Morocco 10 Day Itinerary from Marrakech
Have you been thinking of taking a trip to Morocco for a while now? Whether you're a first-time traveler or an experienced world roaming vagabond, you may be wondering about the best way to spend your time in this beautiful North African country.
10 days is a great amount of time to spend in Morocco, so if you're looking for an optimised 10 day itinerary from Marrakech, you've come to the right place! Having travelled there myself and spent a lot of time planning the perfect Morocco itinerary, here are my top recommendations on how you can experience the best that Morocco has to offer in just 10 days.
Table of contents
- Day 1: Marrakech
- Day 2: Ait Ben Haddou
- Day 3: Merzouga
- Day 4: Fes
- Day 5: Chefchaouen
- Day 6: Meknes
- Day 7: Rabat
- Day 8: Casablanca
- Day 9: Marrakech
- Day 10: Marrakech
Day 1: Marrakech
After arriving in Marrakech, you'll need to give yourself some time to rest and get accustomed to the culture and the city. Marrakech is an incredibly lively and culturally unique city, and deserves your full attention.. Rather than drowning yourself in tourist traps and busy streets, find some peace and balance in the old medina, surrounded by centuries-old buildings and exploring the Souks.
- Take a leisurely stroll through the streets of the Medina
- Experience the hustle and bustle of the Djemaa el Fna market
- Spend some time at the stunning Jardin Majorelle
- Visit La Mamounia for a luxurious day of pampering
Day 2: Ait Ben Haddou
Ait Ben Haddou is a small Moroccan village in the Atlas Mountains, and it has become famous in recent years for its beautiful, well-preserved ksar (fortified village). This is the perfect place to learn about Morocco's culture, history and architecture, and to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Take some time to wander through the village and explore the kasbah, while looking out for traditional Berber architecture.
- Explore the ancient UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou
- Visit the ruins of Telouet Kasbah
- Stop by Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou for lovely views
- Walk through Setti Fatma and admire the beautiful nature
Day 3: Merzouga
This day will be devoted to exploring Merzouga, an oasis town in the middle of the Sahara desert. Live the adventure of a lifetime and explore the most beautiful parts of the desert, visit nomad families living in tents, and admire the breathtaking sand dunes. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life and simply relax in the peaceful desert.
- Go on a guided 4X4 tour of the desert
- Admire the stunning Erg Chebbi sand dunes
- Experience a camel trek through the desert
- Visit nomad families and learn about their lifestyle
Day 4: Fes
Fes is one of the oldest and most culturally rich cities in Morocco, and a must-visit during a 10 day trip to the country. There's so much to see and do here, from exploring medinas, seeing traditional Moroccan handicrafts and enjoying traditional Moroccan cuisine, to visiting blue-washed buildings and the stunning Palace of Moulay Ismail.
- Take a guided tour of the Fes el Bali medina
- Walk through the Bou Inania Madrasa
- Shop for traditional Moroccan handicrafts at the Souks
- Visit the ruins of the Royal Palace of Moulay Ismail
Day 5: Chefchaouen
Chefchaouen is a hidden gem in Morocco, renowned for its beautiful blue-washed buildings and old medinas. Take a leisurely stroll through the colorful streets and explore the enchanting atmosphere of the city, take in the stunning mountain views, and visit local bakeries and restaurants for a taste of a traditional Moroccan lifestyle.
- Walk through the charmingly blue-washed medina
- Visit the Grand Mosque Place Uta Hammam
- Explore Place R'cif and admire the stunning views
- Visit the Kasbah Museum for some Moroccan history
Day 6: Meknes
Meknes offers an abundance of cultural sites and activities that you won't find anywhere else in Morocco. Visit the Merenid Tombs to see the stunning views, take a tour of the ruins of the Royal Palace of Moulay Ismail, and enjoy the traditional Moroccan dishes served in local restaurants and cafes. Meknes is also known for its fantastic nightlife, so be sure to wander around the Grand Place and take in the lively atmosphere.
- Explore the ancient ruins of the Royal Palace
- Visit the Merenid Tombs for stunning city views
- Enjoy a traditional Moroccan dish in one of the local restaurants
- Visit the Grand Place to experience the nightlife of Meknes
Day 7: Rabat
The capital city of Morocco, Rabat is home to palaces, mosques, tombs, beaches and plenty of culture and history. Spend the day exploring the old Medina and Kasbah of Oudaya, visit Hassan Tower and Mohammed V Mausoleum, and be sure to try the fresh seafood available in local restaurants.
- Visit the ruins of the ancient Kasbah of Oudaya
- Explore the Hassan Tower and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V
- Stroll along the Rabat corniche and take in the ocean views
- Taste the delicious fresh seafood at the local restaurants
Day 8: Casablanca
Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco, is the perfect place to experience the hustle and bustle of city life. Visit the world-famous Hassan II Mosque, walk through the beautiful Avenue des F.A.R., shop for souvenirs at the Grand Souk, or enjoy a food tour to taste some of the incredible local dishes.
- Visit the stunning Hassan II Mosque
- Shop for souvenirs at the Grand Souk
- Stroll down the Avenue des F.A.R. and admire the impressive architecture
- Enjoy a food tour to taste all the delicious local dishes
Day 9: Marrakech
On your last full day in Morocco, make sure to spend some time in beautiful Marrakech. Say goodbye to this incredible country in the best way possible, by indulging in the lovely atmosphere of Marrakech, strolling through the medina and exploring the vibrant culture and history of the city.
- Visit the Koutoubia Mosque and the Ben Youssef Medersa
- Haggle for souvenirs in the Souks of the Medina
- Take a leisurely stroll through the Jardin Majorelle
- Experience a traditional Moroccan Hammam for some relaxation
Day 10: Marrakech
It's time to say goodbye to Morocco! On the last day of your trip, take some time to explore the city and buy souvenirs, enjoy traditional Moroccan cuisine, and prepare for your flight home. You could also spend the day planning your next adventure to Morocco - it's highly likely you'll be back!
- Shop for souvenirs at the Souks of the Medina
- Enjoy a delicious traditional Moroccan meal
- Visit the Saadian Tombs and admire the beautiful architecture
- Wander through the lively Djemaa el Fna market
10 days is the perfect amount of time to explore the best that Morocco has to offer, from Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou, Merzouga, Fes, Chefchaouen, Meknes, Rabat and Casablanca. This complete 10 day itinerary will help you to make the most of your trip, and experience the culture, history and natural beauty of Morocco.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best way to get around Morocco?
The best way to explore Morocco is by car. Unlike many other countries, public transport is not very reliable in Morocco. If you don't want to drive yourself, you can hire a driver or rent a car with a driver. You can also use local buses, taxis and trains if you need to move around quickly.
What is the currency in Morocco?
The official currency in Morocco is called the Moroccan Dirham (MAD). The exchange rate is around 11 MAD for 1 US Dollar.
How safe is Morocco?
Morocco is generally a very safe country for travellers. Violent crime is rare, and most people are very friendly and helpful. However, it is always wise to stay alert in crowded areas and be aware of your surroundings.