Travelers who want to visit Fes and Chefchaouen typically plan a trip for 7 to 8 days that also includes Marrakech, Merzouga, and Ouarzazate. If you're only headed to Fes and Chefchaouen, you can enjoy a comfortably-paced trip in about 4 days. With less time, it's still possible to see the highlights in as few as 3 days. Read on for the best itineraries including Fes and Chefchaouen and beyond.

How many days do you need?

  • Most travelers spend about 4 days in Morocco when combining Fes and Chefchaouen
  • Visiting Fes and Chefchaouen in just 3 days is possible, but will feel rushed
  • With 5 or more days, most travelers choose to add more stops to their trip 
  • The most common extensions are Rabat, Marrakech, and Casablanca

How Many Days Should You Spend in Morocco?

Recommended Itineraries for Fes and Chefchaouen

Recommended Itinerary for 4 Days

Panoramic view of Fes at sunset time, Morocco
Panoramic view of Fes at sunset time, Morocco
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Morning in Casablanca, Chefchaouen Chefchaouen
Day 2 Transfer to Fes - Detour to Volubilis and Meknes Fes
Day 3 Fes Imperial City - Medieval Medina Fes
Day 4 Fes to Casablanca & Departure  


Enjoy northern Morocco's top cities with this 4-day loop from Casablanca. Wander the blue streets of Chefchaouen in the Rif mountains before stopping in the Roman town of Volubilis. End your quick trip in the culture capital of Fes as you roam the winding souks of the medina, visit local artisan workshops, or try your hand at a cooking class. Read more

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Extended Itineraries

5-Day Itinerary Including Rabat

Moroccan sunset over the northern city of Chefchaouen
Moroccan sunset over the northern city of Chefchaouen
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Casablanca - Rabat City Rabat
Day 2 Transfer to Chefchaouen ("The Blue City") Chefchaouen
Day 3 Transfer to Fes - Detour to Volubilis and Meknes Fes
Day 4 Fes Imperial City - Medieval Medina Fes
Day 5 Fes to Casablanca & Departure  


This 5-day itinerary offers a nice balance of historic and modern cities in northern Morocco. Start and end in modern Casablanca before exploring Rabat and "the blue city" of Chefchaoeun in the Rif mountains. Continue south to Meknes, Roman ruins at Volubilis, and immerse yourself in the culture capital of medieval Fes. Read more

7-Day Itinerary Including Marrakech, Merzouga, and Ouarzazate

Royal Palace in Fez Morocco
Royal Palace in Fez Morocco
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Morning in Casablanca, Chefchaouen Chefchaouen
Day 2 Transfer to Fes - Detour to Volubilis and Meknes Fes
Day 3 Fes Imperial City - Medieval Medina Fes
Day 4 Drive to Erfoud - Sunset Camel Ride Merzouga
Day 5 Erg Shibi & Dades Valley - Drive to Ouarzazate Ouarzazate
Day 6 Aït Benhaddou - Drive to Marrakech Marrakech
Day 7 Arrive in Marrakesh - Explore the Red City Marrakech


Discover Morocco's highlights with this fast-paced 7-day trip beginning in Casablanca and ending in Marrakech. Visit the 4 imperial cities of Rabat, Meknes, Fes, and Marrakech. Travel along old caravan routes in the desert, and spend the night camping among Saharan dunes and listening to traditional Berber music. Discover old fortified kasbahs and hidden oases before climbing over the High Atlas mountains into bustling Marrakech.  Read more

8-Day Itinerary Including Marrakech, Merzouga, Rabat, and Ouarzazate

Green oasis in the Dades Valley
Green oasis in the Dades Valley
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Casablanca - Rabat City Rabat
Day 2 Transfer to Chefchaouen ("The Blue City") Chefchaouen
Day 3 Transfer to Fes - Detour to Volubilis and Meknes Fes
Day 4 Fes Imperial City - Medieval Medina Fes
Day 5 Drive to Erfoud - Sunset Camel Ride Merzouga
Day 6 Erg Shibi & Dades Valley - Drive to Ouarzazate Ouarzazate
Day 7 Aït Benhaddou - Drive to Marrakech Marrakech
Day 8 Explore Marrakech - Departure  


This eight-day loop from Casablanca to Marrakech offers a perfect mix of imperial cities, smaller towns, and unforgettable desert adventures. You will start in the north with Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen, and Fes before venturing into the desert for a camel ride and night under the stars at a desert camp as well as exploring old caravan routes, oases, and fortified kasbahs. You will then cross the High Atlas mountains into bustling Marrakech to wander souks and experience lively Jemma el-Fna square. Read more

How to travel between Fes and Chefchaouen

Famously photogenic, Morocco's "Blue City" of Chefchaouen is a remote town far from most of the country's major tourist destinations. The two most popular Moroccan cities with relative proximity to Chefchaouen are Fes and Tangier. If traveling from Fes—Morocco’s cultural capital—you have three options for transport: rental car, private transfer, and bus. Going by car (whether or not you choose to drive yourself) will get you to Chefchaouen quicker than a bus, and afford you the opportunity to stop and take in some local culture along the way. Check out this 4-day Morocco tour that includes a private transfer from Fes to Chefchaouen. Read more