Visiting Morocco in November (Travel Planner)

by Fay

Are you planning a visit to Morocco in November? Great, Morocco is a beautiful country to visit all year round, but November is a particularly good time to go.

While Morocco is charming during summertime, the weather can be uncomfortably hot, prices are super high, and pretty much everywhere is busy. This makes it less than ideal for tourists looking for a relaxed and affordable Morocco vacation.

However, Morocco in November is perfect. The weather is lovely and both temperatures and prices are lower than usual and there are far fewer tourists around. So, if you’re looking to plan a Morocco trip in November, read on for our top tips!

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Weather in Morocco in November

As mentioned earlier, the weather in Morocco in November is lovely. Morocco is located on the northwest coast of Africa and has a climate that is strongly influenced by the Atlantic Ocean.

This means that Morocco generally has a temperate climate, with relatively mild winters and warm summers. November falls into Morocco’s autumn season and the weather is perfect for exploring the country.

Of course, Morocco is a large country and the weather can vary depending on where you are.

Average temperatures in Morocco’s capital, Rabat, in November can go up to a high of 21 degrees Celsius and a low of 12 degrees Celsius.

Morocco’s coastal cities, such as Agadir and Essaouira, are a few degrees warmer, with highs of 24 degrees Celsius and lows of 14 degrees Celsius.

Morocco’s inland cities, such as Marrakesh and Fez, are even cooler, with an average temperature of 14 degrees Celsius (59 Fahrenheit).

For more details about the weather in Morocco in November check this link.

What to pack for Morocco in November

Now that you have an idea about the weather in different places in Morocco in November, it’s time to start thinking about what to pack.

to pack efficiently for Morocco in November, focus on packing in layers. You want to make sure to pack items that can be easily removed if it gets too warm, as well as items that will keep you warm if it gets chilly.

Thermal wear is one of my best-to-go items for Morocco in winter. A good pair of thermal leggings or long johns can be easily layered under jeans or trousers and will keep you warm without making you too hot.

I also recommend packing a light jacket or sweater for Morocco in November. A denim jacket is a great option as it can be easily dressed up or down and is perfect for layering. If you can pack a waterproof jacket, even better! Rain is quite common in November.

Comfortable waterproof shoes are also a must for Morocco in November as you’ll likely be doing a lot of exploring.

Other items to pack for Morocco in November include:

  1. A warm scarf or shawl
  2. Hats or beanies
  3. Sunscreen (yes even in winter! don’t skip your skincare )
  4. Warm pajamas
  5. Thermal underwear
  6. A waterproof jacket
  7. A warm hoodie or sweater
  8. Jeans/trousers
  9. Socks
  10. Sunglasses and sunscreen (Always!)

If you want a detailed list of things to pack for Morocco in Novermevr download our packing list below

What to do in Morocco in Winter

Morocco is an all-year-round destination, but there are certain things that are best to do in Morocco during winter. Think of all the amazing places in Morocco that are usually crowded and busy during summer. November is the perfect time to check those places out!

Here are some of our top things to do in Morocco in November.

Visit the Sahara Desert

If you don’t mind the chilly weather at night, a visit to the Sahara Desert is a must during November. It’s a low season for Sahara desert tours and you’ll likely have the place almost to yourself.

During the day, the Sahara Desert is lovely and warm and you can even enjoy a camel ride or quad biking. It’s at night only when temperatures can drop, but that’s not a problem if you come prepared with warm clothing.

Sahara Desert tours usually start from either Marrakech or Fez and you can spend from 2 to 3 days in the desert enjoying the landscape and the activities.

Check out our post on the best Sahara Desert tours for more information.

Explore Morocco’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Morocco is home to nine UNESCO World Heritage sites. This makes it a perfect destination for history and culture lovers. The good news is that most of Morocco’s UNESCO World Heritage sites can be visited year-round.

Some of Morocco’s most popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites include:

  1. The medina of Fez is where you can explore the ancient sites, get lost in the labyrinth of streets, haggle with the local shops and drink tea on a Riad rooftop.
  2. The Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou in Ouarzazate is a well-preserved fortified city and an example of Morocco’s traditional earthen architecture.
  3. The old city of Marrakesh is full of markets, palaces, mosques, and gardens. You need to spend at least 3 days in Marrakech to make the most of it.
  4. The site of Volubilis is located just outside of Meknes and is Morocco’s best-preserved Roman ruins.

There are just a few of Morocco’s UNESCO World Heritage sites. So if you’re looking for things to do in Morocco during November, exploring these sites should definitely be on your list.

Visit the blue city Chefchaouen

One can never go wrong with a short trip to the blue city of Chefchaouen. Nested in the Rif Mountains, this small city is a great day trip from Fez or Tangier.

While Chefchaouen can be visited year-round, it’s especially beautiful during Morocco’s winter months. The weather is cooler and the blue city looks even more stunning with a blanket of fog.

Make sure to add Chefchaouen to your Morocco itinerary and explore the city’s maze of blue streets and alleyways.

Discover Taroudant

Taroudant is one of Morocco’s hidden cities that are often overlooked by tourists. This beautiful city is located in the Souss Valley, just a two-hour drive from Agadir.

Taroudant is known for its well-preserved city walls, red clay buildings, and lovely markets. Taroudant is a great place to visit in November for people that are looking for an off-beaten path destination. Also, a chance to learn about Moroccan Berber culture and traditions.

And if you wanna take something home with you, Taroudant is the perfect place to buy Moroccan leather goods at a cheap price.

Go on a food tour

Morocco is a foodie’s heaven and the best way to sample several Moroccan dishes in one go is by going on a food tour. The good thing is that food tours are something you can do all year round.

Marrakech is probably the best place for a food tour but other cities like Fez, Tangier, and Chefchaouen also offer great food tours.

In Marrakech, food sampling tours start at the market (Souq) where you’ll get to try some of Morocco’s street foods and then move on to a traditional Moroccan restaurant for a sit-down meal.

>> Check some of Marrakech’s best food tours

Visit the capital city, Rabat

Rabat is within close proximity to some of Morocco’s most popular cities like Casablanca and Tangier (1h20min using the high-speed train). Rabat is a small city so you can easily explore it in one day.

Some of Rabat’s must-see attractions include the Hassan Tower, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, and the Andalusian Gardens.

We have a detailed post on the best things to do in Rabat.

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