The perfect one week Morocco Itinerary

Morocco is one of the countries that not all put on their list to visit. It is truly for those who seek the most exotic destination to fall in love with. This traveler will be encouraged to visit one of the most sought after places the African continent.
In Morocco, your senses will be awaken by the rhythm of life, noise of the streets, negotiations in the souks, motorcycles and the pedestrians by the same street. This is just a taste of what will catch your eye!

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Other sensations will be deeper and more unique, such as touching the leather, carpets, babouches, exotic objects of the markets and enjoying its impressive gastronomy.

Other sensations will be deeper and more unique, such as touching the leather, carpets, babouches or any exotic objects of the markets and enjoying its impressive gastronomy. Some of the dishes that you crave are the Tajine, Couscous, Pastilla.

Visiting any of these cities will feel like you have travelled back in time. However, in order to make your stay a unique and unforgettable experience, it is important to leave prejudices and stereotypes aside, and to set a schedule so you do not miss anything .

In this article, we will suggest where you should visit Morocco or rather, what to do according to the days you have in this beautiful country.

If you choose to travel to Morocco by hiring a package at a tourist agency, you will not have major problems and you will not have to worry about anything. The agency that you hire will be responsible for taking you and bringing you to all the sites, on the days you have contracted. But if you choose to organize your own trip, according to preferences and budgets, we suggest the following :

Day one: Casablanca 

Although the city of Casablanca does not have much to offer, it often serves as a starting point for the tour of Morocco. One day is more than enough to go around the city streets and visit the Hassan II Mosque, the second largest mosque in the world.

Day two: Chefchaouen the blue city

This is one of the cities that you must not miss! Chefchaouen is one of the most beautiful places to take photos in the whole country. This is because all the buildings and houses are painted blue. The city is simply beautiful, and you could spend your entire day just walking through its little blue streets or entering the boutiques that line the streets. Also, do not miss the 25-minute walk to the Spanish Mosque! You will be able to enjoy an unforgettable panoramic view of the city.

Kasbah of the Udayas
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Day three and four, Fes 

The next stop is the city of Fes, the cultural capital of Morocco. Although this city has a lot to offer, the most important thing is to lose yourself in the old medina. This medina was founded in the ninth century and is the home of the oldest university in the world. The medina has more than 9 thousand alleys to explore. That's why it is a good idea to hire a local guide to show you around and take you to the best places. Another ‘must see’ in Fez is to visit the tanneries. In this city, you will be able to see the unique process in which leather is made using methods that date back to medieval times. 

Other things to see in Fes: the famous ceramics and mosaics that are made in Art Naji, visit Medersa Bou Inania and see the Royal Palace.

Day Five and Six: Merzouga & Sahara Desert 

The next destination is the Sahara desert itself. Merzouga is a small city that is located in the desert and is an easy place to stay in a hostel or hire a camel trip to one of the many desert camps. Getting lost in the sand dunes, spending at least one night in the desert will be a highlight on your trip.

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Day Seven: Marrakech 

The last stop of the trip through Morocco should be the city of Marrakech. This city has a lot of things to do, like most cities, but what we recommend are the following: 

  • Majorelle Garden and YSL Museum 
  • Bahia Palace 
  • Saadian Tombs 
  • Badi Palace (mostly ruins but still beautiful) 
  • Koutoubia Mosque (non-Muslims cannot enter, but it is worth seeing them from outside).
If the time you have to dedicate to Morocco is greater, for example, two weeks, all the above can be added hiking in the Atlas Mountains and we recommend you enter less touristy places like the south of Morocco, especially Essaouira, waterfalls of Ouzoud and Agadir.