10 days in Morocco Itinerary

10 days in Morocco Itinerary

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Fes
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Marrakech
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Ijoukak
— 2 nights
Drive

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Fes — 3 nights

Mecca of the West

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Head to Art D'Argile and Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinatfor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Archaeological Site of Volubilis and Museo Nejjarine. Explore Fes' surroundings by going to Meknes (Meknes Medina, Bou Inania Medersa, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Medina of Fez, steep yourself in history at Kairaouine Mosque (Mosque of al-Qarawiyyin), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the landmark architecture of Bab Bou Jeloud.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fes attractions planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Saïss Airport. Expect a daytime high around 90°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to fly to Marrakech.
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Marrakech — 2 nights

Red City

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 27th (Fri): contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, admire the striking features of Saadian Tombs, then get your game on at Xtrem 360, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, and finally hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, steep yourself in history at Medina of Marrakesh, and then steep yourself in history at Medersa Ben Youssef.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Marrakech journey maker app.

Traveling by flight from Fes to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Marrakech are 91°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Essaouira.
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Essaouira — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Sidi Kaouki and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Le Souk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Essaouira Beach, steep yourself in history at Medina of Essaouira, then take in the exciting artwork at Galerie D'ART Damgaard, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galerie la Kasbah.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Essaouira trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Marrakech to Essaouira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Marrakech in September, expect nights in Essaouira to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ijoukak.
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Ijoukak — 2 nights

On the 1st (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tin Mal Mosque.

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You can drive from Essaouira to Ijoukak in 4.5 hours. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Wed).
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Flea Markets · Gardens · Nature & Wildlife Tours
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