Morocco has been on the radar of boho-cool celebrities for decades, and the luxury riad scene is booming more than ever—but you don’t need A-lister credentials to be treated like royalty. Upping your budget opens up a world of possibilities, whether that means a bespoke glamping tour of the Sahara or a sunrise hot air balloon ride with the Atlas Mountains on the horizon.
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Morocco can offer newlyweds one of the most unique honeymoon experiences on earth, thanks to this country's distinct culture that sets it apart from any other destination in Africa or Europe. Take your pick from beautiful ancient cities, 1550 mi/2500 km of coast, lonesome mountains and storybook desert. Stroll the streets where one of the world's most romantic movies, Casablanca, was set, let things get steamy in historic hammams, discover an entire valley dedicated to cultivating roses, soak up the 300 days of annual sunshine on the beach or roam the highest dunes of the Sahara by camel. Here are the most romantic destinations in Morocco, and the best things to do in each.
When to visit Morocco
January may be the coldest month of the year in Morocco, but it's a great time to visit if you're interested in trekking in the desert and crowd-free sightseeing. Find out what to do and where to go in this monthly guide.
If you're interested in exploring the Sahara or exploring imperial cities without large crowds of tourists, February is a good time to visit Morocco. Read on for tips on what to go and where to go in this monthly guide.
March is one of the nicer months to visit Morocco: it marks the start of spring, so the weather is pleasant, yet tourist numbers are relatively low. Learn more about what to do and where to go with this monthly guide.
Thanks to great weather and ideal conditions for outdoor adventures and sightseeing, April is one of the most popular months to visit Morocco. Find out what to do and where to go in this monthly guide.
When's the best time to visit Morocco? May is a strong contender. The weather is sunny and dry, roses are ready to harvest, and it's not too hot (yet) to visit the desert. Read on for a monthly guide of what to see and do in May.
As temperatures climb in Morocco, so do tourist numbers and prices. But June is a great time to visit the coast, hike in the mountains, and catch a legendary music festival. Read on for our guide of what to see and do in June.
Heat alert: July is the peak of summer in Morocco, and a (very) popular month for travelers. It's not the best time to visit the Sahara Desert, but there's still plenty to see and do along the country's sunny northern coast and up in the mountains. Find out more with this monthly guide.
August is the hottest month of the year in Morocco. Plan your trip strategically to beat the heat and make the most of the country's cooler destinations, including the beach, the mountains, and the north. Read on for more on what to see and do in Morocco in August.
As summer turns to fall in Morocco, temperatures start cooling off around the country and a lively cultural calendar offers plenty of special events. Here's a monthly guide for where to go and what to do in September.
October is an excellent time of year to visit Morocco, with manageable crowds, interesting events, and pleasant temperatures throughout the country. Find out what to do and where to go in this monthly guide.
With few crowds and comfortable temperatures throughout much of the country, November is a good time to visit Morocco. And travelers interested in the Sahara Desert can expect pleasant, sunny weather and fewer tourists. Check out this monthly guide for the best things to see and do.
There are distinct advantages to visiting Morocco in December: cool weather, lower prices, and ideal conditions for stargazing in the desert. Check out this monthly guide for what to do and where to go.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.