13 days in Morocco Itinerary

13 days in Morocco Itinerary

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13 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Marrakech
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Ouarzazate
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Merzouga
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Fes
— 1 night
train:  1​h
5
Meknes
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Tetouan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Tangier
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: London

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, stop by Atelier El Bahia, admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Marrakech online trip itinerary maker .

London, UK to Marrakech is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London in December, you will find days in Marrakech are somewhat warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Parks Shopping
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Walking tours

2
nights
Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate ©
Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at Ounila Valley and then steep yourself in history at Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ouarzazate route maker website .

You can drive from Marrakech to Ouarzazate in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Marrakech in December; daily highs in Ouarzazate reach 20°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Merzouga.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
Merzouga

Merzouga
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Laoun and then do some rugged touring at local off-road trails.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Merzouga trip planner .

You can drive from Ouarzazate to Merzouga in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fes.

Things to do in Merzouga

Tours Parks Outdoors
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1
night
Fes

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): don't miss a visit to La Belle Vue de la Tannerie, examine the collection at Musee Riad Belghazi, then stop by Medin'Art, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Fes trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Merzouga to Fes by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. December in Fes sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Meknes.

Things to do in Fes

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
La Belle Vue de la Tannerie ©
La Belle Vue de la Tannerie
Musee Riad Belghazi ©
Musee Riad Belghazi

1
night
Meknes

Meknes ©
One of Morocco's imperial cities, Meknes draws visitors with an abundance of historic monuments and impressive Moorish-style architecture.
On the 1st (Wed), take a stroll through Meknes Medina, then don't miss a visit to Bab El-Khemis Gate, and then make a trip to Bab Mansour Laleuj.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Meknes road trip planning website .

You can take a train from Fes to Meknes in an hour. Another option is to drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Meknes

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Meknes Medina ©
Meknes Medina
Bab Mansour Laleuj ©
Bab Mansour Laleuj
Bab El-Khemis Gate ©
Bab El-Khemis Gate

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 2nd (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Mosque.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chefchaouen road trip website .

Traveling by car from Meknes to Chefchaouen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Tetouan.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites
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Spanish Mosque ©
Spanish Mosque
Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina

1
night
Tetouan

Tetouan ©
Tétouan is a city in northern Morocco. On the 3rd (Fri), get engrossed in the history at The Ethnographic Museum, contemplate the long history of Medina of Tetouan, then make a trip to Feddan Park Tetouan, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Archelogique de Tetouan.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tetouan tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Chefchaouen to Tetouan by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Tangier.

Things to do in Tetouan

Museums Historic Sites
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Musee Archelogique de Tetouan ©
Musee Archelogique de Tetouan
Feddan Park Tetouan ©
Feddan Park Tetouan
Medina of Tetouan ©
Medina of Tetouan

2
nights
Tangier

Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
On the 4th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Musee de la Kasbah and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tangier trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Tetouan to Tangier in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Tangier are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Walking tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Musee de la Kasbah ©
Musee de la Kasbah

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