28 days in Morocco Itinerary

28 days in Morocco Itinerary

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28 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  17​h
1
Marrakech
— 4 nights
2
Essaouira
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Casablanca
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Rabat
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Tangier
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Chefchaouen
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
7
Fes
— 7 nights
taxi + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and gain insight at Medersa Ben Youssef.

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

Johannesburg, South Africa to Marrakech is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in July, expect Marrakech to be warmer, temps between 44°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

High Atlas Mountains
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

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.
Essaouira is known for adventure, beaches, spas, wildlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, head outdoors with Essaouira Urban Adventures, wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira, and look for gifts at Cooperative de bijoux Mogador Dag Souiri.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Essaouira vacation planner.

You can drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Marrakech in July, plan for colder days in Essaouira, with highs around 31°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Casablanca.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kaouki Surf School
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Horseback Riding Tours

3
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, wildlife, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Synagogue Beth-El, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Casablanca day trip site .

Getting from Essaouira to Casablanca by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Casablanca when traveling from Essaouira in July, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rabat.

Things to do in Casablanca

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Room Escape Games

3
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.
Rabat is known for historic sites, museums, parks, zoos & aquariums, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kasbah des Oudaias, explore the world behind art at La Villa des Arts, get your game on at Electric Dreams, and admire the landmark architecture of Hassan Tower.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rabat tour planning app .

Traveling by train from Casablanca to Rabat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Casablanca in July, you will find days in Rabat are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Tangier.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games

Side Trip

Bab Mellah
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Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias
Chellah ©
Chellah
Mausoleum of Mohammad V
Mausoleum of Mohammad V

3
nights
Tangier

Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Step out of Tangier with an excursion to Dar El Oddi in Tetouan--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to la Librairie des Colonnes, and examine the collection at American Legation.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tangier holiday site .

You can take a train from Rabat to Tangier in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rabat in July: highs in Tangier hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Dar El Oddi
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Walking tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Spas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Mosque and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascades d'Akchour and then look for gifts at Local Berbere Artisanal.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Chefchaouen trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Tangier to Chefchaouen takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Nature Shopping
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Spanish Mosque ©
Spanish Mosque
Cascades d'Akchour ©
Cascades d'Akchour

7
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fes: Haroune Aqueduct (in Moulay Idriss) and Bou Inania Medersa (in Meknes). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, browse the collection at Medina Children's Library, wander the streets of Maze of Fez, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Fes travel route website .

You can take a bus from Chefchaouen to Fes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Fes can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fes

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Bou Inania Medersa, Haroune Aqueduct
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Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa

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