Marrakech, Morocco: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Marrakech, Morocco? If you're planning to go to Marrakech, this article contains some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Marrakech, Morocco

Based on the climate and weather in Marrakech, the best time to go is May. See below for details.

Important essentials for Marrakech, Morocco

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Marrakech, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some rural areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great one.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Marrakech, Morocco

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Marrakech.

Synagogues may have dress requirements. At Slat Al Azama Synagogue:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to visit the majestic Koutoubia Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; you should check with the Marrakech tourism authority.

If you go to Majorelle Gardens, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you go to Yves Saint Laurent Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For El Bahia Palace, take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Marrakech.

What to wear/what to pack for Marrakech, Morocco by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in Marrakech is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

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February

February in this region is balmy. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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March

March in Marrakech is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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April

If you go to Marrakech in April, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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May

If you go to Marrakech in May, you will notice that it is warm and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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June

If you vacation in Marrakech during June, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

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July

July here is scorchingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

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August

If you visit Marrakech during August, you are likely to notice that it is unbearably hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C). Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

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September

Traveling to Marrakech in September, you will notice that it is consistently hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

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October

October in Marrakech is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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November

November is mild. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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December

December in Marrakech is crisp. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

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