9 days in Morocco Itinerary

9 days in Morocco Itinerary

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9 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Ferry + Fly:  12 h
1
Casablanca
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Marrakech
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Essaouira
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Toronto

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Beth-El and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Casablanca itinerary builder.

Toronto, Canada to Casablanca is an approximately 12-hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in April; daily highs in Casablanca reach 24°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Casablanca

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Spas & Wellness

3
nights
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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire all the interesting features of Jemaa el-Fna, see the interesting displays at Marrakech Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Marrakech online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Casablanca to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Casablanca, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

3
nights
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 18th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then trot along with a tour on horseback. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Kaouki Surf School and then steep yourself in history at Medina of Essaouira.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Essaouira itinerary planner.

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 little chillier days and about the same nights in Essaouira, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Kaouki Surf School
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Horseback Riding Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing

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