8 days in Morocco Itinerary

8 days in Morocco Itinerary

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8 days in Morocco Itinerary

Sharm El Sheikh
Fly:  10​h 15​min
Agadir
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Marrakech
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
Sharm El Sheikh

1
day
Agadir

Agadir ©
Completely rebuilt after a catastrophic earthquake in 1961, the coastal city of Agadir rose from the ruins and grew into Morocco's premier beach destination.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Taghazout Beach, steep yourself in history at Agadir Kasbah, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Agadir Beach.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Agadir holiday planner.

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to Agadir is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sharm El Sheikh to Agadir is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Essaouira.

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Agadir Beach ©
Agadir Beach
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Taghazout Beach
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Agadir Kasbah

2
days
Essaouira

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Essaouira Beach, then make a trip to Essaouira Ramparts, and then wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Essaouira Fishing Port, look for gifts at Au Petit Bonhomme La Chance, and then get outside with Ecotourisme et Randonnees.

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You can drive from Agadir to Essaouira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Marrakech.

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Essaouira Beach ©
Essaouira Beach
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Essaouira Ramparts ©
Essaouira Ramparts

4
days
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Medina of Marrakech and Saadian Tombs. Let the collections at Jardin Majorelle and Museum of Marrakesh capture your imagination. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Jemaa el-Fnaa, steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, stop by Ma Creation, and admire the striking features of Bahia Palace.

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You can drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Essaouira in March, you will find days in Marrakech are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). On the 24th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

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Medina of Marrakesh
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Jemaa el-Fnaa
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Marrakech Souk

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