What to do in Morocco in a week

7 days are not many, but they are enough to discover the must-see places in Morocco. And that is the objective of our circuits that have that duration or even a few days less. In this post we tell you what to do in Morocco in a week: destinations to visit, experiences to live and other attractions you should not miss.

Three must-see destinations

If you are only going to spend a week in Morocco, there are three essential destinations on which to base your program: Marrakech, the Sahara desert and Fez.

Marrakech is the most famous destination in the whole country: a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its historic medina is a fascinating combination of imposing monuments (Koutoubia Mosque, Bahia Palace, etc.), lively souks and markets (Jemaa el-Fna Square) and characteristic shops. In addition, the Gueliz neighborhood is very fashionable for those looking for the chic side of the city.

The Sahara Desert is the great goal of the most adventurous travelers. In particular, touring its dunes on the back of dromedaries and guided by a Touareg. The best examples are those of Erg Chegaga (Zagora) or Erg Chebbi. And getting here is feasible in a circuit of this type by road, as they are one or two days of travel from Marrakech or Fez.

Precisely Fez is the third leg to support a one-week trip to Morocco. This city is the cultural and spiritual capital of the country, with mosques and medersas of enormous relevance: although the former are not visitable, some of the latter are, and are worthwhile, especially Bou Inania and Attarine. Other places such as the mellah (Jewish quarter) and the Alaouite Square (with the Golden Gates of the Royal Palace) are also very interesting places.

These are the three essential destinations, but the good news is that to move from one to another there will also be places of great natural beauty (Todra Gorges, Atlas Mountains) and historical-artistic interest (Ait Ben Haddou).

Qué hacer en Marruecos en una semana
Qué hacer en Marruecos en una semana

What to do in these destinations?

In addition to getting to know the most important places in these destinations (with guided tours or on your own in Fez and Marrakech), it remains to be determined what other experiences to do in these destinations. And the list of possibilities is extensive, especially in these two cities. Here is a list of ideas that may help you:

  • Shopping in the souks of Fezis the most prestigious city in terms of craftsmanship. Ceramics, leather accessories and goldsmithing are of the highest quality here.
  • Strolling around the Gueliz in MarrakechGueliz: it is the fashionable district, both to buy clothes and accessories (in some cases, African and international luxury brands) and to go for a drink in the trendy bars.
  • Visiting the main museums of Fez and MarrakechTraditional crafts are a recurring theme (Museum of Arts and Crafts of Wood in Fez and the Museum of Marrakech), but there are also other surprising options such as weapons (Borj Nord in Fez) or fashion (Yves Saint-Laurent in Marrakech).
  • Rickshaw ride in MarrakechA nice way to go through some of the streets around the medina.
  • Watching the sunrise in the desert: getting up early to contemplate the dawn is worth it, since the atmosphere is filled with special colors and a breathtaking silence.
  • Stargazing in the desertIf the sky is clear, the spectacle is unique, since the absence of light pollution allows you to see the full brightness of the constellations and planets.

But these are just a few suggestions. There are many other things to do in Morocco in a week, and you can check them out in our activities section, in case you can fit any of them in during your trip.