43 days in Morocco Itinerary

43 days in Morocco Itinerary

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43 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Agadir
1
Agadir
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Essaouira
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Marrakech
— 7 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
4
Merzouga
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Boumalne Dades
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Ait Ben Haddou
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Ouzoud
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Casablanca
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
9
Rabat
— 4 nights
10
Fes
— 5 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
11
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Tangier
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + taxi:  4​h 15​min
13
Imlil
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Agadir

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Crocoparc and Vallee des Oiseaux. There's much more to do: go for a stroll along the water at Marina D'agadir, don't miss a visit to KASBAT SOUSS, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Agadir holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Agadir. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Agadir

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Horseback Riding Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
Crocoparc ©
Crocoparc
Marina D'agadir ©
Marina D'agadir

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Horseback Riding Tours and Essaouira Beach. Step out of Essaouira to go to Sidi Kaouki and see Sidi Kaouki Beach, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get outside with Plage de Sidi Kaouki, take in the waterfront at Port de Pêche d'Essaouira, and wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Essaouira trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Agadir to Essaouira in 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Essaouira can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

7
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 discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and Marrakech Train Station. Saddle up on the 3rd (Tue) and explore with a tour on horseback. Make the 7th (Sat) a memorable day with a climbing tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, examine the collection at Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech, admire the landmark architecture of Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Marrakech trip planner .

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Essaouira in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Marrakech, with lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Merzouga.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Walking tours
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa

3
nights
Merzouga

Merzouga ©
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Merzouga Desert and Climbing Tours. Take a break from Merzouga with a short trip to Sijilmassa in Rissani, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Erg Chebbi Dunes, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, see the interesting displays at Musee Nomade, and look for gifts at Depot Nomade.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Merzouga route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Marrakech to Merzouga in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Boumalne Dades.

Things to do in Merzouga

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Erg Chebbi Dunes, Musee Nomade, Sijilmassa
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Erg Chebbi Dunes ©
Erg Chebbi Dunes
Merzouga Desert ©
Merzouga Desert
Sijilmassa
Sijilmassa

1
night
Boumalne Dades

Boumalne Dades ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): grab your bike and head to Miguirne"Chez Ali" and then take in breathtaking views at Gorges du Dades.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Boumalne Dades online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Merzouga to Boumalne Dades takes 4.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Ait Ben Haddou.

Things to do in Boumalne Dades

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Auberge Miguirne Chez Ali ©
Auberge Miguirne Chez Ali
Gorges du Dades ©
Gorges du Dades

1
night
Ait Ben Haddou

Ait Ben Haddou ©
Seen in numerous Hollywood films and TV shows, the ancient city of Ait Ben Haddou takes visitors on a journey back to the 17th century with its impressive South Moroccan architecture, boasting earthen clay dwellings in walled kasbahs.
On the 13th (Fri), appreciate the views at Ounila Valley and then contemplate the long history of Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ait Ben Haddou trip planner .

Drive from Boumalne Dades to Ait Ben Haddou in 3 hours. In December in Ait Ben Haddou, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ouzoud.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Ounila Valley ©
Ounila Valley
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou ©
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

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night
Ouzoud

Ouzoud ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Cascades d'Ouzoud and then take in the dramatic scenery at Ouzoud Falls.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ouzoud trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Ait Ben Haddou to Ouzoud takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Casablanca.

Things to do in Ouzoud

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Cascades d'Ouzoud
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Cascades d'Ouzoud ©
Cascades d'Ouzoud

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Quartier Habous and Old Medina of Casablanca. On the 15th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Hassan II Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ettedgui Synagogue, buy something for everyone on your list at Morocco Mall, and cruise along The Corniche.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Casablanca sightseeing planner .

Getting from Ouzoud to Casablanca by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Casablanca are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rabat.

Things to do in Casablanca

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

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mausoleum of Mohammad V and Medina of Rabat. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias, explore the world behind art at Museum Mohamed VI of Modern and Contemporary Art, don't miss a visit to Galerie Bab Rouah, and examine the collection at The Currency Museum of the Bank Al-Maghrib.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rabat tour planning app .

Getting from Casablanca to Rabat by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Casablanca in December: highs in Rabat hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fes.

Things to do in Rabat

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sale
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Exotic Gardens of Rabat Sale ©
Exotic Gardens of Rabat Sale
Mausoleum of Mohammad V
Mausoleum of Mohammad V
Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Archaeological Site of Volubilis and Bou Inania Medersa. Take a break from Fes with a short trip to Monkey Watch in Azrou, about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Jnan Sbil, examine the collection at Musee Riad Belghazi, admire nature's extreme beauty at Morocco Easy Tours, and expand your horizons at Medina Children's Library.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fes trip planner .

Drive from Rabat to Fes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Rabat in December: highs in Fes hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Fes

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Monkey Watch, Archaeological Site of Volubilis
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Morocco Easy Tours ©
Morocco Easy Tours
Archaeological Site of Volubilis ©
Archaeological Site of Volubilis
Jardin Jnan Sbil ©
Jardin Jnan Sbil

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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 28th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Mosque and then get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Chefchaouen road trip planning app .

Traveling by bus from Fes to Chefchaouen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tangier.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Spanish Mosque ©
Spanish Mosque

4
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Tangier

Tangier ©
Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Medina of Tangier. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tangier: Asilah (Paradise Beach Kaf Lahmam & Puerto de Assilah). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at American Legation, stroll around Parc Perdicaris, explore the fascinating underground world of Hercules Cave, and enjoy the sand and surf at Dalia Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tangier road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Chefchaouen to Tangier takes 2.5 hours. In December in Tangier, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Imlil.

Things to do in Tangier

Parks Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Asilah
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Hercules Cave ©
Hercules Cave
Walking tours
American Legation ©
American Legation

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Imlil

Imlil
Nestled in the High Atlas Mountains, the village of Imlil boasts a pleasant, cool climate and scenic surroundings.
On the 2nd (Thu), admire the natural beauty at La safraniere de l'Ourika and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Toubkal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Le Savo'art Fer and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Imlil day trip website .

You can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi from Tangier to Imlil in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Imlil

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Le Savo'art Fer, La safraniere de l'Ourika
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Mount Toubkal
Mount Toubkal
Climbing Tours
Le Savo'art Fer ©
Le Savo'art Fer

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