12 days in Morocco Itinerary

12 days in Morocco Itinerary

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12 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Agadir
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Essaouira
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Marrakech
— 5 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Cape Town

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Plage d'Imsouane and Plage d'Agadir. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Crocoparc and Lita. Change things up with a short trip to Plage Imi Ouaddar in Imi Ouaddar (about 40 minutes away). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Memoire d'Agadir.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Agadir trip itinerary planning tool .

Cape Town, South Africa to Agadir is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Agadir

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Plage d'Imsouane, Plage Imi Ouaddar
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Plage d'Imsouane ©
Plage d'Imsouane
Crocoparc ©
Crocoparc
Plage d'Agadir ©
Plage d'Agadir

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Medina of Essaouira and Synagogue Slat Lkahal. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Horseback Riding Tours will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the exciting artwork at GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD, learn about winemaking at Le Val d'Argan, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Essaouira Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Essaouira trip builder .

Traveling by car from Agadir to Essaouira takes 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Essaouira are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Le Val d'Argan
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kayaking & Canoeing
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira

5
nights
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 Menara Gardens and Pavilion and Koutoubia Mosque. Popular historic sites such as Medersa Ben Youssef and El Badi Palace are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa, stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, stroll around Cyber Parc Arsat Moulay Abdeslam, and admire the masterpieces at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Marrakech travel route planner.

You can drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Essaouira in January since evenings lows in Marrakech dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Balloon Rides
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa

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