15 days in Morocco Itinerary

15 days in Morocco Itinerary

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15 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + Bus:  9 h
1
Chefchaouen
— 2 nights
Bus:  5 h
2
Fes
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Midelt
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Merzouga
— 1 night
Drive:  6 h 45 min
5
Ait Ben Haddou
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Marrakech
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Essaouira
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Brussels

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.
On the 7th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Dar Moulay Idriss.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Chefchaouen journey builder.

Brussels, Belgium to Chefchaouen is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Chefchaouen is minus 1 hour. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): browse for treasures at Azilal Gallery, then look for gifts at Medin'Art, and then pick up some new knowledge with Medina Children's Library.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Fes road trip planner.

You can take a bus from Chefchaouen to Fes in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Midelt.

Things to do in Fes

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Medin'Art ©
Medin'Art
Borj Nord ©
Borj Nord
Place Seffarine ©
Place Seffarine

1
night
Midelt

Midelt
Midelt is a town in central Morocco, in the high plains between the Middle Atlas and High Atlas mountain ranges. On the 10th (Mon), stop by Atelier Kasbah Myriem.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Midelt travel planner.

Traveling by car from Fes to Midelt takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Fes in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Midelt. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Merzouga.

Things to do in Midelt

Shopping
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1
night
Merzouga

Merzouga ©
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Musee Nomade and then head outdoors with Viajes por el Desierto.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Merzouga vacation planner.

You can drive from Midelt to Merzouga in 4 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Wed) before leaving for Ait Ben Haddou.

Things to do in Merzouga

Outdoors Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Musee Nomade
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Musee Nomade ©
Musee Nomade

2
nights
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 (Thu), admire the verdant scenery at Ounila Valley and then steep yourself in history at Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ait Ben Haddou travel planner.

Getting from Merzouga to Ait Ben Haddou by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Ait Ben Haddou are 44°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

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Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou ©
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Ounila Valley ©
Ounila Valley

3
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Koutoubia Mosque and Menara Gardens and Pavilion. Do some cultural sightseeing at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech and Medersa Ben Youssef. And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at Jemaa el-Fna, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, look for gifts at Les Freres Artisanat de Cuir, and take a stroll through Tanneries.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Marrakech vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Ait Ben Haddou to Marrakech in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Arab Baths
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Medina of Essaouira and Simon Attias Synagogue are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Galerie la Kasbah, soak in style at Turkish baths, explore the galleries of GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD, and browse for treasures at Le Souk.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Essaouira road trip planning app.

You can drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Marrakech in August, expect Essaouira to be little chillier, temps between 33°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Essaouira

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Simon Attias Synagogue ©
Simon Attias Synagogue

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