MOROCCO ITINERARY 7 DAYS

MOROCCO ITINERARY 7 DAYS

Planning a trip to Morocco but only have a week to explore? Don’t worry! We have a detailed Morocco itinerary 7 days in Morocco that covers the best of this diverse country.

This itinerary is a perfect way to explore Morocco’s vibrant cities, natural beauty, and historic sites. From the charming blue city of Chefchaouen to the Sahara Desert and the Atlas Mountains, you’ll experience a bit of everything this North African gem offers. Get set for an incredible adventure in Morocco—pack your bags and let’s go!

Morocco itinerary 7 days ON THE MAP

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY1: Casablanca - Rabat

On this day of our Morocco itinerary 7 days from Casablanca, we’ll explore the city, checking out the Royal Palace walls and the Mausoleums of Mohammad V and Hassan II. We’ll stroll through the old walled city and the stunning Oudayas Kasbah. Later, we head towards the “blue city,” Chefchaouen. After about 4 hours on the road, we’ll arrive and dive into the old Medina, Outa-el-Hamma Square, and the Jewish Quarter. There are plenty of artisan shops, restaurants with terraces, and cafes to enjoy and relax. You’ll have free time to explore Chefchaouen and stay overnight at a hotel.

Day2: Rabat - Chefchaouen

After having breakfast in your hotel in Rabat,our Morocco itinerary 7 days from casablanca will continue heading to the blue-city of Chefchaouen passing by Rabat. The city of Rabat is the administrative and official capital of Morocco being home for the king and the royal family. Visit the dramatic Kasbah of Oudaya, which panoramically overlooks the ever-flowing Bou Regreg River, Sale & the Atlantic Ocean.

Visit the striking Mohammed V mausoleum where the king’s father, uncle & grandfather are buried. The building is fascinating with its white marble from the outside and intricate artworks from the inside. Adjacent to the mausoleum is the impressive Hassan Tower, which was planned to be the largest mosque in the Islamic World back in the 12th century, but the Almohad Sultan died after three years of work leaving the project incomplete.

We will continue on the track to Meknes, which was founded by the late Moulay Ismail in the 17th century. Begin our tour by the impressive Bab Mansour, stretch your legs in the nearby olive market, visit the Moulay Ismail Mausoleum, then drive through the high walls of the Royal Palace before getting to the granaries and stables. 

Drive to the Roman Ruins of Volubilis where we will have a guided walking tour while learning about the Roman civilisation that settled in the north of Africa. Later, we will resume our drive to Fes where we will spend our second night.

Day3: Chefchaouen - Fes

We’ll start the day with a delicious breakfast at the riad before heading towards Volubilis, passing through towns like Ouazan and other areas in Rif. Visiting Volubilis allows us to explore ancient Roman ruins, offering a glimpse into Morocco’s cultural history. Next, we’ll see bab el Mansour and have lunch in Meknes, a city steeped in 17th-century history. As the day winds down, we’ll head directly to Fes, where you’ll spend the night at a Riad.

Day4: Fes Sightseeing

You’ll have a full day exploring Fez, an incredibly well-preserved medieval Islamic city and a cultural hub. We’ll start by visiting the Andalusian neighborhood, with its beautiful mosque accessed through Bab Ftouh. Then, we’ll explore areas where leather, dyes, and copper are produced, leading us to the oldest mosque in Africa at the University of Al-Karaouine. Take a moment at Idris I’s tomb, the city’s founder. Don’t miss the famous Nejjarine fountain and the remarkable Nejjarine Museum of Wood Arts and Crafts. In the afternoon, we’ll visit the Attarine Medersa.

Our exploration continues in the medina, pausing at the “blue Gate” of Fes, Bab Boujouloud. We’ll stop at Borj Nord for a stunning view of the medina. You’ll learn about the history of the Jewish quarter, see the Imperial Palace from outside, and visit the pottery neighborhood. Near the city’s outskirts, we’ll explore an artisanal complex before returning to your Riad.

Day5: Fes - Ifrane - Cedar Forest - Midelt - Ziz Valley - Merzouga Desert (Camel ride & overnight in desert camp)

On the 5th day of our  Morocco itinerary 7 days from Casablanca, we head to the Sahara. We’ll visit a range of attractions, starting with Ifrane, often called the “Moroccan Switzerland.” Along the way, we’ll stop at the Cedar forest to watch monkeys in their element. Our journey south will take us through the stunning palm groves and oasis towns of the Ziz valley in southern Morocco, passing through the Middle Atlas Mountains. We’ll also visit Erfoud, famous for its fossil museums and date production.

Once at the Merzouga Desert, get ready for a magical camel ride to witness the breathtaking sunset over the erg Chebbi sand dunes. After the sun sets, we’ll have dinner and spend the night in the heart of the Sahara Desert at a luxurious camp. Imagine sleeping under a sky filled with countless stars. And, after dinner, get ready to join a lively Berber party with drumming and more fun before spending the night.

Day6: Merzouga Desert - Rissani - Todra Gorges - Dades Valley

today, waking up early in order to catch the sunrise over the Erg Chebbi dunes. After breakfast and freshening up at the desert camp, it’s time to journey back to Merzouga Village by camel or 4×4. From there, we’ll drive to Rissani, exploring its old market and town.

Our tour then takes us through various Berber settlements like Mellab, Tinjdad, and Jourf, known for its historic irrigation wells. Next stop: the Todra Valley and its astounding 300-meter-tall canyons, formed by the force of water pushing through rock crevices. We’ll take a walk through the gorge before heading to the Dades Valley for an overnight stay.

Day8: Dades Valley - Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah - High Atlas Mountains - Marrakech

Continuing our journey, heading to Ouarzazate, passing through the Roses Valley and Skoura oasis on our route to the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. This incredible site, located 27 kilometers outside Ouarzazate, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its appearances in Hollywood movies like “Lawrence of Arabia,” “Gladiator,” and more. The Kasbahs, or fortified palaces in the south, showcase the unique Moroccan architecture and culture.

After a walking tour exploring the kasbah, our drive takes us through the “Tichka Pass” in the Atlas Mountains, treating us to breathtaking panoramic views and glimpses of Berber villages along the way. Finally, we’ll reach Marrakech, where you’ll spend the night.

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