9 days in Marrakech & Essaouira Itinerary

9 days in Marrakech & Essaouira Itinerary

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9 days in Marrakech & Essaouira Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
1
Marrakech
— 4 nights
2
Essaouira
— 4 nights
3
Marrakech
— Few hours
bus + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Brussels

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Mount Toubkal and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ben Youssef Madrasa and Marrakech Museum. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Medina of Marrakesh, examine the collection at Mouassine Museum, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Marrakech itinerary maker site .

Brussels, Belgium to Marrakech is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Brussels in March, plan for much hotter days in Marrakech, with highs around 28°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Desert Morocco Trips, Mount Toubkal
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Balloon Rides
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes City Walls as well as Jewish Cemetery. Get some cultural insight at Galerie la Kasbah and Synagogue Slat Lkahal. Popular historic sites such as Medina of Essaouira and Mogador Christian Cemetery are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: hike along Ecotourisme et Randonnees, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, examine the collection at Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah Museum, and make a trip to Galerie d'Art Damgaard.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Essaouira trip planning app .

You can drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Marrakech in March, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Essaouira: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Horseback Riding Tours
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Ecotourism and Hiking ©
Ecotourism and Hiking

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hours
Marrakech

Marrakech
To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Marrakech trip planning site .

You can drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Essaouira in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 11°C at night. On the 9th (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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