Route & dates
Essaouira— 6 nights
Imlil— 4 nights
Marrakech— 12 nights
Sun, Jun 16 - Mon, Jul 8
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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 Mogador Golf Academy, make a trip to Essaouira Ramparts, and take in the waterfront at Port de Pêche d'Essaouira.
For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, 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 (°C), and nights are about the same (°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: Sur Les Pentes du Toubkal (in Tahanaout) and Le Savo'art Fer (in Ourika). And it doesn't end there: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Toubkal.
To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, 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 shuttle and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Marrakech.
Things to do in Imlil
Sur Les Pentes du Toubkal, Le Savo'art Fer, Mount 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. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bahia, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs.
To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Marrakech sightseeing planner.
Drive from Imlil to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and shuttle. In June in Marrakech, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.
Things to do in Marrakech
Le Paradis du Safran, High Atlas Mountains
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