46 days in Morocco Itinerary

46 days in Morocco Itinerary

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46 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  27​h
1
Fes
— 5 nights
2
Rabat
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Ouzoud
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Nador
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
5
Merzouga
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Tinerhir
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
7
M'Hamid
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Zagora
— 3 nights
bus:  3​h
9
Ouarzazate
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Agadir
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Essaouira
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Marrakech
— 6 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Melbourne

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Archaeological Site of Volubilis and Monkey Watch. Get out of town with these interesting Fes side-trips: Moulay Idriss Zerhoun (in Meknes), Ifrane National Park (in El Hajeb) and Ifrane (Lake Dait Aoua & Parc La Prairie). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Bab Boujloud, ponder the design of Nejjarine Fondouk, make a trip to Moulay Abdellah Quarter, and get outside with Cedre Gouraud.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Fes online holiday planner .

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to Fes. Traveling from Melbourne in October, things will get a bit warmer in Fes: highs are around 34°C and lows about 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rabat.

Things to do in Fes

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ifrane, Azrou, Ifrane National Park, Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, Archaeological Site of Volubilis
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Ifrane National Park ©
Ifrane National Park
Archaeological Site of Volubilis ©
Archaeological Site of Volubilis
Jardin Jnan Sbil ©
Jardin Jnan Sbil

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): make a trip to Medina of Rabat, then admire the landmark architecture of Hassan Tower, then don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Mohammad V, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Chellah. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Rabat, take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins Exotiques de Bouknadel, and then steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rabat trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Fes to Rabat in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Fes in October, Rabat is much warmer at night with lows of 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ouzoud.

Things to do in Rabat

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Les Jardins Exotiques de Bouknadel ©
Mausoleum of Mohammad V
Mausoleum of Mohammad V
Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias

1
night
Ouzoud

Ouzoud ©
On the 21st (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Cascades d'Ouzoud and then admire the sheer force of Ouzoud Falls.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ouzoud holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Rabat to Ouzoud in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Nador.

Things to do in Ouzoud

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cascades d'Ouzoud
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Ouzoud Falls ©
Ouzoud Falls
Cascades d'Ouzoud ©
Cascades d'Ouzoud

2
nights
Nador

Nador ©
Nador is a coastal city and provincial capital in the northeastern Rif region of Morocco with a population of about 161,726 . You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Charrana Beach and Plage de Saidia. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Plage Cap de l'eau, take in the waterfront at Corniche de Nador, stroll through Mar Chica, and browse the fresh offerings at Souk Oulad Mimoun.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nador online travel planner .

You can drive from Ouzoud to Nador in 9.5 hours. Another option is to fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ouzoud to Nador due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Nador are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Merzouga.

Things to do in Nador

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Plage de Saidia
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Charrana Beach ©
Charrana Beach
Corniche de Nador ©
Corniche de Nador
Mar Chica ©
Mar Chica

2
nights
Merzouga

Merzouga ©
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Merzouga Desert and Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Erg Chebbi Dunes, see the interesting displays at Musee Nomade, look for gifts at Driss Fossils & Minerals Shop, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Merzouga visit planner .

Getting from Nador to Merzouga by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tinerhir.

Things to do in Merzouga

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Erg Chebbi Dunes, Musee Nomade
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Merzouga Desert ©
Merzouga Desert
Walking tours
Erg Chebbi Dunes ©
Erg Chebbi Dunes

1
night
Tinerhir

Tinerhir ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosquee ikalalne Afanour, then look for gifts at Maison Berbere, then enjoy some diversion at Gorges, and finally take in breathtaking views at Todgha Gorge.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tinerhir day trip planning website .

Drive from Merzouga to Tinerhir in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to M'Hamid.

Things to do in Tinerhir

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Todgha Gorge ©
Todgha Gorge
Gargantas del Todra ©
Gargantas del Todra
Mosquee ikalalne Afanour ©
Mosquee ikalalne Afanour

1
night
M'Hamid

M'Hamid ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Atmospher Erg Chigaga and then explore the fascinating landscape at Bivouac sous les Etoiles. Here are some ideas for day two: savor the flavors at Miami Beach Chocolates and then don't miss a visit to Esprite-Lamane.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the M'Hamid trip app .

You can drive from Tinerhir to M'Hamid in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Zagora.

Things to do in M'Hamid

Parks Nature Tours
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Atmospher Erg Chigaga ©
Atmospher Erg Chigaga
Bivouac sous les Etoiles ©
Bivouac sous les Etoiles

3
nights
Zagora

Zagora ©
Inextricably linked with the Sahara Desert, Zagora represents a historical stronghold of the Almoravid empire, whose legacy still decorates the surrounding sandy hills.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Draa Valley and Zagora Markets. Take a break from Zagora with a short trip to Rock Carvings Nkob Tazzarine in Tazzarine, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Deserto de Zagora, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tamegroute, and admire the masterpieces at Musee des Arts Et Traditions de la Vallee de Draa.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Zagora trip planner .

You can drive from M'Hamid to Zagora in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in Zagora

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Rock Carvings Nkob Tazzarine, Deserto de Zagora
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Tamegroute ©
Tamegroute
Draa Valley ©
Draa Valley
Deserto de Zagora ©
Deserto de Zagora

3
nights
Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate
Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou and Oasis Fint. Step out of Ouarzazate to go to Ait Ben Haddou and see Ounila Valley, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Jebel Sahro, stop by chez Rabab, admire the masterpieces at Musee Theatre Memoire de Ouarzazate, and head outdoors with Fikra Travel.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ouarzazate day trip website .

Traveling by car from Zagora to Ouarzazate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Ouarzazate, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Agadir.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

6
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Marina D'agadir and Agadir Tasguent. Venture out of the city with trips to Taroudant (Bijouterie Essada Silversmith & Palais Claudio Bravo Camus, Taroudant - Morocco). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Taghazout Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Valley, stop by L'Echappee Belle Etape Berbere, and have some family-friendly fun at Maroc Racing Kart.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Agadir trip maker .

You can fly from Ouarzazate to Agadir in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Agadir

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Taroudant
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Marina D'agadir ©
Marina D'agadir
Crocoparc ©
Crocoparc

7
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Horseback Riding Tours and Essaouira Ramparts. Go for a jaunt from Essaouira to Sidi Kaouki to see Sidi Kaouki Beach about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Port de Pêche d'Essaouira, look for gifts at Le Comptoir Oriental by Madada, tee off at Golf d'Essaouira Mogador, and take a stroll through Medina of Essaouira.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Essaouira road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Agadir to Essaouira takes 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Essaouira can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Sidi Kaouki
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Horseback Riding Tours
Essaouira Ramparts ©
Essaouira Ramparts
Port de Pêche d'Essaouira ©
Port de Pêche d'Essaouira

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Balloon Rides and Mount Toubkal. Spend the 24th (Sat) soaking in style at Turkish baths. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at High Atlas Mountains, admire the landmark architecture of Marrakech Train Station, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Secret, and steep yourself in history at Mellah.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Marrakech route planner.

Drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Essaouira in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Marrakech, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mount Toubkal, High Atlas Mountains
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Walking tours
Balloon Rides
Turkish Baths

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