8 days in Morocco Itinerary

8 days in Morocco Itinerary

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8 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Marrakech
— 3 nights
2
Casablanca
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Newark

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.
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, don't miss a visit to Medersa Ben Youssef, explore and take pictures at Jemaa el-Fnaa, and steep yourself in history at Medina of Marrakesh.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Marrakech travel route planner .

Newark, USA to Marrakech is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Time (WET) is 5 hours. When traveling from Newark in December, plan for warmer days in Marrakech, with highs around 69°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Casablanca.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

3
nights
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.
On the 12th (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Chellah, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque, and finally stop by La galerie de l'aimance. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan Tower, steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias, and then don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Mohammad V.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Casablanca road trip site .

You can drive from Marrakech to Casablanca in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from Marrakech in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 50°F in Casablanca. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Casablanca

Historic Sites Spas Shopping

Side Trip

Rabat
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Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Chellah ©
Chellah
Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias

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