18 days in Morocco Itinerary

18 days in Morocco Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Morocco itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Marrakech, Shuttle to Essaouira
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Essaouira
— 3 nights
Drive
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Imlil
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marrakech
— 4 nights
Fly
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Ouarzazate
— 3 nights
Drive
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Merzouga
— 3 nights
Fly

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Essaouira

— 3 nights

Wind City of Africa

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.
Bring the kids along to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Medina of Essaouira. There's lots more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, contemplate the long history of Chaim Pinto Synagogue, take in the waterfront at Port de Pêche d'Essaouira, and take in the exciting artwork at GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Essaouira trip planning app.

Madrid, Spain to Essaouira is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Essaouira is minus 1 hour. In March, Essaouira is a bit warmer than Madrid - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Imlil.

Things to do in Essaouira

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Imlil

— 2 nights
Nestled in the High Atlas Mountains, the village of Imlil boasts a pleasant, cool climate and scenic surroundings.
For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Imlil trip builder.

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Imlil takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Imlil

Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Marrakech

— 4 nights

Red City

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.
Family-friendly places like Jardin Majorelle and Jemaa el-Fna will thrill your kids. Spend the 4th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, see the interesting displays at Marrakech Museum, and contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech visit planner.

You can drive from Imlil to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In April in Marrakech, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in Marrakech

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Ouarzazate

— 3 nights

The door of the desert

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
Bring the kids along to Nature & Wildlife Tours and CLA Studios. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ouarzazate: Kasbah Amridil (in Skoura Ahl El Oust) and Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou (in Ait Ben Haddou). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The Old Synagogue, admire the landmark architecture of Taourirt Kasbah, take in the dramatic natural features at Oasis Fint, and explore the galleries of Centre Al Anouar.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ouarzazate driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Marrakech to Ouarzazate in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Ouarzazate, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Merzouga.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Merzouga

— 3 nights
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Take a break from Merzouga with a short trip to Rissani Market in Rissani, about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Erg Chebbi Dunes, examine the collection at Musee Nomade, and explore the fascinating landscape at Merzouga Desert.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Merzouga trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ouarzazate to Merzouga takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Merzouga

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Morocco travel guide

4.2
Flea Markets · Gardens · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.