10 days in Morocco Itinerary

10 days in Morocco Itinerary

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Marrakech
— 1 day
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Essaouira
— 4 nights
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Ouarzazate
— 2 nights
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Casablanca
— 2 nights
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Marrakech

— 1 day

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 10th (Sat): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Secret, and then see the interesting displays at Boucharouite Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Marrakech trip maker website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Marrakech is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in October: highs in Marrakech hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Museums

Essaouira

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Plage de Sidi Kaouki and Cheval Essaouira. Step out of the city life by going to Walking tours and Yousurf Essaouira. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Simon Attias Synagogue, view the masterpieces at GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD, explore the galleries of Galerie la Kasbah, and play a few rounds at Golf d'Essaouira Mogador.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Essaouira visit planning app.

Drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Marrakech in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Essaouira: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Ouarzazate

— 2 nights

The door of the desert

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get outside with Fikra Travel and then kick your exploration up a notch at Marruecos Mapa Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of The Old Synagogue, examine the collection at Musee du Cinema, then admire the masterpieces at Musee Theatre Memoire de Ouarzazate, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum-Theatre, Memory of Ouarzazate.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ouarzazate itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Essaouira to Ouarzazate in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Essaouira in October since evenings lows in Ouarzazate dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Casablanca.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Casablanca

— 2 nights
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 17th (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Koubba of Marabout Sidi Belyout, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple Beth-El, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ettedgui Synagogue.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Casablanca tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Ouarzazate to Casablanca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ouarzazate in October, Casablanca is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Casablanca

Historic Sites · Spas

Morocco travel guide

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Flea Markets · Gardens · Nature & Wildlife Tours
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.