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Where every souk, medina, and minaret spews history, heritage, and culture, spending 10 days in Morocco might not seem enough to soak it all. But if you plan and prioritize your destinations wisely, the duration is perfect to take in the top highlights of the country. Below are the recommended itineraries if you are looking to visit Morocco to spend anywhere between 9 to 11 days.

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Ten Days in Morocco: Exotic Morocco

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The bustling city of Marrakech is a display of colors, colors, and characters.
Day 1 Welcome to the Red City of Marrakech
Day 2 Visit the vibrant city sights of Marrakech before proceeding toward the Unesco World Heritage site of Essaouira.
Day 3 Guided tour of Casablanca with a brief stop at Rick’s Cafe
Day 4 Experience the ancient history and modern Morocco in the capital city of Rabat
Day 5 Explore the Blue City of Chefchaouen
Day 6 Walking tour of Fez — souks, potteries, and tanneries
Day 7 Experience desert life in Merzouga
Day 8 Desert adventure continues in Merzouga
Day 9 Drive back to Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountain
Day 10 Bid farewell to Morocco and fly out of Marrakech

Weaving through a myriad of cultures, colors, and characters, this 10-day Morocco trip takes you through the contrasting rhythm of the country, from the chaotic medina of Marrakech to the sleepy serenity of its mountain village in Chefchaouen. Ready your senses for a rollercoaster ride. Experience modern Morocco in the cosmopolitan city of Casablanca and then retreat to its cultural heart in the imperial city of Fez. Top it all with a taste of the ancient in the desert village of Merzouga. Here, get a taste of the authentic Moroccan lifestyle as you ride a camel across the dunes and spend a night in the Bedouin tent. Check out our 10 days Morocco tours for more information. 

Nine Days in Morocco: Morocco Family Adventures

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Day 1 Arrive at Marrakech
Day 2 Discover Ait Benhaddou with its winding alleys, kasbahs, and towers
Day 3 Explore the Berber oasis of N'kob
Day 4 Embrace the Sahara at Erg Chebbi
Day 5 Explore the Martian landscape of Todra Gorge
Day 6 Visit Hollywood of North Africa, Ouarzazate
Day 7 Drive back to Marrakech in time to experience the buzz of Djemaa el Fna Square
Day 8 Embark on a sightseeing tour of Marrakech
Day 9 Bid farewell to Morocco and fly out of Marrakech

Laced with plenty of fun-filled activities, this nine-day Morocco itinerary is a perfect adventure outing for families. Experience the thrill of staying at an authentic Berber camp in Erg Chebbi with an exciting camel trek through the desolate dunes of the Sahara. Embark upon the caravan route between Sahara and Marrakech to visit the fortified village of Ait Benhaddou, a Unesco World Heritage site. Marvel at the 1,000-foot-high limestone cliffs of Todra Gorge, also called the Grand Canyon of Morocco. Budding chefs can learn local dishes at a Moroccan cooking class, and film buffs can hop around Ouarzazate’s various shooting locations for famous Hollywood films. For more, check our 9-day tours to Morocco

Eleven Days in Morocco: Deserts and Beaches

Taghazout beach, Morocco
The Moroccan coast stretches over 1200 miles inviting visitors to indulge in an array of beach activities.
Day 1

Arrive in Marrakech and connect with your fellow travelers

Day 2 Travel to Tinghir and head into Todra Gorge
Day 3 Explore the golden sands of Sahara in Merzouga
Day 4 Take the Route of 1000 Kasbahs to Ait Ben Haddou
Day 5 Hike the mountains in Imlil to experience the village life in Aroumd (Aremd)
Day 6 Return to Marrakech
Day 7 Go on a sightseeing tour of Marrakech
Day 8 Head to the fishing village of Taghazout
Day 9 A beach day with surfing and a sunset beach bonfire in Taghazout
Day 10 Guided walk in the charming coastal city of Essaouira
Day 11 Return to Marrakech and end the trip on a high note

In this 11-day Morocco trip, you will be traversing through the country’s stunning mountain and coastal and desert landscapes. Surf the waves at Taghazout, embark on a camel trek in the Sahara, or stay a night in a traditional mountain gîte in Aroumd for a true taste of authentic Moroccan life. Work up your muscles on a hike in Toubkal National Park and follow it up with a steam session at a traditional Hammam in Essaouira and shop at Taroudant, the “Little Marrakech.” This trip is perfect for exploring Morocco’s many hidden gems and attractions. For more, check out our 11-day Morocco tours

Irrespective of your travel style, ten days in Morocco can introduce you to the diverse flavors of the country. Use the above plans as a guide to making the most out of your short stay in this beautiful country. Or let our local experts curate a customized trip to Morocco for you. Get more ideas on itineraries in our guide on how long to spend in Morocco.

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Published by Will Cooper, updated on September 7, 2022

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