getting from Essaouira to Casablanca by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Casablanca sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Casablanca

Tours Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Walking tours
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Quartier Habous ©
Quartier Habous

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Chefchaouen to Tetouan to see Medina of Tetouan about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Local Berbere Artisanal, make a trip to Place Outa el Hammam & Kasbah, take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Mosque, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cascades d'Akchour.

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Traveling by car from Casablanca to Chefchaouen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Merzouga.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Medina of Tetouan
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Medina of Tetouan ©
Medina of Tetouan
Spanish Mosque ©
Spanish Mosque
Cascades d'Akchour ©
Cascades d'Akchour

4
nights
Merzouga

Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Get out of town with these interesting Merzouga side-trips: Macro Fossiles Kasbah (in Erfoud) and Rissani (The mausoleum of Moulay Ali Sharif & Souqs of Rissani). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Erg Chebbi Dunes, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, examine the collection at Musee Nomade, and stop by Depot Nomade.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Merzouga trip builder app .

Drive from Chefchaouen to Merzouga in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Meknes.

Things to do in Merzouga

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Rissani, Macro Fossiles Kasbah, Musee Nomade, Erg Chebbi Dunes
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Erg Chebbi Dunes ©
Erg Chebbi Dunes
Merzouga Desert ©
Merzouga Desert

3
nights
Meknes

Meknes ©
One of Morocco's imperial cities, Meknes draws visitors with an abundance of historic monuments and impressive Moorish-style architecture.
When in Meknes, make a side trip to see Haroune Aqueduct in Moulay Idriss, approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bou Inania Medersa, make a trip to Mausoleum of Mouley Ismail, contemplate the long history of Royal Stables, and delve into the distant past at Archaeological Site of Volubilis.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Meknes trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Merzouga to Meknes in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 55°F. On the 19th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Meknes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Archaeological Site of Volubilis, Haroune Aqueduct
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Archaeological Site of Volubilis ©
Archaeological Site of Volubilis
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Volubilia-Domaine de la Zouina ©
Volubilia-Domaine de la Zouina

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