16 days in Morocco Itinerary

16 days in Morocco Itinerary

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16 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  18​h
1
Rabat
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Marrakech
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Ouzoud
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Ait Ben Haddou
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Boumalne Dades
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Merzouga
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
8
Fes
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 30​min
9
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Tangier
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
Rabat

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.
On the 11th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Complexe artisanal Oulja, admire the striking features of Hassan Tower, contemplate the long history of Kasbah des Oudaias, then make a trip to Bab Mellah, then make a trip to Mausoleum of Mohammad V, and finally stroll the grounds of Chellah.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rabat trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Rabat is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Rabat. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sale
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Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias
Mausoleum of Mohammad V
Mausoleum of Mohammad V
Chellah ©
Chellah

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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.
On the 12th (Sun), kick back and relax at Essaouira Beach, take in the waterfront at Port de Pêche d'Essaouira, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then don't miss a visit to Essaouira Ramparts, and finally browse the exhibits of GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take a stroll through Medina of Essaouira, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally tee off at Mogador Golf Academy.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Essaouira road trip planner.

Getting from Rabat to Essaouira by combination of train and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Beaches
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Horseback Riding Tours
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Essaouira Ramparts ©
Essaouira Ramparts

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Cyber Parc Arsat Moulay Abdeslam. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the striking features of Saadian Tombs, don't miss a visit to Medina of Marrakesh, and steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bahia.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Marrakech trip planning site .

You can drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Essaouira in April, expect nights in Marrakech to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ouzoud.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Walking tours

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night
Ouzoud

Ouzoud ©
On the 17th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Cascades d'Ouzoud and then admire the sheer force of Cascades d'Ouzoud.

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You can drive from Marrakech to Ouzoud in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ait Ben Haddou.

Things to do in Ouzoud

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Cascades d'Ouzoud
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Cascades d'Ouzoud ©
Cascades d'Ouzoud
Cascades d'Ouzoud ©
Cascades d'Ouzoud

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Ounila Valley and then steep yourself in history at Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ait Ben Haddou itinerary website .

Getting from Ouzoud to Ait Ben Haddou by car takes about 5 hours. In April in Ait Ben Haddou, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Boumalne Dades.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Ounila Valley ©
Ounila Valley
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou ©
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

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Boumalne Dades

Boumalne Dades ©
On the 19th (Sun), make a trip to Roses Valley and then take in breathtaking views at Gorges du Dades.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Boumalne Dades trip builder .

Getting from Ait Ben Haddou to Boumalne Dades by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in April, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Merzouga.

Things to do in Boumalne Dades

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Roses Valley
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Gorges du Dades ©
Gorges du Dades

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Merzouga

Merzouga ©
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Erg Chebbi Dunes, admire nature's extreme beauty at Merzouga Desert, then see the interesting displays at Musee Nomade, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Laoun.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Merzouga planning tool .

Traveling by car from Boumalne Dades to Merzouga takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Fes.

Things to do in Merzouga

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Musee Nomade, Erg Chebbi Dunes
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Merzouga Desert ©
Merzouga Desert
Erg Chebbi Dunes ©
Erg Chebbi Dunes

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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.
On the 21st (Tue), browse for treasures at La Petite Maison Berbere, then admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa, and then don't miss a visit to Medina of Fez. Here are some ideas for day two: soak away your stress at local Arab baths, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Jnan Sbil, and then examine the collection at Museo Nejjarine.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fes online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Merzouga to Fes takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Fes

Baths Spas Neighborhoods
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Arab Baths
Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Jardin Jnan Sbil ©
Jardin Jnan Sbil

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Mosque, don't miss a visit to Place Outa el Hammam & Kasbah, then look for gifts at Local Berbere Artisanal, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Chefchaouen holiday planning app .

Traveling by bus from Fes to Chefchaouen takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tangier.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

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

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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 24th (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at American Legation, then admire the landmark architecture of St Andrew, and finally make a trip to Cap Spartel.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tangier holiday planner .

Getting from Chefchaouen to Tangier by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Walking tours
Cap Spartel ©
Cap Spartel
American Legation ©
American Legation

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