9 days in Morocco Itinerary

9 days in Morocco Itinerary

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9 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  2​h 15​min
1
Marrakech
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Ait Ben Haddou
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Boumalne Dades
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Merzouga
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Malaga

2
nights
Marrakech

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Bahia Palace, admire the verdant scenery at Berber Ecomuseum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Boucharouite Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, then make a trip to Medina of Marrakesh, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ben Youssef Madrasa.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Marrakech trip itinerary maker tool .

Lisbon, Portugal to Marrakech is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon in April, expect nights in Marrakech to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ait Ben Haddou.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia
Berber Ecomuseum ©
Berber Ecomuseum
Medina of Marrakesh ©
Medina of Marrakesh

1
night
Ait Ben Haddou

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou and then admire the verdant scenery at Ounila Valley.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ait Ben Haddou trip planner .

Getting from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In April in Ait Ben Haddou, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Boumalne Dades.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou ©
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
Ounila Valley ©
Ounila Valley

1
night
Boumalne Dades

Boumalne Dades ©
On the 30th (Tue), explore the landscape on two wheels at Miguirne"Chez Ali" and then explore the stunning scenery at Gorges du Dades.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Boumalne Dades trip planner .

Getting from Ait Ben Haddou to Boumalne Dades by car takes about 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Merzouga.

Things to do in Boumalne Dades

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Gorges du Dades ©
Gorges du Dades
Auberge Miguirne Chez Ali ©
Auberge Miguirne Chez Ali

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nights
Merzouga

Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Sijilmassa and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Viajes por el Desierto and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Merzouga trip planning app .

Getting from Boumalne Dades to Merzouga by car takes about 4.5 hours. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Merzouga

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Sijilmassa
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Climbing Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sijilmassa
Sijilmassa

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