Morocco is a very diverse and large country. Of course, that doesn’t make planning a trip easy! Many sights are far apart and the ways to get there are not always accessible. Nevertheless, with two weeks in Morocco itinerary, I had more than enough time to discover the highlights of this beautiful North African country.
16-day round trip through Morocco
It is certainly possible to stay in Morocco for months and still not see everything, but with two weeks you will surely have enough time to see the most beautiful sights in the country!
You can easily customize this itinerary.
Prices for flights to Morocco change quickly ( see here for tips on how to find the cheapest flight ) so if you change a few destinations you can quickly save a little more money.
Day 1 – Tangier
Tangier or Tangier is located in the far north of the country and offers an excellent starting point for traveling through Morocco.
You don’t have to stay here for more than a day. The walled city (the medina) is very small and there isn’t much to see in Tangier besides the beach.
If you arrive in Tangier early, you can continue to Chefchaouen in the evening.
Day 2 – Tangier to Chefchaouen
From Tangier, you can easily commute to the blue pearl of Morocco. For many, Chefchaouen is THE favorite city on Fes desert tours 3 days Morocco.
With a (shared) taxi you need about 2.5 hours, with the CTM buses about three hours to reach Chefchaouen.
For a taxi, you have to be ready to negotiate intensively. If you can find enough fellow travelers, it is possible to drive to the blue city for 150 dirhams.
The CTM bus from Tangier to Chefchaouen costs 50 dirhams (+/- 5 €), but delays are almost always there. The CTM bus departs from the ‘Gare Routière’ in Tangier at 12 noon and 8 p.m. Don’t forget to reserve your tickets in advance as they often sell out.
If that did happen, it wouldn’t be a catastrophe. There are many other bus companies and, if necessary, taxis that can take you to Chefchaouen as well.
Day 3 – Chefchaouen
If there’s one place you can’t miss in Morocco, it’s Chefchaouen. Hidden between hills and mountains, this mountain village is covered from head to toe in all sorts of shades of blue.
Deliberately get lost in the blue labyrinth and let yourself be surprised by the beautiful houses and views of this romantic place.
Day 4 – Off to Fes
Chefchaouen is a bit removed from Fez or Fez. With the CTM bus, it takes a little longer than five hours, with a taxi it takes four hours.
With the CTM bus you pay 90 ie per person, with another bus company 50 dirhams.
If you can find enough people to share a shared taxi, you can travel from Chefchaouen to Fes for 150-200 dirhams per person.
My personal preference is a taxi because you lose less time and you can enjoy the beautiful landscapes a lot more along the way.
Day 5 & 6 – Explore Fes
Fes (or Fez) is one of the royal cities of Morocco and should not be missing on any tour!
Explore the narrow streets of the medina, pinch your nose in the tanneries, search for the well-hidden medersas and be amazed by the huge shops, riads and restaurants behind the narrow facades of the city. In addition to the countless attractions of Fes, you will also find many delicious restaurants that you should not miss!
Day 7 – Meknes
From Fes, you can take the bus or train to Meknes.
The comfortable first-class compartments on the train cost 32 dirhams per person. You can get a second class ticket for 20 dh.
The bus from Fes to Meknes starts at 15 DH and a taxi costs 30 dh per person.
From Fes, you can reach Meknes in less than an hour’s drive, the second royal city that you will visit on this round trip through Morocco.
Meknes is the least impressive of the royal cities, but it is still worth a visit. Make sure to visit the covered souk right next to the central square. Personally, I found this souk to be one of the most beautiful in Morocco. The sights around Meknes are few, but can certainly fill half a day.
Day 8 – Moulay Idriss and Volubilis from Meknes
Take the ‘grand taxi’ (partial taxi) towards Volubilis and Moulay Idriss. You pay 300 dirhams (approx. € 30) and up to six people can travel by the car.
The taxi driver will give you enough time to visit both sights and then take you back to Meknes.
If you arrive early enough in Meknes, it is possible to combine Meknes with these two attractions.
Day 9 – Rabat
With the comfortable train, you can easily commute from Meknes to Rabat.
The Moroccan capital is often forgotten on a tour. It’s a shame because Rabat is definitely worth a visit.
The fabulous kasbah, the lively medina, and the magnificent necropolis of Chellah are must-see sights.
Day 10 – The train to Marrakech
The train journey from Rabat to Marrakech takes just under five hours. So try to take a train in the morning or plan your day so that you can spend a little more time in Rabat.
To do something that day, I recommend going down to Djemaa El Fna square in the evening. In the evening this gigantic square wakes up with stalls, performances, and street food restaurants. You can also see the Koutoubia Mosque in the distance, which is beautifully lit.
Don’t you feel like walking around in the crowd? Then you go to one of the roof terraces of the restaurants / cafés around the square.
Day 11 – Discover Marrakech
Personally, I think a day in Marrakech is enough. During my tour of Morocco, I immediately noticed that Marrakech is very touristy. Certainly compared to the other cities I had already visited. If you walk around here for a long time, you forget authentic Morocco.
Be sure to visit Jemaa El Fna, the park behind the Koutoubia Mosque, the medina, and the ‘Jardin Secret’ (the secret garden).
Stroll the Marrakech medina and you’ll be cute for a couple of hours!
Day 12, 13, 14 – Towards the Sahara Morocco
Getting up early is a must!
During the drive to the Sahara, you will drive along a beautiful part of Morocco. Almost all organized 12 days tour from Casablanca plan their days the same way. I booked my three-day excursion through GetYourGuide and I think all the tours offered in Marrakech are organized by the same company.
You travel many kilometers, but on the way, you regularly stop with a beautiful view. Aït-Ben-Haddou is a beautiful village that has been used as the setting in many films!
Aït-Ben-Haddou, the Boumalne Dades and Merzouga are well worth a visit. But a camel ride through the orange dunes of the Sahara is really the icing on the cake! You’ll also spend a night in the Sahara itself, and that has to be on your bucket list too!
There are also options to go into the desert for two days, but I’ve heard from other travelers that this is a much less impressive part of the Sahara. In addition, you will not see the beautiful Aït-Ben-Haddou, the Boumalne Dades, and Riad Merzouga Dunes.
Day 15 – Essaouira Morocco
You may be a little tired from the strenuous drive to and from the Sahara, but a trip to Essaouira is definitely not to be missed.
The journey from Marrakech takes a little longer than two and a half hours. I myself preferred organized transport ( € 25 round trip ). So I had enough time to roam the village and return to Marrakech in the evening.
Taking the bus from ‘Gare Routière’ to Essaouira costs between 50 and 70 ie (5 to 7 €) for a one-way trip, but remember that there are no buses to Marrakech in the evening.
Day 16 – Back home
After intensive negotiations, I paid 70 dirhams from Marrakech to the airport. The journey from the medina takes about a quarter of an hour.
Do you really only have two weeks in Morocco? Then you can visit Chefchaouen one day less and also remove Meknes, Moulay Idriss, and Volubilis from your travel plans.
Overview of my Morocco trip
Useful if you want to know how much you see on this round trip through Morocco, or just want to know how many hours you are on the road at least.
The total cost of my Morocco Sahara trips
The prices for accommodation, flights, and excursions change very quickly. But that way you can plan a little what a trip through Morocco will cost you.
The total price does not include food and drink, as everyone has different preferences. A meal can hardly cost you five euros, but it can also cost you twenty euros.
- Accommodation: 1 night in the Melting Pot Hostel: € 13
- Transfer airport to Tangier: € 5
- Transport Tangier to Chefchaouen : € 5
Total price Tangier: € 23
- Accommodation: 2 nights in Hotel Dar € 76.
- Transport from Chefchaouen to Fes (shared taxi): € 15
Total Chefchaouen price: € 91
- Accommodation : 3 nights in the Dar Anbar Hotel: € 126.90
- Transport from Fes to Meknes (First Class train): € 3
Total price Fes: € 129.90
- Accommodation: 1 night in Riad Ritaj: € 54.
- Taxi to Moulay Idriss and Volubilis and back: € 30
- Transport from Meknes to Rabat (First Class train): € 8
Total price Meknes: 92 €.
- Accommodation: 1 night in Riad Marlinea: € 34
- Transport from Rabat to Marrakech (First Class train): € 15
Total price discount: € 49
- Accommodation: 1 night at Equity Point Hostel: € 11
- 3-day excursion to the Sahara: € 110.
- organized transport: € 25
- Taxi to the airport: € 7
Total price Marrakech : € 153
A total number of accommodations, excursions, and means of transport: € 537.90.
In addition, there are of course the costs of food, souvenirs, plane tickets and other purchases in Morocco.
I paid a little less or more than € 10 per meal (twice a day). For 16 days that’s an average of 320 euros.
I paid € 120.35 + € 156.17 = € 276.52 for my flight tickets.
I spent a total of € 1144.42 on a 16-day round trip through Morocco.
That is not that bad! Especially when you know that all the hotel rooms and riads (with the exception of the hostels) were double rooms, so the price per person also goes down when you go as a couple.
Organized round trip through Morocco
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