9 days in Morocco Itinerary

9 days in Morocco Itinerary

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9 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  14​h
1
Casablanca
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Rabat
— 1 night
3
Fes
— 2 nights
4
Marrakech
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Chicago

1
night
Casablanca

Casablanca ©
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Place Mohammed V, don't miss a visit to Old Medina of Casablanca, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque, and finally browse the different shops at Morocco Mall. On your second day here, wander the streets of Quartier Habous, look for gifts at La galerie de l'aimance, then take a memorable drive along The Corniche, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Casablanca day trip tool .

Chicago, USA to Casablanca is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chicago to Casablanca. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Chicago in November; daily highs in Casablanca reach 71°F and lows reach 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Rabat.

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Morocco Mall ©
Morocco Mall
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Quartier Habous ©
Quartier Habous

1
night
Rabat

Rabat ©
On a vacation in Rabat, a World Heritage Site and Morocco's capital, you can discover the city's long and rich history while enjoying a laidback atmosphere, less touristy than in the booming Casablanca and Marrakech.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Chellah, then contemplate the long history of Kasbah des Oudaias, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Mohammad V.

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Take a train from Casablanca to Rabat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Casablanca in November, Rabat is a bit warmer at night with lows of 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Fes.

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Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias
Chellah ©
Chellah
Mausoleum of Mohammad V
Mausoleum of Mohammad V

2
nights
Fes

Fes ©
Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
On the 8th (Fri), admire the striking features of Bab Boujloud, see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine, then browse the eclectic array of goods at La Petite Maison Berbere, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Bou Inania Medersa. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun and explore at Medina Children's Library, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Jnan Sbil, and then wander the streets of Medina of Fez.

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You can drive from Rabat to Fes in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect cooler evenings in Fes when traveling from Rabat in November, with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

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Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Medina Children's Library ©
Medina Children's Library

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, then admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, and then admire all the interesting features of Jemaa el-Fnaa. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the striking features of Koutoubia Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Saadian Tombs, then contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, and finally make a trip to Koubba Almoravid.

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You can fly from Fes to Marrakech in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. November in Marrakech sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 51°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Tue) before leaving for home.

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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

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