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Four day itinerary to Marrakech

Marrakech, Morocco is a must-see destination when visiting Africa, especially if you are located in Spain, France, or Italy, the main reason being that Morocco is just below all of those countries and flights are extremely cheap.

Visiting Marrakech is a truly life-changing experience, you will see a huge cultural gap between Europe and the US in comparison to North Africa.

Let us not wait any longer and dive into a 4-day itinerary to Marrakech, Morocco!

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What to do on Day 1 in Marrakech?

It is going to be a breathtaking experience when you first land in Marrakech, the weather is going to be amazing, all the smells and everything is going to be different than you are usually used to.

I highly suggest when booking your hotel room (riad), that you ask if they have a driver that can pick you up at the airport. Main reason for that is because it gets very crowded, and drivers will have a hard time understanding you where to go, but the booked driver will know everything before you even land.

Jemaa El Fna (City Market)

When I left my bags in the riad, I went straight for the main attraction, Jemaa El Fna is the most famous attraction in all of Marrakech if not the whole of Morocco. Jemaa El Fna is a huge City Market where you can find almost anything, from fresh fruit to straw hats and much more.

Be sure to try Marrakech orange juice, Morocco, in general, has some of the freshest and best fruit in the whole world.

Girl standing in the middle of Medina of Marrakech
Girl taking photo at jemaa el fna marrakech

Museum Yves Saint Lauren

Yves Saint Lauren Museum is one of those must-see places when visiting Marrakech. A big and interesting Museum dedicated to famous French designer Yves Saint Lauren is full of his unreleased creations, and some of the most famous and attractive ones also.

Quick note – Be sure to grab tickets to Museum Yves Saint Lauren and Jardin Majorelle altogether because you will be able to skip huge lines that are in front of Jardin Majorelle.

Jardin Majorelle

Jardin Majorelle is an open space garden located right next to Yves Saint Lauren Museum that is dedicated to Yves Saint Lauren himself, it is also a place where he lived. A huge blue building surrounded by flowers of all kinds, Jardin Majorelle is gorgeous and you will easily get lost there for hours.

Girl posing in front of flowers at Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech

Eating local at Corner Caffe

Corner Caffe is a small spot located near Jemaa El Fnaa. It is a spot that has the best local kebabs in the whole of Marrakech and all of the ingredients used are fresh and local.

Morocco and Africa in general have a lot of vegetable-based meals, so most of the menu is suited for vegetarians.

Eating traditional marrakech food at restaurant

What to do on Day 2 in Marrakech?

Being a tourist you know that breakfast is surely the most important meal of the day. You are going to walk the whole morning and the whole afternoon.

If you have not yet used Google Maps for exploring Marrakech, do it now, most of the main streets in Medina are in Maps so you will have an easy time navigating from your riad and to it if lost along the way.

Check out Koutoubia Mosque at City center

Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech is the most famous Mosque in Marrakech if not Morocco. A huge upright building with a big open space right at the entrance of the Mosque, the Koutoubia Mosque is located right next to the city center and Medina of Marrakech, and it is used as a meeting spot for people.

Next to the Koutoubia Mosque, you will find old ruins that are a great photo spot if you wish to have some memories.

Girl posting in front of Koutoubia in Marrakech
Girl in front of koutoubia mosque marrakech

Visit Palacio da Bahia

Palacio da Bahia is the most beautiful palace that I have seen to date. It is a massive complex that has a number of indoor gardens, decorated rooms with colored crystals, and in the middle, there is a big open space with a fountain that is a must-take picture place.

Also, it is a little bit further from the Medina of Marrakech, so be sure to use Google Maps when going there.

Girl posing at Bahia palace in Marrakech

Explore El Badii Palace

El Badii Palace is a lot bigger than Palacio da Bahia, but due to cultural importance and protecting the palace, 60% of the palace is not accessible to the public.

El Badii Palace is located around 5 minutes walking from Palacio da Bahia, so it is a great spot by attraction if you are visiting Palacio da Bahia.

Go on Sahara desert tour

Sahara Dessert trip is an optional thing, it will take you around 2-4 days to complete, and it all depends on how long you are staying in Marrakech.

If you can spare those 2-4 days I would highly suggest going on a Sahara desert tour, it is truly something that you will not experience every day.

People riding camels in Sahara desert

What to do on Day 3 In Marrakech?

Drink local mint tea

Local mint tea and orange juice as staples of Marrakech, and a must-try when visiting this amazing city. Local mint tea is amazing in any situation any time of day, morning, afternoon, or night.

There is also a special technique of pouring mint tea in the glass, but all of that you will learn when visiting Marrakech.

Day trip to Ouzoud Waterfalls

If you can not visit Sahara, this is the next best thing. Day trips to Ouzoud waterfalls are amazing and a must-do, they are big waterfalls that will leave you breathless.

Usual trips are from 6-10 hours depending on the guide and tour that you are taking, but in general you will not waste 2-3 days when visiting.

Ouzoud waterfalls Marrakech, Morocco

Eating at Le Jardin

Like everybody, when visiting cities, food is one of the most important parts of the trip, tasting new food and experiencing the culture, this is why eating at Le Jardin is a must. Some of the best food that I have tried in Marrakech is from Le Jardin.

What to do on Day 4 in Marrakech?

On the last day of my trips, I usually take it easy and just explore the city center, buy some souvenirs and try some local street food that I have not tried before.

Shopping in Marrakech

Marrakech is a tourist city, and you will learn that really quickly. People there are great salesman and they know what they are doing, that is why you can buy almost anything in Marrakech, but the best part is that you can bargain for it.

Not a single price is a fixed one, so be sure to bring those prices down as much as you can before buying.

Girl shopping in marrakech

Exploring Medina of Marrakech

Medina of Marrakech is a huge old city center where most of the riads and restaurants are located. Medina of Marrakech is also on the UNESCO World Heritage list, so you know that this attraction has a lot of history and importance to it.

Exploring the narrow streets of Medina of Marrakech is interesting and fun, but be careful and do not as for directions from locals, they will expect a small fee for their service.

Girl looking from Balcony at Medina of Marrakech

Marrakech was my first experience of Africa, and it surely will not be the last, it is an amazing city full of culture and interesting places to see, amazing food to try, and places to stay. Explore everything about Marrakech in my Marrakech Travel Guide.

Morocco is general has a lot more cities to visit so I will surely visit Morocco the first chance I get again.

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Hello! I’m Sara, a Croatian native. I’ve traveled all over the world and have knocked out some amazing cities and countries off my bucket list.

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