8 days in Morocco Itinerary

8 days in Morocco Itinerary

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Ait Ben Haddou
— 1 night
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Essaouira
— 2 nights
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Marrakech
— 2 nights
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Fes
— 1 night
5
Casablanca
— 1 night

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Ait Ben Haddou

Ait Ben Haddou ©
Seen in numerous Hollywood films and TV shows, the ancient city of Ait Ben Haddou takes visitors on a journey back to the 17th century with its impressive South Moroccan architecture, boasting earthen clay dwellings in walled kasbahs.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Ounila Valley and then contemplate the long history of Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ait Ben Haddou tour itinerary planner.

Durham, USA to Ait Ben Haddou is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. When traveling from Durham in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Ait Ben Haddou, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
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Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou ©
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Ounila Valley ©
Ounila Valley

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Essaouira

Essaouira ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, look for gifts at Cooperative Feminine de Tamounte, and then wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira. On the next day, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, see the interesting displays at Synagogue Slat Lkahal, then steep yourself in history at Chaim Pinto Synagogue, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Essaouira tour planner.

You can drive from Ait Ben Haddou to Essaouira in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Ait Ben Haddou, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Essaouira, ranging from highs of 70°F to lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Marrakech

Marrakech ©
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 24th (Sat): admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, admire all the interesting features of Jemaa el-Fna, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle. On the next day, stop by Le renard de Marrakech, appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, deepen your understanding at Medersa Ben Youssef, then browse for treasures at Amazonite, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Marrakech online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Essaouira in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Fes.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef

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Fes

Fes ©
Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): soak away your stress at local Arab baths, then wander the streets of Medina of Fez, and then explore the world behind art at Coin Berbere.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fes trip planner.

Fly from Marrakech to Fes in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Marrakech in April, with highs in Fes at 75°F and lows at 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Casablanca.

Things to do in Fes

Neighborhoods · Museums · Baths
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Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Arab Baths
Coin Berbere ©
Coin Berbere

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Casablanca

Casablanca ©
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
On the 27th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Casablanca travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fes to Casablanca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Fes in April, expect nights in Casablanca to be a bit warmer, around 57°F, while days are little chillier, around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Casablanca

Historic Sites
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Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque

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