18 days in Morocco Itinerary

18 days in Morocco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Morocco itinerary planner

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Fly to Marrakech, Shuttle to Essaouira
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Essaouira
— 3 nights
Drive
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Imlil
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marrakech
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ouarzazate
— 3 nights
Drive
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Merzouga
— 3 nights
Fly

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Essaouira

— 3 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.
Bring the kids along to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Horseback Riding Tours. There's lots more to do: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, examine the collection at Cooperative feminie TILILA d'huile d'argane, do a tasting at Le Val d'Argan, and take in the waterfront at Port de Pêche d'Essaouira.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Essaouira trip builder website.

Madrid, Spain to Essaouira is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Madrid to Essaouira, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Madrid in March; daily highs in Essaouira reach 23°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Imlil.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 30:

Imlil

— 2 nights
Nestled in the High Atlas Mountains, the village of Imlil boasts a pleasant, cool climate and scenic surroundings.
For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Imlil trip builder.

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Imlil takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Imlil

Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 1:

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.
Family-friendly places like Jardin Majorelle and Jemaa el-Fna will thrill your kids. Spend the 4th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and view the masterpieces at Dar Moulay Ali, Maison de la France a Marrakech.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Marrakech tour planner.

Do a combination of taxi and shuttle from Imlil to Marrakech in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Marrakech are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in Marrakech

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 5:

Ouarzazate

— 3 nights

The door of the desert

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
Bring the kids along to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Oasis Fint. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ouarzazate: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou (in Ait Ben Haddou) and Kasbah Amridil (in Skoura Ahl El Oust). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The Old Synagogue, admire the landmark architecture of Taourirt Kasbah, find something for the whole family at CLA Studios, and take in the exciting artwork at Centre Al Anouar.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ouarzazate tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Ouarzazate takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Merzouga.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:

Merzouga

— 3 nights
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Take a break from Merzouga with a short trip to Rissani Market in Rissani, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Erg Chebbi Dunes, examine the collection at Musee Nomade, and explore the fascinating landscape at Merzouga Desert.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Merzouga trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ouarzazate to Merzouga takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Merzouga

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:

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.