13 days in Morocco Itinerary

13 days in Morocco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Morocco travel planner

Make it your trip
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Marrakech
— 4 nights
Drive
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Imlil
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ouarzazate
— 3 nights
Fly to Marrakech, Shuttle to Essaouira
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Essaouira
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Marrakech, Fly to Manchester

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Marrakech

— 4 nights

Red City

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.
Bring the kids along to Jardin Majorelle and Nature & Wildlife Tours. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fna, get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, and admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Marrakech tour planning app.

Manchester, UK to Marrakech is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Manchester in July, plan for much hotter days in Marrakech, with highs around 44°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Imlil.

Things to do in Marrakech

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Imlil

— 3 nights
Nestled in the High Atlas Mountains, the village of Imlil boasts a pleasant, cool climate and scenic surroundings.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ouirgane (Walking tours & La Roseraie Spa Retreat). There's much more to do: get in touch with nature with Hiking & Camping Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Toubkal, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and taxi from Marrakech to Imlil takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in Imlil

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Ouarzazate

— 3 nights

The door of the desert

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
On the 24th (Sat), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Cooperative des Tapis, explore the striking landscape at Oasis Fint, then explore the galleries of Centre Al Anouar, and finally don't miss a visit to Taourirt Kasbah.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ouarzazate online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Imlil to Ouarzazate takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, shuttle, and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 46°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Essaouira

— 2 nights

Wind City of Africa

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the galleries of Galerie D'ART Damgaard, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then kick back and relax at Essaouira Beach. On the next day, look for gifts at Cooperative Feminine de Tamounte, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally see the interesting displays at Cooperative feminie TILILA d'huile d'argane.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Essaouira day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Ouarzazate to Essaouira takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Ouarzazate in July, plan for cooler days in Essaouira, with highs around 31°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Parks
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Morocco travel guide

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Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.