Ultimate 2-Week Morocco Itinerary

The Ultimate 2-Week Morocco Itinerary! Use this itinerary to get from Marrakesh to Casablanca and see all the best things in Morocco along the way, plus the best way to get there! #marrakesh #casablanca #fes #sahara #desert #chefchaouen #essaouira #asilah #rabat

This summer I spent 2 weeks traveling all over Morocco. I wanted create the ultimate Morocco itinerary — one where we could see and do all the best things to do in Morocco in 2 short weeks. I obsessed over the details. Which cities were worth visiting and how long should we spend there? Is one day enough? Is two days too many?? Will we get bored? Will I wish we had moved on? What’s the best way to get there??

After tons of research, I wanted to share our ultimate 2-week Morocco itinerary with you. Feel free to use it as a guide! We went from Marrakesh to Casablanca and saw all the best things to do in Morocco in between like Fes, the Sahara Desert, and even Chefchaouen!

For tips on staying safe in Morocco, scroll down to the “Things to Know Before You Go” section of this post.


Day 1 – Marrakesh

The ultimate guide to Marrakesh, Morocco. Here are the best things to do in Marrakesh, how many days you should spend in Marrakesh, plus all about Ouzoud Falls, the best day trip from Marrakesh!

Arrive to Marrakesh. Check in to your hotel. Enjoy your riad. Relax and catch up on jetlag. Maybe have dinner or a drink on a rooftop bar overlooking the city.

See this postUltimate Guide to Marrakesh, Morocco

Where to Stay: Dar Anika


Day 2 – Day Trip to Ouzoud Falls

The ultimate guide to Marrakesh, Morocco. Here are the best things to do in Marrakesh, how many days you should spend in Marrakesh, plus all about Ouzoud Falls, the best day trip from Marrakesh!

Take a day trip to this beautiful waterfall just outside Marrakesh! We booked a tour online with IgoMorocco.

See this postUltimate Guide to Marrakesh, Morocco

Where to Stay: Dar Anika


Day 3 – Essaouira

Is Essaouira worth visiting in Morocco? How many days to spend in Essaouira? Here are the best things to see and do in the beautiful beach town of Essaouira, Morocco!

Have a relaxing morning at your riad, then take the Supratours bus to the charming beach town of Essaouira.

See this post2 Days In Essaouira: Best Things To See And Do

Where to StayRiad Perle D’Eau


Day 4 – Essaouira

Is Essaouira worth visiting in Morocco? How many days to spend in Essaouira? Here are the best things to see and do in the beautiful beach town of Essaouira, Morocco!

Essaouira was one of my favorite places we went in Morocco. It had the most beautiful, colorful medina out of everywhere we went! See the post below for more things to do in Essaouira.

See this post2 Days In Essaouira: Best Things To See And Do

Where to StayRiad Perle D’Eau


Day 5 – Marrakesh

Where to stay in Marrakesh. Should you stay in the medina or outside? Here's a guide to the best area to stay in Marrakesh, Morocco. If you want to feel like a member of the royal family, you can stay in the hotel that King of Morocco built!! The Royal Mansour, Marrakesh, Morocco

Have a relaxing breakfast on your rooftop terrace overlooking the ocean in Essaouira, then take the Supratours bus back to Marrakesh. Check into your hotel. Enjoy your riad for the afternoon.  See the post below for the most amazing place to stay in Marrakesh.

See this postWhere to Stay in Marrakesh: The Royal Mansour

Where to StayRoyal Mansour


Day 6 – Marrakesh

The ultimate guide to Marrakesh, Morocco. Here are the best things to do in Marrakesh, how many days you should spend in Marrakesh, plus all about Ouzoud Falls, the best day trip from Marrakesh!

Full day to explore Marrakesh. See the post below for all the best things to do and see in Marrakesh.

See this postUltimate Guide to Marrakesh, Morocco

Where to StayRoyal Mansour


Day 7 – Dades Valley

Morocco Bucket List: Spend a Night in the Sahara Desert!!!

Today you will start your journey to the Sahara Desert!! Along the way you’ll see medieval castles, an ancient Moroccan village (and UNESCO World Heritage Site), a Hollywood film studio in the middle of the desert (where many famous movies have been filmed) and more! We booked a private tour with Top Desert who picked us up at our hotel in Marrakesh. This is hands down one of the best things to do in Morocco!!

See this post: Morocco Bucket List: Spend A Night In The Sahara Desert

Where to Stay: Hotel Xaluca Dades


Day 8 – The Sahara Desert

Morocco Bucket List: Spend a Night in the Sahara Desert!!!

Enjoy a sunset camel ride into the Sahara Desert, luxury camping under the stars, walking barefoot through the tall, steep dunes with the sand from the Sahara Desert between your toes… This was one of our favorite things to do in Morocco!!

See this post: Morocco Bucket List: Spend A Night In The Sahara Desert

Where to Stay: Top Desert Luxury Camp


Day 9 – Travel to Fes

Morocco Bucket List: Spend a Night in the Sahara Desert!!! Take a sunset camel ride to a luxury camp deep in the dunes for the ultimate Sahara Desert experience.

After breakfast at our luxury camp in the Sahara Desert, we started our journey to Fes. See the post below for what all you’ll get to see and do along the way. Our driver from Top Desert dropped us off at our hotel in Fes around 6 PM.

See this post: Morocco Bucket List: Spend A Night In The Sahara Desert

Where to StayRiad Myra


Day 10 – Fes

Top 10 Things To Do in Fes, Morocco. How to visit famous leather tanneries without getting scammed, and take a day trip to an ancient Roman city! #fes #morocco #tannery #leather #volubilis #meknes

Full day to explore Fes, Morocco! See the post below for 10 things to do in Fes. The tanneries in Fes are one of the most popular things to do in Morocco.

See this post10 Things To Do In Fes, Morocco

Where to StayRiad Myra


Day 11 – Volubilis / Meknes

Top 10 Things To Do in Fes, Morocco. How to visit famous leather tanneries without getting scammed, and take a day trip to an ancient Roman city! #fes #morocco #tannery #leather #volubilis #meknes

Take a day trip to the ancient Roman city at Volubilis. See the post below for more details.

See this post10 Things To Do In Fes, Morocco

Where to StayRiad Myra


Day 12 – Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen: The famous blue city of Morocco!! Also known as the Blue Pearl. Here's everything you need to know about Chefchaouen... how to get there, where the famous blue streets are, where to stay, and what to do!

Have breakfast at your riad in Fes, then take the CTM bus to Chefchaouen. Visiting Chefchaouen has recently become one of the most popular things to do in Morocco.

See this postChefchaouen: The Blue City Of Morocco

Where to StayRiad Rifandalus


Day 13 – Chefchaouen

Chefchaouen: The famous blue city of Morocco!! Also known as the Blue Pearl. Here's everything you need to know about Chefchaouen... how to get there, where the famous blue streets are, where to stay, and what to do!

Full day to explore this beautiful blue city! Be sure to hike to the Spanish Mosque for sunset.

See this postChefchaouen: The Blue City Of Morocco

Where to StayRiad Rifandalus


Day 14 – Asilah

Asilah, Morocco is a funky, artsy seaside town in Morocco. Here's a photo tour of the medina and guide to the most beautiful, Instagram worthy spots.

After breakfast in Chefchaouen, travel to the artsy, seaside town of Asilah. See the post below for the best way to get to Asilah.

See this postPhoto Tour Of Asilah, Morocco

Where to StayChristina’s House


Day 15 – Rabat

Planning a trip to Rabat, Morocco? Here are the BEST things to see and do in Rabat, and a guide to all the most beautiful, Instagram worthy spots in Rabat! Here's where to take the best photos in Rabat.

After a relaxing morning in Asilah, take the train to Rabat. Have lunch at Yamal Al Sham, then spend a relaxing afternoon in Rabat. Maybe book a traditional hammam treatment!

See this postBest Things To Do In Rabat, Morocco

Where to StayAirbnb


Day 16 – Rabat

Planning a trip to Rabat, Morocco? Here are the BEST things to see and do in Rabat, and a guide to all the most beautiful, Instagram worthy spots in Rabat! Here's where to take the best photos in Rabat.

Full day to explore Rabat. See the post below for the best things to see and do in Rabat.

See this postBest Things To Do In Rabat, Morocco

Where to StayAirbnb


Day 17 – Casablanca

5 Things To Do In Casablanca (Besides Visit The Hassan II Mosque) #Morocco #itinerary

Take the train from Rabat to Casablanca. In the afternoon visit the Hassan II Mosque. The Hassan II Mosque is one of the most popular things to do in Morocco. See the post below for more things to see and do in Casablanca!

See this post5 Things To Do In Casablanca (Besides Visit The Hassan II Mosque)

Where to Stay: Grand Mogador City Center


Day 18 – Depart Morocco

Ultimate 2-Week Morocco Itinerary


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If you want shorten this itinerary a bit, here’s what we loved and what we could have skipped:

Favorite Places in Morocco:

  • Essaouira — my favorite medina out of everywhere we went.
  • Sahara Desert — a dream come true!!
  • Chefchaouen — super cute, picturesque village in the mountains.

If you’re short on time, skip these:

  • Volubilis / Meknes — I love ancient Roman cities, but if you’re short on time, I’m not sure it’s worth a whole day. You’ll only spend an hour there. I was not impressed with Meknes.
  • Asilah — Cute, but small and a bit out of the way for this itinerary.
  • Rabat — or maybe only spend 1 day here.
  • Casablanca — if you’re not flying in or out of Casablanca, don’t go out of your way to visit, unless you really want to see the mosque.

Top 10 Things To Do in Fes, Morocco. How to visit famous leather tanneries without getting scammed, and take a day trip to an ancient Roman city! #fes #morocco #tannery #leather #volubilis #meknes


Things to Know Before You Go

 

Is Morocco Safe?

I went to Morocco with my friend and fellow travel blogger, Heather from Trimm Travels. As two girls traveling alone, this question was very important to us. After having spent 2 weeks traveling all over Morocco, my answer is yes. I always felt safe everywhere we went. There were even a couple days when I went out exploring by myself — I wasn’t worried about being alone in the city as a woman.

There was another time when I got us off the beaten path, in a non-touristy area, and I wasn’t quite sure where we were. To be honest I was a bit worried. But several people made a point to say, “Hello. You are welcome here.” It was a really encouraging moment for me. As a white, blonde haired, blue eyed tourist, I stuck out like a sore thumb, and I was wandering around looking a bit lost in their private neighborhood. I hope that we make muslims feel as welcome here as they made me feel in their country.

Everyone was really friendly. Everyone wanted to talk to us. They would all ask the same things: “Hello, where are you from? First time to Morocco? You are welcome here. Are you happy?” We couldn’t stop to talk to everyone, but I did try to acknowledge everyone who spoke to us with a nod, smile, or hello, but always kept walking.

Scams to Avoid

Of course, just like in every single other country I’ve visited, there are some things you need to look out for. For the most part, if anyone offers to carry your luggage (even your taxi driver), show you how to get somewhere, take you on a tour, or show you around the city, they will expect a tip, even if they say upfront you won’t have to pay. Just say “no thank you” and keep moving. And don’t let anyone take you to the leather tanneries.

How to Dress in Morocco:

For the most part, especially in the bigger cities, you can dress as you would anywhere else. However, all of the local women will be literally covered from their heads, to their wrists, to their necks, to their ankles. And sometimes their face will be covered too. So if you don’t want to draw too much attention to yourself, you may want to err on the more modest side.

We actually bought traditional caftans to wear in Morocco to cover up and avoid drawing extra attention to ourselves, but it actually had the opposite effect! Men, women, tourists, everyone would stop us on the street and compliment our dresses and wanted to know where we bought them! Everyone commented that they were very traditional Moroccan. No one ever commented our western clothes, lol!

Where to Buy Modest Dresses to Wear in Morocco

If you’re looking for modest dresses to wear in Morocco, just search on Amazon.com for “drawstring caftan” and lots of styles will come up. The caftans are huge (they’re meant to hide your figure) so you definitely want one with a drawstring waist. Here’s a link to an exact dress I bought. They were super lightweight and comfortable, perfect for those HOT summer days!! It was in the 90s while we were there. If you’re more into pants, check out the haram pants.

One thing to note, you may want to wear a sports bra with the caftans. The neck was a bit wide, so the sleeve would often slip off my shoulder. I felt more comfortable showing the strap of a sports bra (looked more like a tank top) than a bra strap.


More Tips for Morocco

Don’t drink the water. Don’t even brush your teeth with the water. Use bottled water and always drink bottled water. Don’t even rinse your toothbrush from the sink!

Always ask the price of a taxi before getting in and always negotiate the price. Never accept the first offer. Ask your hotel or riad for an idea of how much the taxi should cost.

Always have cash with you. A few places take credit cards, but it’s better to have cash with you just in case. You can get cash out of ATMs in Morocco, there are many locations.

Always carry toilet paper with you and a few coins to use the bathroom. Almost every single bathroom in Morocco you have to pay to use, sometimes even in restaurants.

Morocco Bucket List: Spend a Night in the Sahara Desert!!! Take a sunset camel ride to a luxury camp deep in the dunes for the ultimate Sahara Desert experience.


Cell Service in Morocco

We stayed connected all over Morocco (even in the Sahara Desert!) with the Roaming Man portable WiFi hotspot. With Roaming Man you get:

  • Fast 4G Speed Internet
  • Connect up to 5 devices (laptop, multiple phones, tablet, etc)
  • Unlimited Internet
  • Long battery life (the battery lasted all day every day in Morocco, and you can even use Roaming Man to charge your phone)
  • Coverage in 136 countries and regions around the world

With Roaming Man there’s no need to get a local SIM card when you land in another country!

Check out the Roaming Man website for all the details.


Did I miss anything in Morocco? What are your favorite things to do in Morocco? Where’s your favorite place in Morocco? What’s on your Morocco bucket list?

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