7 days in Morocco Itinerary

7 days in Morocco Itinerary

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7 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Alexandria
taxi + Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Marrakech
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Casablanca
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  9​h 45​min
End: Alexandria

3
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.
Marrakech is known for parks, shopping, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa, steep yourself in history at Ben Youssef Madrasa, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Marrakech sightseeing planner.

Alexandria, Egypt to Marrakech is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Traveling from Alexandria to Marrakech, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Alexandria in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Marrakech, with highs around 40°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Bahia Palace ©
Bahia Palace

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 4th (Wed): trot along with a tour on horseback, then make a trip to Galerie d'Art Damgaard, and then hike along Ecotourisme et Randonnees.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Essaouira day trip planning site .

Getting from Marrakech to Essaouira by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Marrakech in July: highs in Essaouira hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Casablanca.

Things to do in Essaouira

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Horseback Riding Tours
Ecotourism and Hiking ©
Ecotourism and Hiking
GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD ©
GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD

1
night
Casablanca

Casablanca ©
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
On the 5th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Hassan II Mosque and then take in the dramatic natural features at Erg Chebbi Dunes.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Casablanca trip planning website .

Getting from Essaouira to Casablanca by combination of flight and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Casablanca when traveling from Essaouira in July, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Casablanca

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Erg Chebbi Dunes
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Erg Chebbi Dunes ©
Erg Chebbi Dunes
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Old Medina of Casablanca ©
Old Medina of Casablanca

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