Morocco travel guide

Weather and climate

Temperature: Enjoy mild mid-20s (°C) in spring and autumn, and scorching peaks of just below 40°C in summer.

Best time to visit: Want more comfortable temperatures and plenty of sunshine? Book Morocco holidays for spring. 

If you’re seeking year-round sunshine, holidays to Morocco will be right up your street. In Marrakech, peaks just under 40°C aren’t uncommon in July (the hottest month of the year). In spring and autumn, temperatures remain mild; usually between 22°C to 28°C. Even in winter, temperatures sit in the mid-to-high teens. Over in Agadir, sea breezes tend to keep things a bit cooler. July peaks stand at around 27°C, going down to the low 20s (°C) in winter. There’s more rain from November to March, but it’s usually just showers here and there, rather than heavy downpours.

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Morocco is best for…

Beach lovers: With over 300 days of sunshine and summer temperatures in the late 30s (°C), it’s always time to hit the beach. Don’t forget to pack your sun cream. 

Explorers: You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to things to visit and explore; expect ancient quarters filled with Moorish architecture, fascinating medinas and glorious scenery, so don’t forget your camera.  

Shopaholics: Shopping in Morocco’s maze-like souks is a mesmerising experience. They’re the perfect places to pick up souvenirs, and you’ll have the chance to put your haggling skills to the test here.

Fast facts

Language: Arabic, Berber and French. English is spoken in tourist locations, but it’s wise to pack a phrasebook or download our handy language app to help you with a few basic phrases.

Currency: Moroccan Dirham (MAD).

Local time: Morocco is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Marrakech Airport, with a 15-minute transfer to Marrakech and Agadir Al Massira Airport for Agadir, around 30 minutes away.

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Morocco is 4 hours.

Tourist information: Read more tourist information can be found at www.visitmorocco.com before heading off on holidays to Morocco. 

Visa / health: Don’t forget to visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/morocco for visa and health recommendations.

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Getting around

By bus: There’s an extensive bus network running between the main cities and resorts. It’s a really easy way to get out and about for daytrips. And it tends to be cheaper than renting a car. 

By train: For longer journeys, trains are a more comfortable option, and they’re still really affordable. All major train networks run to the country’s main cities (like Marrakech).

By caleche: These small, horse-drawn carriages are widely used in Marrakech, and it’s a fun way to see the local sights or get from A to B. Before you hop on, it’s worth confirming a price.  

Events

Marrakech International Film Festival: This star-studded event is often described as the North African answer to the Cannes Film Festival. It’s held every year in November or December. 

Marrakech Popular Arts Festival: Held in July, it’s one of the biggest events on the city’s calendar, promising four days of art, performances and music. You’ll find the main square to be packed with food vendors, snake charmers and street performers.

Safety and Security

For up to date advice on travelling to Morocco, please visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/morocco