17 days in Morocco Itinerary

17 days in Morocco Itinerary

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17 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly + Drive:  22​h 15​min
1
Sidi Ifni
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Agadir
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Essaouira
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Marrakech
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Ait Ben Haddou
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Merzouga
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Errachidia
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Dammam

1
day
Sidi Ifni

Sidi Ifni ©
Sidi Ifni is a city located in southwest Morocco, on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. On the 20th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Legzira Beach.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sidi Ifni travel itinerary planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Sidi Ifni is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Agadir.

Things to do in Sidi Ifni

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): kick back and relax at Plage d'Agadir, tour the pleasant surroundings at Crocoparc, and then examine the collection at Musee du Patrimoine Amazigh d'Agadir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Memoire d'Agadir, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, and then steep yourself in history at Agadir Kasbah.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Agadir online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Sidi Ifni to Agadir takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Essaouira.

Things to do in Agadir

Parks Baths Spas
Highlights from your plan
Crocoparc ©
Crocoparc
Plage d'Agadir ©
Plage d'Agadir
Turkish Baths

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Essaouira Ramparts. Get outdoors at Horseback Riding Tours and Walking tours. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Essaouira Beach, browse the exhibits of GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD, examine the collection at Synagogue Slat Lkahal, and take a stroll through Medina of Essaouira.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Essaouira driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Agadir to Essaouira takes 3 hours. In September in Essaouira, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Horseback Riding Tours
Essaouira Beach ©
Essaouira Beach

5
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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Berber Ecomuseum will get you outdoors. Boucharouite Museum and Musee Tiskiwin are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa, make a trip to Medina of Marrakesh, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Marrakech trip planner .

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Essaouira, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Ait Ben Haddou.

Things to do in Marrakech

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech ©
Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech

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 1st (Tue): appreciate the views at Ounila Valley and then contemplate the long history of Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ait Ben Haddou online day trip planner .

Drive from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daytime highs in Ait Ben Haddou are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Merzouga.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

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

2
nights
Merzouga

Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Laoun, explore the fascinating landscape at Merzouga Desert, and then examine the collection at Musee Nomade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then see the interesting displays at Macro Fossiles Kasbah, and then explore the world behind art at Mezane Fossil Store.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Merzouga trip planner .

You can drive from Ait Ben Haddou to Merzouga in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Errachidia.

Things to do in Merzouga

Nature Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Macro Fossiles Kasbah, Musee Nomade, Mezane Fossil Store
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Merzouga Desert ©
Merzouga Desert
Macro Fossiles Kasbah ©
Macro Fossiles Kasbah

2
nights
Errachidia

Errachidia ©
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Mohamed Toulali and then examine the collection at Musee des Sources de Lalla Mimouna.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Errachidia online travel route planner .

Getting from Merzouga to Errachidia by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Errachidia can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Errachidia

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Musee des Sources de Lalla Mimouna ©

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