You may select the ideal time to visit Morocco based solely on your travel expectations. Morocco isn’t only about sunbathing, and there are plenty of activities all year round.
If traveling to Morocco's ocean coast is better done from May to October, the best time to visit the county for sightseeing is winter, because the oppressive summer heat is not there.
Morocco's peak season lasts from April to October. It is insane how many visitors are coming at this time. The second-highest tourist peaks of the year are Christmas and New Year's Day. The off-season in Morocco also lasts from November to March.
Visiting Morocco in winter
If you intend to visit Morocco for relaxed touring, you better do so in winter. The absence of heat makes touring the country way more comfortable. However, Morocco experiences cold winter weather with frequent rain. Rarely does the air temperature exceed +18 °C, while the water is only +17 °C. Temperature swings between extremely cold and very hot can be very abrupt. Morocco's ski season runs from January to February, when skiers may enjoy the Atlas Mountain slopes. The Atlas Mountains is also a place unforgettable Hot Air Balloon Rides are held.
Morocco in December
Visitors to Morocco are greeted with pleasant weather for trips in December. The temperature rarely rises over +21 °C in Agadir, despite its sunny climate. It seldom gets hotter than +15 ° C in Casablanca.
December trips to Morocco are frequently planned for dates close to the New Year, to add exotic Moroccan vibes to the celebration.
December vacations in Morocco may be rather expensive, particularly towards the end of the month and right before the New Year.
Morocco in January
In January, Morocco greets its visitors with chilly breezes. Even in Agadir the temperature rarely rises higher than +17 ° C. At night, the temperature dips to +7°C. Having a set of warm, wind-protective clothing is advised.
Morocco in January is great for excursions because of the cold weather, which makes it possible to go practically everywhere in the nation without being exhausted by the heat.
Visit Morocco on January 11, when the country celebrates its independence. The Berber New Year, which is celebrated on January 12th, is quite colorful as well. Immersing yourself in Berber culture should be considered if you’re visiting the kingdom. In January, Marrakech hosts the International Marathon, which draws athletes from all over the world.
Atlas Mountain slopes are the most well-liked travel spots in Morocco in January. It is an incredible experience to ski in Africa.
The cost of vacations in Morocco in January is starting to decrease. The Moroccan low season begins in January after the New Year's festivities.
Morocco in February
February in Morocco is a month with a wide range of daily temperatures. Rarely can temperatures in Fès or Marrakech exceed +18°C, whereas in Agadir they might reach +24°C. However, as dusk comes, the temperature drops precipitously below 10°C, and in Fez, it even descends below +4°C. The Atlantic Ocean is still too chilly to swim in.
Travelers can comfortably explore popular tourist destinations like Rabat, Marrakech, or Fez in February during daytime hours.
The Atlas Mountains are the place to go in February. Ski resorts of Oukaimeden and Ifrane are a unique sight in Africa.
In February, rates for vacations in Morocco drastically drop - it's the cheapest month of the year.
Holidays in Morocco in the spring
Morocco's spring is ideal for touring because it rarely gets hotter than +25°C. You may stroll the streets or savor the regional food. Although the wind might be quite fierce and rain can occasionally blanket the Moroccan towns, the weather in the spring is already rather dry and bright. You will witness Morocco in all of its splendor in the spring. Particularly around May, when the orange orchards are blooming. Morocco's most gorgeous season is spring. Even if there aren't any flowers blooming in March, the lush vegetation won't bore you. Particularly if you observe it in the Bird Park in Agadir or the Gardens of the Menara in Marrakech.
Morocco in March
The Festival of Nomads in the town of M'Hamid is the ideal time for tours in March in Morocco. You may see traditional dances and camel races.
March travel to Morocco is still relatively affordable. The cheap season is coming to a close, while the peak season's prices are still far off.
Morocco in April
Thanks to the beginning of blossoms, holidays in Morocco in April fall at the most beautiful time of the year. Almost everything is in bloom, but especially pleasing to the eye are the orange orchards covering the slopes. All this splendor can be enjoyed while avoiding the scorching heat, which Morocco has not yet reached in April.
Travel to Morocco in April coincides with the year's most gorgeous season due to the beginning of blossoms. Almost everything is in bloom, but the slope-side orange orchards stand out in particular.
While it continues at +24 °C in other places, the temperature rises to +27 °C in Agadir. Spring is the ideal season to travel to the Moroccan desert to see the splendor of the Sahara dune fields.
Although they have not yet reached their height, April travel costs in Morocco are already much higher than they were in the winter.
Morocco in May
May vacations in Morocco are a great time to go swimming and engage in other water sports.
It's still pleasant enough to stroll around the streets of Marrakech, Rabat, or Fez.
To enjoy the rich flora, which is a key feature of Moroccan spring, visit the Arab League Park in Casablanca or the Manor Gardens in Marrakech in May.
Tours in Morocco in May should be scheduled to coincide with either the Muslim New Year on May 15 or Labor Day on May 1. You will be able to experience the mood of the East since these festivals are celebrated in Morocco on a great scale.
The cost of vacations in Morocco in May is edging closer to summer prices.
Visiting Morocco in the summer
The weather in summer in Morocco is dry and hot. This is the best time for swimming on the Atlantic coast.
When vacationing in Morocco in June you will feel how the weather, so mild in spring, quickly begins to be hot. While in Agadir the thermometer in June reaches +24°C, in Meknes it reaches all of +30°C. At this time, no trips to the desert are made.
Morocco in June
Don't overlook the local food when visiting Morocco in June. A separate tour of the neighborhood eateries is warranted given the splendor of Moroccan cuisine's tastes.
The Festival of the Poor and the Children of Ashour is held in Morocco on June 1. Anyone who is traveling will want to view this beautiful sight.
The cost of vacations in Morocco in June is increasing and will soon reach its peak.
Morocco in July
Holidays in Morocco in July are the peak tourist activity in the country. Casablanca, Agadir, Tangier, and other Moroccan cities are crowded with foreigners. This is particularly true for the coastal cities, where a huge number of beach lovers flock.
Particularly popular is Agadir. There, among other things, the temperature in July does not rise above +26 ° C. In Marrakech, however, the temperature reaches +37 ° C, and walking around the city becomes quite tedious.
Holidays in Morocco in the summer are most popular among beach lovers. The Atlantic coast pleases tourists with cool water, allowing refreshment after a tiring heat of the day.
Prices for holidays in Morocco in July are the highest throughout the year.
Morocco in August
August in Morocco is hot and dry. Throughout the country, the temperature does not fall below +35 ° C and sometimes gets up to +39 ° C.
Swimming in the Atlantic Ocean is the perfect way to relax during this heat wave. So in Agadir, Essaouira, and other resorts in Morocco, there is no scarcity of tourists. There is a mild, cooling wind, especially since the heat in the coastal regions is not that scorching.
Paying homage to the regional food over the summer holidays in Morocco is worthwhile. Even the most discerning gourmet won't be bored with mouthwatering fish dishes.
In August, most small villages in Morocco hold religious holidays, accompanied by folklore festivals. Therefore, if you seek to learn more about the nation's culture, going to Morocco in August is a wise choice.
Prices for holidays in Morocco in August are slightly lower than in July.
Visiting Morocco in Autumn
Morocco's autumnal climate is ideal for a beach vacation. Till October, the velvet season is in effect. November sees a decline in water temperature, thereby ending the swimming season. However, this is an ideal time for spa vacations. In certain Moroccan cities, the temperature in early fall can reach +30°C, while in November, it hardly ever gets over +21°C.
Morocco in September
September vacations in Morocco coincide with the velvet season. Although it is still very hot outside, it is not as oppressive as it is in the summer. In Agadir, the temperature drops to +27 °C, and in Marrakech, the air continues to warm up to +35 °C through the end of September. The conclusion of the vacation season and holidays are the major causes of the slight decline in visitor traffic. However, there are still a lot of people who wish to visit the Atlantic coast for the holidays.
An autumn trip to Morocco must include exploring the medinas of Marrakech, Casablanca, and Fez. It is important to learn more about the kingdom's old culture, which is seen in its palaces and mosques.
In September, rates for vacations are slightly reduced.
Morocco in October
For those who cannot stand the heat, a trip to Morocco in October is a great option. Even in scorching Marrakech, the temperature does not climb over +27°C since the heat is reduced to a gentle warmth. The Atlantic Ocean is still warm enough for swimming in the first part of October.
However, the swimming season ends in the second half of October. Storms and the swift cooling of the ocean make Moroccan beaches unsuitable for swimming. October is also the best time for desert tours.
In October, rates for vacations in Morocco are drastically lowered, particularly in the second half of the month.
Morocco in November
In November, you can't go swimming in Morocco due to strong gusts and chilly ocean waves. In such conditions, trying to hang onto the chilly waves is out of the question.
While on vacation in Morocco in the late autumn, Casablanca seldom gets hotter than +21 ° C. It is a few degrees warmer in Marrakech. Morocco has a very moist climate and it frequently rains. However, it's not too horrible for a stroll around Fez's or other ancient cities' medinas. Don't forget to go to bazaars and get some regional trinkets.
Prices for holidays in Morocco in November are much lower because there are fewer tourists.