16 days in Morocco Itinerary

16 days in Morocco Itinerary

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16 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Casablanca
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Agadir
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Essaouira
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Marrakech
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Newark

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.
Visit Hassan II Mosque and Synagogue Beth-El for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Royal Golf Club. Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and admire the landmark architecture of Ettedgui Synagogue.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Casablanca travel website .

Newark, USA to Casablanca is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newark to Casablanca. In December, Casablanca is somewhat warmer than Newark - with highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Agadir.

Things to do in Casablanca

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Royal Golf Club
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Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Temple Beth-El ©
Temple Beth-El

3
nights
Agadir

Agadir ©
Completely rebuilt after a catastrophic earthquake in 1961, the coastal city of Agadir rose from the ruins and grew into Morocco's premier beach destination.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage Imi Ouaddar and Plage d'Imsouane. Get outdoors at Plage d'Agadir and Golf du Soleil. There's lots more to do: explore the landscape on two wheels at Berbere Bike and Hike Morocco, look for gifts at Lita, and try your luck at Atlantic Palace Casino.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Agadir visit planner.

Getting from Casablanca to Agadir by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Agadir

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Plage d'Imsouane, Berbere Bike and Hike Morocco, Plage Imi Ouaddar
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Plage d'Imsouane ©
Plage d'Imsouane
Berbere Bike and Hike Morocco ©
Berbere Bike and Hike Morocco
Plage d'Agadir ©
Plage d'Agadir

4
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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kayaking & Canoeing will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Plage de Sidi Kaouki and Essaouira Beach. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Medina of Essaouira, play a few rounds at Mogador Golf Academy, look for gifts at Cooperative de bijoux Mogador Dag Souiri, and learn about winemaking at Le Val d'Argan.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Essaouira travel tool .

You can drive from Agadir to Essaouira in 3 hours. December in Essaouira sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Plage de Sidi Kaouki, Le Val d'Argan
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Horseback Riding Tours

5
nights
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.
Koutoubia Mosque and Medersa Ben Youssef will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Concept Parcours Golf Maroc. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the landmark architecture of Saadian Tombs, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Marrakech route planner .

You can drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Essaouira in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Marrakech, with lows of 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf
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Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque
Menara Gardens and Pavilion ©
Menara Gardens and Pavilion

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