12 days in Morocco Itinerary

12 days in Morocco Itinerary

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12 days in Morocco Itinerary

Chicago
Fly:  26​h
Fes
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
Marrakech
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Agadir
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
Chicago

2
days
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 7th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Musee Riad Belghazi, then admire the masterpieces at Nejjarine Museum of Wood Arts and Crafts, then admire the striking features of Bab Boujloud, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Jnan Sbil, browse the eclectic array of goods at Medina of Fez, and then look for gifts at Dar Essaad Grand Choix de Tapis.

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Chicago, USA to Fes is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chicago to Fes due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Fes, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

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Bou Inania Medersa
Medina of Fez

3
days
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, sightseeing, historic sites, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the landmark architecture of Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret, contemplate the long history of Bahia Palace, and admire all the interesting features of Cyber Park Arsat Moulay Abdeslam.

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Getting from Fes to Marrakech by combination of flight and taxi takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, Marrakech is a bit warmer than Fes - with highs of 94°F and lows of 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Essaouira.

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Menara Gardens and Pavilion
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa

2
days
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 13th (Wed): wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira and then kick back and relax at Essaouira Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, make a trip to Galerie d'Art Damgaard, then take a leisurely stroll along Essaouira Fishing Port, and finally make a trip to Essaouira Ramparts.

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You can drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Marrakech in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Essaouira: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Agadir.

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Medina of Essaouira
Essaouira Beach
Horseback Riding Tours

2
days
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.
On the 15th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Seafront promenade and then kick back and relax at Taghazout Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): kick back and relax at Agadir Beach, take in panoramic vistas at La Grande Roue Agadir, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vallee des Oiseaux.

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You can drive from Essaouira to Agadir in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Agadir Beach
Taghazout Beach
Seafront promenade