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

The View Hotel

The View Hotel

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

Morocco

Morocco

Morocco

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!

La Maison Blue

Riad Amine

Riad Amine

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)

Volubilis

Volubilis

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Riad Amine

Riad Amine

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DAY 3 – FEZ

What to do: Dar el Makhzen Palace (King’s Palace). Explore the Medina and Tanneries

Fez

Fez

DAY 4 – ERFOUD

Where to stay: Xaluca Hotel

Xaluca Hotel

Xaluca Hotel

What to do: Stop and see the High Atlas Mountains Oasis

Morocco

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

Morocco

Morocco

Morocco

DAY 6 – SAHARA DESERT & OUARZAZATE

Where to stay: Berbere Palace Hotel (Ouarzazate)

What to do: Sunrise camel ride, Ouarzazate and Dades Valley

Sahara Dessert

Sahara Dessert

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)

Morocco

Morocco

Morocco

DAY 8 – MARRAKECH

Where to stay: Hotel Es Saadi

Hotel Es Saadi

La Mamounia (a must visit even if you’re not staying there)

La Mamounia

What to do: Jarin Majorelle, Ben Yossef Madrasa (Islamic College) and shop shop shop!

Where to eat: Dar Moha is a must!!

Marrakech

Marrakech

Dar Moha

DAY 9 – CASABLANCA

Where to stay: Kenzi Tower Hotel

What to do: Mahkama du Pacha, Hassan Tower, Hassan II Mosque

Where to eat: Bakery Patisserie Bennis Habous & Ostrea Restaurant

Casablanca

Casablanca

Casablanca

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?

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I was invited to Morocco by the Morocco National Tourist Office.
As always, all honest opinions are my own.

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26 comments

  • Ania

    June 17, 2017 at 5:40 am

    Great itinerary! I’ll definitly go to some of these when I visit Morocco again, I wish I spent more time there last time I was there. <3

    1. Tour de Lust

      June 17, 2017 at 6:00 am

      Thanks Ania!! I already want to go back as well!

    2. Martin Smith

      June 19, 2017 at 4:46 pm

      Hi Christine
      Your photos and write ups are exceptional, I look forward to your many trips to come and am lucky to know about you! Thank you so much for your awesome website

      Martin

      1. Tour de Lust

        June 19, 2017 at 10:14 pm

        Thank you Martin!! Glad you love reading my posts =)

  • Megan

    June 17, 2017 at 6:07 am

    OMG!!! I am speechless…. The colors, the food, architecture, everything looks so stunning! I have to go there ASAP!

    1. Tour de Lust

      June 17, 2017 at 6:11 am

      You will love it Megan!!! Hope you can visit asap!

  • Sherri King

    June 17, 2017 at 6:19 am

    Christine, all of this looks so gorgeous and amazing! You’ve done a fantastic job showcasing how stunning this country looks, I’d love to visit one day!

    1. Tour de Lust

      June 17, 2017 at 8:56 am

      Thank you Sherri! Morocco is such a beautiful country!

  • Julia Dent

    June 17, 2017 at 6:52 am

    Such a great itinerary! I’ve been dying to go to Morocco, so I’ll definitely save this for when I go! (Random question, what do you use to edit your photos if you edit them? They’re so pretty!)

    1. Tour de Lust

      June 17, 2017 at 8:56 am

      Thanks Julia! I edit all my photos with Lightroom!

  • Nerissa

    June 17, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Incredible pictures!!! Great itinerary, makes me want to go there like NOW! Especially the Sahara Desert. Thanks for the info!

    1. Tour de Lust

      June 17, 2017 at 8:57 am

      The Sahara was the highlight of my trip! =)

  • Diana

    June 17, 2017 at 9:06 am

    oh, my god, 😱 Morocco looks incredible! I’m dying to go now!

    1. Tour de Lust

      June 17, 2017 at 9:10 am

      Yes you need to go Diana!

  • Maša

    June 17, 2017 at 10:43 am

    More than incredible photos! I love the tips and I love reading your blogs. <3 stay the best!

    1. Tour de Lust

      June 17, 2017 at 2:07 pm

      Thank you! Hope you get to visit Morocco!

  • Hannah

    June 17, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    These photos are exquisite! Hungry for Moroccan food now 🙂 Such a photogenic country!

    1. Tour de Lust

      June 18, 2017 at 9:34 am

      Thanks Hannah! I miss the food!

  • Agness of eTramping

    June 24, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Morocco is breathtaking! Love your awesome itinerary!

    1. Tour de Lust

      June 24, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      Thanks Agness! I hope you visit Morocco soon it’s amazing!

  • Alaina

    June 26, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Hollly guacamole this is a beautiful post. I’m DYING to go to Morocco. To be honest, I’ve never truly felt the urge to go, but your photography sold me. Bookmarking + pinning!

    xx Alaina
    Pumps & Pineapples

    1. Tour de Lust

      June 26, 2017 at 7:27 pm

      Thank you Alaina!! I didn’t expect much before visiting but after my trip I fell in love with Morocco! I highly recommend it and know you’ll love it =)

  • Larissa Qian

    June 28, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Morocco looks AMAZING!!! Everything you did looks fantastic. How did you travel around to your destinations? Did you go with a tour group?

    1. Tour de Lust

      June 28, 2017 at 10:47 pm

      Thank you Larissa! I was with the Tourism Board so they set it up for us as a tour group. I would recommend renting a car on your own or look for a tour company that has a similar itinerary.

  • Mao

    August 15, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Gorgeous photos! My girlfriend and I are planning on going in November, this is very helpful!

    1. Tour de Lust

      August 15, 2017 at 9:49 am

      Yay! I’m so glad you find it helpful! You are going to love it!

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