Route & dates
23 days in Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region Itinerary
Drive: 2h 30min
Essaouira— 6 nights
Drive: 3h 30min
Imlil— 4 nights
Drive: 2h 15min
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.Step out of Essaouira to go to Sidi Kaouki and see Sidi Kaouki Beach, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, head outdoors with Kaouki Surf School, stop by Boutique de Commerce Solidaire AFBK et Cours de Cuisine, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Essaouira trip itinerary planning tool .
Marrakech to Essaouira is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Marrakech in June, you will find days in Essaouira are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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: Sur Les Pentes du Toubkal (in Tahanaout) and Le Savo'art Fer (in Ourika). There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Toubkal.
For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Imlil road trip website .
Traveling by car from Essaouira to Imlil takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Marrakech.
Things to do in Imlil
Sur Les Pentes du Toubkal, Le Savo'art Fer
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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.You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marrakech: Oukaimeden (in Oukaimeden) and Le Paradis du Safran (in Ourika). 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: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of Bahia Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret.
To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Marrakech trip itinerary maker tool .
Drive from Imlil to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Marrakech
High Atlas Mountains, Le Paradis du Safran
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