13 days in Morocco Itinerary

13 days in Morocco Itinerary

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13 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Marrakech
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Casablanca
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Marrakech
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Fes
— 3 nights
Bus:  3​h 30​min
5
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Tangier
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Marrakech

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): look for gifts at Mooi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue Beth-El. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museum of Moroccan Judaism and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Marrakech to Casablanca is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a shuttle. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Marrakech in December since evenings lows in Casablanca dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in Casablanca

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Temple Beth-El ©
Temple Beth-El

2
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.
On the 1st (Wed), trot along with a tour on horseback and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then look for gifts at Cooperative de bijoux Mogador Dag Souiri.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Essaouira online tour builder .

Fly from Casablanca to Essaouira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. December in Essaouira sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

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, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, and steep yourself in history at Koutoubia Mosque.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech attractions planner .

Drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Essaouira in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 6°C in Marrakech. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Fes.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

3
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.
Fes is known for wildlife, museums, historic sites, baths, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine, learn something new at Medina Children's Library, and admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fes holiday app .

Getting from Marrakech to Fes by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. January in Fes sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Fes

Museums Wildlife Tours
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Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Coin Berbere ©
Coin Berbere

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.
On the 10th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, and then browse for treasures at Dar Moulay Idriss.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Chefchaouen trip planner .

You can take a bus from Fes to Chefchaouen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tangier.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Shopping
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Dar Moulay Idriss ©
Dar Moulay Idriss

1
night
Tangier

Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
On the 11th (Sat), examine the collection at American Legation and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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Drive from Chefchaouen to Tangier in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Tangier can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours Museums
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Walking tours
American Legation ©
American Legation

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