One Week in Morocco: Our Recommendations
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Located on the northwestern tip of Africa, Morocco combines the sights and smells of ancient Arab and Berber culture with modern coastal cities. From the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines to the sand dunes of the Sahara, Morocco is a treasure trove of varying cultures and topography, with many places to explore and things to do. To help you get the most out of your Moroccan adventure, we have compiled itineraries suggesting the best destinations to cover if you are planning to spend one week in Morocco.
Eight Days in Morocco: Imperial Cities and Sahara Desert
|Day 1||Welcome to Casablanca|
|Day 2||From Casablanca, head to Fez via Rabat and Volubilis|
|Day 3||Take a private tour of Fez with a local guide.|
|Day 4||Travel from Fez through the Ziz Valley to the Merzouga Desert|
|Day 5||Explore the Merzouga Desert, the Todra Gorges, and the Dades Valley|
|Day 6||Travel from the Dades Valley to the Valley of Roses and Ouarzazate then on to Marrakech|
|Day 7||Explore Marrakech with a local guide|
|Day 8||Drive to Marrakech airport and departure|
Start your trip from the cosmopolitan city of Casablanca. Your next stop is the trendy seaside city of Rabat and on to Fez. Take this opportunity to see the Roman ruins at Volubilis. After a day exploring the ancient medinas of Fez, head to Merzouga to enjoy the camel ride in its desert landscape and explore the towering sand dunes. Stay overnight in a traditional Berber camp before visiting the spectacular gorges of Todra and the Valley of Roses on the edge of the Atlas Mountains the next day. Continue the journey towards the fabled city of Marrakech. Book a local guide for a sightseeing tour of the medina's labyrinth and the great square of Jemaa el-Fnaa. Here, you can immerse yourself in traditional music and food for your final evening in Morocco. You can also check out our 8-day tours to Morocco.
7 Days in Morocco: Casablanca and Coast Experience
|Day 1||Welcome to Casablanca|
|Day 2||Travel from Casablanca to Marrakech|
|Day 3||Explore Marrakech then travel to Essaouira|
|Day 4||Spend the day discovering Essaouira|
|Day 5||Explore Essaouira at your leisure|
|Day 6||Depart Essaouira and return to Casablanca|
|Day 7||Depart from Casablanca on your flight home|
Seven days in Morocco is ideal for an experience of the history and culture of the Atlantic coast, combined with a visit to the city of Marrakech. Spend a day exploring the beaches, mosques, and back streets of Casablanca. Then head inland to Marrakech. Contact a local guide to take in the evocative sights and aromas of the labyrinthine Medina. Back on the coast, spend three days exploring the ancient city of Essaouira. Here, the French, Portuguese, and Jewish cultures combine with traditional Arabic architecture and the Mediterranean and North African flavors. Check out our 7-day tours in Morocco for more.
6 Days in Morocco: Dunes and Desert Experience
|Day 1||Welcome to Marrakech|
|Day 2||Explore Marrakech before traveling via Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate to the Gorges De Dades|
|Day 3||Spend the day exploring the Dades Gorges and Todra Gorge en route to Merzouga|
|Day 4||From Merzouga, travel via Rissani and the Draa Valley to Ouarzazate|
|Day 5||Travel from Ouarzazate to Marrakech via the Atlas Mountains|
|Day 6||Depart Marrakech on your flight home|
If you are short on time, see if this six-day Morocco itinerary will fit your schedule. Start your trip from the ancient city of Marrakech. You can hire a private guide to explore the towering sandstone gorges of Dades and Todra. The evening offers a stunning sight of the sunset over giant dunes before settling for an open-campfire Berber meal.
After the desert activities, return to Marrakech via the Atlas Mountains. End your trip in the Moroccan capital by immersing in the colors and aromas of the traditional marketplace around the Jemaa el-Fnaa square.
Though brief, 7 days in Morocco takes you through the vast terrains and cultures of the country. See the major highlights, and visit the most popular destinations with our well-designed seven-day itinerary of Morocco. If you want to explore the country further, you can check out our guide on how long to stay in Morocco. Or, get in touch with our local travel experts for a customized trip to Morocco.