10 days in Morocco Itinerary

10 days in Morocco Itinerary

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10 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Marrakech
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Ait Ben Haddou
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
4
Casablanca
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Chicago

2
nights
Essaouira

The laidback town of Essaouira, known for its forceful trade winds, attracts Moroccan and foreign tourists alike with its sweeping beaches and atmospheric, labyrinthine medina, a World Heritage Site.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Horseback Riding Tours. Medina of Essaouira and Chaim Pinto Synagogue are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, see the interesting displays at Synagogue Slat Lkahal, and take in the waterfront at Port de Pêche d'Essaouira.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Essaouira trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Essaouira is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chicago to Essaouira due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in March, things will get warmer in Essaouira: highs are around 68°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
Marrakech

You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Balloon Rides. Discover out-of-the-way places like Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech and Medersa Ben Youssef. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Menara Gardens and Pavilion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, and admire the striking features of Saadian Tombs.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Marrakech trip planner.

Drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Marrakech can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Ait Ben Haddou.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Balloon Rides
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef

1
night
Ait Ben Haddou

Ait Ben Haddou ©
Seen in numerous Hollywood films and TV shows, the ancient city of Ait Ben Haddou takes visitors on a journey back to the 17th century with its impressive South Moroccan architecture, boasting earthen clay dwellings in walled kasbahs.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Ounila Valley and then don't miss a visit to Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou.

For maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ait Ben Haddou trip website .

Traveling by car from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. April in Ait Ben Haddou sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Casablanca.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

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Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou ©
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Ounila Valley ©
Ounila Valley

2
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Casablanca

Casablanca ©
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Yasmine Fun Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ettedgui Synagogue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Beth-El. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Parc de L'Hermitage and then get in on the family fun at Loupi Land.

To find other places to visit, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, read our Casablanca travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Ait Ben Haddou to Casablanca takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. While traveling from Ait Ben Haddou, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Casablanca, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Casablanca

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Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Ettedgui Synagogue ©
Ettedgui Synagogue
Temple Beth-El ©
Temple Beth-El

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