12 days in Morocco Itinerary

12 days in Morocco Itinerary

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12 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Marrakech
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Ait Ben Haddou
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Essaouira
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Agadir
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Dublin

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Koutoubia Mosque and Medersa Ben Youssef. Get in touch with nature at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Balloon Rides. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, explore the world behind art at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech, and take a stroll through Tanneries.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Marrakech trip itinerary planning app .

Dublin, Ireland to Marrakech is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in November, you will find days in Marrakech are warmer (27°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ait Ben Haddou.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Arab Baths
Balloon Rides

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): appreciate the views at Ounila Valley and then steep yourself in history at Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ait Ben Haddou tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Ait Ben Haddou when traveling from Marrakech in November, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou ©
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Ounila Valley ©
Ounila Valley

3
nights
Essaouira

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Medina of Essaouira and Cooperative feminie TILILA d'huile d'argane. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Essaouira Beach. The adventure continues: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, don't miss a visit to Essaouira Ramparts, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take in the exciting artwork at Galerie La Rochelle.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Essaouira tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Ait Ben Haddou to Essaouira takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Ait Ben Haddou in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Essaouira. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Agadir.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Neighborhoods
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Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Plage d'Agadir and Taghazout Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Plage Imi Ouaddar and Banana Point. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Crocoparc, don't miss a visit to Seafront Promenade, stop by Lita, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosquee Mohamed V.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Agadir tour planning website .

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Agadir takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Agadir

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Plage Imi Ouaddar
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Plage d'Agadir ©
Plage d'Agadir
Crocoparc ©
Crocoparc
Seafront Promenade ©
Seafront Promenade

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