Plan your visit to 10 Days in Morocco travel Guide:
If you want to enjoy a blend of diverse beauty, adventure, and mysterious vibe, Morocco is the perfect place for you. You do not need to spend multiple weeks to enjoy the scenic beauty of all the places there.
If you are planning to spend 2 or 3 days or even a week, just add a few days more and turn that into a 10-day tour instead. With a correct plan and a proper schedule, you can visit most of the alluring places in 10 days or so.
How should you plan for a tour of 10 days in Morocco? Marrakech, Casablanca, Fes, Essaouira, Chefchauoen, Safi, there are so many places to go and so many things to do. So, without proper planning, you won’t be able to make the most out of it.
Let us help you with that. We are going to give you the perfect guideline so that you can get the most out of Morocco and explore your heart out within just 10 days.
Duration: 2 Days
Though there is no shortage of airports in Morocco. So you can start from anywhere you want. However, we suggest you start from Marrakech, explore it first, and then move out to the other places. One of the reasons being, this is one of the cheapest airports to fly into.
And as it is one of the most if not the most visited places in Morocco, you can enjoy exploring a lot of the beautiful places here.
Where to visit in Marrakech?
Majorelle is a short but very beautiful place to visit. Why is that? Well, it is a two and a half-acre long garden. But the decoration and the use of the colors make it exceptionally beautiful and almost a surreal vibe.
We don’t need to introduce the Sahara Desert to you, right? And if you want to visit the Sahara Desert, Morocco is the best viable option for you. Egypt might be another option there, but since we are talking about a Morocco tour here, let’s just focus on that.
The gateway town of Moroccan Sahara is quite far from Marrakech. It is about 223 miles to get to Zagora, which will take around 7 hours.
So plan for at least 2 days to stay there. Since it is that far from there make the most out of it.
If you want a luxurious experience in Sahara, this might be the thing for you. Glamping hub will give you that opportunity with a luxurious tent with lots of facilities in that.
Cost: 283$ per night
Space: 2 people in a tent.
What you will get in that?
Here is the list of all the facilities out there.
- Private Lounge/Livingroom
- Linens and pillows
- Private Toilet
- Private Shower
Not everyone is after a luxurious experience, I understand that. So, if you aren’t after that, ignore this facility.
Here are some other places that you should visit in Marrakech:
- Jemma el-Fnaa: The cultual spaces in Marrakesh is the Jemaa el-Fna Square. It is foundation in the eleventh century has become of the symbols of the city. Represents a unique of popular Moroccan cultural performed through musical, religious and artistic expressions.
- Koutoubia Mosque: The largest mosque Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakesh, at Morocco. It is magnificent minaret 70m tall over the city. The highest building in Marrakech. the temple is 60m (197ft) wide and 90m (295ft) long. Non-Muslims can not enter the Koutoubia Mosque.
- Bahia Palace
- Saadian Tombs
- El Badi Palace
- Ben Youssef Madrasa
- Dar Si Said Museum of Weaving and Carpets
- Tanneries of Marrakech
- Yves Saint-Laurent Museum
- Marrakech Museum
- Day trip to I mlil / High Atlas Mountains
- The Mellah
- Menara gardens
- Royal Palace
- House of Photography in Marrakech
- Le Jardin Secret
Where to stay in Marrakech?
There are mainly 3 viable options for accommodation in Marrakech. You can choose from them depending on your budget.
If you have the budget and are willing to spend that on accommodation, you can stay in the luxurious hotels or resorts in Marrakech. But for most people, we suggest economic or mid-budget hotels.
Where to eat in Marrakech?
Marrakech is a huge city to roam around. So, here are some recommended restaurants that will come helpful when you are in Marrakech.
Caution while visiting Marrakech
One thing you need to be careful about while you are traveling. And that is the goods that they offer in the markets. If you like something, be very careful before buying that. Because most of the things are let’s just say is not of great quality.
Duration: 1 Day
Are you a Game of Thrones fan? Well, I am. You might be wondering what’s Essaouira has to do with this famous TV show? Well, here is the thing, one of the famous shooting locations of the show is situated here. In the show, they called it the Astapor: Home of the unsullied.
What to do in Essaouira?
There are a lot of things you can do in this coastal city. Here are a few of them:
- Climb and walk around the Portuguese Rampart
- Enjoy the sunset from a rooftop café
- Enjoy the ocean activities
- Birdwatching at the Mogador Island
- Visit the Sidi Mohammed ben Abdallah Museum
- A day trip to Sidi Kaouki
Where to stay in Essaouira
There are dozens of riads in Essaouira. But we recommend these:
Where to eat in Essaouira (Restaurant Recommendation)
The more you roam around the quicker you need to fill your stomach. You need to find a suitable place to do that now and then. But you don’t know a lot about their restaurants, do you? Allow us to help.
There are lots of options to choose from when it comes to the restaurants in Essaouira depending on your taste. Here are a few of them.
Duration: 1 Day
Though Safi is not that popular amongst the tourists, that does not necessarily mean it is not attractive. On the contrary, it is because there are fewer tourists around, you can see 10 Days in Morocco and enjoy the actual Moroccans lifestyle here. Besides, this city carries a long history with it.
The unfinished Portuguese cathedral will remind you of the Portuguese rein back in the early 1500s.
Where to stay in Safi?
Where to eat in Safi?
- Restaurant chez hosni
- Happy Coffee & Restaurant
- Sidi Bouzid
- Restaurant La Trattoria
Duration: 1 Day
Casablanca is more like a commercial center. However, it doesn’t lessen its diverse beauty. You will find Arabic and French history and culture wherever you roam around. There are different palaces and museums to visit and explore. And not to mention, the 7th largest Mosque in the whole world, Hasan II Mosque is also situated here in Casablanca.
What to visit in Casablanca?
- Hassan II Mosque
- Morocco Mall
- The Old Medina
- Sky 28
- Parc de la Ligue Arabe
- Villa des Arts
- King’s Palace
- La Corniche
- Place Mohammed V
Where to stay in Casablanca?
Eat in Casablanca
Duration 2 Days
Fes is one of the most famous cities in the world thanks to its history and other famous landmarks. It was the capital more than twice in the past. Fes is divided into these three sections: Medina Fes el-Bali and Fes el-Jedid.
What to visit in Fes?
- Quaraouiyine Mosque
- Explore the artistic Medersa al-Attarine
- Medersa Bou Inania
- Visit Chaouwara Tannery
- Military History at Borj Nord
- Jnan Sbil Gardens
Where to stay in Fes?
Where to eat in Fes?
Duration: 2 Days
Chefchaouen is one of the most popular cities among the visitors. Once you reach there, you will understand why this small town attracts so many tourists all over the world. These beautiful and vibrant blue alleys make everything look almost surreal.
If you want to take pictures of your tour of 10 days in Morocco, this one is the perfect place for that. The picturesque scenarios made it the photographer’s paradise.
What to do in Chefchaouen?
- Get lost in the maze of streets
- Shop at the little bazaars
- Visit Kasbah Museum
- Enjoy the view of the Spanish Mosque
- Explore a local Hammam
- Enjoy the beautiful nightlife
- Explore Jeb Al-Kalaa
- Visit Akchour waterfall
Where to stay in Chefchaouen?
Where to eat in Chefchaouen?
Duration: 1 Day
Asilah is another small town that you should visit. But, as they say, you should not judge a book by its cover, the same way you should not judge a town by how big its area is. The paradise beach the ramparts, and so much more in the town to explore. And the best thing is that you can explore the entire town on foot in a day.
What to visit in Asilah?
- Asilah Festival
- Little Souk
- The Ramparts
- El-Hamra tower
- Paradise Beach
Where to stay in Asilah?
Where to eat in Asilah?
What is the best time to visit Morocco?
If you want to visit Morocco, do it either in Spring or Fall. The reason is that you will get a not so cold or hot, a warm-weather around that time here. From March to May or September to October, try to make a plan in this timeframe.
Here are a few tips if you are visiting Morocco.
Look out for Pick pocketers
It is not like there are pick pocketers all around you. But depending on where you are visiting, there might be a pick pocketer around waiting for a tourist like you. So be careful about that. Always keep an eye on the people crossing you by too closely.
Do not take help from a stranger
Well, asking for help is not a bad thing at all. But be wary of the people who offer you help without you even asking them. And if you are to take help from a stranger, make clear if you want to pay him for that favor or not.
For example, if you are asking someone where to go or where to find something, that is okay as long as he is showing you the direction. But don’t ask or let them guide you to somewhere. And if anyone wants to, tell them you will not pay him for that.
Wherever you go, whoever you talk to, always be firm on your statement. Don’t be afraid. Remember, “Fer is the mind-killer!”
Follow this guideline for your Morocco tour. I firmly believe your 10 days in Morocco will be one of the best memories you will ever have. And of course, just because we have made this guideline does not mean, you cannot improvise it. Of course, there are. You can tweak this guideline to however you see fit.