Best Time to Visit Morocco

Morocco is a gem through the spring and autumn seasons, but this destination is worthy of a tailor-made holiday all year round.

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Best time to visit

Less than four hours from the UK and you’ll find warm weather and sunshine in Morocco almost all year round. Whether you’re looking for a family holiday, a honeymoon, an exciting trip full of action or to fill your suitcase with stylish finds in the markets, there is a perfect time of year to travel to Morocco. It’s ideal for winter sun, although January and February are the coldest months dropping to about 16°C at the lowest, while in the spring, you’ll find mid-20s to mid-30s depending on where you are. Read on for details on the best time to visit Morocco.

Monthly Climate Guide for Morocco

, Morocco

Average temperatures (Celsius) and rainfall (mm)

Jan
26°C 2mm
Feb
27°C 1mm
Mar
31°C 5mm
Apr
34°C 1mm
May
39°C 1mm
Jun
40°C 0mm
Jul
42°C 0mm
Aug
44°C 0mm
Sep
39°C 0mm
Oct
36°C 1mm
Nov
30°C 3mm
Dec
25°C 1mm
Jan
17°C 4mm
Feb
18°C 3mm
Mar
19°C 6mm
Apr
20°C 2mm
May
22°C 1mm
Jun
24°C 0mm
Jul
26°C 0mm
Aug
26°C 0mm
Sep
26°C 1mm
Oct
24°C 2mm
Nov
21°C 5mm
Dec
19°C 2mm
Jan
23°C 4mm
Feb
23°C 5mm
Mar
27°C 8mm
Apr
26°C 5mm
May
27°C 3mm
Jun
28°C 1mm
Jul
31°C 1mm
Aug
29°C 1mm
Sep
28°C 2mm
Oct
28°C 3mm
Nov
25°C 8mm
Dec
24°C 3mm
Jan
16°C 6mm
Feb
17°C 5mm
Mar
20°C 10mm
Apr
21°C 7mm
May
26°C 1mm
Jun
30°C 1mm
Jul
35°C 0mm
Aug
35°C 0mm
Sep
30°C 1mm
Oct
26°C 2mm
Nov
20°C 4mm
Dec
17°C 3mm
Jan
19°C 2mm
Feb
21°C 1mm
Mar
24°C 5mm
Apr
25°C 1mm
May
29°C 1mm
Jun
34°C 0mm
Jul
38°C 0mm
Aug
37°C 0mm
Sep
32°C 0mm
Oct
28°C 1mm
Nov
23°C 3mm
Dec
20°C 1mm
Jan
24°C 5mm
Feb
25°C 4mm
Mar
29°C 13mm
Apr
32°C 8mm
May
39°C 3mm
Jun
40°C 1mm
Jul
42°C 1mm
Aug
42°C 1mm
Sep
38°C 3mm
Oct
35°C 3mm
Nov
29°C 7mm
Dec
24°C 4mm
Jan
16°C 5mm
Feb
17°C 4mm
Mar
20°C 13mm
Apr
21°C 8mm
May
26°C 3mm
Jun
30°C 1mm
Jul
35°C 1mm
Aug
35°C 1mm
Sep
30°C 3mm
Oct
26°C 3mm
Nov
20°C 7mm
Dec
17°C 4mm

In Morocco, temperatures oscillate from mild to scorching, offering something for every traveller's taste, whether you’re a sun-seeker or yearning for culture. During spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November), the country basks in delightful warmth and the climate is dry, making them both good times to visit Morocco at its most beautiful. You’ll find temperatures between 19°C (Casablanca) and 28°C (Atlas Mountains). Summers bring intense heat, particularly in the desert regions where it reaches over 40°C in July and August. Winters (December to February) offer cooler days and chilly nights, especially in the mountains but you’ll still find blue skies, sunshine, and temperatures in the 20s.

Seasonal Highlights in Morocco

While Morocco has four seasons, they don’t differ too greatly from each other. Temperatures are at their highest in summer and lowest in winter, there is very little rainfall all year round, but you might see some snow in the Atlas Mountains in the winter.

The best time to visit Morocco is typically during spring and autumn, when comfortably warm temperatures are ideal for outdoor adventures and sightseeing.

The festive season in December in Morocco is a wonderful time to visit for sunshine and clear skies during the daytime, and cooler evenings. January and February are the coldest months and can be rainy, however, there are fewer visitors at this time of year, and hotels offer lower prices making it still a great option.

Another consideration is travel over the Islamic observance of Ramadan, which typically falls in March/April, but the date of this sacred month changes each year ask your travel expert about it when deciding if it’s the best time to see Morocco for you.

No matter what season you choose to travel to Morocco, our specialists will be able to talk you through the experience for each time of year and help you choose the travel month that is right for you.

Best time to visit Morocco for…

Exploring Different Regions

The best time to travel to Morocco to explore different regions is in its spring and autumn months, specifically from March to May and September to November. During these seasons, temperatures range between 20°C and 30°C making it comfortable to explore the many diverse landscapes, from city to coast and mountain to desert.

Start in vibrant Marrakech or Fes, immersing yourself in bustling souks and historic medinas. Journey to the Atlas Mountains for breathtaking hikes and Berber villages, then head to the coastal town of Essaouira for seaside relaxation and surfing. Finally, venture into the Agafay Desert for camel treks and camping under starlit skies. For desert exploration, we advise going early in spring or late in autumn for cooler temperatures.

Outdoor Adventures

The best time to visit Morocco for outdoor activities varies depending on what kind of adventure you’re looking for. Along the Atlantic coast, particularly in cities like Essaouira, the months of March to September offer ideal conditions for surfing, with consistent waves and pleasant temperatures.

For sports such as hiking and trekking in the Atlas Mountains, the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) months are best too. During this time, temperatures are not too hot, and the landscapes are in full bloom, which together create the perfect setting for exploration.

Memorable adventures like dinner under the stars in the desert or hot air ballooning over Marrakech are best during the cooler months of autumn and winter (November to February), which, along with lower temperatures, come with fewer tourists, allowing for a more intimate and authentic experience among Morocco's natural wonders.

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Best Time to Visit Morocco FAQs

  • How many days is enough to visit Morocco?

    Because of the very short flight time from the UK (3 and a half hours), you could go to Morocco for just a long weekend and still have a fantastic experience. If you’d like to explore more of what the country has to offer, we’d recommend going for 7-11 days.

  • When is the best time to visit Morocco and Egypt?

    The best time to visit Morocco and Egypt is during the spring (March to May) or autumn (September to November) months. At these times of year, both countries experience their best temperatures (20°C to 30°C), making it comfortable for full cultural immersion in cities like Marrakech, Fes and Cairo. Spring and autumn are also the best times to go trekking in the Atlas Mountains, relaxing on the coast in Essaouira, cruising the Nile River, and diving in the Red Sea.

  • When is the best time to visit Morocco, Spain, and Portugal?

    Typically, Spain and Portugal are at their best in the summer months, from June to August, when you get the most guaranteed sunshine. However, the summer is very hot in Morocco, so you’d be best going to the three countries together in May or June and September when you should still have beautiful weather in the low to mid-20s in Portugal and Spain, and hotter temperatures in parts of Morocco.

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