Day 1: Essaouira to Agadir
Planning your own trip from Essaouira to Agadir, both by car and taxi will take you around 2 hours and 36 minutes (109.6 miles) and around 2 hours by grand taxi. While you are in Essaouira enjoy a mini break in this “Wind City of Africa” by going sightseeing to Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum or just off the coast to the southwest of Morocco is the Île de Mogador Beach. Arrange a private boat to cruise along the beach’s uninhabited islands a shelter for Eleanora’s falcons or do some fishing for fresh catch. Agadir in the contrary is a very busy port and beach resort. Unlike Essaouira, Agadir is a destination for sun and sand, totally not a windy city. Agadir’s main tourist attractions are Mohammed V and Hassan II.
Day 2: Agadir to Zagora
On a trip from Agadir to Zagora will be much longer and make sure to prepare yourself for a long drive. It will take approximately 7 to 10 hours (278 miles) depending on traffic by car or bus. Once you get to Zagora book your hotel and continue on your journey the next morning. Things to do while you are in Zagora; take a round trip to Jebel Zagora a stunning mountain worth climbing for the sight if you are up for an early morning. In the meantime, visit Zagora’s Musée des Arts et Traditions de la Valleé du Drâa (top choice to see).
Day 3: Zagora to Ouarzazate
Depending on traffic from Zagora, take a driving tour by car or taxi to Ouarzazate for approximately 2 hours and 17 minutes (163 km). There are lots of opportunities to see in Ouarzazate such as the Kasbahs, markets, museums, river banks and many more. Meanwhile, the desert is just to the south of the town. Moreover, Ouarzazate is famous for its journey across Draa Valley and into the desert for a fun holiday destination. Furthermore, Atlas movie studios became one of the largest in the world, Morocco’s Hollywood. In the meantime, just before planning to Marrakech, it is better to get a good night sleep and head off in the morning.
Day 4: Ouarzazate to Marrakech
It takes at least 4 hours of drive within 200 km from Ouarzazate to Marrakech. Along the way, you will enjoy the scenery of Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains. A lot to see in Marrakech since it is one of Morocco’s imperial cities after Casablanca, Fez and Tangier. On your way to Marrakech, you will be surrounded by lemon, orange and olive groves best for its culinary tastes. Things to see are the famous Jemaa el Fna square, Majorelle Garden, Bahia Palace, Marrakech Museum and many more. Since Marrakech is a bigger city than Essouira, Agadir, Zagora and Ouarzazate, spend more time and enjoy Marrakech for a day or two. After a long 4 days journey, now will be a great time to relax and pamper yourself at Les Bains de Marrakech Spa.
Love the idea of this trip! It really looks like a cool and fun getaway and you get to do and see a lot in a reasonable amount of time. Hmm..maybe I will have to set aside time for a trip like this!