52 days in Morocco, Ceuta & Malaga Itinerary

52 days in Morocco, Ceuta & Malaga Itinerary

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52 days in Morocco, Ceuta & Malaga Itinerary

Start: Tangier, Morocco
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Tangier, Morocco
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Rabat, Morocco
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Casablanca, Morocco
— 7 nights
4
Marrakech, Morocco
— 7 nights
5
Essaouira, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Agadir, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
7
M'Hamid, Morocco
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
8
Merzouga, Morocco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Errachidia, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
10
Chefchaouen, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
Fes, Morocco
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Ifrane, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Meknes, Morocco
— 2 nights
ferry:  1​h
14
Ceuta, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
15
Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Istanbul, Turkey

3
nights
Tangier, Morocco

Tangier ©
Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at American Legation and Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tangier. Get some historical perspective at Medina of Tetouan and Punta Malabata. Take a break from Tangier with a short trip to Asilah Medina in Asilah, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Hercules Cave, admire the striking features of St Andrew, look for gifts at Silver Jewelry Bazar, and contemplate the long history of Tangier Casbah.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tangier itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Indonesia, the closest major airport is Ibn Batouta Airport. In February, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Thu) before leaving for Rabat.

Things to do in Tangier

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Asilah Medina, Medina of Tetouan
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Medina of Tetouan ©
Medina of Tetouan
Asilah Medina ©
Asilah Medina
American Legation ©
American Legation

5
nights
Rabat, Morocco

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.
Head to Au Grain de Sesame and Espace Expressions CDGfor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chellah and Hassan Tower. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kasbah des Oudaias, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, admire the masterpieces at La Villa des Arts, and make a trip to Rabat Old Town.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rabat online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Tangier to Rabat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Tangier in February; daily highs in Rabat reach 35°C and lows reach 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Casablanca.

Things to do in Rabat

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bab Mellah
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Chellah ©
Chellah
Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias

7
nights
Casablanca, Morocco

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.
Head to La galerie de l'aimance and Grains de Sel, Le Kiosque Gourmandfor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Mazagan Golf Club and Parc de L'Hermitage. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Hassan II Mosque, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the world behind art at Villa des Arts de Casablanca, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue Beth-El.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Casablanca trip planner .

Getting from Rabat to Casablanca by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Rabat in March, expect nights in Casablanca to be cooler, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Casablanca

Outdoors Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Mazagan Golf Club
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The Corniche ©
The Corniche
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Dar Al Ala ©
Dar Al Ala

7
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

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 Bahia Palace and El Badi Palace. You'll explore and learn at Marrakech Museum and Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech. Take a break from Marrakech with a short trip to Oukaimeden in Oukaimeden, about 1h 25 min away. Spend the 15th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Jemaa el-Fnaa, explore the world behind art at Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, and admire the striking features of Saadian Tombs.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Casablanca to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Casablanca in March: highs in Marrakech hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

2
nights
Essaouira, Morocco

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Essaouira Beach, then take a stroll through Medina of Essaouira, and then see the interesting displays at Synagogue Slat Lkahal. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Essaouira road trip site .

You can drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Marrakech in March: highs in Essaouira hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Agadir.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Horseback Riding Tours
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Essaouira Beach ©
Essaouira Beach

2
nights
Agadir, Morocco

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Souk El Had d'Agadir and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Agadir Kasbah, stroll through Vallee des Oiseaux, and then see the interesting displays at Memoire d'Agadir.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Agadir travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Agadir takes 3 hours. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to M'Hamid.

Things to do in Agadir

Shopping Wildlife Parks
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Souk El Had d'Agadir ©
Souk El Had d'Agadir
Spas
Vallee des Oiseaux ©
Vallee des Oiseaux

3
nights
M'Hamid, Morocco

M'Hamid ©
Evoking images of traveling nomads and trade caravans, M'Hamid lies in a spacious palm oasis at the edge of the Sahara.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the fascinating landscape at Atmospher Erg Chigaga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a M'Hamid trip simple and quick.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Agadir to M'Hamid takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Merzouga.

Things to do in M'Hamid

Nature Parks
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Atmospher Erg Chigaga ©
Atmospher Erg Chigaga

3
nights
Merzouga, Morocco

Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee Nomade and Macro Fossiles Kasbah. Take a break from the city and head to Erg Chebbi Dunes and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Take a break from Merzouga with a short trip to Souqs of Rissani in Rissani, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Depot Nomade and view the masterpieces at Galerie Laoun.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Merzouga travel planner .

Traveling by car from M'Hamid to Merzouga takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Errachidia.

Things to do in Merzouga

Shopping Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Musee Nomade, Erg Chebbi Dunes, Macro Fossiles Kasbah, Souqs of Rissani
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Erg Chebbi Dunes ©
Erg Chebbi Dunes
Souqs of Rissani ©
Souqs of Rissani

2
nights
Errachidia, Morocco

Errachidia ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): get great views at Mohamed Toulali and then see the interesting displays at Musee des Sources de Lalla Mimouna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Thundra Adventure.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Errachidia tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Merzouga to Errachidia takes 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Errachidia can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Errachidia

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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Musee des Sources de Lalla Mimouna ©
Musee des Sources de Lalla Mimouna
Thundra Adventure ©
Thundra Adventure

2
nights
Chefchaouen, Morocco

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.
Get some cultural insight at Chefchaouen Medina and Kasbah Museum. There's still lots to do: stop by Local Berbere Artisanal, don't miss a visit to Place Outa el Hammam & Kasbah, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque, and take in the dramatic scenery at Cascades d'Akchour.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Chefchaouen day trip planning site .

Drive from Errachidia to Chefchaouen in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Cascades d'Akchour ©
Cascades d'Akchour

7
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Fes, Morocco

Fes ©
Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
For shopping fun, head to Medina of Fez or Coin Berbere. Get a sense of the local culture at Nejjarine Museum of Wood Arts and Crafts and Art Argile. When in Fes, make a side trip to see Tazekka National Park in Taza, approximately 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating landscape at Morocco Easy Tours, don't miss a visit to Moulay Abdellah Quarter, delve into the distant past at Tombe dei Merenidi, and admire the landmark architecture of Morocco In One Step.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fes trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Chefchaouen to Fes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. April in Fes sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ifrane.

Things to do in Fes

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Tazekka National Park
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Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Tazekka National Park ©
Tazekka National Park

2
nights
Ifrane, Morocco

Ifrane ©
Ifrane is a city in the Middle Atlas region of Morocco . On the 9th (Thu), head outdoors with Cedre Gouraud.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ifrane travel route builder .

You can drive from Fes to Ifrane in 1.5 hours. In April in Ifrane, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Meknes.

Things to do in Ifrane

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cedre Gouraud
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Cedre Gouraud ©
Cedre Gouraud
Lake Dait Aoua ©
Lake Dait Aoua
Parc La Prairie ©
Parc La Prairie

2
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Meknes, Morocco

Meknes ©
One of Morocco's imperial cities, Meknes draws visitors with an abundance of historic monuments and impressive Moorish-style architecture.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take a stroll through Meknes Medina.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Meknes trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Ifrane to Meknes by car takes about 1.5 hours. April in Meknes sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Ceuta.

Things to do in Meknes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Archaeological Site of Volubilis
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Meknes Medina ©
Meknes Medina
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Archaeological Site of Volubilis ©
Archaeological Site of Volubilis

1
night
Ceuta, Spain

Ceuta ©
Ceuta is an 18.5km2 Spanish autonomous city on the north coast of Africa, separated by 14 kilometers from Cadiz province on the Spanish mainland by the Strait of Gibraltar and sharing a 6.4 kilometer land border with M'diq-Fnideq Prefecture in the Kingdom of Morocco. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): look for gifts at Calle Camoens Street, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Hacho, then stroll through Playa de la Ribera, and finally contemplate the long history of El Conjunto Monumental de las Murallas Reales. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Parroquia de Santa Maria de Africa, make a trip to Plaza de Africa, then brush up on your military savvy at Museo Militar "El Desnarigado", then appreciate the history behind Monumento a los Caidos, and finally learn about all things military at Museo Especifico de La Legion.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Ceuta route builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Meknes to Ceuta. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Meknes in April, expect nights in Ceuta to be a bit warmer, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Ceuta

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Monte Hacho ©
Monte Hacho
Playa de la Ribera ©
Playa de la Ribera
Museo Especifico de La Legion ©
Museo Especifico de La Legion

1
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Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Malaga road trip site .

Traveling by car from Ceuta to Malaga takes 4 hours. April in Malaga sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Galeria Martin & Reich
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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Museo Picasso Malaga ©
Museo Picasso Malaga

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