Trying to choose the best time to visit Morocco doesn’t have to be complicated. However Morocco is a big country, and first, it’s best to determine if your main goal with visiting is to see the Moroccan mountains, the Sahara, the beaches, or simply stroll around the Marrakech medina.
Morocco is a land of sand and coastline. Desert landscapes and mountains dominate the interior of the country, with its cities hiding labyrinthine marketplaces.
It’s fine to explore when the weather’s mild, but when it’s scorching hot and the sun is beating down on you? It can make for a miserable time. So we’re helping you decide when the best time to visit Morocco is, with an in-depth look at what’s going on with the weather and festivals in this North African nation.
The best time to visit Morocco?
High season (June-August)
This is when European tourists take their summer break and the streets of Morocco are very busy. However, this doesn’t mean it’s the best time to travel to Morocco. As mentioned it’s the hottest time of the year so try to avoid this travel time if you can.
Shoulder Season (March-May, September, and October)
There really is no true shoulder season, as it’s always a great country to visit. However, with Europeans back to work, tourism dies down a bit during these months. It’s also not so scorching making it a great time to travel to Morocco. Morocco is lovely in both spring and autumn, especially if you are spending time hiking outdoors.
Low Season (November-February)
During these months Morocco has a lack of tourism due to the beginning of work, a lot of people get busy during that time! However, there are so many people who still prefer to travel to Morocco.
Our opinion on the best time of Yearto visit Morocco?
In our opinion as a travel agency, the best time of the year to travel to Morocco is in the Spring and Autumn when the weather is cooler and tourism has gone down. That being said if visit Morocco once in February a fantastic time is waiting for you, no rain, lower prices, and walking around in pants and a long-sleeve tunic comfortably.
What is the cheapest time to visit Morocco?
The cheapest time to visit and travel to Morocco is in the low season (November to February) when Moroccan riads will be empty and lowering their prices. That being said, Morocco is never a crazy expensive destination to visit.
When is the best time to go to Marrakech?
Marrakech is fantastic any time of the year, but to avoid the crowds and make the most out of your Morocco itinerary we would recommend visiting Marrakech during the shoulder and low season.
When is the best time to visit the Sahara desert?
Chances are if you’re in Morocco you’re going to want to travel to the Sahara desert. The most comfortable time to travel to the Sahara desert is in the fall or spring. You’ll be able to dodge the brutally high temperatures of the summer and cold temperatures at night in the winter (and believe us it gets cold!) we recommend always bringing a down jacket to the desert. Although, the Sahara is between the highlights of Morocco and that’s the main reason why a lot of tourists visit The Sahara desert all year long.
What is the best time to visit Morocco’s high Atlas Mountains?
Spring and fall are the best times to visit the Atlas Mountains if you want to do any hiking. Temperatures are milder this time of year and you won’t be battling the high heat of the summer or the snow-capped peaks on the highest peaks.
When is the best time to visit the Moroccan Coastline?
Thanks to the ocean breeze, summer is actually not a bad time to visit Morocco’s coastlines and towns like Essaouira. The climate is reasonably cool and it’s almost always sunny and dry. Head there between May and September for the best chance of no rain.