Travel Guide: Itinerary Morocco Tours
You have already booked a ticket to Morocco and are planning one week in Morocco. What to do and what to see? You have come to the right place for great travel ideas.
Deciding where to go in the limited time you have can be the most difficult task. The reality is that one week in Morocco is not enough to see the whole country. I know many travelers who try to fit several cities into one week. They often leave grumpy, tired and frustrated. Morocco is a big country, and getting from point to point often takes much longer than the map shows.
This 1-week itinerary to Morocco will give you enough time to explore without feeling tired and overwhelmed. If you have a little more time, there is a bonus idea at the end of each one where you can add a little more time.
You can also check out our Morocco blog for beginners.
Itinerary for the week in Morocco:
Day 1: Casablanca, Rabat, Chefchaouen
Today we will pick you up from your hotel or airport in Casablanca and then visit the Second Mosque of Hassan, one of the largest mosques in the world. We will then travel to Rabat, the capital of Morocco, where we will tour the major historical sites, including the Uday Kasbah, the Mausoleum of Mohammed the Fifth, and the Hassan Tower, the minaret of an unfinished mosque. We will have lunch, then drive toward Shefshawen. Then hotel, including overnight stay and breakfast.
Day 2: Chefchaouen, Volubilis, Fes el Bali
Your genuine adventure will start toward Volubilis after breakfast at the riad, passing via Wazan and other Rif villages.. In Volubilis you will discover Roman ruins and learn about the archaeological excavations of Moroccan history. After visiting the ruins you will move to Meknes, a seventeenth-century heritage site, where you will stop for lunch and walk through the Medina and Bab el-Mansour. We will then take you to Fez, where you will spend the night.
Day 3: Tour of Fez in Medina.
After breakfast in the riad, you will begin to explore Fez, the oldest city in Morocco, walking through its streets and alleys. Your visit will begin at the entrance through the gates of the Royal Palace and continue with the Jewish Quarter, the first mella ever built in Morocco, which dates back to the sixteenth century.
We will make sure you visit all the cultural and historical sites, including the famous Al Karawin University, the oldest in the region, the tanneries, the Attarin Museum and the Moulay Idriss Mausoleum. In the afternoon you will visit the Tile Cooperative and then enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the entire Medina of Fez. You can also see our 3-day tour from Fez to Marrakech.
Day 4: Fez, Middle Atlas Mountains, Ziz Valley, desert camp.
After breakfast we will travel south into the Merzouga Desert via Midelt and Errashidia. Your first stop will be in the town of Ifrane, called the “Moroccan Switzerland,” and then to Merzouga via Midlet and the Ziz Valley. During this journey you will catch a glimpse of the mountains of the Middle Atlas and the Upper Atlas.
A visit to the well-known cedar forest, the biggest in Morocco, where you may see barbarian monkeys. You will notice how the landscape changes, revealing hints of desert as you approach the city of Er-Rashidia. After lunch in Midelt, your journey continues through the picturesque Ziz Valley, stopping along the way to admire the panoramic view.
Later, arrive at your destination, where you will ride your camel to see the sunset in the middle of the sand dunes and spend the night there. You will eat dinner and spend the night in our camp in the desert.. (Comfortable camp, including dinner and breakfast.
Day 5: Merzouga desert – Erfoud – Toudra Valley – Dades Valley.
Wake up early to admire the desert sunrise, have breakfast, then hop on a camel from the dunes to reunite with your vehicle and head to Fez (or if you are traveling in an SUV, you can be picked up at camp.
We will then begin our journey into the Dades Valley through the Todh Valley and gorges, where we will stop to take pictures of the kasbahs built by the Jews. You will have the opportunity to walk through the stunning Todh Gorges before heading into the Dades Valley. Overnight stay in the Dades Valley, including dinner and breakfast.
Day 6: Dades Valley, Valley of the Roses, Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, Marrakech.
We will drive to Marrakech after breakfast at the hotel, passing through the Dades Valley with its striking rock formations and historic kasbahs before arriving at the Valley of Roses., known for its damask roses, which are harvested in April. Continuing our journey, we will head to Ouarzazate, known as African Hollywood, where you can see the Taurirt kasbah and take a tour of the film studios.
Then we will continue to the UNESCO heritage site, Ait Ben-Haddou Ksar, the largest ksar in Morocco, where films such as Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia and The Jewel of the Nile were filmed. Then we will continue on to Marrakech via Tichka. Pass, one of the highest mountains in Morocco. Arrival in Marrakech in the afternoon.
Day 7: Transfer to the airport in time for departure.
If you start your week in Morocco from Tangier, this is the best trip you can make:
Day 1: Tangier
This is our big decision to start the trip in Tangier. After that, we can travel through Morocco and explore from north to south. We will spend the first full day in Tangier as part of our itinerary. We discovered some places such as:
The Old Kasbah.
Cave of Hercules.
American Embassy Museum
Day 2: Chefchaouen – Blue City
The second day we drove to Chefchaouen. The route appeals to travelers who want to see the city’s famous blue and white buildings. The main attractions of this place are walking through the narrow streets of the Medina and admiring the vibrant architecture.
See the Spanish Mosque in all its glory
Went to the Kasbah
Went to the bazaar
Day 3: The Roman ruins of Volubilis – Meknes
The charming streets of Chefchaouen are the perfect place for an early morning stroll. Then we will drive to the site where UNESCO has listed it as a World Heritage Site. It is in good condition.
After seeing the ruins we go to Meknes for 30 km. The city we will explore is among the royal cities and is considered the capital of the Ismailis.
The Mausoleum of Sultan Moulay Ismail
Borj Belkari Pottery Museum
Day 4: Fes
Fes offers many discoveries. Fes is known both for its historical significance and for the preservation of its cultural heritage. The area has become the spiritual and cultural center of Morocco and is considered one of the royal cities.
We visited the following places:
The Gate of the Royal Palace.
Al-Qarawin Mosque and University
Ibn Danan Synagogue
Day 5: The Sahara Desert
The drive from Fez to the Sahara Desert serves as a demonstration of Morocco’s diverse environment. Climbing a high dune offers a magnificent view of the sunset over the sand.
Nowhere is the dark sky more beautiful than in the desert. As always, the stars and constellations of the Galaxies are clearly visible. The Merzouga Desert is a truly magnificent place.
Visit Cedar Forest
Visit Zaida for a delicious meal.
We suggest tasting wild honey and delicious dates at Ziz.
Day 6: Tudra Gorges
Observations and tips for this article we have prepared based on the Tudra Gorge team’s experience This is a red rock formation that we reach after leaving the dunes early in the morning. The central canyon is formed like the Todra River flowing through the mountains.
Several climbing routes can be found in these canyons. Observe the beauty of the landscape as you wander through the gorges. There are no higher canyons in Morocco than Tudra.
Visit Ait Benhaddou Kasbah
Day 7: Visit Marrakech
The reason Marrakech is a popular tourist destination is because it embodies the true soul of Morocco. Only there can you find the mesmerizing atmosphere of the Red City of Marrakech. This is especially true given the abundance of snake charmers, bazaars and potion merchants around.
The city is full of glorious history, regional cuisine and top-notch nightlife.
Visit Bahia Palace
See the waterfalls of Uzud.
Relax in the Majorelle Gardens.
Jamaa El Fna.
Also read, Itinerary for a week in Morocco
One week in Morocco with the family:
There’s always something to explore and do. Morocco is a fun destination for families, offering countless outdoor adventures, beach trips, unique activities and more.
Mule rides through the Atlas Mountains
A walk to nearby Akchur Falls
Visit a local family
Horseback riding on the beach in Essaouira
Hot air balloon flight in Marrakech
Day tour to the Ouzoud waterfalls via Marrakech
Visiting the Valley of Paradise and hiking
Family resorts in Morocco:
A very vacation style and price range can find a family resort to stay at. Book a stay at a premium family resort in Morocco and indulge in its amenities. so you’ll have an easier time making your choice through our list of “family resorts in Morocco”.
1 Banyan Tree Tamuda Bay
Peace, tranquility and solitude are guaranteed at this resort. Its architecture, which combines elements of Andalusian and Moroccan design, blends perfectly with the breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea nearby.
This resort hotel features a tropical garden spa with a program of logical therapies based on the Eastern philosophy of healing. Guests can also enjoy a fantastic gastronomic experience while staying here, thanks to carefully selected dishes made with locally sourced natural products.
2 Paradis Plage Surf Resort
With a beautiful beach and the Atlas Mountains in the background, this resort is beautiful on earth. It has set the benchmark for eco-conscious travel in Morocco as the first eco-resort in the country.
Another attraction at this hotel is the Surf House, a 100-square-meter activity space that is perfect for families. This area has a balcony overlooking the beach, a bar, a lounge, an outdoor movie theater, and a surf school.
3. Hilton Tangier Al Huara Resort.
An hour’s drive from the resort takes you to the American Embassy in Tangier or the Marrakech Fortress. With its high-quality amenities, including a children’s club, spa, golf courses and swimming pools, this hotel is the perfect place for a family vacation.
There is no need to worry when transporting a car, as parking is free.
4. Hyatt Regency Taghazout
At the foot of the Atlas Mountains, the Hyatt Regency Taghazout is ideally located right on the beach in Taghazout. This ensures that your vacation with your loved one will be unforgettable and enjoyable, as it is one of the best five-star resorts in Morocco.
Guests are welcome to bring the whole family and pets.
5. Toubkal Village.
It offers a limited number of rooms and suites, each with a magnificent view of Imlil, making it an ideal refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city. An authentic Moroccan hammam on site offers a variety of ancient treatments. The restaurant inside the building serves Moroccan cuisine with Berber elements.
6. La Tour D’Aeol.
This is a charming holiday stop in Dakhla, ideally located in a beautiful lagoon between the Sahara and the sea. It promotes sustainable ecotourism, using eco-friendly materials and smart wastewater treatment systems.
It offers family windsurfing, kayaking and surfing lessons. This resort also offers a variety of tours that allow you to learn more about the community.
Best resort in Casablanca Morocco
Four Seasons Resort Casablanca
This is a fantastic option for tourists who want to immerse themselves in the hustle and bustle of Morocco’s largest cities, as well as enjoy the sea breeze and all the amenities of the resort. This is a fantastic option for tourists who want to immerse themselves in the hustle and bustle of Morocco’s largest cities, as well as enjoy the sea breeze and all the resort’s amenities.
Le Casablanca Resort.
There are no other places in Casablanca with large outdoor gardens, modern pools and sunbathing terraces like this one. There are plenty of food options in this area, so it’s easy to choose to stay.
Art Palace Suites & Spa.
The Art Palace Suites & Spa, a luxury boutique resort on the edge of the urban area, has a total of 25 suites. All rooms are uniquely furnished, with many decorative elements inspired by an important personality or historical figure.
The menu at the Art Age restaurant features both Moroccan and European dishes.
The best place to relax on the beach in Morocco
Morocco’s enormous diversity includes more than 1,200 kilometers of coastline. While not all of them are golden beaches, there are some really beautiful unknown gems.
Here are the best beach destinations in Morocco:
Banyan Tree Tamuda Bay.
Mazagan Beach & Resort.
Sofitel Tamuda Bay Beach
La Sultana Oualidia
Grand Mogador Sea View Hotel
Ain Diab Beach
Things to do in Chefchaouen:
Although Chefschaouen seems like a small town, there’s plenty to do in Chefschaouen. We’ve compiled a list of the best things to do in Chefchaouen to make your vacation as productive and rewarding as possible. Let’s see.
1. wandering the maze of streets in the Blue Medina
The beauty of the city lies in wandering through a maze of blue-painted streets. Chefchaouen is a quieter and quieter city in Morocco, where you can wander the blue streets for hours.
There are several theories of the city’s blue hue. Some believe that blue repels mosquitoes and makes houses warmer in winter, while others say that blue represents the sky and paradise. People continue to paint their homes blue twice a year.
2. Medina Handicraft Bazaar (Market)
It would be better if you visited the Chefchaouen Handicraft Market, where you will find local handicrafts not available elsewhere in Morocco. Shopping would also make your trip more memorable.
Woolen clothing, woven blankets and woven baskets are some of the items available. Also, the décor of the clothes against the blue walls is so attractive that you want to buy things.
3. Kasbah Museum
You must visit the Kasbah Museum if you not only want to admire the beauty of the blue city but also learn its history. Qasba Museum is located in the heart of Medina, surrounded by a greenish garden.
This building served many functions, particularly as a prison, but now it is an ethnographic museum that tells the history of the city.
3. Panoramic view from the Spanish Mosque.
The Spanish Mosque is the best place to get a panoramic view of the blue pearl of Morocco. It is built to the east of the city and is a 45-minute walk away. There is also a rooftop restaurant where you can dine and admire the sunrise or sunset.
If you decide to walk to the site, the hike will start at Bal al-Ansaye and continue across the river to the mosque. The hike is best done on a sunny day before sunrise or sunset.
4. Meet all the cute cats and kittens.
As you stroll through the quiet streets of Medina, you will notice a swarm of cats and kittens adding to the beauty of the atmosphere. Anyone will fall in love with cats after seeing this.
Be especially careful when interacting with these pets. A British guest was recently killed after being bitten by a cat.
5. Rooftop Dining.
The rooftop dining area is the best place to meet the sunrise or sunset. Where you can eat everything from home-cooked meals to restaurant meals, they are about a 5-minute walk from the main square.
Notably, you will be served freshly prepared food. In our experience, the food and staff are quite accommodating.
6. Reef Mountain Hike.
If you’re really into hiking, this is the best place to think about it. This beautiful hike will lead you to a beautiful view of the blue pearl of Morocco. The hike will take one to three days.
You can stop at several points along the way to explore the various sights of Chefchaouen.
7. Eat at the Aladdin Restaurant.
A day of walking and wandering should end with a good meal. The best restaurant indoors is Aladdin, which serves Moroccan and international cuisine at very low prices.
For your Moroccan vacation, we offer customized accommodations ranging from luxury boutique-style hotels in the cities, to rugged Berber tents in the desert, whatever you want to make your Moroccan trip an unforgettable journey. Or you might want to live like a traditional Moroccan in a riad, a luxury Moroccan hotel tucked away in old urban areas. These ornate traditional houses, usually several stories high, have open courtyards with gurgling fountains and fragrant gardens. Our Marrakech riad, as well as all of our carefully selected Moroccan hotels and boutique resorts, offer exceptional service to make your vacation in Morocco unforgettable. Visit us here: