11 days in Morocco Itinerary

11 days in Morocco Itinerary

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11 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Oulu
Fly:  14​h
1
Marrakech
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Sidi Ifni
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
4
Merzouga
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Boumalne Dades
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Ait Ben Haddou
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Oulu

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Berber Ecomuseum and Musee Tiskiwin. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Walking tours and Boucharouite Museum. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Secret, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, and stop by The Moroccan Egyptian Corner.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Marrakech trip itinerary tool .

Oulu, Finland to Marrakech is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Oulu to Marrakech. In December, Marrakech is warmer than Oulu - with highs of 24°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Museums Parks Tours
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Berber Ecomuseum ©
Berber Ecomuseum
Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech ©
Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech
Turkish Baths

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): see Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then don't miss a visit to Essaouira Ramparts. On the next day, explore the galleries of Galerie La Rochelle, trek along with Hiking & Camping Tours, then take a leisurely stroll along Port de Pêche d'Essaouira, and finally look for gifts at Cooperative Mogador du Bois.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Essaouira trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Marrakech to Essaouira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Essaouira when traveling from Marrakech in December, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sidi Ifni.

Things to do in Essaouira

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Walking tours
Essaouira Ramparts ©
Essaouira Ramparts

1
night
Sidi Ifni

Sidi Ifni ©
Sidi Ifni is a city located in southwest Morocco, on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. On the 16th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Legzira Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Sidi Ifni online visit planner .

Drive from Essaouira to Sidi Ifni in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Merzouga.

Things to do in Sidi Ifni

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Legzira Beach ©
Legzira Beach

1
day
Merzouga

Merzouga ©
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
On the 17th (Tue), stop by Driss Fossils & Minerals Shop and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Merzouga Desert.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Merzouga trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Sidi Ifni to Merzouga in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Boumalne Dades.

Things to do in Merzouga

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Merzouga Desert ©
Merzouga Desert

1
night
Boumalne Dades

Boumalne Dades ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): make a trip to Roses Valley and then explore the stunning scenery at Gorges du Dades.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Boumalne Dades trip tool .

You can drive from Merzouga to Boumalne Dades in 4.5 hours. In December in Boumalne Dades, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ait Ben Haddou.

Things to do in Boumalne Dades

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Roses Valley
Highlights from your plan
Gorges du Dades ©
Gorges du Dades

2
nights
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 19th (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Ounila Valley and then steep yourself in history at Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ait Ben Haddou road trip planning app .

You can drive from Boumalne Dades to Ait Ben Haddou in 3 hours. In December in Ait Ben Haddou, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou ©
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Ounila Valley ©
Ounila Valley

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