8 days in Morocco Itinerary

8 days in Morocco Itinerary

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Fly to Casablanca, Shuttle to Essaouira
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Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ait Ben Haddou
— 1 night
Drive
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Marrakech
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tangier
— 1 night
Fly

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Essaouira

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Cooperative feminie TILILA d'huile d'argane, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback, look for gifts at Cooperative Feminine de Tamounte, and then wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Essaouira route builder tool.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Essaouira is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly. Traveling from Riyadh to Essaouira, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Riyadh in February, with highs in Essaouira at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ait Ben Haddou.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

1
night
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 18th (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Ounila Valley and then make a trip to Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ait Ben Haddou road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Essaouira to Ait Ben Haddou in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and car. Traveling from Essaouira in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Ait Ben Haddou, with lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Marrakech

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Medersa Ben Youssef and Koutoubia Mosque. Get some cultural insight at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech and Saadian Tombs. And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the world behind art at Women's Museum - Marrakech, steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, and take a stroll through Tanneries.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Marrakech route planner.

You can drive from Ait Ben Haddou to Marrakech in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tangier.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

1
night
Tangier

Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tangier trip maker.

You can fly from Marrakech to Tangier in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Marrakech in February, you will find days in Tangier are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). On the 22nd (Mon), you're off to home.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Morocco travel guide

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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.