21 days in Morocco Itinerary

21 days in Morocco Itinerary

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21 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Tangier
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Chefchaouen
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Casablanca
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Marrakech
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 30 min
6
M'Hamid
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 15 min
7
Merzouga
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h 30 min
8
Fes
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Bucharest

1
night
Tangier

Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
On the 18th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Medina of Tangier and then explore the fascinating underground world of Hercules Cave. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at American Legation and then see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tangier trip itinerary planner .

Bucharest, Romania to Tangier is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Bucharest to Tangier. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Bucharest in December: high temperatures in Tangier hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours Neighborhoods Parks
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Walking tours
Hercules Cave ©
Hercules Cave
American Legation ©
American Legation

2
nights
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 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Mosque and then get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascades d'Akchour.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Chefchaouen road trip website .

You can drive from Tangier to Chefchaouen in 2.5 hours. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Casablanca.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Cascades d'Akchour ©
Cascades d'Akchour
Spanish Mosque ©
Spanish Mosque

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue Beth-El, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque, and then make a trip to Old Medina of Casablanca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then look for gifts at Mooi.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Casablanca trip planner .

Traveling by car from Chefchaouen to Casablanca takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Casablanca are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in Casablanca

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Temple Beth-El ©
Temple Beth-El

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): kick back and relax at Essaouira Beach and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and then stop by Cooperative Feminine de Tamounte.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Essaouira trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Casablanca to Essaouira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Horseback Riding Tours

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: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, admire the landmark architecture of Saadian Tombs, get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Marrakech trip builder website .

You can drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Essaouira in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Marrakech, with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to M'Hamid.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Menara Gardens and Pavilion ©
Menara Gardens and Pavilion

2
nights
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.
On the 29th (Sun), explore the fascinating landscape at Esprite-Lamane and then take in the dramatic natural features at Atmospher Erg Chigaga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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Getting from Marrakech to M'Hamid by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Merzouga.

Things to do in M'Hamid

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Atmospher Erg Chigaga ©
Atmospher Erg Chigaga
Off-Road Tours

2
nights
Merzouga

Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Merzouga is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, outdoors, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire nature's extreme beauty at Merzouga Desert, take in the dramatic natural features at Erg Chebbi Dunes, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Merzouga tour itinerary builder site .

Drive from M'Hamid to Merzouga in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Fes.

Things to do in Merzouga

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Fes is known for wildlife, historic sites, museums, baths, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the striking features of Bab Boujloud, don't miss a visit to Medina of Fez, and explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Volubilis.

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Drive from Merzouga to Fes in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Fes are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fes

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Archaeological Site of Volubilis
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Museo Nejjarine ©
Museo Nejjarine

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