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When is the best time to visit Morocco?

The best time to visit Morocco is during spring (mid-March to May) or fall (September to October). The weather is warm but pleasant, unlike the cold temperatures and snow of winter, or the scorching heat of summer.

The coastal regions can be visited year-round. In the winter they are pleasantly mild, while in the summer they bask in temperatures hovering around the mid-20Cs.

The High Atlas Mountains can also be visited all year round, although it does get cold in winter. The summer may still be a bit hot to embark on any long-distance hikes, but if the heat doesn’t bother you then conditions are fine any time between April and October. Outside these months, there is snow on the peaks, which makes hiking more dangerous, but creates some spectacular panoramas.

The Islamic festival of Ramadan will affect transport in Morocco. The dates vary each year, so it’s worth checking what they are while planning your trip.

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My favorite time to visit Morocco is October because it's the perfect temperature to be able to explore the cities comfortably, as well as hike in the mountains. October is also date season in the desert region, which is when Skoura, Erfoud and the surrounding valleys are at their most lush and vibrant.

Kerry-Ann, Italy, Egypt, Israel & Morocco Specialist

Morocco Climate Guide

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
The Atlas Mountains 50°F 3" 54°F 3" 57°F 3" 63°F 3" 70°F 2" 77°F 1" 86°F 0" 86°F 0" 77°F 1" 66°F 2" 57°F 3" 50°F 3"
Casablanca 64°F 3" 66°F 2" 68°F 2" 70°F 1" 73°F 1" 77°F 0" 81°F 0" 82°F 0" 81°F 0" 77°F 1" 70°F 3" 66°F 3"
Chefchaouen 57°F 6" 57°F 6" 63°F 6" 66°F 3" 72°F 2" 81°F 0" 90°F 0" 90°F 0" 82°F 1" 72°F 2" 66°F 4" 59°F 6"
The Erg Chebbi 64°F 0" 68°F 0" 75°F 0" 84°F 0" 91°F 0" 100°F 0" 109°F 0" 108°F 0" 93°F 0" 84°F 0" 72°F 0" 64°F 0"
Essaouira 63°F 2" 64°F 2" 66°F 1" 66°F 1" 68°F 0" 70°F 0" 72°F 0" 72°F 0" 73°F 0" 72°F 1" 70°F 2" 66°F 2"
Fez 61°F 2" 64°F 3" 68°F 3" 73°F 3" 79°F 1" 90°F 1" 97°F 0" 97°F 0" 90°F 0" 79°F 2" 70°F 3" 61°F 3"
Marrakesh 64°F 1" 68°F 1" 73°F 1" 79°F 1" 84°F 1" 91°F 0" 100°F 0" 100°F 0" 91°F 0" 82°F 1" 72°F 1" 66°F 1"
Rabat 63°F 3" 66°F 3" 68°F 2" 72°F 2" 75°F 1" 79°F 0" 82°F 0" 82°F 0" 81°F 0" 77°F 2" 70°F 3" 66°F 4"
Tangier 61°F 4" 63°F 4" 64°F 4" 68°F 2" 73°F 1" 79°F 0" 84°F 0" 84°F 0" 82°F 1" 75°F 3" 68°F 5" 63°F 6"

Month-by-month guide to traveling in Morocco

A joke in the square, Marrakech, Morocco

Visiting Morocco in January - February

A great time to visit if you prefer to travel away from crowds, allowing you to see Moroccans going about their daily life more authentically than during the hotter months. It is generally sunny and mild, but there is the chance of rain (good for wildflowers), and snow in the mountains. The desert is perfect for visiting now, but gets very cold at night.

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