Route & dates
57 days in Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region Itinerary
Drive: 2 h 45 min
Marrakech— 29 nights
Drive: 2 h 30 min
Essaouira— 27 nights
Drive: 2 h 45 min
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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.Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bahia Palace and Saadian Tombs. Explore hidden gems such as Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech and Musee Tiskiwin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marrakech: Mount Toubkal (in Imlil), Ourika (Le Paradis du Safran & Ourika Valley) and Oukaimeden (in Oukaimeden). On the 11th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Saddle up on the 16th (Sun) and explore with a tour on horseback. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Jemaa el-Fnaa, admire the verdant scenery at Berber Ecomuseum, see the interesting displays at Boucharouite Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Menara Gardens and Pavilion.
To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Marrakech sightseeing planner.
Agadir to Marrakech is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. June in Marrakech sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Essaouira.
Things to do in Marrakech
Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region, Ourika, Tin Mal Mosque, Setti Fatma et les 7 Cascades
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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.Visit Medina of Essaouira and Jewish Cemetery for their historical value. Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah Museum and Synagogue Slat Lkahal will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Essaouira: Sidi Kaouki Beach (in Sidi Kaouki) and Plage d'Imsouane (in Imsouane). Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 10th (Wed) at some of the best spas. The adventure continues: trot along with a tour on horseback, enjoy the sand and surf at Essaouira Beach, explore the different monuments and memorials at Mogador Christian Cemetery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Simon Attias Synagogue.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Essaouira online itinerary maker .
Drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Marrakech in July, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Essaouira: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 19°C at night. You will leave for home on the 31st (Wed).
Things to do in Essaouira
Sidi Kaouki, Le Val d'Argan, Dar Sultan Palace, Plage d'Imsouane
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