12 days in Morocco Itinerary

12 days in Morocco Itinerary

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12 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Fes
— 3 nights
Bus:  3​h 30​min
2
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Tangier
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Marrakech
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Casablanca
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Seattle

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: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, get advice or help at Medina Children's Library, take a stroll through Medina of Fez, and browse for treasures at La Petite Maison Berbere.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Fes road trip app .

Seattle, USA to Fes is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Seattle to Fes, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Seattle in December, you will find days in Fes are somewhat warmer (66°F), and nights are about the same (41°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Fes

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
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 27th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, then browse for treasures at Dar Moulay Idriss, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Chefchaouen online day trip planner .

You can take a bus from Fes to Chefchaouen in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): examine the collection at American Legation and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tangier road trip app .

Drive from Chefchaouen to Tangier in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours Museums
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Walking tours
American Legation ©
American Legation

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, steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bahia, stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, and make a trip to Koubba Almoravid.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Marrakech trip planning website .

Getting from Tangier to Marrakech by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Tangier in December, Marrakech is a bit cooler at night with lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Casablanca.

Things to do in Marrakech

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stop by Mooi and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue Beth-El and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Casablanca route planner .

You can drive from Marrakech to Casablanca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Marrakech in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 50°F in Casablanca. On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Casablanca

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

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