1 Week in Morocco


1 Week in Morocco: How to Plan the Perfect 7 Days Itinerary

1 Week in Morocco: How to Plan the Perfect 7 Days Itinerary offers an extraordinary adventure with a carefully curated itinerary that captures the essence of Morocco’s enchanting beauty. Experience the vibrant culture, awe-inspiring landscapes, and historic treasures in this captivating journey of a lifetime.


A week in Morocco may seem short to fully experience this incredible country, but it’s possible to craft an itinerary that hits many of the top highlights at an enjoyable pace. With careful planning and a customized private tour, you can see the most iconic attractions Morocco has to offer – from the bustling souks of Marrakech to the majestic Sahara Desert.

This detailed one week itinerary guide will walk you through how to maximize 7 days in Morocco. We’ll share tips on the optimal route, balancing transit time with sightseeing, packing the most into each day, and working with a knowledgeable local guide to handle logistics.

Follow this recommended day-by-day itinerary to see sites like Koutoubia Mosque, Jemaa el-Fna, medieval Fes, and shifting sand dunes. Or use it as a template, adjusting destinations and pacing based on your interests. With an expert tour company, you can craft your dream week-long adventure.

Let us show you how to make the most of your limited time for an unforgettable introduction to Morocco’s captivating history, culture, and landscapes!

Top Destinations to See in a Week

While a full week doesn’t allow time for all of Morocco, you can cover a compelling mix of imperial cities, desert landscapes, and coastal sights:


No trip is complete without exploring Morocco’s bustling “Red City.” Spend 2-3 days in destinations like Jemaa el-Fna Square, Majorelle Garden, Koutoubia Mosque, and the souks.


Fez’s Labyrinthine medieval medina is the world’s largest car-free urban area. Allow 1-2 days to get lost in its fascinating lanes and artisan quarters.

Sahara Desert

Ride a camel amid towering sand dunes. Spend 1-2 nights camping in the desert, traveling via the Dades Valley.

Casablanca & Rabat

Morocco’s economic center and capital offer urban exploring for a day on arrival or departure.

Recommended 7 Days Morocco Itinerary

Follow this route to maximize a week in Morocco:

Day 1: Arrive in Marrakech

Touch down in Marrakech and transfer to your riad or hotel. Explore the Medina and Jemaa el-Fna Square.

Day 2: Marrakech Sightseeing

Discover Marrakech’s gardens, mosques, museums, and souks on guided tours. Wander the colorful souks searching for artisanal wares.

Day 3: Marrakech to Dades Valley

Drive through the High Atlas Mountains to Ait Ben Haddou, then cross Ouarzazate and Roses Valley to the Dades Valley. Admire the otherworldly rock formations and stay overnight in one of the area’s signature kasbahs.

Day 4: Dades Valley to Merzouga (Sahara Desert)

Travel to Merzouga, gateway to the Sahara. Ride camels over sunset dunes and spend the night at a desert camp.

Day 5: Merzouga (Sahara Desert) to Fez

Depart the desert and cross the Middle Atlas Mountains en route to Fes. Stop in some iconic towns like Ifrane along the way.

Day 6: Explore Fez

Discover Fes on a guided tour of its medina, tanneries, potteries, and maze-like souks. Watch artisans practicing ancient crafts.

Day 7: Fes to Casablanca/Rabat + Departure

Travel to Casablanca or Rabat to explore then fly home from one of these urban hubs.

Tips for Making the Most of 7 Days

To craft the perfect week-long Morocco itinerary, keep these tips in mind:

  • Carefully choose destinations based on your interests – desert, cities, culture, etc.
  • Allow proper transit time between places. Rushing between cities leads to exhaustion.
  • Balance guided sightseeing with relaxing free time at destinations. Avoid packing too much in.
  • Hire a private driver rather than joining group bus tours for flexibility.
  • Have your knowledgeable Tour Operator arrange all transportation tickets/bookings for you.
  • Focus on 2-3 destinations rather than trying to see everything. You can always return!

With smart planning using an experienced tour company, you can craft an incredible week-long Morocco journey tailored to your personal tastes and travel style.

Plan Your 7 Days Morocco Adventure

A week in Morocco gives you time to experience captivating imperial cities, the vast Sahara Desert, and stunning natural sights. Follow this recommended 7 day itinerary to maximize your time or adjust it based on your interests.

Partnering with a tour company like ours allows you to craft the perfect customized route and itinerary, balancing transit with immersive days at hand-picked destinations. We’ll arrange all lodging, transportation, activities, and logistics while you focus on soaking up Morocco’s magic.

Want help planning your ideal week-long trip? Contact us today to start crafting your dream itinerary and take home memories that will last a lifetime. Astonishing Morocco awaits – limited time allows for an amazing adventure when in the hands of experts!


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