8 days in Morocco Itinerary

8 days in Morocco Itinerary

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8 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Casablanca
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Marrakech
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Casablanca
— 2 nights
End: Casablanca

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.
Essaouira is known for adventure, beaches, spas, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trot along with a tour on horseback, take a stroll through Medina of Essaouira, take in the waterfront at Port de PĂȘche d'Essaouira, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Essaouira Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Essaouira trip itinerary builder app .

Casablanca to Essaouira is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Essaouira sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°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 Parks Tours
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Horseback Riding Tours
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Mogador Golf Academy ©
Mogador Golf Academy

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, and then explore and take pictures at Jemaa el-Fnaa. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, then contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Essaouira to Marrakech by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Essaouira in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Marrakech, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Casablanca.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

2
nights
Casablanca

Casablanca ©
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): wander the streets of Quartier Habous, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque, and finally browse the different shops at Morocco Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): stop by La galerie de l'aimance, then make a trip to Old Medina of Casablanca, then cruise along The Corniche, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Casablanca day trip tool .

Getting from Marrakech to Casablanca by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Traveling from Marrakech in December, Casablanca is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Casablanca

Shopping Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Morocco Mall ©
Morocco Mall
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
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