15 days in Morocco Itinerary

15 days in Morocco Itinerary

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15 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Dublin
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  11 h
1
Merzouga
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
2
M'Hamid
— 1 day
Taxi + Bus:  3 h 45 min
3
Ouarzazate
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Marrakech
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Essaouira
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
6
Casablanca
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
7
Fes
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Dublin

2
nights
Merzouga

Merzouga ©
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): head outdoors with Viajes por el Desierto and then explore the fascinating landscape at Merzouga Desert. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Thundra Adventure and then take in the dramatic natural features at Erg Chebbi Dunes.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Merzouga day trip planning site .

Dublin, Ireland to Merzouga is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to M'Hamid.

Things to do in Merzouga

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Erg Chebbi Dunes, Thundra Adventure
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Erg Chebbi Dunes ©
Erg Chebbi Dunes
Merzouga Desert ©
Merzouga Desert
Thundra Adventure ©
Thundra Adventure

1
day
M'Hamid

M'Hamid ©
Evoking images of traveling nomads and trade caravans, M'Hamid lies in a spacious palm oasis at the edge of the Sahara.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire nature's extreme beauty at Atmospher Erg Chigaga.

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You can drive from Merzouga to M'Hamid in 7.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in M'Hamid

Nature Parks
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Atmospher Erg Chigaga ©
Atmospher Erg Chigaga

2
nights
Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate ©
Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of The Old Synagogue, then explore the fascinating landscape at Moroccan Sahara, then stop by chez Rabab, and finally explore and take pictures at Oasis Fint. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Fikra Travel, then view the masterpieces at Centre Al Anouar, and then contemplate the long history of Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ouarzazate road trip tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from M'Hamid to Ouarzazate in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
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Moroccan Sahara ©
Moroccan Sahara
Oasis Fint ©
Oasis Fint
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou ©
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

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: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa, admire the striking features of Saadian Tombs, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Marrakech day trip site .

You can fly from Ouarzazate to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ouarzazate in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 7°C in Marrakech. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Menara Gardens and Pavilion ©
Menara Gardens and Pavilion
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna

3
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.
Essaouira is known for adventure, beaches, spas, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cheval Essaouira, do sightseeing at your own pace with Kaouki Surf School, and look for gifts at Ateliers Madaq par l'association feminine El Khir.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Essaouira trip planning website .

Drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Essaouira sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Casablanca.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trip

Kaouki Surf School
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Horseback Riding Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kaouki Surf School ©
Kaouki Surf School

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Parc de L'Hermitage, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally enjoy some friendly competition at Tamaris Bowling.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Casablanca road trip planning app .

You can fly from Essaouira to Casablanca in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Casablanca, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Fes.

Things to do in Casablanca

Fun & Games Parks Wildlife
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Room Escape Games
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Fondouk Tsetouanien, examine the collection at Museo Nejjarine, and then wander the streets of Medina of Fez. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Medin'Art, then have fun and explore at Medina Children's Library, and then admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fes trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Casablanca to Fes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Casablanca in January, Fes is slightly colder at night with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Fes

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums
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Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Museo Nejjarine ©
Museo Nejjarine

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