13 days in Morocco Itinerary

13 days in Morocco Itinerary

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13 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  10​h
1
Casablanca
— 2 nights
2
Essaouira
— 2 nights
3
Marrakech
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Fes
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
5
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Rabat
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  11​h
End: Jeddah

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then contemplate the long history of Synagogue Beth-El, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at La galerie de l'aimance, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then perfect your strike at Tamaris Bowling, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Grains de Sel, Le Kiosque Gourmand.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Casablanca vacation planner .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Casablanca is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Western European Time is minus 3 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in October; daily highs in Casablanca reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in Casablanca

Tours Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Room Escape Games

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 22nd (Tue): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then make a trip to Essaouira Ramparts. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Essaouira Urban Adventures, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaim Pinto Synagogue, then stop by Cooperative Feminine de Tamounte, and finally wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Essaouira trip planning tool .

Getting from Casablanca to Essaouira by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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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.
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 striking features of Palacio da Bahia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, and admire all the interesting features of Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech online itinerary planner .

Getting from Essaouira to Marrakech by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Essaouira in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Marrakech, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fes.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef

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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 27th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Fondouk Tsetouanien, see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine, and then wander the streets of Medina of Fez. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bou Inania Medersa, then explore the engaging exhibits at Medina Children's Library, and then admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fes trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Fes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Fes

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bou Inania Medersa
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Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque, stop by Local Berbere Artisanal, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chefchaouen day trip app .

You can take a bus from Fes to Chefchaouen in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Rabat.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Shopping
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina

2
nights
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 30th (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at Chellah, make a trip to Mausoleum of Mohammad V, then steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Hassan Tower.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rabat day trip app .

You can drive from Chefchaouen to Rabat in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rabat

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

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