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Classic Morocco Itineraries
Morocco has so much to offer! When booking a trip to Morocco, it is important that you are able to experience this unique country to the fullest. These itineraries are samples of how to explore Morocco. Each itinerary was created to capture what a well-rounded trip to Morocco looks like.
There are a couple key components taken into account when creating these itineraries. First, it is important to note how long your stay will be. For example, the one week tour looks much more condensed than the others. This is because it must fit Morocco’s key attractions while also taking into account travel time. But regardless of how long you stay, there will never be a dull moment.
Morocco One Week Itinerary
If you are visiting Morocco for one week, then you should take into account travel time and its limitations. So you are not spending a vast majority of your time moving from one place to another, try exploring one region of Morocco.
You will still get to experience what Morocco has to offer while also allowing yourself time to immerse yourself in each location.The sample itinerary below is of mostly central Morocco. It offers historic landmarks, souks, and the natural scenery of the countryside.
Day 1-2: Arrive in Marrakech
After settling into your hotel, set out to see the top attractions in Marrakech like the Jemaa el-Fnaa, Majorelle Garden, and Bahia Palace.
Day 3-4: The High Atlas in Morocco
Leaving early from Marrakech on the third day, you will take a bus to the Grand Atlas Mountain. The trip takes about five in a half hours so the earlier you leave the better! A top attraction once there is the Ait Benhaddou which has been featured in numerous movies and shows throughout the years.
Day 5-6: Marrakech to Casablanca
Most of these days will be spent traveling between locations but throughout these travels you can see the stunning natural beauty of Morocco. And you will have some time in Marrakesh to explore whatever you might have missed. You will arrive in Casablanca late on the 6th which means you will spend most of your time exploring Casablanca on day 7.
Day 7: Casablanca
You will spent your last day exploring the romantic and bustling city of Casablanca. This seaport town has delicious food and music playing throughout. The top tourist attractions in Casablanca includes the Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca Cathedral, Place des Nations Unies, and its beaches.
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Morocco Two Week Itinerary
Exploring Morocco in two weeks allows you plenty of time to enjoy each environment and attraction. The extra time will allow you to spend multiple days in each location. In order to utilize this, split up what you want to see between the two days. This will allow you to explore each spot in depth. It should be noted that the itinerary will set aside designated travel days.
A great thing about Morocco is its lovely sceneries. And when you are traveling between destinations, you can really see the vastness and beauty of the country’s geographical setting.
Day 1-2: Casablanca
Casablanca is a city known for its culture, food, and architecture. Once you get settled into your hotel, you can set out and explore the city. The first day is a good time to visit King Hassan II Mosque, arguably Casablanca’s most popular destination and the Old Medina. A guided tour of the mosque takes about 45 mins to 1 hour. Afterwards you can grab dinner and dessert in the medina.
On the second day, explore inner Casablanca. Most of your time here will be spent at the Place des Nations Unies which is renowned for its shops and restaurants. Other noteworthy attractions include Casablanca Cathedral and Mohamed V Square.
Day 3-4: Rabat
Being a little over an hour drive from Casablanca, Rabat is a great pit stop on the way to Fes. Being the capital of Morocco, Rabat has a lot to offer. And because everything is in close proximity to one another, you can tackle a lot there.
Top attractions in Rabat include Hassan Tower, Dar al-Makhzen, Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Kasbah of the Udayas, and the medieval ruins of Chellah.
Day 5-6: Fes
Traveling from Rabat to Fes is relatively cheap and easy. There are multiple ways to get to Fes but train is the most practical. It takes a little more than two and a half hours. Once in Fes, you can explore this bustling and lively city. Fes has one of the most well known medinas in the area. There you can see the colorful leather tanneries in Fes el Bali (pictured above). The well-preserved Medieval Fes is a great destination for history buffs.
As a matter of fact, most of the city is shrouded with a fascinating historical past. Other noteworthy locations include, the Al-Attarine Madrasa, Dar Batha, the Merenid Tombs, and the Borj Nord. A popular activity in Fes is taking a cooking class where you get fresh ingredients from the medina.
Day 7-9: Erg Chebbi
There is no easy way to get to the Erg Chebbi in terms of time. From Fes, it takes close to 13 hours to get there. It is suggested that you take an overnight bus to the desert since most of your travel time will be spent sleeping. You would leave at night on day 6 and arrive mid-afternoon on day 7.
Once there, camping is highly suggested. Luxury camping is a popular activity while here. Other activities include, camel riding, hiking and swimming in pools made in the area.
Day 10-12: Dades Gorges and Ait Benhaddou
On the way back from the Erg Chebbi, it is best to head towards Marrakech that way you can stop by the Dades Gorges and Ait Benhaddou. From the dunes, it is about an 8 hour bus ride to the Dades Gorges.
Another overnight bus will help make the eight hours go by faster. You would leave late on the 9th and arrive in the Dades Gorges in the morning of the 10th. Once there you can explore the canyon by taking a walking tour.
You would spend the night in one of the villages in the Dades Gorges and leave to Ait Benhaddou on the 11th. It takes about two and a half hours to get to Ait Benhaddou. Just to give yourself some extra time to explore and break up the travel days, you would spend the night in Ait Benhaddou.
You can leave in the late afternoon on the 12th and arrive four and a half hours later in Marrakech. It will be pretty late when you arrive in Marrakech so you would retire to the hotel for the rest of the night.
Day 13-14: Marrakech
You will wake up already in Marrakech which gives you all of day 13 to explore the city. All the top attractions in Marrakech are relatively close to one another. You can grab a taxi to each destination. Top attractions here include the Jemaa el-Fnaa, Majorelle Garden, Bahia Palace, Marrakech Museum, and Cyber Park.
You will depart from Marrakech on day 14, which will conclude your trip to Morocco.
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