Route & dates
Drive: 2 h 30 min
Essaouira— 6 nights
Drive: 3 h 30 min
Imlil— 4 nights
Drive: 2 h 15 min
Marrakech— 12 nights
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Wind City of Africa
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.Go for a jaunt from Essaouira to Sidi Kaouki to see Plage de Sidi Kaouki about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, tee off at Golf d'Essaouira Mogador, make a trip to Essaouira Ramparts, and see the interesting displays at Synagogue Slat Lkahal.
To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Essaouira trip planner.
Marrakech to Essaouira is an approximately 2.5- hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Marrakech in June, you will find days in Essaouira are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Imlil.
Things to do in Essaouira
Sidi Kaouki, Le Val d'Argan
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Nestled in the High Atlas Mountains, the village of Imlil boasts a pleasant, cool climate and scenic surroundings.Get out of town with these interesting Imlil side-trips: Le Savo'art Fer (in Ourika) and Sur Les Pentes du Toubkal (in Tahanaout). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Toubkal, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.
To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Imlil online driving holiday planner.
You can drive from Essaouira to Imlil in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Marrakech.
Things to do in Imlil
Le Savo'art Fer, Mount Toubkal, Sur Les Pentes du Toubkal
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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.Go for a jaunt from Marrakech to Ourika to see Le Paradis du Safran about 48 minutes away. On the 30th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Saddle up on the 5th (Fri) and explore with a tour on horseback. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, don't miss a visit to Jemaa el-Fna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, and contemplate the long history of Medina of Marrakesh.
To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Marrakech road trip website.
Traveling by car from Imlil to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Marrakech
High Atlas Mountains, Le Paradis du Safran
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