11 days in Morocco Itinerary

11 days in Morocco Itinerary

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11 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Casablanca
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Agadir
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Essaouira
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Marrakech
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Newark

1
night
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 22nd (Sun), browse the different shops at Grains de Sel, Le Kiosque Gourmand, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then look for gifts at La galerie de l'aimance. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Ain Diab, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue Beth-El.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Casablanca trip planner .

Newark, USA to Casablanca is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Casablanca, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in December; daily highs in Casablanca reach 66°F and lows reach 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Agadir.

Things to do in Casablanca

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Synagogue Beth-El ©
Synagogue Beth-El

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): kick back and relax at Plage d'Agadir and then stroll through Plage Imi Ouaddar. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Lita, then get your game on at Maroc Racing Kart, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Taghazout Skatepark.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Agadir trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Casablanca to Agadir takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Essaouira.

Things to do in Agadir

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Taghazout Skatepark, Plage Imi Ouaddar
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Taghazout Skatepark ©
Taghazout Skatepark
Plage d'Agadir ©
Plage d'Agadir
Maroc Racing Kart ©
Maroc Racing Kart

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 26th (Thu): trot along with a tour on horseback and then get outside with Kaouki Surf School. On the next day, stop by Cooperative de bijoux Mogador Dag Souiri, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Essaouira tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Agadir to Essaouira by car takes about 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Essaouira can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Kaouki Surf School
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Horseback Riding Tours

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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Menara Gardens and Pavilion, stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and admire the landmark architecture of Koutoubia Mosque.

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

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Essaouira in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Marrakech, with lows around 44°F. On the 31st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Menara Gardens and Pavilion ©
Menara Gardens and Pavilion

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