Morocco has become one of the hottest destinations in the last two years and I can see why! Morocco is gorgeous and full of beautiful doors, tiles, hotels, shopping, food, people. I can literally go on forever. It’s literally an Instagrammer’s dream to visit. My dreams finally came true a few weeks ago with the Morocco National Tourist Office where you probably have seen my photos on Insta! So many of you have been asking about my itinerary and experience so I’ve decided to share my 10 day Morocco itinerary!
Things to know before your trip:
- Best time to visit – From March to May or Sept to Oct. I visited in May and the weather was perfect!
- What to wear – Men can pretty much wear whatever they want. Women should cover their shoulders and knees when visiting Mosques but in general, there was no issue in the cities. I suggest carrying a light cardigan or shawl in your bag.
- Tipping – Rule of thumb is 1 DH at a local place and 3-5 DH at nicer places
- Some places take credit card but cash is highly recommended
- Bargain bargain bargain!! I’m not the best at this but ALWAYS bargain when buying something
- Stay safe by drinking bottled water only
- Many Moroccans speak English and a mixture of Arabic, Berber, and French
- When in public always ask to take photos of someone or tip if you do
- Is it safe? Yes, it is! I had no issues during my trip and I honestly had the same concerns before visiting but please note I was traveling in a large group.
DAY 1 – RABAT
Arrive early into Casablanca and drive to Rabat.
Where to stay: Hotel The View
What to do: Mausoleum of Mohammad V & Hassan Tower. Kasbah of the Udayas is my favorite thing to see in Rabat. You’ve probably seen Chefchaouen, Morocco’s Blue City all over the web. It’s quite far so if you don’t have time to visit the Blue City, The Kasbah of the Udayas in Rabat is just as good! Get lost, explore and end your day with some Moroccan delight and tea!!! You will drink lots of Moroccan tea!
Where to eat: La Tour Hassan
DAY 2 – MEKNES & FEZ
Where to stay: La Maison Bleue. There are two locations. I highly suggest staying at the newer location (The Riad) since it’s bigger and has the pool in the courtyard. Riad El Amine is also a beautiful option. We had lunch here and loved it!
What to do: Volubilis is an excavated Berber and Roman city in Morocco. City tour to see Dar Jamai Museum (old riad), Sahrij Swani, Bab El Khemis (market), Les Greniers De Moulay Ismail (old horse stable), El Hedim Square, Bab Mansour (famous door)
Where to eat: Palais Terrab, Riad Amine (lunch), La Maison Bleue Restaurant (order the Bastille Dessert)
DAY 3 – FEZ
What to do: Dar el Makhzen Palace (King’s Palace). Explore the Medina and Tanneries
DAY 4 – ERFOUD
Where to stay: Xaluca Hotel
What to do: Stop and see the High Atlas Mountains Oasis
DAY 5 – SAHARA DESERT
Where to say: Overnight Xaluca Camp
What to do: 4 wheeling into the Sahara Desert, Berber tea on the way and end the day with a sunset camel ride
DAY 6 – SAHARA DESERT & OUARZAZATE
Where to stay: Berbere Palace Hotel (Ouarzazate)
What to do: Sunrise camel ride, Ouarzazate and Dades Valley
DAY 7 – OUARZAZATE
What to do: Taourirt Kasbah Museum, Cinema Museum of Ouarzazate, Atlas Studio Tour (Hollywood of Morocco – do you recognize any of the places below?) and explore Unesco Ait Benhaddou (Game of Thrones Yunkai City)
DAY 8 – MARRAKECH
Where to stay: Hotel Es Saadi
La Mamounia (a must visit even if you’re not staying there)
What to do: Jarin Majorelle, Ben Yossef Madrasa (Islamic College) and shop shop shop!
Where to eat: Dar Moha is a must!!
DAY 9 – CASABLANCA
Where to stay: Kenzi Tower Hotel
What to do: Mahkama du Pacha, Hassan Tower, Hassan II Mosque
DAY 10 – DEPART CASABLANCA
Plan for breakfast or a good lunch before your flight back home! If you have more time feel free to edit this itinerary as you please =)
My trip was more than phenomenal and I couldn’t have asked for a better group to experience it with! I’m so blessed to have given this opportunity and see how beautiful Morocco is. I would love to return soon to spend more time in each city and visit Chefchaouen. Have you been to Morocco? What did you like most about it?