60 days in Marrakech-Safi & Merzouga Itinerary

60 days in Marrakech-Safi & Merzouga Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Morocco planner

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Safi
— 1 night
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Essaouira
— 9 nights
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Imlil
— 3 nights
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Ijoukak
— 2 nights
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Merzouga
— 12 nights
Drive to Zagora, Fly to Marrakech
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Marrakech
— 32 nights

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Safi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): examine the collection at National Ceramics Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lalla Fatna Beach. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind The Kechla, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Mausoleum of Ouled Ben Zmirou, then delve into the distant past at Cathedrale Portugaise, and finally pause for some photo ops at Le Plus Grand Tajine Du Monde.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Safi route maker tool.

Marrakech to Safi is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Safi

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Essaouira

— 9 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.
Medina of Essaouira and Chaim Pinto Synagogue will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Kaouki Surf School. There's lots more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, play a few rounds at Mogador Golf Academy, see Off-Road Tours, and head outdoors with Essaouira Urban Adventures.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Essaouira tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Safi to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Essaouira are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Imlil.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Imlil

— 3 nights
Nestled in the High Atlas Mountains, the village of Imlil boasts a pleasant, cool climate and scenic surroundings.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Climbing Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Imlil: Ouirgane (Walking tours & La Roseraie Spa Retreat). There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Ouanoukrim.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Imlil itinerary builder site.

Drive from Essaouira to Imlil in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Ijoukak.

Things to do in Imlil

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Ijoukak

— 2 nights
On the 14th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tin Mal Mosque.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ijoukak trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Imlil to Ijoukak in 1.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Mon) before leaving for Merzouga.

Things to do in Ijoukak

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Merzouga

— 12 nights
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The mausoleum of Moulay Ali Sharif and Ksar Oulad Abdelhalim. Mezane Fossil Store and Sijilmassa are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Merzouga side-trips: Macro Fossiles Kasbah (in Erfoud) and Rissani (Rissani Market, Sahara Gallery Rissani, &more). On the 25th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Erg Chebbi Dunes, see Off-Road Tours, see the interesting displays at Musee Nomade, and get outside with Thundra Adventure.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Merzouga day trip planner.

You can drive from Ijoukak to Merzouga in 9.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Merzouga

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Marrakech

— 32 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.
Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Climbing Tours will get you outdoors. Medersa Ben Youssef and Saadian Tombs are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marrakech: Sur Les Pentes du Toubkal (in Tahanaout) and Le Paradis du Safran (in Ourika). Spend the 2nd (Fri) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. On the 9th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate the long history of Medina of Marrakesh, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fna.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Marrakech attractions website.

Do a combination of car and flight from Merzouga to Marrakech in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Marrakech-Safi travel guide

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Gardens · Flea Markets · Architectural Buildings
Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region became a magnet for tourists mainly because of its Phoenician archaeological sites, Berber settlements, and sandy beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. Most tours of Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region start at Marrakech, Morocco's major economic center with a World Heritage-listed medina, modern neighborhoods, important religious institutions, and the nation's largest traditional market. Most tourists remember their Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region vacation by the migratory Berber camps and 4WD safaris through the mesmerizing desert.