12 days in Morocco Itinerary

12 days in Morocco Itinerary

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12 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly + Drive:  35 h
1
Chefchaouen
— 1 night
Bus:  3 h 30 min
2
Fes
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Laayoune
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Marrakech
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Ait Ben Haddou
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  38 h
End: Auckland

1
night
Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen ©
Tourism in Chefchaouen, a picturesque town in the Rif mountain range, has been thriving for decades due to its scenic surroundings and buildings painted in a striking blue hue.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Kasbah Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque. On your second day here, make a trip to Spanish Mosque and then get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chefchaouen driving holiday planner .

Auckland, New Zealand to Chefchaouen is an approximately 35-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 12 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Museums
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Spanish Mosque ©
Spanish Mosque

3
nights
Fes

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Archaeological Site of Volubilis and Royal Stables. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Medina of Fez and Museo Nejjarine. It doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Jnan Sbil.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Fes trip maker site .

Traveling by bus from Chefchaouen to Fes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Fes sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Laayoune.

Things to do in Fes

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Royal Stables, Archaeological Site of Volubilis
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Archaeological Site of Volubilis ©
Archaeological Site of Volubilis
Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez

1
night
Laayoune

Laayoune ©
Laayoune is the largest city of the disputed territory of Western Sahara currently administered by Morocco. On the 7th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Laayoune trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Fes to Laayoune in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Laayoune

Historic Sites
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St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral ©
St. Francis of Assisi Cathedral

2
nights
Marrakech

Marrakech ©
You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
You've now added Intercity Tours to your itinerary. On the 8th (Wed), walk around Cyber Parc Arsat Moulay Abdeslam, catch a ride with Intercity Tours, and then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech, admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, then steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bahia, and finally admire the masterpieces at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Marrakech trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Laayoune to Marrakech in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ait Ben Haddou.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Intercity Tours ©
Intercity Tours
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

1
night
Ait Ben Haddou

Ait Ben Haddou ©
Seen in numerous Hollywood films and TV shows, the ancient city of Ait Ben Haddou takes visitors on a journey back to the 17th century with its impressive South Moroccan architecture, boasting earthen clay dwellings in walled kasbahs.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ait Ben Haddou trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Ait Ben Haddou can reach 46°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

Historic Sites
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Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou ©
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

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