11 days in Morocco Itinerary

11 days in Morocco Itinerary

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11 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Marrakech
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Casablanca
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 15​min
4
Rabat
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Bus:  3​h 30​min
6
Fes
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Tel Aviv

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, steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, don't miss a visit to Medina of Marrakesh, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech itinerary planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Marrakech is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Tel Aviv to Marrakech, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in September, Marrakech is slightly colder at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

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 28th (Sat): see Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then make a trip to Essaouira Ramparts. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Essaouira Urban Adventures, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaim Pinto Synagogue, then stop by Cooperative Feminine de Tamounte, and finally steep yourself in history at Medina of Essaouira.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Essaouira trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Marrakech to Essaouira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Marrakech in September: highs in Essaouira hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Casablanca.

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

1
night
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.
On the 30th (Mon), gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, and then stop by La galerie de l'aimance.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Casablanca day trip app .

Getting from Essaouira to Casablanca by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Rabat.

Things to do in Casablanca

Tours Historic Sites Shopping
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Walking tours
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
La galerie de l'aimance ©
La galerie de l'aimance

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 1st (Tue), stroll the grounds of Chellah, then steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Mohammad V.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rabat trip itinerary website .

Getting from Casablanca to Rabat by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Casablanca in September, expect nights in Rabat to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Chefchaouen.

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

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 2nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, stop by Local Berbere Artisanal, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chefchaouen Medina.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Chefchaouen travel site .

Traveling by car from Rabat to Chefchaouen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Shopping
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina

2
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.
On the 3rd (Thu), stop by Medin'Art, get advice or help at Medina Children's Library, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at La Petite Maison Berbere, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Fes trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Chefchaouen to Fes in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Fes, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Fes

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Meknes
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Museo Nejjarine ©
Museo Nejjarine
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa

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