16 days in Morocco Itinerary

16 days in Morocco Itinerary

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16 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Fes
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
2
Merzouga
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Boumalne Dades
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Ait Ben Haddou
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Drive:  7​h
5
Sidi Ifni
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Essaouira
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Marrakech
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: New York City

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Archaeological Site of Volubilis and Museo Nejjarine. Museum-lovers will get to explore Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat and Medina Children's Library. There's still lots to do: relax in sumptuous surroundings at local Arab baths, wander the streets of Maze of Fez, and don't miss a visit to Medina of Fez.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Fes road trip planner .

New York City, USA to Fes is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from New York City to Fes, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in April: highs in Fes hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Merzouga.

Things to do in Fes

Spas Baths Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site of Volubilis
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Arab Baths
Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Archaeological Site of Volubilis ©
Archaeological Site of Volubilis

1
day
Merzouga

Merzouga ©
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Musee Nomade and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Merzouga Desert.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Merzouga day trip planning app .

Drive from Fes to Merzouga in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Boumalne Dades.

Things to do in Merzouga

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Musee Nomade
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Merzouga Desert ©
Merzouga Desert
Musee Nomade ©
Musee Nomade

1
night
Boumalne Dades

Boumalne Dades ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Roses Valley and then take in breathtaking views at Gorges du Dades.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Boumalne Dades online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Merzouga to Boumalne Dades takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in April, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ait Ben Haddou.

Things to do in Boumalne Dades

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Roses Valley
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Gorges du Dades ©
Gorges du Dades

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the verdant scenery at Ounila Valley and then steep yourself in history at Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Ait Ben Haddou online route planner .

You can drive from Boumalne Dades to Ait Ben Haddou in 3 hours. In April in Ait Ben Haddou, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Sidi Ifni.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

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

1
night
Sidi Ifni

Sidi Ifni ©
Sidi Ifni is a city located in southwest Morocco, on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. On the 22nd (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Legzira Beach.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Sidi Ifni route planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car from Ait Ben Haddou to Sidi Ifni in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Sidi Ifni

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Legzira Beach ©
Legzira Beach

3
nights
Essaouira

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Essaouira Ramparts. Galerie la Kasbah and GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: trot along with a tour on horseback, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira, and play a few rounds at Mogador Golf Academy.

To see reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Essaouira trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Sidi Ifni to Essaouira takes 5.5 hours. April in Essaouira sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

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

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Berber Ecomuseum and Palacio da Bahia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Medina of Marrakesh and Saadian Tombs. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Jemaa el-Fnaa, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Marrakech trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Essaouira in April: highs in Marrakech hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech ©

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