The Kingdom of Morocco is located in northern Africa and borders the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and the neighboring African country Algeria. Without Western Sahara, the area of the country is 446,550 km². This makes Morocco a comparatively smaller African country. The landscape is incredibly diverse, you can find desolate desert landscapes as well as snow covered mountains, green plains and beautiful sandy beaches. It is one of only three nations (along with Spain and France) to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. To the north, Morocco is bordered by the Strait of Gibraltar, where international shipping has limitless transit passage between the Atlantic and Mediterranean.
The time difference in summer is Central European Time (CET) -2 hours and in winter CET -1 hour.
Climate and travel seasons
There are two climate zones of Morocco which are separated by the Atlas Mountains. The northwest of the country is influenced by the Mediterranean, the southern part of the country influenced by the Sahara climate. The wildlife is also heavily dependent on the different climatic zones. In the north, above the mountains, predominates the Mediterranean flora. Date palms are planted in the oases. On the other hand, in the mountainous areas you will find forests, while in the southern coastal area you will find plants associated with the image of Morocco: argon trees and jujubes. Strawberries and pistachios also thrive in Morocco.
As there are different climatic zones in Morocco, the best time of the year to travel depends mostly on your holiday destination. Summer temperatures vary between 29 and 45 degrees. Ideally, you should travel northwest from April to November.