Three Days in Marrakech - Itinerary and Tips

Hello all fellow travelers! As many of you know by now, I suffer a bit from winter temperatures, so for this year we decided to treat ourselves to days in a warm destination during this very cold January. We chose a destination I have been to before but never really explored: Marrakech.

Last year, during my trip to Fez and Marrakech,[find the article about it here], I fell in love with the colors, sounds and scents of this city. However, time was too short to fully savor all that Marrakech had to offer. So when it came time to choose a winter getaway, there was no doubt.

We actually stayed 4 days but some half days were lost working on the PC. Therefore, I have tried to create for you a 3-day smart itinerary with the most beautiful and interesting things to see!


As soon as we landed at the Marrakech airport, the first step was to get a ride to our accommodation. Here, a tip for you: buy the cab ticket directly at the airport. We paid 13€ for the ride, which is a very fair price and you can also pay in euros. The ticket counter is located just outside the airport exit. We chose to stay in the beating heart of the city: the Medina. Our hotel, Riad Park of Princes (click here to see it on Booking), conveniently located in the Medina, cost us 80€ per night, including breakfast, and for us it was really great we will gladly return! For an authentic experience, we recommend staying in the Medina, but be careful to choose lodging that is not too hidden in its countless narrow streets because it can be easy to get lost in the Medina’s maze.

Other recommended hotels:

  • Riad Anjar: Located a 2-minute walk from Jamaâ el-Fna Square, it offers a top-floor terrace with panoramic views of the medina, a courtyard with a swimming pool and air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. It can be found here.
  • Riad Lorsya: In the heart of the medina, 2 minutes from Jamaâ El Fna Square, this traditional riad houses a swimming pool and a panoramic sun terrace overlooking the medina itself. You can find it here.
  • Riad Ghali Hotel & SPA: in Marrakech’s Medina, a 2-minute walk from Jamaa el Fna Square offers a shady top-floor terrace and 2 terraces. It houses a spa with massage service, sauna, various therapeutic treatments and hammam. It can be found here.

In the afternoon, to fully immerse ourselves in the atmosphere of Marrakech, we opted for a guided tour of the Medina. We used Get Your Guide to book our tour, which starts at about 20€ per person. Find the recommended one here. It is a great way to explore the souks, those labyrinthine markets where every step is a journey through unique colors, smells and sounds.

During the tour, we discovered that the Medina of Marrakech is much more than just a market. It is a beating heart of history and culture, a place where the past meets the present. The souks are divided by category: you will find areas dedicated to textiles, spices, metal crafts, and more.

A word of advice: they will try to sell you the world and you can politely decline or, if you are interested, don’t forget to negotiate! Of course, sellers expect friendly bargaining 🙂

Riad Parco dei Principi
Colazione Parco dei Principi (e mancava ancora roba 🙂 )
Guided tour of the souks


The second day in Marrakech took us on a discovery of some of its most fascinating treasures. If you didn’t have a chance to visit it on the tour, I highly recommend the Ben Youssef Madrasa. With a ticket costing about €5 each, this Koranic school is a masterpiece of Islamic architecture, famous for its intricate woodwork and beautiful tiles.

After this immersion in history, we headed to Le Jardin Secret, an oasis in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the Medina. At a cost of 9€ each, these gardens offer a peaceful retreat with their shady paths, fountains and a variety of exotic plants. Sincere as always: in my opinion really high price for what it offers so you evaluate whether to visit it or not.

For lunch, we chose the
Bendir Rooftop
, where for 20€ each we enjoyed delicious Moroccan cuisine. The Moroccan salad appetizer, which you will find in many variations around the city, is one of my favorite dishes. And I cannot fail to mention the exceptional falafel, a must for any food lover visiting Marrakech.

Madrasa of Ben Youssef
Le Jardin Secret
Bendir Rooftop

In the afternoon, we visited the Majorelle Garden, a ticket about 14€ each to be purchased in advance and online here: tickets majorelle. This botanical garden, created by French painter Jacques Majorelle in 1923, is famous for its vibrant blue and yellow colors and its collection of exotic plants from around the world. It is a place that enchants the senses and I must say one of my favorite places in Marrakech.

For fashion enthusiasts, I recommend a trip to the nearby Yves Saint Laurent Museum, with admission about €12 each (always available for purchase here). This museum celebrates the life and work of the famous French fashion designer and his deep connection to Marrakech, the city that inspired many of his creations. Just think that it was he along with his partner Bergé who revived the Majorelle gardens and for a time they lived right there. In fact, the ashes of both were scattered in the garden where you now find a memorial dedicated to them.

Majorelle Gardens
YSL Museum
Saint Laurent and Bergé memorial in the gardens


The third day in Marrakech begins with a visit to the Bahia Palace, an architectural gem that testifies to the richness of Moroccan culture. With an entrance fee of only €1, this palace is a must-see for anyone visiting the city. Built in the late 19th century, the Bahia Palace is an outstanding example of Moroccan and Islamic architecture, with its ornate courtyards, enchanting gardens, and ornate rooms. It is a place that speaks of history and where you will find beauty in every corner.

After visiting the palace, we treated ourselves to a sweet break with traditional Moroccan sweets. For 1-2€, you can enjoy delicacies such as honey and pistachio sweets. These treats, often enriched with dried fruits and spices, are a veritable explosion of flavors and are a must try! 🙂 Our favorites? We found them in a small street in the heart of the Medina! Find the Google tab here: Patisserie Corne De Gazelle Chez Brahim.

Bahia Palace
Patisserie Corne De Gazelle Chez Brahim.

We then took a walk in Cyber Park, an oasis of peace in the heart of the city. This free park is a great place for a relaxing break. Go there and admire the care of every single corner!

Later, we headed to M Avenue, the chicest area of Marrakech. This modern street is a striking contrast to the rest of the city, with its upscale stores, art galleries and trendy cafes. It is the perfect place to see a different side of Marrakech, where tradition and modernity meet.

In the evening, we had a snack overlooking the Medina from a rooftop. For about 10€, we had a fresh fruit plate and their famous mint tea while admiring the sunset over the city. It was a magical experience that I recommend since the Medina is really full of similar rooftops!

To end the evening, we immersed ourselves in the lively atmosphere of the central Jamaa el Fna square. For those who want dinner at one of the finest places in Marrakech, I recommend“Dar Cherifa.” At about 30€ per person, this restaurant offers great food and in a charming and historic setting. We had two appetizers (Moroccan salads always present) and the traditional cous cous and Tajine. Unmissable in Marrakech!

Cyber Park
Dar Cherifa

Practical information:

  • Internet: To stay connected, we opted for an e-SIM purchased online through Holafly. Remember to verify that your phone supports e-SIMs. Since Marrakesh is outside Europe I remember in fact that it is necessary to activate roaming or get a local data SIM.

  • Money: in Marrakech, most hotels and restaurants accept payment by card (we as you know always use only Revolut find the article here) but in the markets it is essential to have cash. The euro is accepted in many places but in some places, such as bakeries, we were asked for dirhams. We changed 50€ in one of the many exchanges, and the exchange rate is really negligible! A word of advice: bring cash to change because withdrawing from ATMs there is a small fee (about 2€)

  • Airport: for our return trip we took a cab to Marrakech airport. I recommend that you arrive well in advance, at least 2-3 hours before your flight because there are so many checks. In Marrakech it is compulsory to present your boarding pass printed on paper so you will have to print it first and then go through the check in counter. They are also very strict about the size of trolleys and backpacks so be sure to comply with baggage restrictions.

And thus ends our journey through magical Marrakech. I hope I have provided you with useful information for your next trip. 🙂 Don’t forget to visit my Instagram profile, where you will find all the featured stories and reels from this trip and the previous one in Fez. It only remains for me to wish you a safe journey! 🙂

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