12 days in Morocco Itinerary

12 days in Morocco Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Marrakech
— 4 nights
2
Merzouga
— 1 night
3
Boumalne Dades
— 1 night
4
Ait Ben Haddou
— 1 night
5
Essaouira
— 3 nights

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Le Jardin Secret. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, and admire the striking features of Saadian Tombs.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Marrakech is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Marrakech. When traveling from Toronto in December, plan for much hotter days in Marrakech, with highs around 24°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Merzouga.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Walking tours
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna

1
night
Merzouga

Merzouga ©
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
On the 27th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Musee Nomade and then explore the fascinating landscape at Merzouga Desert.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Merzouga trip planner.

Getting from Marrakech to Merzouga by combination of flight and car takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Boumalne Dades.

Things to do in Merzouga

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Musee Nomade
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Merzouga Desert ©
Merzouga Desert
Musee Nomade ©
Musee Nomade

1
night
Boumalne Dades

Boumalne Dades ©
Boumalne Dades is a town in Tinghir Province, Drâa-Tafilalet, Morocco. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): make a trip to Roses Valley and then take in breathtaking views at Dades Gorges.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Boumalne Dades journey maker site.

You can drive from Merzouga to Boumalne Dades in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ait Ben Haddou.

Things to do in Boumalne Dades

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Roses Valley
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Dades Gorges ©
Dades Gorges

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.
On the 29th (Sun), admire the verdant scenery at Ounila Valley and then make a trip to Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ait Ben Haddou route planner.

You can drive from Boumalne Dades to Ait Ben Haddou in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

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

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Port de Pêche d'Essaouira and Horseback Riding Tours. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Essaouira Ramparts, browse the exhibits of GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD, examine the collection at Synagogue Slat Lkahal, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaim Pinto Synagogue.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Essaouira trip planner.

You can drive from Ait Ben Haddou to Essaouira in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, shuttle, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Essaouira when traveling from Ait Ben Haddou in December, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Essaouira

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

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