11 days in Morocco Itinerary

11 days in Morocco Itinerary

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11 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Marrakech
— 2 nights
2
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Sidi Ifni
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + taxi:  7​h
4
Ait Ben Haddou
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 45​min
5
Merzouga
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 45​min
6
Chefchaouen
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
7
Rabat
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Rome

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Bahia Palace and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Miaara Jewish Cemetery. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, and then steep yourself in history at Medina of Marrakesh.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip planner .

Rome, Italy to Marrakech is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rome to Marrakech, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rome in April; daily highs in Marrakech reach 31°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

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 21st (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Essaouira Ramparts, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Essaouira travel route planning website .

Drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Marrakech in April: highs in Essaouira hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sidi Ifni.

Things to do in Essaouira

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Horseback Riding Tours
Walking tours
Essaouira Ramparts ©
Essaouira Ramparts

1
day
Sidi Ifni

Sidi Ifni ©
Sidi Ifni is a city located in southwest Morocco, on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Legzira Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sidi Ifni trip planning tool .

You can drive from Essaouira to Sidi Ifni in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ait Ben Haddou.

Things to do in Sidi Ifni

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Legzira Beach ©
Legzira Beach

1
day
Ait Ben Haddou

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.
On the 24th (Wed), admire the verdant scenery at Ounila Valley and then contemplate the long history of Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ait Ben Haddou travel route planning site .

You can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi from Sidi Ifni to Ait Ben Haddou in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daytime highs in Ait Ben Haddou are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Merzouga.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou ©
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Ounila Valley ©
Ounila Valley

1
night
Merzouga

Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): admire nature's extreme beauty at Merzouga Desert and then head outdoors with Thundra Adventure. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Viajes por el Desierto and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Merzouga trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Ait Ben Haddou to Merzouga takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Merzouga

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Thundra Adventure
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Merzouga Desert ©
Merzouga Desert
Thundra Adventure ©
Thundra Adventure

1
day
Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen ©
Tourism in Chefchaouen, a picturesque town in the Rif mountain range, has been thriving for decades due to its scenic surroundings and buildings painted in a striking blue hue.
On the 27th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Mosque and then get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chefchaouen online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Merzouga to Chefchaouen in 11 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, train, and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Rabat.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Spanish Mosque ©
Spanish Mosque

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Chellah, then make a trip to Mausoleum of Mohammad V, then admire the striking features of Hassan Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rabat day trip planning tool .

Getting from Chefchaouen to Rabat by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites
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Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias
Chellah ©
Chellah
Hassan Tower ©
Hassan Tower

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