One week is a solid amount of time to explore Morocco's desert and Imperial cities at a moderate pace. In two weeks, you can add hiking in the Atlas Mountains and relaxation on the Atlantic coast. With less than 5 days, it's best to focus your time: see Casablanca, Chefchaouen, and Fes in the north, or stick to Marrakech and the Sahara in the south.
Make the Most of Your Time in Morocco
Morocco offers a diverse blend of geography, climate, and culture. With much to see and do, there's no shortage of options; the trick is fitting everything in. Here are some ideas to help you maximize your time in Morocco, whether you have a few days or a couple weeks to explore.
With 5-7 days to explore Morocco, you'll need to be selective where you focus your time. Are you interested in cities and culture? Perhaps a desert adventure, or hiking in the Atlas Mountains?
With 10 days or more in Morocco, you can focus on several regions such as the desert, mountains, coast, and imperial cities. Whether you're into active adventures, cultural exploration, culinary treats, or a little of everything, Morocco has something for everyone.
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Morocco in 5 days makes a thrilling whirlwind of a trip, and you'll have to make a few definitive choices about how and where to spend your time. Luckily, these itinerary suggestions take out the guesswork. Visit imperial cities, hike to villages in the High Atlas mountains, or ride camels across the Sahara—with this list, you can't go wrong.
From the High Atlas Mountains to the windy Atlantic coast, Morocco offers more than a week's worth of things to do and see. With 7 days, we recommend you pick an interest and run with it. Active travelers can pair a visit to Marrakech with hiking in the Todra Gorge and the Sahara Desert. Photographers often opt for a tour of photogenic Chefchaouen and other "blue cities" of the north. Can't decide? See the highlights on a grand tour, making stops in Casablanca, Fes, and beyond.
10 days may be the perfect amount of time to spend in Morocco. With some extra days added to a standard week-long itinerary, travelers can linger longer in the desert or the mountains—or simply explore Fez or Marrakech at a more relaxed pace. Read on for four itinerary suggestions.
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.
With six days in Morocco, you can tour some of the country’s best highlights, depending on what inspires you. You could devote your itinerary entirely to exploring Moroccan cities, where you can wander around mosques, souks, and centuries-old landmarks embellished with exquisite mosaics. Or you can split your time between a big city (for example, Marrakech) and the desert. If you’re a “more is more” kind of traveler, you can even add on time in an Atlantic coastal town.
With eight days in Morocco, you can take a grand tour of big-ticket cities like Casablanca and Fes, or spend your time exploring off the beaten path, hiking through villages in lush countrysides and enjoying cultural experiences including cooking lessons and homestays. Of course, the iconic Sahara awaits: incorporate a desert adventure into a Tangier-to-Marrakech road trip or soar above the dunes on a luxury Morocco tour. Learn more about the best ways to spend eight days in Morocco below.
With nine days, you can hit the highlights of Morocco's famed Imperial cities and add in time along the coast or in the desert. Or, take a different approach by swapping in a trek through Berber villages in the Atlas Mountains. If you’re inspired to go off-the-beaten-path, you can start in Marrakech, then head through smaller towns and mountain villages, swim at the base of a towering waterfall, learn how to press olive oil, and visit a saffron harvest. Read on for some unique options for your trip.