7 days in Morocco Itinerary

7 days in Morocco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Morocco sightseeing planner

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Essaouira
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marrakech
— 3 nights
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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.
Visiting Kayaking & Canoeing and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. Do your shopping at Cooperative Feminine de Tamounte and Galerie D'ART Damgaard. Step out of Essaouira with an excursion to Plage de Sidi Kaouki in Sidi Kaouki--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Medina of Essaouira and tour the pleasant surroundings at Essaouira Beach.

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Essaouira is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also fly. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dammam to Essaouira due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dammam in May, expect nights in Essaouira to be slightly colder, around 18°C, while days are cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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Marrakech

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): stop by Henna Louaya, gain insight at Medersa Ben Youssef, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Secret, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, and then admire the masterpieces at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech.

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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 a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

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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.