7 days in Morocco Itinerary

7 days in Morocco Itinerary

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7 days in Morocco Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + taxi:  9​h 30​min
1
Merzouga
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Ait Ben Haddou
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Marrakech
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Essaouira
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + train:  4​h 15​min
5
Rabat
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Brussels

1
night
Merzouga

Merzouga ©
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
On the 16th (Thu), examine the collection at Musee Nomade.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Merzouga trip maker .

Brussels, Belgium to Merzouga is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Merzouga is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Ait Ben Haddou.

Things to do in Merzouga

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Musee Nomade
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Merzouga Desert ©
Merzouga Desert
Climbing Tours
Depot Nomade ©
Depot Nomade

1
day
Ait Ben Haddou

Ait Ben Haddou ©
Seen in numerous Hollywood films and TV shows, the ancient city of Ait Ben Haddou takes visitors on a journey back to the 17th century with its impressive South Moroccan architecture, boasting earthen clay dwellings in walled kasbahs.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): appreciate the views at Ounila Valley and then steep yourself in history at Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ait Ben Haddou trip planning site .

You can drive from Merzouga to Ait Ben Haddou in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In May, daily temperatures in Ait Ben Haddou can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Ait Ben Haddou

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ounila Valley ©
Ounila Valley
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou ©
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

2
nights
Marrakech

You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
On the 19th (Sun), get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech, then slough off your stress at Turkish baths, then take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Secret, and finally stop by Al Kawtar Women's Cooperative.

Plan my day in Marrakech using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Ait Ben Haddou to Marrakech in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in May, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Spas Baths
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Walking tours
Le Jardin Secret ©
Le Jardin Secret
Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech ©
Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech

1
night
Essaouira

The laidback town of Essaouira, known for its forceful trade winds, attracts Moroccan and foreign tourists alike with its sweeping beaches and atmospheric, labyrinthine medina, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then don't miss a visit to Essaouira Ramparts, then take a leisurely stroll along Port de Pêche d'Essaouira, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Essaouira route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Marrakech to Essaouira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Marrakech in May: highs in Essaouira hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rabat.

Things to do in Essaouira

Tours Outdoors
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Horseback Riding Tours
Essaouira Ramparts ©
Essaouira Ramparts

1
night
Rabat

Rabat ©
On a vacation in Rabat, a World Heritage Site and Morocco's capital, you can discover the city's long and rich history while enjoying a laidback atmosphere, less touristy than in the booming Casablanca and Marrakech.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): stroll the grounds of Chellah, don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Mohammad V, then admire the striking features of Hassan Tower, then steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias, and finally don't miss a visit to Galerie Bab Rouah.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rabat online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Essaouira to Rabat in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Essaouira in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Rabat, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites
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Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias
Mausoleum of Mohammad V
Mausoleum of Mohammad V
Chellah ©
Chellah

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