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 Destination||Best time to go||Ideal but not the best time|
|The valley of Roses||In Spring, April to late May||Early Sept to Mid-November|
|The Draa valley||In Winter, October to April||September, April and May|
|Merzouga dunes & Erg Chebbi||In Winter, October to April||September, April and May|
|Southern Morocco||In Winter, October to late March||September, April and May|
|The Dadès and Mgoun valleys||In Spring, March to Mid-June||September to late November|
|Essaouira and Atlantic Coast||September to late June||Summer, July and August|
|Marrakesh||September to late June||Summer, July and August|
|The Imperial Cities||September to late June||Summer, July and August|
|Toubkal Mountains||Late April to Mid-November||Winter, December to March|
|The High Atlas Mountains||Late March to November||Winter, December to March|
|The Ait Bougmez valley||Late March to November||Winter, December to March|
|Jebel Saghro Mountains||Winter, October to March||In spring, April and May|
|Mgoun Mountains||Late April to late October||March and November|
|Fez, Rabat & Casablanca||September to late June||In Summer, July and August|
|The Ouzoud Waterfulls||September to late June||In Summer, July and August|
|The Sahara Desert||In winter, October to March||In spring, April to Mid-May|
|The Mgoun Gorges||Late April to Mid-November||Winter, December to March|
|The Central High Atlas||Late March to November||Winter, December to March|