When to visit Morocco ?

Best time to visit regions & destinations of Morocco

Morocco can be roughly divided into three climatic regions : the High Atlas Mountains, the Atlantic coast and the Sahara desert areas of southern Morocco. The best time to visit Morocco depends a little on what you plan to do and see while there. If you are planning to go walking and trekking in the High Atlas or just want to enjoy an authentic Moroccan holiday experience, then you can choose a month of travel to see the region you can visit. The board below indicates our recommended seasons to visit Morocco’s famous destinations.

Nature, contrasting scenery and rich culture excite your senses in exotic Morocco with its ancient, beautiful cities and sandy beaches. Only three hours away, it is a great holiday destination where adventure awaits every type of traveller. Relaxation, discovery of a civilisation, various festivals, trekking in the desert, hiking in the mountains… Everyone will find what you dream of doing available in this country of contrasts, geographic as much as human. A rich cultural history is waiting to be discovered during a holiday with family and friends.

A visit to the Imperial cities should not be missed by travellers interested in history. Visitors seeking more physical activities have many opportunities to enjoy themselves in the magnificent and wild surroundings of the open country; discover the southern Morocco with a 4 wheel drive, go on the oasis trail and follow the desert tracks, navigate the endless sand dunes on the back of a camel or go walking in the High Atlas mountains, climb Mount Toubkal, play golf in Agadir and Marrakesh or surf at Essaouira. You are spoilt for choice here. Whatever you decide to do during your visit, one thing that everyone will enjoy is the warm welcome received from the hospitable Moroccans.

Region or DestinationBest time to go Ideal but not the best time
The valley of RosesIn Spring, April to late MayEarly Sept to Mid-November
The Draa valleyIn Winter, October to AprilSeptember, April and May
Merzouga dunes & Erg ChebbiIn Winter, October to AprilSeptember, April and May
Southern MoroccoIn Winter, October to late MarchSeptember, April and May
The Dadès and Mgoun valleysIn Spring, March to Mid-JuneSeptember to late November
Essaouira and Atlantic CoastSeptember to late JuneSummer, July and August
MarrakeshSeptember to late JuneSummer, July and August
The Imperial CitiesSeptember to late JuneSummer, July and August
Toubkal MountainsLate April to Mid-NovemberWinter, December to March
The High Atlas MountainsLate March to NovemberWinter, December to March 
The Ait Bougmez valleyLate March to NovemberWinter, December to March
Jebel Saghro MountainsWinter, October to MarchIn spring, April and May
Mgoun MountainsLate April to late OctoberMarch and November
Fez, Rabat & CasablancaSeptember to late JuneIn Summer, July and August
The Ouzoud WaterfullsSeptember to late JuneIn Summer, July and August
The Sahara DesertIn winter, October to MarchIn spring,  April to Mid-May
The Mgoun GorgesLate April to Mid-NovemberWinter, December to March
The Central High AtlasLate March to NovemberWinter, December to March