10 days in Morocco Itinerary

10 days in Morocco Itinerary

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10 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Marrakech
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Ait Ben Haddou
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Rabat
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: London

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): make a trip to Essaouira Ramparts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then take a leisurely stroll along Port de Pêche d'Essaouira.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Essaouira trip planning app .

London, UK to Essaouira is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Essaouira: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

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Horseback Riding Tours
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Walking tours

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Walking tours and Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire all the interesting features of Jemaa el-Fnaa, stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Marrakech trip planner .

Getting from Essaouira to Marrakech by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Essaouira in December, Marrakech is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ait Ben Haddou.

Things to do in Marrakech

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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Walking tours
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at Ounila Valley and then make a trip to Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ait Ben Haddou tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Marrakech in December, expect Ait Ben Haddou to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rabat.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

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Ounila Valley ©
Ounila Valley
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou ©
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ryad Mosque, contemplate the long history of Kasbah des Oudaias, then don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Mohammad V, and finally explore the ancient world of Chellah.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rabat online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Ait Ben Haddou to Rabat by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of car, shuttle, and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ait Ben Haddou in December: highs in Rabat hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rabat

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Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias
Mausoleum of Mohammad V
Mausoleum of Mohammad V
Chellah ©
Chellah

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