15 days in Morocco Itinerary

15 days in Morocco Itinerary

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15 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Rabat
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Marrakech
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Ait Ben Haddou
— 1 night
+2
Drive + shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Tangier
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 30​min
7
Fes
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Zagreb

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.
On the 18th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias, admire the landmark architecture of Hassan Tower, then make a trip to Mausoleum of Mohammad V, and finally stroll the grounds of Chellah.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rabat vacation planning website .

Zagreb, Croatia to Rabat is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zagreb to Rabat. Traveling from Zagreb in September, Rabat is much hotter at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then make a trip to Essaouira Ramparts, and then get active on the water at Water Sports. On your second day here, take in the waterfront at Port de Pêche d'Essaouira, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then take a stroll through Medina of Essaouira.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Essaouira trip maker app .

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 September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 20°C in Essaouira. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Horseback Riding Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Essaouira Ramparts ©
Essaouira Ramparts

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Marrakech trip planning site .

You can drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Essaouira in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Marrakech, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ait Ben Haddou.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Walking tours
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa

1
night
Ait Ben Haddou

Ait Ben Haddou ©
Seen in numerous Hollywood films and TV shows, the ancient city of Ait Ben Haddou takes visitors on a journey back to the 17th century with its impressive South Moroccan architecture, boasting earthen clay dwellings in walled kasbahs.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): appreciate the views at Ounila Valley and then contemplate the long history of Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou.

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Drive from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Tangier.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Ounila Valley ©
Ounila Valley
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou ©
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

2
nights
Tangier

Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Tangier, examine the collection at American Legation, make a trip to Nahon Synagogue, then take a stroll through Asilah Medina, and finally make a trip to Cap Spartel.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tangier online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Ait Ben Haddou to Tangier by combination of car, shuttle, and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and train. When traveling from Ait Ben Haddou in September, plan for slightly colder days in Tangier, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Asilah Medina
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Walking tours
Asilah Medina ©
Asilah Medina
Cap Spartel ©
Cap Spartel

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque, then stop by Local Berbere Artisanal, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Chefchaouen road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Tangier to Chefchaouen in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Shopping
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Archaeological Site of Volubilis and Bou Inania Medersa. Dedicate the 30th (Mon) to wellbeing at local Arab baths. There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Jnan Sbil.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fes trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by bus from Chefchaouen to Fes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Fes can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fes

Spas Baths Historic Sites

Side Trip

Archaeological Site of Volubilis
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Arab Baths
Archaeological Site of Volubilis ©
Archaeological Site of Volubilis
Jardin Jnan Sbil ©
Jardin Jnan Sbil

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