13 days in Morocco Itinerary

13 days in Morocco Itinerary

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13 days in Morocco Itinerary

Tehran
Fly:  28​h
Ait Ben Haddou
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
Essaouira
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Marrakech
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
Tehran

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Ait Ben Haddou

Seen in numerous Hollywood films and TV shows, the ancient city of Ait Ben Haddou takes visitors on a journey back to the 17th century with its impressive South Moroccan architecture, boasting earthen clay dwellings in walled kasbahs.
For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ait Ben Haddou travel planner.

Tehran, Iran to Ait Ben Haddou is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tehran to Ait Ben Haddou is minus 3 hours. In May, daytime highs in Ait Ben Haddou are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

Parks Nature
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5
days
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 some cultural insight at Medina of Essaouira and Galerie l'Arbre bleu. Visiting Essaouira Beach and Sidi Kaouki Beach will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: trek along Ecotourisme et Randonnees, stop by Au Petit Bonhomme La Chance, tee off at Golf d'Essaouira Mogador, and take in the waterfront at Essaouira Fishing Port.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Essaouira trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ait Ben Haddou to Essaouira takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Ait Ben Haddou in May, you will find days in Essaouira are a bit cooler (27°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

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Side Trip

Sidi Kaouki Beach
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Essaouira Beach
Horseback Riding Tours
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
days
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 some historical perspective at Medina of Marrakech and Mellah. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Jemaa el-Fnaa and Marrakech Souk. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, explore the fascinating landscape at Morocco Desert Sahara, stroll through Marrakech Desert Trips - Day Tours, and steep yourself in history at Bahia Palace.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Marrakech holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Essaouira to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Essaouira in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Sightseeing Parks Nature

Side Trip

Plateau du Kik
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Medina of Marrakesh
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Bahia Palace

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