12 days in Morocco Itinerary

12 days in Morocco Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ouarzazate
— 1 night
2
Boumalne Dades
— 1 night
3
Merzouga
— 1 night
4
Sidi Ifni
— 1 day
5
Essaouira
— 2 nights
6
Marrakech
— 4 nights

1
night
Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate ©
Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Oasis Fint, browse the exhibits of The Old Synagogue, and then steep yourself in history at Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's extreme beauty at Moroccan Sahara, head outdoors with Fikra Travel, and then look for gifts at chez Rabab.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ouarzazate route maker website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Ouarzazate is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Ouarzazate due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in January, expect nights in Ouarzazate to be much colder, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Boumalne Dades.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Parks Nature Outdoors

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Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
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Oasis Fint ©
Oasis Fint
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou ©
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Moroccan Sahara ©
Moroccan Sahara

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Boumalne Dades

Boumalne Dades ©
Boumalne Dades is a town in Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco. On the 4th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Roses Valley and then explore the stunning scenery at Dades Gorges.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Boumalne Dades tour builder site.

Traveling by car from Ouarzazate to Boumalne Dades takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Boumalne Dades are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Merzouga.

Things to do in Boumalne Dades

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Roses Valley
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Dades Gorges ©
Dades Gorges

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night
Merzouga

Merzouga ©
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): get outside with Viajes por el Desierto and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Merzouga Desert.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Merzouga online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Boumalne Dades to Merzouga takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sidi Ifni.

Things to do in Merzouga

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Merzouga Desert ©
Merzouga Desert

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day
Sidi Ifni

Sidi Ifni ©
Sidi Ifni is a city located in southwest Morocco, on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): stroll through Legzira Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sidi Ifni journey maker app.

Traveling by flight from Merzouga to Sidi Ifni takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Sidi Ifni

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Legzira Beach ©
Legzira Beach

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.
On the 7th (Tue), take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then don't miss a visit to Essaouira Ramparts. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along Port de Pêche d'Essaouira, thentrot along with a tour on horseback, and then wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira.

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Traveling by car from Sidi Ifni to Essaouira takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in Essaouira, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

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Horseback Riding Tours
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Walking tours

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nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Koutoubia Mosque and Palacio da Bahia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech and Horseback Riding Tours. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, examine the collection at Boucharouite Museum, and hike along Berber Ecomuseum.

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Drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Essaouira in January, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Marrakech. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech ©
Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech
Berber Ecomuseum ©
Berber Ecomuseum

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