October is one of the best months to visit Morocco , as temperatures are cooler and more comfortable for sightseeing. This is a great month for hiking in the mountains and visiting the Atlantic coast, with temperatures dropping in November and Essaouira becoming very windy.
The average high temperature in Marrakech during October is 29ºC, so you won’t need much more than shorts and t-shirts for the days. Temperatures usually drop to 15ºC at night, so you’ll want to pack a warmer top for the evenings.
Welcome to autumn in Morocco , easily one of the best moments to visit. After months of steaming hot temperatures , Marrakech is finally cool enough to really enjoy—expect a high of 82°F and lows around 60°.
The best times to visit Marrakech are from March to May and between September and November. These shoulder seasons are known for their desirable weather (with average daytime temps in the low 70s to low 90s) and affordable hotel rates.
Morocco’s North African location means that most of the country enjoys warm weather all year round, and it still feels like summer in October . The nearby Sahara Desert means it never gets too cold, but you’ll get differences in weather depending on where you go.
Casablanca is the business capital of Morocco, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, with a much more modern and less traditional Moroccan feel. Visitors generally recommend Marrakech over Casablanca for its vibe, colors and smells, history, and tourist-friendly atmosphere (despite some hassles).
A vacation to Marrakech for one week usually costs around MAD3,850 for one person. So, a trip to Marrakech for two people costs around MAD7,700 for one week. Two people traveling together for one month in Marrakech can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.
To sum it up, Marrakech is one of the safest cities in Morocco. You might feel a little unsafe at night , but in no moment will you be threatened or hurt. This is because Morocco has very severe penalties and the police can be very aggressive.
Can I get alcohol in Marrakech ? and where can I smoke? The Medina does not have pubs or wine bars, however there are plenty of hotels and restaurants with public bars. Alcohol is not available in the cafes around the place Jemaa al Fna. In our Marrakech Riads guests may smoke in designated areas on the roof terraces.
Although Muslims are forbidden to drink alcohol , Morocco is a moderate Islamic country and you are likely to feel free to drink in moderation in private or where alcohol is being served. In medinas alcohol cannot be purchased in shops, although many riads and hotels offer it.
Be sure to pack lightweight and loose-fitting clothing for days when the temperatures are high and the sun is hot. Light slacks, skirts, loose jeans, and short sleeved shirts that cover your shoulders and bottom are great to have on a hot day. Hats, scarves, and sunglasses offer important protection, too.
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Cultural Guidelines: Moroccan men don’t usually wear shorts . However, as tourists, it will be fine for you to wear shorts . If you want to fit in a little better, then you could consider packing long pants.
Most travellers will not need vaccinations . However, depending on your itinerary, you should consider hepatitis A, typhoid, hepatitis B and rabies. Malaria risk is limited to the north coast.
Marrakech is the fourth-largest city in Morocco, and is one of the country’s major tourist spots. To see it, ideally you’ll want to allocate at least 2- 3 days , although those with less time to spare can still enjoy the experience.