One Week in Morocco: The Perfect Morocco Itinerary

Mint Tea in The Agafay Desert of Marrakech

Wondering where to go in Morocco? The country of Morocco has so many wonderful things to see and do scattered about the country.  One week in Morocco may seem short but one thing is for sure, you are in for one epic trip to this beautiful Northern African country.

One Week In Morocco: The Perfect Morocco Itinerary

One Week In Morocco: Map Overview

Below is a visual overview of our route for one week in Morocco. We started in the central Morocco (Marrakesh) and finished in the north (Fez).

In a short period of time, we covered a lot of ground during our Morocco vacation. It for sure was a whirlwind but all in all, we absolutely loved the cities we saw!

A map view of our 7 day itinerary for Morocco
A map overview of our 7 day Morocco itinerary

Is Morocco safe? Get our safety tips for visiting Morocco here.

Day 1: Arrive In Marrakesh

Assuming you’ve been traveling for a while, you are probably going to want to chill to get your week in Morocco started off right. We know we sure did 🙂

Our suggestion, find a Riad or Dar that has a pool and sit pool side while you get over your jet lag. You can even consider scheduling a massage or Hammas to really get you relaxed and reset for your day of exploring tomorrow.

*A Hammas is a traditional Moroccan “scrub” spa treatment. 

Read our post on Things To Know Before you Visit Morocco to get our very best Morocco travel tips!

Day 2: Explore Marrakesh

Time to get up and after it! Your full day blitz of Marrakech awaits you. Our suggestion, get up and be at breakfast between 8am – 9am.

After breakfast, your whirlwind day will begin. Catch a cab to the Medina and get ready to walk and take in the amazing sights and smells chaotic Marrakesh has to offer.

Exploring the Marrakesh Medina
Exploring the Marrakesh Medina

Be sure to check out our walking guide to Marrakesh to see the Marrakesh’s highlights by foot!

Day 3: Take the Train to Fes

The beautiful but long train ride from Marrakesh to Fes is something we really enjoyed. The ride is pleasant, comfortable and really relaxing but it does take up a majority of your day.

You’re looking at a 7 to 8-hour train ride. If trains are not your thing or if you want to get to Fes quicker, consider flying.

The train from Marrakesh to Fes
The train from Marrakesh to Fes

Curious about the train ride from Marrakesh to Fes? Give our post a read and let us help you plan!

Day 4: Wander the Fes Medina

Want to make the most of your day in Fes? Well, go ahead and book yourself a Medina tour.

Seriously, the best piece of advice we can give you for Fes is to get a guide to take you around the 9,000 mazes of alleyways. It’s cost effective, it will save you time and plus, you’ll learn a lot!

Also, the biggest plus, you won’t get aggravated over constantly getting lost 🙂

Wandering through the Fes Medina's copper shops
Wandering through the Fes Medina’s copper shops

We’ve put together a separate post on 10 Things to Do in Fes for you to check out. 

Day 5: Meander the Blue Alleyways of Chefchaouen

Get up early and jump in your private ride or hop on the bus. Why? You’re on your way to Chefchaouen, the famous blue city of Morocco! The earlier you can get up and moving the better.

The ride takes 3.5 – 4 hours but is so worth it.

You’ll arrive in the blue city in the early afternoon leaving you plenty of time to explore. Our advice, walk and get hopelessly lost. The beauty of this place is truly something wonderful.

Exploring the beautiful blue city of Chefchaouen
Exploring the beautiful blue city of Chefchaouen, Morocco

Wondering what there is to see and do in Chefchaouen? No worries, we got you. 

Day 6: Back to The Cultural City of Fes

Wake up to catch the sunrise from Chefchaouen, grab a bite to eat and a few more photos and your back on the road to Fes in the afternoon.

Once you get into Fes, this is your time to relax and do what you want. Our suggestion? Get a Riad or Dar with a rooftop view and sit.

Sit and watch the sunset while you sip on mint tea. Walk around a bit and head out to dinner. Basically, do whatever you want to do to enjoy your last afternoon/evening in Morocco.

Sipping mint tea from the rooftops of Fes, Morocco
Sipping mint tea from the rooftops of Fes, Morocco

Heading to the Medina of Fes? Check out our Fes Media Guide!

Day 7: Depart from Fes, Morocco

The saddest day…you have to leave Morocco. We know, we know….it’s awful. We were so sad to leave but oh so happy we were able to spend one week in Morocco exploring Marrakesh, Fes and Chefchaouen.

We like to think our one week in Morocco itinerary is a perfect bite of what Morocco has to offer! You’ll see so much culture. Taste so much delicious food and honestly have the time of your life.

Morocco is truly amazing. We hope you enjoy it!

Best Time To Visit Morocco

The summer months of Morocco, June to August, are HOT, HOT, HOT. The sun is fierce and strong and the country sees little to no rainfall.

As for the winter months, November to February, depending where you go in the country, the weather can differ. In the south, days are mild and the nights are cold so make sure to pack a jacket. However, in the north, wet and cloudy winters are common.

The best time to visit Morocco is in between their harsh seasons of winter and summer. The spring months which are March to May and their fall months which are September to October.

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Morocco Tours

No matter where you travel to in Morocco, a great Morocco tour or Morocco guide can make your great trip even better! Get the latest tours below and book the one that makes you say “ohhhh yes, that’s a once in a lifetime experience!”

Where To Stay in Morocco

From Marrakesh to Fes to Chefchaoun and all the other amazing cities and towns there are to experience in Morocco, check out the latest places and prices below to secure an unforgettable Moroccan accommodation.

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Happy Travels,

– Lauren & Jesse Stuart (The Stüs)

4 Replies to “One Week in Morocco: The Perfect Morocco Itinerary”

  1. Love this itinerary! Morocco was amazing for us. We totally missed Marrakesh and wish we would have made it there. Loved Fes and Chefcahouen though!

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Just a reason to go back 🙂 Fes, was our favorite place in Morocco!

  2. This post bumped Morocco to the top of our list!! I love the short overview for each day with all the additional, more in depth posts under each section. Makes it super easy to dive deeper where you want to. Great job!!

    1. Hey, Sara!

      So happy to hear! Morocco is amazing. Our only regret is not being able to stay in Morocco longer 🙂

      Lauren & Jesse

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