19 days in Morocco Itinerary

19 days in Morocco Itinerary

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19 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Marrakech
1
Marrakech
— 10 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
3
Meknes
— 2 nights
Drive:  7 h
4
Rissani
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Marrakech

10
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.
Take a break from Marrakech with a short trip to Sur Les Pentes du Toubkal in Tahanaout, about 44 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Marrakech day trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from Greece, the closest major airport is Menara Airport. January in Marrakech sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Mount Toubkal, Sur Les Pentes du Toubkal
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): look for gifts at Cooperative Feminine de Tamounte, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then trot along with a tour on horseback. On your second day here, play a few rounds at Mogador Golf Academy, view the masterpieces at GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD, and then don't miss a visit to Essaouira Ramparts.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Essaouira tour planner.

Traveling by car from Marrakech to Essaouira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In January, daytime highs in Essaouira are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Meknes.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Horseback Riding Tours
Mogador Golf Academy ©
Mogador Golf Academy

2
nights
Meknes

Meknes ©
One of Morocco's imperial cities, Meknes draws visitors with an abundance of historic monuments and impressive Moorish-style architecture.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Bab Mansour Laleuj, make a trip to Mausoleum of Mouley Ismail, and then wander the streets of Meknes Medina. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Volubilis, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bou Inania Medersa, and then contemplate the long history of Royal Stables.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Meknes trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Meknes takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In January, Meknes is little chillier than Essaouira - with highs of 18°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rissani.

Things to do in Meknes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site of Volubilis
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Archaeological Site of Volubilis ©
Archaeological Site of Volubilis
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Bab Mansour Laleuj ©
Bab Mansour Laleuj

3
nights
Rissani

Rissani ©
Rissani is a town in Errachidia Province in eastern Morocco, located near Erfoud. When in Rissani, make a side trip to see Musee des Sources de Lalla Mimouna in Errachidia, approximately 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, contemplate the long history of Sijilmassa, see the interesting displays at Macro Fossiles Kasbah, and delve into the distant past at Ksar Oulad Abdelhalim.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rissani driving holiday website .

Getting from Meknes to Rissani by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Rissani can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rissani

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Erfoud, Musee des Sources de Lalla Mimouna
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Musee des Sources de Lalla Mimouna ©
Musee des Sources de Lalla Mimouna
Mezane Fossil Store ©
Mezane Fossil Store
The mausoleum of Moulay Ali Sharif ©
The mausoleum of Moulay Ali Sharif

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