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.
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Most people visiting Fes, Casablanca, and Chefchaouen spend about 6 to 7 days in Morocco, which usually includes some time in Marrakech as well. If you're only headed to Fes, Casablanca, and Chefchaouen, you can enjoy a comfortably-paced trip in 5 to 6 days. A fast-paced highlights trip is possible in 4 days for travelers with limited time. For the best itineraries including Fes, Casablanca, and Chefchaouen, keep reading below.
Travelers to Morocco typically plan a trip for 8 to 10 days when combining Fes, Chefchaouen, and Rabat with Marrakech, and the Moroccan Desert. If you're only headed to Northern Morocco, you can enjoy a comfortably-paced trip in 5 to 6 days. Check out our favorite Fes, Chefchaouen, and Rabat trips below.
Take a luxurious round trip around northern Morocco, where you'll dive into bustling marketplaces, unwind in finely-appointed riads, and discover the magic of the kingdom's Imperial Cities. This trip plan is a great option if it's your first visit to Morocco or if you're interested in combining time here with another destination. You'll travel through time with visits to ancient ruins, medieval relics, and contemporary hot spots.
Embark on a luxurious, whirlwind journey around Morocco's captivating north. Thanks to a private driver and expert guides, you can optimize your time without feeling rushed. You'll discover Imperial Cities, ancient ruins, and landmarks dedicated to empires past. Relax in swanky accommodations, including luxury riads, and get pampered in a beautiful traditional hammam in Fes.
Buckle up for a luxurious week-long trip around Morocco's iconic Imperial Cities. Your private driver will usher you through from Casablanca to Fes and Marrakech, with incredible stops along the way. Connect to culture and history with a curated spa experience at a hammam and guided tours of UNESCO Heritage Sites, then unwind in swanky riads and five-star hotels.
Spend eight days tasting the delights of Morocco's palette as you sample the flavors of the north. Taste your way through food stalls in the Fes medina, take a cooking class with a culinary master, and go wine tasting in Morocco's unique wine region. You'll enjoy luxe accommodations as you learn about the country's cuisine, traditions, and heart.
Ready to plan a getaway to Morocco? We’ve got you covered. We sent people all over the country to research destinations. We interviewed experts, analyzed real trips, and did in-depth interviews with travelers. Then we factored in how much time travelers to Morocco typically have—and what they’re most interested in seeing. The result: our top recommendations for itineraries of 5, 7, 10, and 14 days.
Soak up Moroccan culture on this trip plan that features unique experiences (think a bespoke hammam experience, desert glamping, and hot air balloon ride) and the best of luxury pampering. You'll stay at five-star hotels and riads, where you can relax after days of private guided tours and hands-on cooking workshops. Wander medieval medinas, visit artisan workshops, and discover picturesque towns, ancient ruins, and incredible food.
Spend ten days touring the Imperial Cities of Morroco while relaxing in the lap of luxury. In addition to having a private driver take you around the country and give you insider tips, you'll enjoy private guided tours, cooling classes and incredible experiences like a night of desert glamping and a sunrise hot air balloon. After a day of adventure and exploration, sink into comfort in five-star, richly appointed riads.
Adventure your way through Morocco like royalty on this eleven-day trip that pampers you in luxury as you explore centuries-old medinas and breathtaking natural wonders. Glamp in the Sahara, stay at your own private kasbah on an ancient trading route, and cool off at exquisitely appointed riads that will be your oasis from city life. Connect with locals, learn about traditions, and enjoy the glamour of the Moroccan royal treatment.
Take a luxurious round trip around Morocco, transported by private car, and see the best of the country's cities and unforgettable landscapes in style. Enjoy glam treatment throughout, with excursions like an overnight stay at a glitzy camp in the Sahara, private hot air balloon rides, and elegant accommodations in 5-star riads, ksars, and kasbahs.
Escape to the Sahara on this wonderful 13-day trip plan that takes you around Morocco in style. Spend your days enjoying private tours of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, medieval medinas, and bustling marketplaces, then unwind in five-star unique accommodations. Your luxury riads in Fes and Marrakech are the perfect places to relax, cool off, and even go for a soak and scrub in the in-house hammams. You'll also ride out on camelback to a glamourous camp in the dunes of the Sahara, where you'll enjoy a music-filled dinner and will stay the night. Explore all facets of Marrakech, culminating in an epic hot air balloon flight that soars over the city at sunrise.
Souks, kasbahs, mountains, and deserts await on this luxurious trip plan that loops you around the country. You'll see Morocco's highlights, relax in deluxe accommodations, and will learn about the culture through unique experiences. Soak in a traditional hammam, take private tours of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, enjoy sunrise yoga and cooking classes, and meet local artisans as they create in their workshops.
Travel in style and the best of what Morocco offers on this epic two-week trip around the country. Enjoy luxurious touches, excursions, and amenities throughout your adventure: think wine tasting, glamping in the Sahara, and a hot air balloon ride over Marrakech. You'll also stay in unique accommodations like luxury riads and your very own kasbah.
Eleven days in Morocco allows you to visit many of the country’s biggest draws, from electric city centers to its famous landscapes—all depending on what interests you. You can focus on the Imperial cities, then retreat to the Sahara or the Atlantic coast, discovering Berber villages en route. Adventurous travelers can start in recently reinvigorated Tangier and drive south through mountains and ancient trade routes. Or, dive into tradition with a visit to a traditional hammam and an intimate meal shared with a local family in their home.
If you’ve got twelve days in Morocco, you’ll see a wide swath of the country—and you have a lot of flexibility when it comes to how to approach your adventure. Below you’ll find some inspiration as you think about what type of trip works best for you. Embark on a relaxed grand tour of Morocco's cities, adding time in the Sahara or the Atlantic coast — or both! There are also trip plans tailored to food and culture lovers, adventurers, travelers who enjoy guided exploration and those who prefer to see the sights solo at their own pace.
With nearly two weeks, Morocco is yours to discover. You can hit all the must-sees, and can do so at differing paces and with different draws. Below are three unique options for seeing the country: focus on leisurely guided tours of Morocco's imperial cities, or spend more of your trip immersed in the vast Sahara. Or, swap out your time in the desert for culture in the High Atlas mountains and the Atlantic coast.
Perfect for travelers who want to learn about the history, cuisine, and culture of Morocco in one quick trip, this 5-day itinerary is focused on the busy city of Marrakech with quick trips to the Altas Mountains and the seaside city of Essaouira. You'll sample the dynamic flavors of Moroccan tagine, browse aisles of spices and textiles in markets, tour historic Medinas, and pamper yourself with a traditional spa experience in a hammam.
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.
Marrakech is the fourth-largest city in Morocco, and is one of the country’s major tourist spots. To see it, ideally you’ll want to allocate at least 2-3 days, although those with less time to spare can still enjoy the experience. Travelers who choose to stay for longer will have the opportunity to get to know the city and see it at a more relaxed pace. Read on for advice on how long to stay in Marrakech.
Enjoy culture, history, adventure, and relaxation on this nine-day Morocco tour. Explore Marrakech before venturing into the desert a few days exploring kasbahs, caravan routes, and the Saharan dunes. Cross up and over the High Atlas Mountains, hike between small villages, and spend a night with a local family.
From vibrant imperial cities to scenic rural countryside, this driving tour travels to the cities of Fes, Marrakech, Chefchaouen, and Casablanca to discover historic medinas and souks and delight in guided walking and food tours. Take an authentic cooking class, visit ancient sites, and experience a traditional Hammam where any stress will melt away. Trade bustling city life for the tranquility of the Atlas Mountains, where you'll enjoy Berber villages, lunch with a local family, and visits to Portuguese fortified cities and Roman ruins.
Combining vibrant imperial cities with scenic rural countryside, this round-trip tour travels to the cities of Rabat, Fes, Marrakech, and Casablanca in search of bustling medinas and souks, plus guided walking tours, delicious food tours, cooking classes, ancient sites, and lessons on traditional arts and crafts. Adopt a slower pace by visiting the Atlas Mountains, where you'll enjoy charming Berber villages, lunch with a local family, visits to almond and argan groves, and discover the Roman ruins in Volubilis. Wash away any stress with a visit to a traditional Hammam and a drive along the scenic coast, stopping in historic Portuguese fortified cities.
This tour combines the bustle of vibrant imperial cities with tranquil rural retreats, starting and ending in the coastal city of Casablanca. Travel to the cities of Rabat, Fes, and Marrakech in search of buzzy medinas and souks, plus guided walking tours, delicious food tours, ancient sites, and lessons on traditional arts and crafts. Adopt a slower pace by visiting the Atlas Mountains, where you'll enjoy charming Berber villages, lunch with a local family, visits to almond and argan groves, and discover the Roman ruins in Volubilis.
Discover imperial cities and desert adventures with this 12-day circuit from Tangier in the north to Essaouira in the south. Experience culture and history of Meknes, Fes, and Marrakech as you navigate narrow and winding streets in ancient medinas, shop artisanal wares in animated souks, and admire the intricate tile work of historic mosques. Explore the desert as you ride a camel over shifting sands in the Sahara, delve into mud-brick fortressed cities, and cross the high rocky peaks of the Atlas mountains.
This complete 11-day itinerary takes you from Tangier—the gateway between Europe and Africa—to buzzing Marrakech, through some of Morocco's most stunning landscapes. You'll visit three imperial cities along with the Roman ruins of Volubilis, the desert towns of Erfoud, Merzouga, and Rissani, and the mud-brick ksar of Aït Benhaddou. Ride a camel over the Erg Chebbi dunes, explore hidden oases along ancient caravan routes, and wander medinas and souks along the way.
Match Morocco's unique culture with its stunning nature in this country-wide tour that explores the charms of its bustling imperial cities—Casablanca, Fes, Chefchaouen, and Marrakech—and its rural landscape. Meander the old town medinas, meet local craftsmen, and barter at bazaars before heading out into the Sahara Desert and up into the High Atlas Mountains to hike through dense forests and deep river canyons. Continue your adventure by summiting the highest mountain pass, visiting historic Berber towns and Roman ruins, riding camels into the sunset, and relaxing in a traditional Hammam.
Combining culture and outdoor adventure, this 12-day tour features the best of Morocco, starting with the markets and monuments of the imperial cities Casablanca, Fes, and the famous "Blue City", Chefchaouen. Next you'll explore the country's natural side in the Sahara Desert and the Atlas Mountains, sleeping in Bedouin-style tents and high alpine Berber Towns. Experience cultural delights like riding camels at sunset, meandering ancient Roman ruins, visiting old kasbahs, and enjoying traditional Hammam treatments in the bustling city of Marrakech.
This all-encompassing tour highlights the best of Morocco, from cultural stops in imperial cities like Casablanca, Chefchaouen, and Fes, to natural exploration in desert landscapes. You'll discover Roman ruins, hike in the wild north of Morocco, ride a camel in the Sahara for sunset, visit old kasbahs, and experience a traditional Hammam treatment. End the trip by driving over the magnificent Tizi n'Tichka Pass over the High Atlas Mountains and explore the bustling city of Marrakech.
A perfect balance of culture, adventure, and relaxation, this 6-day itinerary features highlights of the imperial city of Marrakech, including hiking in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains and relaxing in the coastal town of Essaouira. You'll roam exotic souks in ancient medinas, learn about traditional cuisine, and share a meal with a local Berber family. Explore centuries-old seafront fortifications and visit an argan tree cooperative where you can learn all about the oil extraction while watching the goats graze up in the branches.
With eight days in Morocco, you can take a grand tour of big-ticket cities like Casablanca and Fes, or spend your time exploring off the beaten path, hiking through villages in lush countrysides and enjoying cultural experiences including cooking lessons and homestays. Of course, the iconic Sahara awaits: incorporate a desert adventure into a Tangier-to-Marrakech road trip or soar above the dunes on a luxury Morocco tour. Learn more about the best ways to spend eight days in Morocco below.
With nine days, you can hit the highlights of Morocco's famed Imperial cities and add in time along the coast or in the desert. Or, take a different approach by swapping in a trek through Berber villages in the Atlas Mountains. If you’re inspired to go off-the-beaten-path, you can start in Marrakech, then head through smaller towns and mountain villages, swim at the base of a towering waterfall, learn how to press olive oil, and visit a saffron harvest. Read on for some unique options for your trip.
With six days in Morocco, you can tour some of the country’s best highlights, depending on what inspires you. You could devote your itinerary entirely to exploring Moroccan cities, where you can wander around mosques, souks, and centuries-old landmarks embellished with exquisite mosaics. Or you can split your time between a big city (for example, Marrakech) and the desert. If you’re a “more is more” kind of traveler, you can even add on time in an Atlantic coastal town.
A perfect balance of culture, adventure, and relaxation, this 8-day itinerary features highlights of the imperial city of Marrakech, hiking in the foothills of the High Atlas mountains, and relaxing in the coastal town of Essaouira. You'll roam exotic souks in ancient medinas, learn about traditional cuisine and share a meal with a local Berber family, and explore centuries-old seafront fortifications.
This relaxed itinerary takes you on an off-the-beaten-path exploration of Morocco's culture and landscapes. Explore the bustle and history of Marrakech, then travel through the Atlas Mountains. You'll go on an off-road adventure and will discover breathtaking scenery at Morocco's tallest waterfalls. Climb aboard a camel to trek out into the desert, where you'll camp for the night. Then discover Taroudant, a fortified town with great shopping and souks that are easier to navigate than those in bigger cities. You'll end your trip in Essaouira, a gorgeous seaside escape where you can relax and tuck into fresh local seafood.
Discover Morroco's historic and modern cities on this 6-day tour of the country's urban centers. You'll get a sense of Morocco's evolution across the centuries, from its Roman ruins in Volubilis to its modern commercial capital, Casablanca. You'll also visit the seaside splendor of Rabat — which showcases the influence of French-colonial heritage — as well as the exquisite Imperial City of Meknes. Finally, you'll immerse yourself in Marrakech, the "Red City," where you'll be welcomed with fantastic cuisine, a bustling Medina, and gorgeous architecture.
The Moroccan Sahara is a great place to visit in December. The days are warm but not hot, perfect for outdoor adventures in the dunes, and nights are cold—ideal for relaxing by an open fire and gazing at the stars—and it's relatively quiet in terms of tourism, save for the days around Christmas and New Year's Eve. Learn more about to expect in the Sahara Desert in Morocco in December with this monthly guide.
November is a quiet time for tourism around Morocco—which makes it a great time to visit the Sahara Desert. Take a camel ride over the dunes, visit the "Hollywood of Morocco," stargaze by a campfire: the fall weather is crisp and sunny, ideal for outdoor activities, and you won't encounter big crowds or inflated prices. Read on for more about what to expect with this monthly guide to November in the Moroccan Sahara.
If you're planning to visit the Moroccan Sahara in October, you can expect a few things: beautiful weather, major cultural festivals, and an influx of weekend visitors. It's a wonderful time to get a glimpse into local culture and cuisine, to go for a camel ride on the dunes, or to star-gaze under a brilliant sky. Learn more about what to expect with this monthly guide to visiting the Sahara in Morocco in October.
September is the tail end of the high season in Morocco. The days cool off slightly and the crowds get smaller as summer turns to fall, but you'll still experience intense sunshine in the Sahara—planning ahead for desert excursions is key. Learn more about what to expect and what to do in the Moroccan Sahara in this monthly guide.
August is the hottest month of the year in the driest desert in the world. Think long, hot, sunny days, vast night skies filled with stars—and lots of tourists around. It's true that you'll need to plan ahead to enjoy the majesty of the Moroccan Sahara's sweeping landscapes (and avoid getting sunstroke). Learn how with this monthly guide to August in the Sahara Desert in Morocco.
July is the middle of summer in the world's driest desert. On the bright side, it's not quite as hot as in August—but you'll still want to carefully plan your trip to the Moroccan Sahara at this time of the year so that the weather won't stop you from enjoying the desert's magnificent scenery. Find out more about what to expect, see, and do with this monthly guide to the Sahara Desert in Morocco.
June marks the beginning of summer in the Moroccan Sahara. While visiting the driest desert in the world during the hottest months of the year may sound daunting, it's not a bad time to visit if you plan your excursions wisely and stay out of the sun during the middle of the day. Find out more about what to expect with this monthly guide to the Sahara Desert in Morocco.
The Moroccan Sahara sees a spike in tourism in April—and with warm, sunny weather and several cultural festivals on the calendar, it's not difficult to see why. Visiting the desert at this time requires a bit of advance planning, but you'll enjoy comfortable temperatures that are ideal for trekking and camel rides. Learn more about what to expect with this monthly guide.
Considering a visit to the Moroccan Sahara in March? It's a good time to go: the weather is pleasant for outdoor adventures, save for the occasional sandstorm, and you won't encounter major crowds. Find out more about what to expect with this monthly guide to visiting the Sahara in Morocco in early spring.
February marks the end of winter in Morocco. In the Sahara Desert, the weather is sunny and dry—great for outdoor activities—with chilly evenings that are ideal for stargazing by an open fire. It's not a peak travel time, so you won't encounter major crowds or higher-than-average prices. Find out more about what to expect with this monthly guide to the Sahara Desert in Morocco.
January is the middle of winter in Morocco. In the Sahara Desert, which extends into the country's southeast, the days are sunny (though shorter than you'll experience in summer) with temperatures pleasant for outdoor activities during the day. Though you'll have crowds to contend with in the first week of the month, the latter part of January is a quiet time to visit.
If you're hoping to visit the Moroccan Sahara in May, plan ahead: tourism is up around Morocco in spring. Though the weather in the desert gets hot in the middle of the day, it's generally pleasant and sunny, making May a great time to plan early-morning treks and sunset camel rides. Learn more about what to expect, from occasional sandstorms to a major rose harvest festival, with this monthly guide.
This tour is perfect for the traveler who's short on time and looking for a taste of Morocco and its hidden gems. You'll enjoy a guided tour of Marrakesh and watch its famed Jamaa El Fna Square come to life at dusk, then ride a camel through the stunning sand dunes of the Agafay Desert, where you'll spend the night in a traditional tent. As you make your way to Casablanca, you'll stop at an argan oil collective, enjoy fresh, delicious seafood on the coast, and visit the gorgeous Essaouira, all at a relaxed pace.