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Best time to visit Morocco

With deserts, mountains, and coastlines, Morocco is a great year-round destination, and it has something for all of us. If you want to see Sahara and ride camels or go on an African skiing vacation – here you will find the Best time to visit Morocco!

January and February

As January and February are mostly winter months in Europe and the USA, Morocco is a different story. Both months can be colder, but the coldest in Morocco that you can get is about 20 C or 50-60 degrees, and that is in cities near the Atlas mountains.

Blue houses on a hill in Morocco

The best part is that those months are not crowded and you will have riads, attractions, and the Sahara desert all to yourself. The riads in Marrakech lower their prices and Sahara tours are easier to be barging with than in more the popular months.

March

March in most of Morocco is beautiful since it is the start of springtime. Flowers are starting to blossom, and the temperatures are getting higher.

Front view of a temple in Marrakech

The only bad thing is that you will not be alone then, because tourists will start to come since March is the start of the tourist season in Morocco.

April

I have visited Marrakech and Morocco in April, and it is a sea of beautiful oranges, flowers, and vegetation that you will rarely see anywhere else.

Girl taking photo at jemaa el fna marrakech
Girl posing at Bahia palace in Marrakech

The prices in April are yet to hit their peak, and you can get deals in riad and even airline tickets are easier to get. From Budapest to Marrakech the tickets are around 50 Euro per person (direct flight one way).

Learn more in the Marrakech travel guide.

May and June

The heat rises in Morocco in May and June, and also do prices, from the airline ticket to accommodations.

If you see some of the accommodations on Instagram, be sure to contact them sooner than later, because they will probably be booked for the whole of May and June.

Tea leaves in a glass

There are also two major festivals being held in Morocco at that time. Gnaoua Festival is an art, music, and culture festival that is being held in the city of Essaouira, and the other one is the Sacred World Music festival that is being held in Fes. Both of them are worth seeing if you are visiting any of those two destinations.

July and August

Temperatures are at their highest peak, and that is the main reason why those two months are the least visited ones. If you wish to visit Morocco at that time, the best destination is the Atlas Mountains which are located around 2-3 hours by car from Marrakech.

Desert buildings in Morocco

The Atlas Mountains are beautiful and worth being seen, but be careful and keep in mind that in those times it is Ramadan, and it will affect the business hours of everything, even hotels, and taxis.

Septmeber and October

Wishing to visit more than the main cities in Morocco? Then this is the perfect time to explore the whole of Morocco at once. Temperatures are going down, but the only downside is that the prices are going to stay the same.

Old morocco building next to river with people

November and December

Perfect time to explore busy cities that are not so busy anymore. Marrakech, Fes, and even Casablanca are all busy in earlier months, but now they are half empty and perfect for you to visit.

Girl in front of koutoubia mosque marrakech
Girl standing in the middle of Medina of Marrakech

Temperatures are mild, but evenings can get cold so pack some warm clothes just in case.

If you are visiting Marrakech you will have an amazing time, then you will see the International film festival that brings some amazing movies to big screens!

When to visit Morocco
Best time to visit Morocco

Hello! I’m Sara, a Croatian native. I’ve traveled all over the world and have knocked out some amazing cities and countries off my bucket list.

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