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Southern Morocco 7-Day Itinerary

  • ? 7 nights accommodation
  • ? See Marrakech, Ait Ben Haddou, Ouazarzate, Essaouira, Zagora, Agadir etc
  • ? Sleep in a Sahara desert camp
  • ? Transfer to and from the airport is included
  • ? Duration: 7 days (7 sleeps)
  • ? New activity on Viator

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Would a 7-day Morocco itinerary allow you to cover all important tourist objectives and cities in this country?

Considering that I spent 7 days in Marrakech and still needed extra time in the city, I’d say you can’t cover much of Morocco in one week.

You can have an unforgettable 7-day Morocco getaway, though, if you choose your itinerary wisely.

This customizable 7-day Morocco itinerary outlines top highlights plus day trip options.

I’ve chosen 3 scenarios starting from different Moroccan cities.

Feel free to add or remove cities or activities to suit your personal preferences and travel style. Morocco has something for anybody.

Let’s see how a week-long Morocco itinerary could look like.

7-Day Morocco Itinerary from Marrakech

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Day 1 – Arrive in Marrakech

Arrive in the vibrant city of Marrakech and check into your riad.

A riad is a traditional Moroccan guesthouse with an interior courtyard. That’s the type of accommodation many people prefer when it comes about Marrakech.

Wander the captivating medina, shop the souks and explore Djemaa el-Fna square, the heart of the city.

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Day 2 – Discover Marrakech

Dedicate the day to exploring Marrakech’s top sights like the beautiful 12th century Koutoubia Mosque, historic Bahia Palace, and the photogenic Majorelle Garden.

Visit the ancient city walls and haggle for souvenirs at bustling souks.

ourika waterfalls

If we didn’t go to the waterfalls, the waterfalls came to us – this one was right by the main road along Ourika Valley

Day 3 – High Atlas Mountains Villages

Take a day trip to the villages of the nearby High Atlas Mountains.

Drive through lush valleys, seeing traditional Berber homes and farms. Hike among pine forests and stunning mountain vistas.

Check out my article about the best day trip from Marrakech to Ourika Valley.

Day 4 – Ait Benhaddou

Drive to Ait Benhaddou via the scenic Tizi n’Tichka mountain pass.

If you don’t want to rent a car and drive it yourself, hire a private driver or join an organized tour to get from Marrakech to Ait Benhaddou.

Should you prefer to have everything done for you, check out this 7 days Southern Morocco itinerary with airport pick up.

Stay overnight in a renovated riad in the epic 11th century fortified kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Make sure you book your night in the riad before showing up

Day 5 – Ouarzazate

Travel to Ouarzazate, nicknamed the “Doorway to the Desert”.

Discover Taourirt Kasbah and visit the Atlas Film Studios where many famous movies were filmed.

Overnight in Ouarzazate.

If you prefer to set base in Marrakech, you can join a day trip to Ouarzazate like this one, here.

Day 6 – Sahara Desert Camel Trek

Take 4x4s deep into the Sahara for a memorable sunset camel trek over towering golden dunes.

Spend the night at a camp in the desert wilderness at Merzouga.

Click here to see more details about this adventure and to book your spot.

Day 7 – Dades Valley

Return from the desert to the Draa Valley. Stay in the town of Boumalne Dades and explore the Dades Valley and Gorges, with stunning rock formations and colorful “monkey toes” limestone rock formations.

Day 8 – Return to Marrakech

Drive back to Marrakech. Fly home from Marrakech or spend more time exploring the city. Shop for last-minute souvenirs before your departure.

7-Day Morocco Itinerary Starting from Casablanca

Day 1: Arrive Casablanca. Visit Hassan II Mosque, markets. Overnight in Casablanca.

Day 2: Train from Casablanca to Marrakech. Check into riad.

Day 3: Explore Marrakech, Djemaa el-Fna, souks, Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Mosque

Day 4: Day trip to the High Atlas Mountains and villages. Overnight in Marrakech.

Day 5: Drive to Ait Benhaddou via Tizi n’Tichka Pass. Overnight in kasbah.

Continue on same itinerary from Marrakech…

One Week Morocco Itinerary Starting from Fes

Day 1: Arrive Fes. Explore medieval Fes el Bali, medina, Bou Inania Madrasa.

Day 2: More time in Fes. Overnight Fes.

Day 3: Train from Fes to Marrakech. Check into riad.

Day 4: Explore Marrakech, Djemaa el-Fna, souks, Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Mosque

Continue on same itinerary from Marrakech…

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With mosques, medinas, mountains, and desert, this 7 day itinerary packs Morocco’s highlights into an unforgettable journey.

Customize it based on your chosen arrival city for an incredible week-long adventure.

Violeta Matei