Two weeks in Morocco is enough time for a true grand tour, from the souks of Fes and Marrakech to the glittering Sahara, High Atlas mountains, and windy Atlantic Coast. If you want more than just the highlights—or if you're traveling in during summer, when the desert can be oppressively hot—stick to the Imperial cities of the north, diving into the history of classic stops along with places most travelers miss, like Beni-Mellal and Tetouan.

Itinerary 1: Highlights of Morocco

Take in Morocco’s top destinations with this itinerary that hits all the high notes.

In port at Essaouira
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Casablanca & Transfer to Asilah Asilah
Day 2 Explore Asilah Asilah
Day 3 Asilah to Fes via Meknes & Volubilis Fes
Day 4 Guided Tour of Fes Fes
Day 5 Fes to Midelt Midelt
Day 6 Midelt to Merzouga Camel Trek Merzouga
Day 7 Merzouga to Dades Valley Boumalne Dades
Day 8 Day with the Locals in the Valley of Roses Boumalne Dades
Day 9 Dades Valley to Marrakech via Aït Ben Haddou Marrakech
Day 10 Guided Tour of Marrakech Marrakech
Day 11 Marrakech to Essaouira Essaouira
Day 12 Cooking Class in Essaouira Essaouira
Day 13 Essaouira to Casablanca Casablanca
Day 14 Depart Casablanca  

 

Your trip begins in the picturesque seaside city of Asilah, where a new piece of art awaits around every corner. Travel from there through the lesser-known imperial city of Meknes and Roman ruins at Volubilis as you make your way to Morocco’s “cultural capital” in Fes. You’ll be led through the city’s famous medina, religious sites, and tannery by an expert guide.

See if you can spot some of the Atlas Monkeys as you head to Midelt on a plateau between the Medium and High Atlas, then continue to Merzouga, where you’ll hop on a camel to head into the Sahara. Camp out in the dunes of Erg Chebbi in a Bedouin tent. After a desert sunrise, continue through the Dades Valley to learn about desert irrigation, visit the impressive landscape of the Todgha Gorge, and spend a day with a Moroccan family in the Valley of Roses. Follow the Road of 1000 Kasbahs through the UNESCO World Heritage site of Aït Ben Haddou and all the way to Marrakech.

Once in Marrakech, you’ll enjoy a guided experience to the main attractions before you head to coastal Essaouira. Stop in an argan oil and meet their goat helpers along the way before you arrive in this bohemian city, once a favorite spot of the hippie movement. Learn to cook Moroccan-style in a local home before you head to Casablanca, your last spot on this trip. Linger in Essaouira in the morning or take a leisurely road trip via the beach towns along the way to Casablanca, where you can check out the famous Hassan II Mosque before heading home. Learn more

Itinerary 2: Casablanca to the Atlantic Coast

Follow this moderately-paced circuit around Morocco for unique cultural experiences, desert adventures, and coastal relaxation. 

Casablanca
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Morning in Casablanca, Afternoon in Rabat Rabat
Day 2 Rif mountains and the "Blue City" of Chefchaouen Chefchaouen
Day 3 Chefchaouen, Roman Ruins of Volubilis, Fes Fes
Days 4-5 Fes: Exploring the Imperial City & Medieval Medina Fes
Day 6 Middle Atlas to the Desert: Erfoud, Merzouga & the Sahara Merzouga
Day 7 Desert Adventures, Rissani Market, Todra Gorge Todra Gorge
Day 8 Todra Gorge, Dades Valley, Ouarzazate, Aït Benhaddou Aït Benhaddou
Day 9 Aït Benhaddou, Tizi-n-Tichka Pass over the High Atlas Marrakech
Days 10-11 Marrakech: Exploring the Red City Marrakech
Day 12 Marrakech to Essaouira Essaouira
Day 13 Essaouira to Casablanca via the coast Casablanca
Day 14 Departure from Casablanca  


Tour the north starting in modern Casablanca and Rabat, where you'll find historic ruins and towering minarets alongside tranquil gardens. Heading to Chefchaouen in the Rif Mountains, where you can relax in plazas and along the river. Explore the Roman ruins at Volubilis as you make your way to Fes to get lost in the culture capital of Fes and its medieval medina.

Leave the city for a desert adventure, following caravan routes through desert oases like 11th-century Aït Benhaddou. Make your way over the High Atlas Mountains and into the bustling squares and secret gardens of Marrakech. Then relax along the Atlantic coast enjoying fresh seafood in Essaouira before you return to Casablanca to catch your flight home. Learn more

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Itinerary 3: Culture, Mountains, and Desert

Enjoy culture, history, adventure and relaxation on this two-week Morocco grand tour

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Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival into Casablanca Casablanca
Day 2 To Rabat & Chefchaouen Chefchaouen
Day 3 Chefchaouen, Roman Ruins of Volubilis, Fes Fes
Day 4 Fes: Exploring the Imperial City & Medieval Medina Fes
Day 5 Erfoud, Merzouga & Sahara Merzouga
Day 6 Merzouga, Rissani Market, Todra Gorge Todra Gorge
Day 7 Todra Gorge, Dades Valley, Ouarzazate, Aït Benhaddou Aït Benhaddou
Day 8 Aït Benhaddou, Tizi-n-Tichka Pass, Marrakech Marrakech
Day 9 Marrakech: Exploring the Red City Marrakech
Day 10 The High Atlas around Amizmiz, Overnight in Berber Home Amizmiz
Day 11 Amizmiz back to Marrakech Marrakech
Day 12 Marrakech to Essaouira Essaouira
Day 13 Essaouira to Casablanca via the coast Casablanca
Day 14 Departure from Casablanca  


Start off exploring the capital city of Casablanca. If you only visit one place here, make it the Hassan II Mosque, sitting in a picturesque location on the sea.  Spend the next morning in Rabat exploring the medieval fortification of the Chellah Necropolis, then make your way to the Blue City of Chefchaouen. From there you'll drive to Fes, Morocco's oldest imperial city.

Head into the Sahara next, over the Middle Atlas, through a cedar forest, and into the desert region. You'll spend a few days exploring kasbahs, caravan routes, and the Saharan dunes. Try a sandboard ride, hop on an ATV, or simply take in the scenery. Spend a night in Aït Benhaddou, the most famous kasbah in Morocco and once upon a time, an important position along the trans-Saharan trade route between Marrakech, Ouarzazate, and the southern desert.

Go over the High Atlas and into the bustle of Marrakech. After exploring the city, you'll retreat to the countryside just about an hour south to the area around the small town of Amizmiz and the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains, where you'll hike through the foothills and spend the night with a Berber family before you go back through Marrekech. End your trip by relaxing in Essaouira before continuing along the coast back to Casablanca. Learn more

Itinerary 4: Travel North through Morocco's Cities 

Discover Morocco's ancient and historic cities on this complete two-week itinerary

Chefchaouen
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive; Explore the coast to Essaouira Essaouira
Day 2 Essaouira: seaside ramparts and fresh seafood Essaouira
Day 3 Kiteboarding and Jewish quarter Essaouira
Day 4 Transfer to Marrakech Marrakech
Day 5 Tour Bahia Palace, hammam and souks Marrakech
Day 6 Majorelle Garden and Saadian Tombs Marrakech
Day 7 Marrakech Museum and Secret Garden Marrakech
Day 8 The imperial city of Fez Fes
Day 9 Cooking class and medieval medina Fes
Day 10 Fes: Free day Fes
Day 11 Meknes, Moulay Idris and Chefchaouen Chefchaouen
Day 12 Tetouan and Tangier Tangier
Day 13 Visit Caves of Hercules Tangier
Day 14 Ferry to Spain  

 

Your first stop is Essaouira, but you'll take your time getting there, stopping along the coast to visit three formerly Portuguese-occupied coastal cities. Once you arrive, walk the Skala de la Kasbah (the 18th-century seafront ramparts) along the coast, try your hand at kiteboarding, or wander one of Morocco's best-preserved mellahs (Jewish quarter).

After three days you'll transfer to Marrakech, where you can enjoy the hammam public baths and various specialized souks.  Check out Souk el Attarin, Souk Chouari, and Souk Smata for a selection of spices, woodwork, and babouche (traditional Moroccan slippers). Visit Souk des Tenturier or the dyers’ souk to see how cloth and yarn are dyed using traditional methods. It's not all hustle and bustle, though, as you'll learn in the city's museums and secret gardens.

Up next is Fes, where you'll learn to cook Moroccan creations inside the medina and have some time to explore the city and its famous tannery and winding alleys on your own. Make your way to Chefchaouen via the historical sites at Meknes and Volubilis. After a night in the Blue City you'll finish your trip in Tangier, stopping along the way in Tetouan, a jewel of a town in a striking location at the foot of the Rif Mountains, just a few miles from the Alboran Sea. Visit the Caves of Hercules and explore the markets in Tangier before you head across the strait to Spain. Learn more 

Itinerary 5: Luxury Highlights of Morocco

Live the high life with this two-week luxury jaunt through two of Morocco’s most popular cities and the attractions in between.

The iconic Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Casablanca & Transfer to Rabat Rabat
Day 2 Rabat to Fes: Hassan Tower and the Roman Ruins at Volubilis Fes
Day 3 Fes: Explore the Imperial City and its UNESCO Medina Fes
Day 4 Guerrouane Region Winery Tour Fes
Day 5 Fes: Traditional Cooking Class Fes
Day 6 Fes to Merzouga: Over the Middle Atlas Mountains to the Sahara Merzouga
Day 7 Merzouga to Tinghir: Adventuring in the Todra Gorge Todra Gorge
Day 8 Tinghir to Ouarzazate Ouarzazate
Day 9 Ouarzazate to Marrakech: Over the High Atlas, Aït Benhaddou Marrakech
Day 10 Marrakech: Medina & City Tour Marrakech
Day 11 Marrakech: Sunrise Yoga and Afternoon Hammam Marrakech
Day 12 Marrakech: Morning Hot Air Balloon Ride and Afternoon of Leisure Marrakech
Day 13 Marrakech to Casablanca: the Atlantic Coast & Portuguese Ports Casablanca
Day 14 Depart from Casablanca  

 

You’ll fly into Casablanca but enjoy a transfer to Rabat, the capital city known for its impressive white architecture and the Hassan Tower. Then road trip your way to Fes via the historic town of Meknes, eighth-century Moulay Idriss, and Roman ruins at Volubilis. Once you arrive, you’ve got four nights to enjoy Fes and its UNESCO World Heritage medina. Follow a guide through the winding streets, tour the neighboring Guerrouane agricultural region (complete with wineries), and learn to cook a four-course Moroccan meal.

From there it’s off to the desert, with a trip through the scenic Ziz Valley, an ancient trade route, and the dates and fossils of Erfoud. Once you arrive in Merzouga, you’ll board your new method of transport—a camel. Ride across the desert to a plushly appointed tent for a night in the dunes. You’ll then make your way through the dramatic desert landscape to Tinghir and the trails of the Todgha Gorge. Do some walking through the gorge before you continue on through Boumalne Dades to Ouarzazate, a town famous for its involvement in the Moroccan film industry, and the 11th-century trade city of Aït Benhaddou

Cross over the High Atlas Mountains and into Marrakech. With four nights to spend in this bustling city, you’ll be able to take in raucous Djemaa el Fna Square and follow a guide to all the city’s landmark sights. Enjoy a sunrise yoga class, soak in a hammam, and soar over the landscape on a hot air balloon ride. Your last destination is Casablanca, which you’ll reach by way of the port towns along the coast. Spend the evening people-watching and lingering on the seafront promenade before you depart. Learn more

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