With 15 days in Morocco, you'll have time to see many different regions and get an authentic taste of what the country offers. Explore Morocco's four imperial cities, relax in a "hammam" (traditional bath), or ride a camel through the Sahara Desert. There's also the opportunity for trekking in the Atlas mountains, hot air balloon rides, and visits to historic sites. Travelers who'd prefer to cool off by the beach can skip the desert and opt for an alternative route along the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts.

Itinerary #1: Highlights of Morocco: Casablanca to Essaouira

On this 15-day itinerary, you'll see all four of Morocco's imperial cities (historic capitals): Fes, Marrakesh, Rabat, and Meknes. You'll also experience the Sahara Desert, the Atlas mountains, and the Atlantic Coast.

The Kasbah of the Udayas in Rabat
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Casablanca & Transfer to Rabat  Rabat
Day 2 Explore the "Blue City" of Chefchaouen  Chefchaouen
Day 3 Travel to Fes via Volubilis & Meknes Fes
Day 4 Half-Day Guided Tour of Fes Medina Fes
Day 5 Travel to Merzouga via the Middle Atlas, Midelt & Erfoud Merzouga
Day 6 Desert Safari Adventures around Merzouga Merzouga
Day 7 Drive Through the Desert to Reach Skoura Skoura
Day 8 Walk Skoura Oasis & Have Lunch with a Local Family Skoura
Day 9 Drive to Marrakesh via Ouarzazate & A√Įt Benhaddou Marrakesh
Day 10 Half-Day of Guided Sightseeing in Marrakesh  Marrakesh
Day 11 Travel to the Coast and Explore Essaouira Essaouira
Day 12 Guided Sightseeing Tour of Essaouira Essaouira
Day 13 Free Day in Essaouira Essaouira
Day 14 Transfer to Casablanca Casablanca
Day 15 Depart Casablanca  

Transfer to Rabat from Casablanca. Tour the city's main sights, such as the Royal Palace, Hassan Tower, and Andalusian Gardens. The next day, move on to Chefchaouen before heading to Fes via Morocco's best-preserved ancient Roman complex at Volubilis and the smaller imperial city of Meknes. Explore Fes' scenic and lively medina (old town) and souks (markets). Then pass through the Middle Atlas mountains and into the Sahara. On the way, stop in Midelt and the market town of Erfoud. Enjoy a desert safari, where you'll ride a camel, meet local nomads, learn about traditional music, and sleep in a Berber tent under the stars.

Next, make your way through the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs to the relaxing palm grove of Skoura. Have lunch with a local family, learn about the area's history, and enjoy live entertainment. Continue to Marrakesh, but not before visiting Ouarzazate, a town made famous by the film industry, and A√Įt Benhaddou, Morocco's most renowned kasbah (fortification). In Marrakesh, wander bustling souks, see attractions like the Bahia Palace¬†and Koutoubia Mosque, and stroll in the scenic¬†Menara Gardens and¬†Jardin Secret¬†(secret garden). End your tour in the laid-back port city of Essaouira¬†before returning to Casablanca for your flight home. Learn more

Itinerary #2: Luxury Morocco

Live the high life in Morocco with this 15-day luxury tour. Cover all the main attractions, plus some special experiences like a relaxing spa treatment at a Fes hammam, a wine tour in the Guerrouane region, and a hot air balloon trip in Marrakesh. 

Amazing views on a hot air balloon ride in Marrakech
Take in the terrific views on a hot air balloon ride in Marrakesh
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Casablanca & Transfer to Rabat Rabat
Day 2 Discover Chefchaouen, A City Awash in Blue Chefchaouen
Day 3 Transfer to Fes via Volubilis, Moulay Idriss & Meknes Fes
Day 4 Explore Fes and its UNESCO Medina Fes
Day 5 Guerrouane Region Winery Tour Fes
Day 6 Over the Middle Atlas Mountains to the Sahara Merzouga
Day 7 Adventure in the Todra Gorge Todra Gorge
Day 8 Head to Ouarzazate via the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs Ouarzazate
Day 9 Cross the High Atlas Mountains to Marrakesh via A√Įt Benhaddou Marrakesh
Day 10 Medina & City Tour in Marrakesh Marrakesh
Day 11 Morning Hot Air Balloon Ride, Afternoon at Leisure Marrakesh
Day 12 Transfer to Essaouira, Argan Oil & Seafood Essaouira
Day 13 A Day of Seaside Adventure in Essaouira Essaouira
Day 14 To Casablanca via the Atlantic Coast & Portuguese Ports Casablanca
Day 15 Depart Casablanca  

From Casablanca, you'll travel to Rabat and dine on fresh delicacies and see impressive sites. On Day 2, head to the "blue city" of Chefchaouen for a stay in a luxurious riad (traditional house with a courtyard) and some shopping at the local craft markets. Then, visit Meknes, Moulay Idriss (Morocco's oldest town), and ancient Volubilis en route to Fes. In Fes, have a guided tour of the medina, take a private cooking class, and indulge in a relaxing hammam experience. The next day, head to a Guerrouane winery to learn about Moroccan wine and enjoy a tasting, then travel to the Sahara for a camel ride and a pleasant night under the stars in a luxury glamping tent.

Spend the following day wandering through the Todra Gorge¬†before visiting A√Įt Benhaddou and Ouarzazate. Transfer to Marrakesh for a tour and early hot air balloon ride over the plains the following day, where you'll have great views of Berber villages and the distant Sahara. Head to the coast to Essaouira for seaside adventures before packing it in and venturing up the Atlantic coast to Casablanca, stopping to check out Safi and its stunning vistas, El Jadida, and Azemmour¬†along the way.¬†Learn more

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Itinerary #3: South Morocco Adventure

Get outdoors with this 15-day adventure tour, which takes you through the Imlil Valley and Saghru Mountains. You'll enjoy hiking, spending time with local Berber families, riding a camel through the desert, and exploring many of Morocco's fascinating cities and towns.  

Morocco's rugged Imlil Valley
Morocco's rugged Imlil Valley
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Marrakesh Marrakesh
Day 2 Explore Marrakesh, the "Red City" Marrakesh
Day 3 Mountain Hike in Imlil & Lunch with a Local Family Imlil
Day 4 Guided Hike in Imlil Valley Imlil
Day 5 Transfer to A√Įt Benhaddou, Free Time in A√Įt Benhaddou Kasbah A√Įt Benhaddou
Day 6 Hike & Lunch with a Local Family in Dadès Valley Boumalne Dadès
Day 7 Travel to Merzouga via Tinghir & Rissani, Enjoy a Sunset Camel Ride  Merzouga
Day 8 Desert Adventures around Erg Chebbi Merzouga
Day 9 Drive to Zagora via the Saghru Mountains & Draa Valley Zagora
Day 10 Explore Ouarzazate on a Self-Guided Tour Ouarzazate
Day 11 Explore Taroudant on a Self-Guided Tour Taroudant
Day 12 Transfer to Essaouira Essaouira
Day 13 Private Morning Cooking Class in Essaouira Essaouira
Day 14 Traditional Hammam Experience & Private Food Tour in Marrakesh Marrakesh
Day 15 Depart Marrakesh  

Fly into Marrakesh, the "red city." Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of its souks and the lively activity of Jemaa el-Fna. The next day, hike in the Imlil Valley, which will take you from the village of Imlil to the nearby Berber town of Armed. Spend time with a Berber family and then hike down through the village of A√Įt Souka. The next day, head off on a longer 3-4 hour hike through the Imlil Valley and around¬†Mount Toubkal. Move on to A√Įt Benhaddou and the town of Boumalne Dad√®s.¬†Learn about the region's history and traditions while meeting with locals. Next, make your way to Merzouga¬†for a camel ride and a night in a tent under the stars.

Travel through villages and oases before discovering the "dune sea" of Erg Chebbi by Jeep, sandboard, or ATV. Head to Zagora to enjoy an evening among the palms, then explore Ouarzazate and the historic town of Taroudant, known as the "Grandmother of Marrakesh." Have a short hike or check out the town's attractions, such as the Palais Claudio Bravo, the former home of a Chilean artist. The next day, drive to the bohemian coastal town of Essaouira via Agadir. In Essaouira, have a private cooking class at a traditional riad. Transfer back to Marrakesh for a hammam experience and food tour before heading home. Learn more

Itinerary #4: Jewish Heritage and Historic Morocco

Learn about Morocco's fascinating history and Jewish cultural heritage on this 15-day tour. Explore the country's many unique attractions, including the only Jewish museums found in the Arab world and the historically-Jewish city of Sefrou. 

Historic Aben Danan Synagogue located in Fes, Morocco
Historic Aben Danan Synagogue in Fes, Morocco
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Casablanca Casablanca
Day 2 Visit the Hassan II Mosque & Museum of Moroccan Judaism Casablanca
Day 3 Transfer to Chefchaouen via Rabat and Ouazzane Chefchaouen
Day 4 Explore Moulay Idriss, Volubilis & Meknes on the Way to Fes Fes
Day 5 Wander through Fes' Jewish Quarter and Medina Fes
Day 6 Day Trip to Sefrou: Jewish Heritage and Artisan Craft Center Fes
Day 7 Travel to the Atlas Mountains Azrou
Day 8 Over the Middle Atlas to the Desert: Erfoud, Merzouga & the Sahara Erg Chebbi Dunes
Day 9 The Edge of the Sahara and Fossil Workshops Ouarzazate
Day 10 Over the High Atlas to Marrakesh via A√Įt Benhaddou Marrakesh
Day 11 Medina and City Tour & Hammam in Marrakesh Marrakesh
Day 12 Argan Oil & Seafood in Essaouira Essaouira
Day 13 Jewish Heritage Tour of Essaouira Essaouira
Day 14 See Morocco's Atlantic Coast & Portuguese Ports - Evening in Casablanca Casablanca
Day 15 Depart from Casablanca  

Start in Casablanca, where you can wander along the scenic oceanfront Boulevard de la Corniche. The following day, tour the city and see the Museum of Moroccan Judaism and Temple Beth-El. Visit Rabat's Hassan Tower and the town of Ouazzane, a holy city for many Moroccan Jews, before heading to Chefchaouen. Journey through Volubilis and Meknes before reaching Fes, where you'll explore the medina and mellah (Jewish quarter). Next, visit the Craft Center in Sefrou, a historically-Jewish walled city. 

Transfer to the Sahara Desert, stopping in the Atlas mountains along the way. Ride a camel and spend a night in a desert tent, enjoying traditional Berber music. Then, travel back across the desert to Merzouga and Ouarzazate. Tour A√Įt Benhaddou and head to Marrakesh to explore the city's old medina and have a relaxing hammam bath and spa treatment. Drive to Essaouira on the coast, which has one of the best-preserved Jewish quarters in Morocco. Here, you'll get the chance to visit the Jewish cultural center of Bayt Dakira, which has a research center, museum, and synagogue. Return to Casablanca via¬†Safi, El Jadida, and Azemmour.¬†Learn more

Itinerary #5: Mediterranean Morocco

For an alternative way of seeing Morocco, ignore the desert and head to the coast with this 15-day itinerary. On this scenic route, you'll explore bohemian enclaves, relaxed beach spots, and Spanish colonial sites.  

Scenic view of the lighthouse at Cap Spartel
Scenic view of the lighthouse at Cap Spartel
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Casablanca, Transfer to Rabat Rabat
Day 2 Explore 3,000 Years of Antiquity on the Way to Asilah Asilah
Day 3 Hercules Cave & Cap Spartel Tangier
Day 4 See Tangier on a Self-Guided Tour  Tangier
Day 5 Tetouan & the Rif Mountains Chefchaouen
Day 6 Hike the Rif Mountains & Wander through the "Blue City" of Chefchaouen Chefchaouen
Day 7 Leave Chefchaouen and Travel to the "Rif Riviera" Al Hoceima
Day 8 Visit Al Hoceima and Relax by the Sea Al Hoceima
Day 9 Transfer to Fes via Taza Fes
Day 10 Explore the Imperial City of Fes  Fes
Day 11 Tour a Winery in the Guerrouane Region  Fes
Day 12 Day Trip to Meknes and the Roman Ruins at Volubilis Fes
Day 13 Travel from Fes to Marrakesh Marrakesh
Day 14 Marrakesh Medina & City Tour Marrakesh
Day 15 Half-Day Morning Medina Tour, Depart Marrakesh   

Fly into Casablanca and head to Rabat to see the Hassan Tower and Chellah, a fortified medieval necropolis and archaeological site. Then travel along the Atlantic coast to Asilah, stopping on the way to visit the Roman site at Lixus and the formerly-Spanish town of Larache. Continue until you reach Cap Spartel, the northwestern tip of Africa and the perfect place to stop for a beach break. Drive to Tangier, a bohemian town with attractive views and several fascinating museums. Next, make your way to Chefchaouen, stopping in historic Tetouan. Then, head north past the Laou River Gorge to the area known as the "Rif Riviera." 

Travel through¬†Al Hoceima National Park, home to many species of avian and marine wildlife, before reaching the town of Al Hoceima, whose culture is a mix of Spanish and Rifi Berber influences. Take another opportunity to relax on the beach, enjoying the view of the Spanish island fortress of Pe√Ī√≥n de Alhucemas. Head inland toward the Rif Mountains, stopping in the cities of Aknoul¬†and¬†Taza¬†on the way to Fes. Enjoy a tour of Fes' historical medina and a wine tasting in Guerrouane before visiting Meknes, Volubilis, and Moulay Idriss. End your journey in Marrakesh, discovering the city with a local guide before heading home. Learn more¬†

More Great 15-Day Morocco Itineraries

Looking for more inspiration for your trip to Morocco? Check out these other 15-day Morocco itineraries, with outdoor adventures, cultural trips, and best-of tours to hit the highlights. 


Map of 15 Days in Morocco - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
Map of 15 Days in Morocco - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas