When to Go

Busloads of tourists and intense heat tend to suppress the romance of just about anything. Try to visit Fez and Meknès between September and April, before the high season or extreme heat makes it uncomfortable to sightsee. Spring and autumn are really the best time to visit any part of Morocco.

The Middle Atlas is relatively cool year-round, and often snowbound mid-winter with temperatures dropping below 0°C (32°F). For skiing or driving through the snow-filled Michlifen mountain region or Azrou Cedar Forest (occasionally snowed in from January to March, but normally well plowed), come between December and April. April through June is the best time to hike. The high tourist season in the mountains runs mid-March through summer. The most popular festival is the annual Fes Festival of World Sacred Music, currently held in June.

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