9 days in Marrakech & Essaouira Itinerary

9 days in Marrakech & Essaouira Itinerary

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9 days in Marrakech & Essaouira Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Marrakech
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Essaouira
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: London

4
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Rose Bar. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Berber Ecomuseum will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Palacio da Bahia and Medina of Marrakesh. There's lots more to do: admire all the interesting features of Jemaa el-Fnaa, see the interesting displays at Musee Tiskiwin, admire the striking features of Koutoubia Mosque, and stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Marrakech trip itinerary planning site .

London, UK to Marrakech is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from London in September, you will find days in Marrakech are much hotter (38°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef

3
nights
Essaouira

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Simon Attias Synagogue. Get some cultural insight at Medina of Essaouira and Jewish Cemetery. Go for a jaunt from Essaouira to Sidi Kaouki to see Plage de Sidi Kaouki about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, ride a horse along Cheval Essaouira, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaim Pinto Synagogue, and view the masterpieces at GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Essaouira day trip planner .

You can drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Marrakech in October: highs in Essaouira hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trip

Plage de Sidi Kaouki
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Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Plage de Sidi Kaouki ©
Plage de Sidi Kaouki
Simon Attias Synagogue ©
Simon Attias Synagogue

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