9 days in Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region, Zagora & Ouarzazate Itinerary

9 days in Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region, Zagora & Ouarzazate Itinerary

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Essaouira
— 2 nights
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Zagora
— 1 night
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Ouarzazate
— 2 nights
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Marrakech
— 3 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stop by Medina of Essaouira, and then kick back and relax at Essaouira Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Essaouira trip itinerary planning tool.

Marrakech to Essaouira is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Marrakech in July, you will find days in Essaouira are cooler (31°C), and nights are slightly colder (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zagora.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Plage de Sidi Kaouki
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Horseback Riding Tours

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Zagora

Inextricably linked with the Sahara Desert, Zagora represents a historical stronghold of the Almoravid empire, whose legacy still decorates the surrounding sandy hills.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour and then explore the world behind art at Musee des Arts Et Traditions de la Vallee de Draa.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Zagora online trip builder.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car from Essaouira to Zagora in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in Zagora

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Ouarzazate

Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
On the 17th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Musee Theatre Memoire de Ouarzazate, then examine the collection at Museum-Theatre, Memory of Ouarzazate, and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Moroccan Sahara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ouarzazate vacation planning website.

You can drive from Zagora to Ouarzazate in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 46°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Museum-Theatre, Memory of Ouarzazate, Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou ©
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Moroccan Sahara ©
Moroccan Sahara

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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 19th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Jemaa el-Fna, contemplate the long history of Koutoubia Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Saadian Tombs, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden, and finally take an in-depth tour of MACAAL. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, stop by Le renard de Marrakech, then admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Marrakech online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ouarzazate to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Marrakech sees daily highs of 44°C and lows of 23°C at night. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque
Menara Gardens and Pavilion ©
Menara Gardens and Pavilion
Saadian Tombs ©
Saadian Tombs

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