8 days in Riyadh & Morocco Itinerary

8 days in Riyadh & Morocco Itinerary

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
— 1 night
Fly
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Drive
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Essaouira, Morocco
— 2 nights
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

— 1 night
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Masmak Fortress, then get engrossed in the history at Al Masmak Palace Museum, then stroll around King Abdullah Park, and finally examine the collection at National Museum.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Riyadh trip itinerary builder site.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiport is King Khaled International Airport. July in Riyadh sees daily highs of 49°C and lows of 38°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Marrakech.

Things to do in Riyadh

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 2:

Marrakech, Morocco

— 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Jardin Majorelle and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and look for gifts at Ma Creation.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Marrakech holiday planner.

You can fly from Riyadh to Marrakech in 14 hours. Traveling from Riyadh to Marrakech, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Riyadh in July, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 44°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Essaouira, Morocco

— 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 7th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, look for gifts at Cooperative Feminine de Tamounte, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Essaouira trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Marrakech, expect colder days and a bit cooler nights in Essaouira, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Adventure
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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.