15 days in Morocco Itinerary

15 days in Morocco Itinerary

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15 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  27​h
1
Fes
— 1 night
2
Rabat
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Essaouira
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Marrakech
— 2 nights
5
Ouarzazate
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Merzouga
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  31​h
End: Melbourne

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): look for gifts at Medin'Art, then wander the streets of Fes el-Bali, then admire the striking features of Bab Boujloud, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Jnan Sbil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): admire the striking features of Attarin Medersa, make a trip to Moulay Abdellah Quarter, and then admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fes trip itinerary site .

Melbourne, Australia to Fes is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Fes is minus 10 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in October, with highs in Fes at 34°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rabat.

Things to do in Fes

Parks Neighborhoods Shopping
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Jardin Jnan Sbil ©
Jardin Jnan Sbil
Fes el-Bali ©
Fes el-Bali
Attarin Medersa ©
Attarin Medersa

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Chellah, don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Mohammad V, then contemplate the long history of Kasbah des Oudaias, and finally don't miss a visit to Medina of Rabat.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rabat trip maker .

You can drive from Fes to Rabat in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for much warmer nights when traveling from Fes in October since evenings lows in Rabat dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) 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

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Horseback Riding Tours and Port de Pêche d'Essaouira. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Essaouira Ramparts, look for gifts at Cooperative de bijoux Mogador Dag Souiri, play a few rounds at Mogador Golf Academy, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Essaouira trip itinerary maker website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Rabat to Essaouira in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Rabat in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Essaouira, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Golf
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Horseback Riding Tours
Essaouira Ramparts ©
Essaouira Ramparts
Port de Pêche d'Essaouira ©
Port de Pêche d'Essaouira

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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.
On the 19th (Fri), look for gifts at The Moroccan Egyptian Corner, soak away your stress at local Arab baths, then admire the natural beauty at Cyber Park Arsat Moulay Abdeslam, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Secret, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Marrakech route maker website .

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Essaouira in October, expect nights in Marrakech to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Outdoors Spas
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Walking tours
Balloon Rides
Le Jardin Secret ©
Le Jardin Secret

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nights
Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate
Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the striking features of Taourirt Kasbah, then stop by chez Rabab, then don't miss a visit to Oasis Fint, and finally steep yourself in history at Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Fikra Travel and then take in the awesome beauty at Jebel Sahro.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ouarzazate visit planner.

Fly from Marrakech to Ouarzazate in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Marrakech in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Ouarzazate. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Merzouga.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
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Jebel Sahro
Jebel Sahro
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou ©
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Oasis Fint ©
Oasis Fint

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Merzouga

Merzouga ©
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then explore the fascinating landscape at Merzouga Desert. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Merzouga trip itinerary app .

Getting from Ouarzazate to Merzouga by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Merzouga

Tours Nature Parks
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Merzouga Desert ©
Merzouga Desert
Walking tours
Photography Tours

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