Marrakech in November: weather and travel tips

written by
Dre Roelandt

updated 07.12.2023

Marrakech in autumn is a tapestry of mild weather, vibrant markets, and the echoes of ancient traditions. Here is our guide to the weather in Marrakech in November and travel tips to create a memorable Moroccan experience.

Is November a good time to visit Marrakech?

November brings a transitional period to Marrakech, with cooler temperatures and a slight increase in rainfall. It's an excellent time for travellers who prefer a more moderate climate and a touch of greenery in the city's landscapes. 

While it's not as dry as the preceding months, the unique atmosphere in Marrakech during November can offer a more refreshing and relaxed experience. Visiting Marrakech is one of the best things to do in Morocco, so make sure to put it on your travel plan!

Thinking of visiting Marrakech in November? Talk to our local Morocco travel experts and save yourself the hustle of planning.

Koutoubia mosque in Marrakech, Morocco © Migel/Shutterstock

Koutoubia Mosque, Marrakech, Morocco © Shutterstock

Temperatures in Marrakech in November

November in Marrakech ushers in milder temperatures. Daytime highs range from 21-24°C (70-75°F), offering pleasant weather for exploring the city's vibrant markets and historical sites.

Marrakech area is located inland and does not have direct access to the sea. However, November sea temperatures in Morocco average between 18-20°C (64-68°F), which although cooler than in the summer months, still allows for swimming if you are used to cool water.

Set on taking a trip to Morocco? Browse our inspirational Morocco itineraries to start planning your perfect holiday.

Morocco, Marrakech, the tanneries

The tanneries of Marrakech © Shutterstock

Average rainfall in November

In November, Marrakech experiences a slight increase in rainfall, with infrequent showers dotting the calendar. This transitional period between the warm months and the cooler winter season brings a touch of greenery to the city's landscapes. 

The weather remains pleasant for exploration, and with the colourful souks, palaces, and gardens, Marrakech offers a captivating blend of history and culture.

For more details on the weather in Morocco around the year, read up on when to go to Morocco.

What about the crowd & cost?

November in Marrakech provides a more tranquil experience compared to the peak tourist months. With fewer crowds, you can fully savour the city's vibrant markets and historic sites at your own pace. 

Accommodation and activity prices are generally budget-friendly, making it an inviting choice for cost-conscious travellers seeking an authentic Moroccan adventure.

Set on taking an autumn break? For further inspo, discover more of the best places to visit in November.

Preparing for two-wheel tours

The weather in Marrakech in November great for cycling © Christopher Clark

Unforgettable, fully customisable Marrakech itineraries

Our tailor-made trip service allows you to fully enjoy the weather in Marrakech in November without the planning or hassle. All of our planned itineraries are created by local Morocco travel experts and can be tailored to meet your specific needs.

  • Highlights of Morocco (8 days): Explore Morocco's highlights in just over a week, from the cultural capital Fez to the stunning Chefchaouen, desert tent stays, and vibrant Marrakech.
  • Moroccan Cities and Ultimate Sahara (10 days): Follow Humphrey Bogart's path from cities to the desert, exploring Casablanca, Chefchaouen's blue and whitewashed charm, Fez, a luxurious desert camp, and finally, Marrakech.
  • Deserts & Marrakech (6 days): Explore Morocco's highlights, from Marrakech to the desert, in a short, efficient trip for those with limited time and a desire to minimize travel time.

Or browse our other Morocco itineraries.

Marrakech Djema El Fna square © Shutterstock

Marrakech Djema El Fna Square © Shutterstock

Tips for travelling to Marrakech in November

As you embark on your journey to Marrakech, prepare not only for the warm temperatures. Embrace the vibrant local culture, but remember to be respectful. To avoid making a faux pas, read our Morocco travel tips.

What to pack for Marrakech in November

When visiting Marrakech in November, it's essential to dress appropriately for the weather. While daytime temperatures are generally mild and pleasant, evenings can get quite chilly. 

Pack a combination of lightweight clothing for the daytime, such as long-sleeve shirts, dresses, and breathable fabrics, as well as layers like sweaters or shawls for cooler evenings. Don't forget comfortable walking shoes for exploring the city's attractions and markets.

Dress modestly

Marrakech is a conservative city, and it's respectful to dress modestly, especially when visiting religious sites and public spaces. For women, this typically means covering shoulders, knees, and cleavage. Men should also avoid wearing overly revealing clothing. Carrying a shawl or scarf is useful for covering up when necessary.

Stay hydrated and use sunscreen

Marrakech maintains a sunny climate in November, so it's vital to stay hydrated and protect your skin from the sun's rays. Carry a reusable water bottle to ensure you have access to clean drinking water throughout the day. Applying sunscreen with a high SPF is essential, even in the cooler months, as the sun can still be intense.

Street art inside the labyrinthine alleys of the medina

Weather in Marrakech in November great for seeing the city © Shutterstock

What to Do in Marrakech in November

November in Marrakech offers a variety of activities and cultural experiences to enjoy. Here are some notable events and places to explore during your visit:

Celebrate Eid al-Mawlid al-Nabawi

Eid al-Mawlid al-Nabawi, also known as the Prophet Muhammad's birthday, is a significant Islamic celebration in November. The city comes alive with festivities, including parades, music, and decorations. It's a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in Marrakech's religious and cultural traditions.

Go art and craft shopping

Marrakech is a haven for art and craft enthusiasts. Explore the city's markets, or souks, for unique handmade goods such as rugs, textiles, ceramics, and jewellery. The markets offer a wide array of items to take home as souvenirs.

Honour Morocco's Independence Day

November 18th marks Morocco's Independence Day, commemorating the country's liberation from French colonial rule. While the celebration is nationwide, Marrakech hosts various events and activities, including parades and cultural displays.

Discover Ben Youssef Medersa

Explore the historic Ben Youssef Medersa, a beautifully preserved Islamic college dating back to the 14th century. Admire the intricate architecture, tranquil courtyards, and exquisite details that provide insight into Morocco's rich history.


Tajines, Marrakech, Morocco © Shutterstock

Planning your November trip to Marrakech

Discover the beauty of Marrakech with the guidance of our local Morocco travel experts. We handle every detail of the planning and booking for your adventure. 

Whenever you're ready to set off on your journey, contact us, and we'll create a tailor-made itinerary to suit your desires.

Explore our existing Morocco itineraries for inspiration, knowing that each one can be adjusted to meet your specific preferences.

For more travel inspiration see our Rough Guide to Morocco.

Dre Roelandt

written by
Dre Roelandt

updated 07.12.2023

Dre Roelandt is originally from the United States but lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Dre is a freelance writer and artist with a passion for travelling. They are an in-house Content Editor at Rough Guides.

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