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Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Tangier
The port city of Tangier has seen travelers coming and going for centuries, their influences shaping the city in their footsteps. The main attraction is the lively medina around Petit Socco Square with its markets, craft shops, shops, and cafes. Visit the cannons of Faro Square for a view of the medina and harbor as well as the Bay of Tangier. Or shop along the Rue de la Liberté all the way up to the Place de France, the center of modern Tangier with the famous Grand Café de Paris and the Hotel El Minzah, where artists and writers such as Tennessee Williams, Jack Kerouac, Muhammad Asad, Truman Capote, and William S. Burroughs could once be spotted.

Previous kimkim travelers have traveled outside the city to visit the Hercules Caves, an intriguing cave complex steeped in myths and legends, and the picturesque promontory of Cap Spartel. A trip to nearby Asilah takes you to this small seaside town that’s home to historic architecture, pristine beaches, and local culture in a thriving artistic community. You can even day trip to the Akchour Waterfalls and blue city of Chefchaouen.
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Inside the Al-Attarine Madrasa in Fes
Map of Moroccan Cities from Coast to Coast - 14 Days
Moroccan Cities from Coast to Coast - 14 Days

Discover Morocco's ancient and historic cities on this complete two-week itinerary. You'll cover three imperial cities, Marrakech, Fes, and Meknes, as well as less-traveled cities like Beni-Mellal, Moulay Idris, and Tetouan. You'll wander maze-like streets, participate in a cooking class, drive through the Atlas mountains, and explore ancient Roman ruins.

Cape Spartel lighthouse at the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar, near Tangier
Map of Grand Morocco Tour: North to South - 11 Days
Grand Morocco Tour: North to South - 11 Days

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.

Grand Moroccan Tour
Map of Grand Moroccan Tour - 13 Days
Grand Moroccan Tour - 13 Days

This 13-day tour covers a wide range sites and experiences that, together, provide a well-rounded view of Morocco. The tour begins with the imperial cities of the northern area (Casablanca, Rabat, Tanger, Fez, and Meknes), and also includes the charming blue-painted town of Chefchaouen. The trip continues toward the Merzouga area of the Sahara, with the classic Erg Chebbi sand dunes all around. Then, stop in vibrant Marrakech and experience its lively square before heading back to Casablanca to depart.

Essaouira's Skala de Kasbah and old fishing port
Map of Grand Morocco Tour: North to South - 12 Days
Grand Morocco Tour: North to South - 12 Days

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.

Moroccan Tour
Map of Moroccan Tour: Atlantic Coast, Imperial Cities, & Sahara Desert - 13 Days
Moroccan Tour: Atlantic Coast, Imperial Cities, & Sahara Desert - 13 Days

On this 13-day trip plan, explore all aspects of Morocco–the coastal city of Essaouria, the imperial city of Few, and the Merzouga area of the Sahara Desert. Beginning and ending in Marrakech, stroll the bustling square of Jemma El Fna, then visit Hassan Mosque II in Casablanca, with one of the tallest towers in the world. Hike in the scenic Rif Mountains and get lost in the blue-hued city of Chefchaouen. Enjoy delicious Moroccan cuisine and culture along the way.

Tizi n'Tichka pass over the Atlas mountain range
Map of Grand Morocco Tour: North to South - 10 Days
Grand Morocco Tour: North to South - 10 Days

This 10-day itinerary features a perfect mix of culture, history, adventure, and relaxation. Explore imperial cities, mountain villages, desert landscapes, and coastal ramparts. Begin in northern Morocco in Tangier and Chefchaouen before working your way south to Fes, through the Desert, over the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech and Essaouira.

Panoramic view over Fes
Map of Imperial Cities of Morocco - 7 Days
Imperial Cities of Morocco - 7 Days

Featuring an exciting mix of culture and history, this complete 7-day itinerary covers highlights of Morocco's historic Imperial cities, Meknes, Fes, Rabat, and Marrakech with additional time dedicated to Tangier, Chefchaouen, and Casablanca. You'll start in Tangier on the coast of the Strait of Gibraltar and work your way south to lively Marrakech. Morocco's exceptional architecture, ornate artisanship, delicious food, and bustling souks are sure to leave you charmed.

A blue-painted alley in Chefchaouen
Map of Moroccan Cities: Tangier to Marrakech - 6 Days
Moroccan Cities: Tangier to Marrakech - 6 Days

This quick trip takes you through Morocco's best cities. Start in the north in Tangier and work your way south to the blue-painted streets of Chefchaouen, passed Roman ruins in Volubilis, and through the medieval medina in Fes. Carry on west to Morocco's capital, Rabat, before reaching modern Casablanca and finishing in lively Marrakech.

Sunset over Chefchaouen in the north of Morocco
Map of Northern Morocco's Cities: Tangier to Casablanca - 5 Days
Northern Morocco's Cities: Tangier to Casablanca - 5 Days

This 5-day itinerary highlights Morocco's northern cities, starting in Tangier and finishing in Casablanca. Wander blue streets in Chefchaouen, explore Roman Volubilis and Imperial Meknes. Lose yourself in the medieval medina in Fes, and Visit modern Rabat and Casablanca.

Sunset over Chefchaouen in the north of Morocco
Map of Northern Morocco: Tangier, Chefchaouen & Fes - 4 Days
Northern Morocco: Tangier, Chefchaouen & Fes - 4 Days

Discover Morocco's northern cities on this quick 4-day itinerary starting in Tangier. You'll explore medieval medinas of historic Meknes and Fes, roam blue-painted streets of picturesque Chefchaouen, and discover ancient ruins of the fallen Roman Empire in Volubilis.

View from the Merenid Tombs overlooking Fes
Map of Northern Morocco Loop from Tangier - 4 Days
Northern Morocco Loop from Tangier - 4 Days

This quick 4-day itinerary highlights several cities in northern Morocco: Tangier, Volubilis, Meknes, Fes, and Rabat. You'll navigate 11th-century medinas, browse wares in souks and markets, wander pretty blue-washed streets, and explore the well-preserved remains of the once prolific Roman Empire.

Boumalne Dades and the Dades Valley
Map of Morocco Grand Tour: Tangier to Casablanca via the Desert - 10 Days
Morocco Grand Tour: Tangier to Casablanca via the Desert - 10 Days

This 10-day itinerary combines culture, history, and adventure. Begin in northern Morocco in Tangier and Chefchaouen before working your way south to Fes, through the desert, and over the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech. Finish in the commercial capital of Casablanca with a trip to the breathtaking Hassan II Mosque.

A panoramic view over Fes
Map of Morocco North to South: Cities & Atlas Hiking - 9 Days
Morocco North to South: Cities & Atlas Hiking - 9 Days

A perfect blend of culture and adventure, this 9-day route has you traveling across Morocco from Tangier to Marrakech. Immerse yourself in Chefchaouen, Fes, and Marrakech as your wander souks, markets, and local artisan workshops. Explore the modern cities of Rabat and Casablanca along the Atlantic coast. End your stay hiking between rural villages in the High Atlas foothills where you will share a meal and spend the night with a local family.

Other popular travel destinations in Morocco
Marrakech · Fes · Moroccan Desert · Casablanca · Chefchaouen · Merzouga · Ouarzazate · Aït Ben Haddou · Rabat · Essaouira · Atlas Mountains · Boumalne Dades · Agadir · Draa Valley