7 days in Morocco Itinerary

7 days in Morocco Itinerary

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Fly to Casablanca, Shuttle to Essaouira
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Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marrakech
— 4 nights
Fly

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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 23rd (Sun): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then kick back and relax at Plage de Sidi Kaouki. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Essaouira Beach, then take a stroll through Medina of Essaouira, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaim Pinto Synagogue, and finally examine the collection at Synagogue Slat Lkahal.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Essaouira is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Riyadh to Essaouira due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in May; daily highs in Essaouira reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

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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.
Saadian Tombs and Menara Gardens and Pavilion are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Koutoubia Mosque and Palacio da Bahia. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, soak in style at Turkish baths, steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef.

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Traveling by car from Essaouira to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Essaouira in May, you will find days in Marrakech are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Baths
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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.