11 days in Morocco Itinerary

11 days in Morocco Itinerary

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11 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Casablanca
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Rabat
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Marrakech
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Fes
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Cairo

2
nights
Casablanca

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Koubba of Marabout Sidi Belyout and then admire the landmark architecture of Hassan II Mosque.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Casablanca online trip itinerary maker .

Cairo, Egypt to Casablanca is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Western European Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Cairo in September, things will get slightly colder in Casablanca: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rabat.

Things to do in Casablanca

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

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Erg Chebbi Dunes
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Erg Chebbi Dunes ©
Erg Chebbi Dunes
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
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Ain Diab

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Chellah, then make a trip to Mausoleum of Mohammad V, then admire the landmark architecture of Hassan Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rabat trip itinerary website .

Getting from Casablanca to Rabat by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Casablanca in September, expect nights in Rabat to be a bit warmer, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in Rabat

#Historic Sites
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Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias
Mausoleum of Mohammad V
Mausoleum of Mohammad V
Chellah ©
Chellah

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): make a trip to Essaouira Ramparts and then wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Essaouira Beach, then don't miss a visit to Galerie d'Art Damgaard, then stop by Cooperative Tamounte, and finally trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Essaouira day trip tool .

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. Traveling from Rabat in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Essaouira, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Horseback Riding Tours
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Essaouira Beach ©
Essaouira Beach

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 parks, shopping, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the striking features of Ben Youssef Madrasa, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and contemplate the long history of Bahia Palace.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Marrakech vacation app .

Getting from Essaouira to Marrakech by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Essaouira in September, expect nights in Marrakech to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Fes.

Things to do in Marrakech

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Parks
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Bahia Palace ©
Bahia Palace

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Synagogue Ibn Danan, then explore the world behind art at Nejjarine Museum of Wood Arts and Crafts, and then admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Medina of Fez.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Fes route planner .

You can fly from Marrakech to Fes in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Fes sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fes

#Neighborhoods, #Shopping, #Historic Sites
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Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Synagogue Ibn Danan ©
Synagogue Ibn Danan

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