9 days in Essaouira, Rabat & Marrakech Itinerary

9 days in Essaouira, Rabat & Marrakech Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Essaouira
— 2 nights
2
Rabat
— 2 nights
3
Marrakech
— 4 nights

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.
On the 14th (Tue), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Sidi Kaouki and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Essaouira attractions planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Essaouira is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Stockholm in July, expect Essaouira to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rabat.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Plage de Sidi Kaouki
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Plage de Sidi Kaouki ©
Plage de Sidi Kaouki
Horseback Riding Tours

2
nights
Rabat

Rabat ©
On a vacation in Rabat, a World Heritage Site and Morocco's capital, you can discover the city's long and rich history while enjoying a laidback atmosphere, less touristy than in the booming Casablanca and Marrakech.
On the 16th (Thu), examine the collection at Musee de Maroc Telecom, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jardin Zoologique de Rabat, and then make a trip to Bab Mellah. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Chellah, then steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias, and then stop by Au Grain de Sesame.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rabat trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Essaouira to Rabat in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and train. When traveling from Essaouira in July, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Rabat: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Bab Mellah
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Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias
Jardin Zoologique de Rabat ©
Jardin Zoologique de Rabat
Chellah ©
Chellah

4
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.
Attractions like Jardin Majorelle and Nature & Wildlife Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna, examine the collection at Le Musee Berbere, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, and gain insight at Medersa Ben Youssef.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip planner.

You can fly from Rabat to Marrakech in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rabat in July, you will find days in Marrakech are much warmer (44°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Menara Gardens and Pavilion ©
Menara Gardens and Pavilion
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna

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