15 days in Oujda, Marrakech & Essaouira Itinerary

15 days in Oujda, Marrakech & Essaouira Itinerary

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15 days in Oujda, Marrakech & Essaouira Itinerary

Start: Oujda
1
Oujda
— 9 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
2
Marrakech
— 1 night
3
Essaouira
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 15​min
End: Oujda

9
nights
Oujda

Oujda ©
Oujda is the capital city of the Oriental region of eastern Morocco. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saidiabeach. Com and Alpamare Saidia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oujda: Saidia (Marina Saidia, Plage de Saidia, & more) and Plage Cap de l'eau (in Nador). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 13th (Sun) at Complexe le Tropical. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Le Souk de Oujda and stroll around Parc lalla aicha.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Oujda online travel route planner .

In October in Oujda, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Oujda

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Saidia, Plage Cap de l'eau
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Marina Saidia ©
Marina Saidia
Plage Cap de l'eau ©
Plage Cap de l'eau
Complexe le Tropical ©
Complexe le Tropical

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, and then admire the striking features of Koutoubia Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech, stroll around Cyber Parc Arsat Moulay Abdeslam, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Marrakech trip planner .

Getting from Oujda to Marrakech by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Oujda in October since evenings lows in Marrakech dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Walking tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): trot along with a tour on horseback, then wander the streets of Medina of Essaouira, then see the interesting displays at Synagogue Slat Lkahal, and finally stop by Ateliers Madaq par l'association feminine El Khir. On the next day, ride a horse along Cheval Essaouira and then stroll through Plage de Sidi Kaouki.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Essaouira trip planner .

Drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Marrakech in October, plan for slightly colder days in Essaouira, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Plage de Sidi Kaouki
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Horseback Riding Tours
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Plage de Sidi Kaouki ©
Plage de Sidi Kaouki