23 days in Morocco & Saint-Denis Itinerary

23 days in Morocco & Saint-Denis Itinerary

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Start: Saint-Denis, Reunion Island
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Saint-Denis, Reunion Island
— 7 nights
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Saint-Denis, Reunion Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
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Merzouga, Morocco
— 3 nights
Drive:  9 h 15 min
5
Casablanca, Morocco
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  2 h 45 min
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Fes, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  19 h
End: Saint-Denis, Reunion Island

7
nights
Saint-Denis, Reunion Island

Change things up with these side-trips from Saint-Denis: Sainte-Rose (Notre-Dame des Laves, Anse des Cascades, &more), Eglise Sainte-Anne (in Saint-Benoit) and Cascade Niagara (in Sainte-Suzanne).

Before you visit Saint-Denis, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Roland Garros Airport. April in Saint-Denis sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Saint-Denis.

Things to do in Saint-Denis

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Sainte-Rose, Saint-Pierre, Saint-Leu, Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains, Saint-Philippe
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Maido ©
Maido

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nights
Saint-Denis, Reunion Island

Saint-Denis ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Jardin de l'Etat, relax in the rural setting at La Maison du Coco, and then make a trip to Musee Stella Matutina. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Conservatoire Botanique National, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Saint-Denis trip itinerary builder tool.

Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Saint-Denis

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Saint-Leu, Saint-Gilles-Les-Bains
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Jardin de l'Etat ©
Jardin de l'Etat
Musee Stella Matutina ©
Musee Stella Matutina
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Parc du Colorado

2
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jardin Majorelle. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fna, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, and then admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then steep yourself in history at Medina of Marrakesh.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip itinerary builder site.

Explore your travel options from Saint-Denis to Marrakech with the Route module. The time zone changes from Réunion Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Saint-Denis in April, with highs in Marrakech at 31°C and lows at 15°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Merzouga.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

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nights
Merzouga, Morocco

Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): examine the collection at Macro Fossiles Kasbah, then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then browse the exhibits of Galerie Laoun. On your second day here, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour and then explore the striking landscape at Erg Chebbi Dunes.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Merzouga trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Marrakech to Merzouga in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Casablanca.

Things to do in Merzouga

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Macro Fossiles Kasbah, Erg Chebbi Dunes
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Climbing Tours
Erg Chebbi Dunes ©
Erg Chebbi Dunes
Photography Tours

3
nights
Casablanca, Morocco

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take a stroll through Quartier Habous. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Notre Dame de Lourdes, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then cruise along The Corniche, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque.

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Drive from Merzouga to Casablanca in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. April in Casablanca sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fes.

Things to do in Casablanca

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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The Corniche ©
The Corniche
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
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Quartier Habous

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Fes, Morocco

Fes ©
Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Bab Bou Jeloud and then relax in sumptuous surroundings at local Arab baths. On the next day, make a trip to Moulay Abdellah Quarter, see the interesting displays at Museo Nejjarine, then browse for treasures at La Petite Maison Berbere, and finally admire the striking features of Bou Inania Medersa.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fes vacation builder.

Getting from Casablanca to Fes by combination of train and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Casablanca, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Fes, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fes

Historic Sites Parks Spas

Side Trip

Archaeological Site of Volubilis
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Archaeological Site of Volubilis ©
Archaeological Site of Volubilis
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Museo Nejjarine ©
Museo Nejjarine