Route & dates
Drive: 2 h 45 min
Marrakech— 29 nights
Drive: 2 h 30 min
Essaouira— 27 nights
Drive: 2 h 45 min
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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.Popular historic sites such as Koutoubia Mosque and Menara Gardens and Pavilion are in your itinerary. Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech and Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marrakech: Ourika (Le Paradis du Safran & Ourika Valley), Setti Fatma et les 7 Cascades (in Setti-Fatma) and Tin Mal Mosque (in Ijoukak). On the 11th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Spend the 22nd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fna, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.
For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Marrakech route planner.
Agadir to Marrakech is an approximately 3- hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a shuttle. June in Marrakech sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Essaouira.
Things to do in Marrakech
Ourika, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region, Setti Fatma et les 7 Cascades, Tin Mal Mosque
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Wind City of Africa
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.Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Medina of Essaouira and Dar Sultan Palace. Explore hidden gems such as Horseback Riding Tours and Simon Attias Synagogue. Explore Essaouira's surroundings by going to Plage de Sidi Kaouki (in Sidi Kaouki) and Plage d'Imsouane (in Imsouane). Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 10th (Wed) at some of the best spas. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Essaouira Ramparts, tee off at Golf d'Essaouira Mogador, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chaim Pinto Synagogue, and enjoy the sand and surf at Essaouira Beach.
Take the guesswork out of planning a Essaouira vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
Traveling by car from Marrakech to Essaouira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. While traveling from Marrakech, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Essaouira, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 19°C. You will leave for home on the 31st (Wed).
Things to do in Essaouira
Sidi Kaouki, Plage d'Imsouane, Le Val d'Argan
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