10 days in Morocco Itinerary

10 days in Morocco Itinerary

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10 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  14 h
1
Casablanca
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Marrakech
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Agadir
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 15 min
End: Chicago

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 28th (Sat): find something for the whole family at Yasmine Fun Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Parc de L'Hermitage, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Chicago, USA to Casablanca is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chicago to Casablanca. Traveling from Chicago in March, things will get much hotter in Casablanca: highs are around 66°F and lows about 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Marrakech.

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Yasmine Fun Park ©
Yasmine Fun Park
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque

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.
Attractions like Menara Gardens and Pavilion and Herboriste du Paradis make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Marrakech day trip tool .

Getting from Casablanca to Marrakech by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Casablanca, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Agadir.

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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
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Menara Gardens and Pavilion ©
Menara Gardens and Pavilion

2
nights
Agadir

Agadir ©
Completely rebuilt after a catastrophic earthquake in 1961, the coastal city of Agadir rose from the ruins and grew into Morocco's premier beach destination.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Berbere Bike and Hike Morocco, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage Imi Ouaddar, and then stroll through Crocoparc. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Taghazout Skatepark, then find something for the whole family at Xtreme Park, and then stroll through Plage d'Agadir.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Agadir trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Marrakech to Agadir takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Essaouira.

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Plage Imi Ouaddar, Berbere Bike and Hike Morocco, Taghazout Skatepark
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Plage d'Agadir ©
Plage d'Agadir
Berbere Bike and Hike Morocco ©
Berbere Bike and Hike Morocco
Taghazout Skatepark ©
Taghazout Skatepark

2
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 4th (Sat): tee off at Mogador Golf Academy, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour. On your second day here, get outside with Fun Outdoors and then stroll through Cheval Essaouira.

To find traveler tips, reviews, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Essaouira trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Agadir to Essaouira takes 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 56°F. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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