Morocco 2 week itinerary
Morocco – a very varied country with unbelievable sights and plenty of great experience. Take some time to see and feel this world. “You have the watches in Europe, we have time in Africa” – ensure that you remember that there are clocks that tick differently. Morocco itinerary 2 weeks is the ideal time to visit the best areas of Marocco such as the desert of Morocco, the giant Oasis, the impressive mountain region, the eastern villages and the Atlantic Ocean.
We certainly advise visiting Morocco on a journey – always very friendly people and nation, Quite safe, still. Overall, this road trip self drive will help you schedule a road trip into Morocco and ensure your Morocco itinerary 2 weeks are as good as possible. You will also get plenty of good tips on budget travel, the best route and the best things to do in Morocco.
Day 1 and 2: Marrakech
1st and 2nd day in our Morocco itinerary 2 week, First stop on our journey through Morocco! We have checked in our lovely riad, enjoying the first typical Moroccan mint tea – very tasty. We feel welcome and relaxed from the first minute. Two days were spent exploring the town, ideal for visiting all the most popular places like Djemaa el Fna, the Medina or Medersa Ben Youssef. Read all about Marrakesh: Marrakech tour and our top tricks on travel
The Riad Irene is a wonderful choice if you’re staying in the center of the old city in a stunning Riad.
Day 3 : Ait Ben Haddou to High Atlas Mountain Road
3rd day Crossing the mountain at High Atlas was one of the best road trips we’ve ever had. Ticki’n’Tichka was the route we took, a 2.260 m mountain pass. You will find plenty of photographs on the way. The journey from Marrakesh to Ait Ben Haddou is breathtaking. Incidentally, the Atlas Mountain would be a great option for you should you intend on hiking in Morocco.
We got to Ait Ben Haddou after 185 km of travel, by the way we had to see in Marocco. In the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE list, Ait ben Haddou is a typical city with the mud brick. The most beautiful view from the Riad Chez Brahim for sunset and early morning lighting.
Day 4 : Road of a Thousand Kasbahs to Rose Valley
The Fourth Day in our Morocco itinerary 2 week Early in the morning we left Ait Ben Haddou and took the route of a thousand Kasbahs – a wonderful landscape! You have to visit the Kasbah Taourit and the Kasbah Amridil all over and this picturesque ancient Kasbah! We arrived at the Rose Valley in the late afternoon, 125 kilometers away – a spot to rest for longer!
With an excellent view high over the Rose Valley, our Dar Timitar small hotel was just beautiful. One of our highlights in Morocco was the sunset overlooking the massive oasis.
Day 5 : Dades Valley to Dades Gorge
Fifth day of our Morocco itinerary 2 week (115 km) We visited Dades Gorge on the next day with its dramatic scenery, such as Monkey Fingers at the start of the throat and a twisting path to the top of the Gorge – with a cafe spot – Tisdrine – and a fantastic sight! Our tip: if you have time, travel on the road 15 km further, the scenery is fantastic. During the night in a charming Berber riad we had an amazing visit. The guest family is beautiful – they made us a wonderful evening to learn their Berber language with traditional local berber songs.
Day 6: Todra Gorge to Tinghir
sixth day of our Morocco itinerary 2 week Tinghir (75 km) is a breathtaking huge oasis, with pure nature and picturesque countryside facing you. Take a few stops on the gorge route – you’ll have a nice view of the gorgeous oasis. The Todra Gorge, one of the most spectacular canyons in the country, is also outstanding. We stayed for the night in Kasbah Restaurant Amazir, a beautiful hotel on the way to the canyon. A lovely and quiet spot with a swimming pool and a peaceful riverside venue.
Day 7 and 8: The Sahara desert Erg Chebbi
7-10 Day The 270 kilometers from Tinghir to Merzouga have been very long, but the more you get the more impressive the landscapes. We had a wonderful time to visit the Erg Chebbi behind a camel with the Berber Camp boys. It was perfect to camp in the middle of the desert!! You can visit the center of Merzouga if you are interested in buy any original berber clothing. Our favorite experience and highlight of our Morocco tour was visiting the Sahara Desert in Morocco!
Day 9: Merzouga to Fes Road
Ninth day of our Morocco itinerary 2 week The road is the destination (470 km), but there are still plenty of perfect picture spots on your route – the road to Fès is very long. Consider staying in Zaida for a night if you can’t drive too fast. The Monkey Forest near Azrou was pretty good – we could feed the monkeys. In Ifran in the Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco you can also stop by “Tiny Switzerland.”
Made sure that you drive south of the medina as you travel by car.
Day 10 : Fez
Tenth Day, you just love or you hate. Yes, what can I say? However, all tourists believe that this town is exceptional. Take the time to discover Fez. The medina is enormous so you can walk for hours and not be bored. It is a very rare experience to visit the Tanneries of Fez. However, be mindful that it’s heavily smelling and certain people are also ill.
We suggest that you book the Riad Passiflora if you arrive in Fez by rental car and you need a car park outside the medina. Otherwise one of the wonderful Riads within the Medina should be chosen.
Day 11 and 12 : Rabat to Casablanca
The 11th-12th day of our Morocco itinerary 2 week (270 km) Rabat and Casablanca are completely underrated and many visitors miss this wonderful city. Half day is enough for Rabat, and half day is enough for Casablanca to see the best sights! And the Hassan II Mosque is honestly a must see, but it’s very adventurous to travel in Casablanca too. Don’t forget Casablanca’s lovely seaside. We stayed at a fantastical loved hotel in a Muhammedia for the weekend.
Day 12 and 13 : Morocco's Atlantic Coast
12-13 Day (400 km) Atlantic we really loved! The coastal path is surrounded by beautiful wild beaches and majestic cliffs. In a small town, with its most lovely beaches and also very recommended for a boat ride to bird watching, we stayed at El Jadida at Les Cyprès one night and another at Oualidia.
Day 13: Essouira
Journée 13-14 The “Atlantic gem” – the right place to rest after the long trip – is also known as Essouira. Kite surf, windsurfing, camel riding and long beach walks are well-known on the windy beach. The town is beautiful and has a souk, with cool cafes and lots of decent restaurants, of course. Also worth a visit is the fish market in the morning! We stayed in the Essaouira & Spa at Atlas for the night.
Essaouira was one of our favorite places on our itinerary in Morocco. For more details, see the Ultimate Essaouira Guide.
(200 kilometers) If you’re fortunate, you can see the tree goats on the way back to Marrakech. This has been our last stop on our path. We made some more pics in the last days and made our last shopping. fore more information contact us
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For cultural visits, Fes is an example of what an old Medina has been in the culture of Morocco. The best part of visit in Fes is Fes El Bali, which means the old Fes. With that being said, many historical sites are discover here. To start with, Fes is famous for the king’s palace with the 7 golden gates. Fes is a city with pure leather staff, there are three tanneryies where they make it, the best of them all is Chouara. Furthermore, Fes is a home for the oldest existing university in the world, Al Karaouien. Many more you will see with our tour of 10 days.
Marrakech A city in southwestern Morocco, in the foothills of the High Atlas. Founded around 1070 (according to other sources, in 1060 or 1062) by the Almoravids. In the XI-XVII centuries, capital of Morocco. It is a medieval city surrounded by walls with rectangular towers and gates, including the Medina (the old town), the Casbah (fortress) and the Agvedal Gardens with pavilions and pools. Monuments of the medina: Qubba al-Baruddin (domed pavilion, decorated with carvings of stone and stucco, – part of the palace of the unparished Almoravid, first half of the XII century.) Mosques – Qutubiya (concrete, stone, brick, XII century. Kutubiya (concrete, stone, brick, 12th century.); 17 transverse and one longitudinal nave, domes with stalactites, artesonado) with minaret (stone, 1184-99), Ben Salih with minaret (1331), Bab Dukkala (1557; 7 naves); Ben Youssef Madrassah (1565; 8 courtyards, stone carvings, stukkas, painted tiles – zilliji), Zawiya Sidi bel Abbas as-Sabti (16th century cult ensemble, 1184-99, the walls of the mosque were decorated with stone tiles), Zawiya Sidi Bel Abbas as-Sabti (16 naves). , carved stucco); the palace of Bahia (1894-1900; garden). Kasbah monuments: Bab-Agvenau (gate; 12th century, carved stone decoration), mosque (1197), necropolis with sepulchres from second half of 16th century, palaces – Badi (1578-93; in ruins) and Dar el-Makhzen (late 19th century; garden). The modern city was founded in 1913 to the west of the medina. Marrakesh is an old center of carpet-weaving, stone articles, etc. Museums: Museum of Moroccan Art (in the palace of Dar Said, late 19th century.), Museum of Treasures and Ceramics. Ruins of the Tasgimut Fortress (12th century), 30 km south-east of Marrakech.
Holidays in Marrakech
Marrakech is one of the imperial cities of Morocco. Marrakech is famous for its gardens, mosques and ancient buildings of Arab-African architecture. If you buy a tour to Marrakech, you will surely remember the fairy tales of Scheherazade. Majestic palaces, gardens buried in verdure, markets full of colorful products, the atmosphere of the East – this is what to come here for. Marrakech is suitable for excursions. The city is far from the coast, so it is not a beach resort. Typically, tourists from Russia stay in Marrakech for 2-3 nights according to the tour program.
Marrakech is a Moroccan Cities hardly a vacation destination in the sense that you will be here for the entire trip. Yes, it is a very beautiful city where you can experience a culture shock. You will be struck by the flavor of the place: majestic palaces, gardens buried in verdure, markets abounding with colorful merchandise, mosques, ancient buildings. To visit the sights is enough to go to Marrakech for 1-3 days from the resort, where you are staying.
One of the three imperial Moroccan cities. The city is not popular among tourists, as it is not a beach resort. Mostly come to Meknes with a tour. If you have time and want to feel the atmosphere of the Arab East, then go here. Meknes conditionally divided into two parts: in the medina concentrated historical monuments – palaces, mausoleums, ancient buildings, and in the new part of town – cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops. Meknes also attracts tourists with a very luxurious pastime – here you can play golf in the royal gardens. Near Meknes there are also famous Roman ruins of Volubilis, which are included in the list of cultural heritage of UNESCO.
Meknes is one of the three imperial cities of Morocco. The city is not popular among tourists because it is not a beach resort. Mostly come to Meknes with a tour. If you have time and want to feel the atmosphere of the Arab East, go here. Meknes conditionally divided into two parts: in the medina concentrated historical monuments – palaces, mausoleums, ancient buildings, and in the new part of town – cafes, restaurants, souvenir shops. Meknes also attracts tourists with a very luxurious pastime – here you can play golf in the royal gardens. Near Meknes there are also famous Roman ruins of Volubilis, which are included in the list of cultural heritage of UNESCO.
How to get to Meknes?
There are no direct flights from Novosibirsk to Morocco. Tourists from Siberia get to Morocco with a connection in Moscow.
By direct flight to Casablanca, then go to Meknes. The distance between the resorts is 240 kilometers. You can get there by bus, rent a car or pre-book a transfer.
Also from Casablanca and other resorts in Morocco you can get to Meknes by train.
Tours to Meknes are not popular with tourists because there are fewer hotels. It is quieter than other resorts, and you can enjoy the beauty of historical monuments. To visit the sights enough to go to Meknes for 1-2 days along with a tour.
What to do in Meknes?
Take a walk in the medina
Of course, the heart of Meknes is the medina. The main attractions are located here. If you buy a tour to Meknes, be sure to walk through the medina. The old town is an Arab quarter with a lot of intricate streets and fairly dense housing. Along the perimeter of the medina are 10-meter stone walls with corner towers, which were built to protect against Berber raids. You can enter the medina through the Bab el-Mansour Gate. The beautiful gate with its mosaic patterns and fine stucco work is already a tourist attraction. They were built in the 18th century and are still considered the most beautiful gates in Morocco.
Walking around the old city, you will notice that the city has preserved many historical sites. Meknes was once the capital of the powerful Sultan Moulay Ismail. During his reign, many palaces, gardens, and mosques were built. In fact, the large number of mosques contributed to the fact that Meknes is called the “city of a thousand minarets. Recall that non-Muslims are forbidden to enter the mosques, but you can admire the exterior. The most popular mosque in Meknes is the Great Mosque with its majestic carved doors. Not far from the mosque is the Madrasa Bu Inania. It is built in an airy Spanish-Moorish style and is a landmark.
The medina is also home to famous palaces. Dar Jamai Palace was built in the late 19th century in the best Moorish traditions. The building is decorated with mosaic and tile tiles and festooned arches. Next to the palace there is a beautiful garden with cypress and orange trees. Nowadays in the palace there is an ethnographic museum. Visitors can get acquainted with the elements of everyday life, a rich collection of embossing, antique jewelry. Another palace, El Mansour, has become a popular tourist store.
Another of the attractions of Meknes located in the medina is the medieval building complex Kheri es-Suani. It combines stables, grain storage facilities, and an Agdal pond. These stables once housed more than 12,000 horses and the wheels of the waterworks were turned by slaves. After a full day’s sightseeing, you can pause and admire the water of the Agdal Pond.
The center and the magnet of the medina is El Khedim Square. During the day, vendors sell souvenirs, and in the evening the area is transformed into an open-air theater: snake tamers, artists, dancers performing unusual dances, acrobats, fire swallowers and much more. The feeling of plunging into an oriental fairy tale. You can also eat tasty and inexpensive food here – the site turns into a huge food court.
Take a trip to the Todra Gorge if you are planning a trip to the Dades Valley in Morocco. As you enter these gorges located in the High Atlas, the rocky masses invade the landscape. Facing the two 300 meters high cliffs that form the highlight of the Todra Gorge, you will feel very small! It is here that the movie Lawrence of Arabia was partly shot. Continue your Moroccan journey by discovering the palm grove of Tineghir, perched at an altitude of 1,350 meters, then the Sagho and Ougnat djebels.