Morocco is a magnificent country with a lot to offer tourists. The Atlas Mountains, white sand beaches, and bustling cities are just a limited sampling of what is available in Morocco. With such an enormous variety of attractions, it’s important to know how much time you’ll need when planning your trip. We’ve put together a few tips to help make your experience more enjoyable and assist you in determining how many days in Morocco are enough.
How To Choose How Long To Stay In Morocco
Generally speaking, the more time you have to spend in Morocco, the better. The country is a mix of exciting cities and desert landscapes, and it is likely that you will need to spend some time traveling in order to experience both of these. You may love the city and hate the sand or vice versa, and so in these situations you may be able to do all your exploring from the one base.
If you want to experience all the diversity that Morocco has to offer, then a longer trip will be needed. Unfortunately, most people will not have an unlimited amount of time to spend in the country and so will have to decide how to fit as much into the time they do have as possible. The following guide can help you determine how much time in Morocco will be enough.
Is Two Days In Morocco Long Enough?
In order to experience all that Morocco has to offer, it is likely that you will need longer than just two days. If this really is all the time you have, then you will have to be extremely selective in the things that you do. You are likely to have to decide between the city and the desert, as you won’t have time to do both.
If you can only visit one city in Morocco, then Marrakech is highly recommended. It is the fourth largest city in Morocco and has the reputation of being a safe and welcoming city for tourists. Marrakech is also the closest of the Imperial Cities to the Sahara Desert. While a full excursion may not be possible, you may be able to catch a glimpse of it.
Spending 3-4 Days In Morocco
If you only have 3 or 4 days in Morocco, then joining a tour is a good way to ensure you can see as much as possible. As this is all organized for you, you do not have to spend time thinking about what you are going to do on your trip. You may also find that travel between destinations is included, and so this is something else you do not have to worry about.
These tours usually take place over the weekend, with a day or two either side. This is something to bear in mind when you are booking your trip. There may be tours that are available for weekdays, but they may not include as many excursions.
As there are only a few days for the tour, then you are likely to have to choose between touring the north or the south of the country. Highlights of the south include Marrakech and the Sahara. Casablanca, Fes and Chefchaouen are must see cities in the north.
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Spending 5-6 Days In Morocco
You will be able to see a bit more of the country if you are spending up to 6 days in Morocco, but you will still need to plan your travel carefully so you don’t waste too much time. You may be able to take in one of the tours that have been discussed above.
Again, it would be advisable to decide whether you want to base yourself in the north or in the south. However, because you will have a little more time, you may be able to start venturing past the center of the country so you see a little more of the opposite end to which you are staying.
7-10 Days In Morocco
For many people, 10 days is the perfect length of time to spend in Morocco. There is plenty of time to get in everything that you want to do, without feeling that you are being rushed. You may get the chance to see other cities in the country, such as the capital Rabat or the largest of the Imperial Cities, Casablanca.
You can combine a visit to Marrakech with staying for a night or two in a Berber tent in the Sahara Desert. This will give you the opportunity to try out a range of different activities such as riding a camel or exploring the sand dunes at Erg Chebbi.
Two Weeks In Morocco
Spending two weeks in Morocco will give you plenty of time to see everything that you want to, with a couple of rest days as well. Although there is so much to see and do in the country, it is easy to start to feel overwhelmed if you are constantly on the go.
Morroco has some beautiful hotels and being able to relax in one of these is an experience in itself. The majority of the luxury resorts in the country can be found around Marrakech and there is plenty to see and do in the south of the country. If you are happy to spend the night elsewhere, then you can also take in some of the attractions in the north of the country.
Three Weeks In Morocco
If you are lucky enough to have three weeks in Morocco, then you will be able to take your time in terms of exploration. You may also have the opportunity to revisit a place or experience that you really enjoyed.
There is no reason why you can not visit most of the biggest cities in the country – Marrakech, Rabat and Casablanca all have plenty to offer. You can also stop off at Fes on the journey between Rabat and Casablanca.
The three main attractions in Morocco are the deserts, the mountains and the cities. If you are able to spend three weeks in the country, then you will have all the time you need to be able to explore all of these highlights.
The question of how many days in Morocco would be enough will largely depend on your personal preferences, and what it is you want to do on your trip. Some people prefer to cram as much as they can into a short space of time, while others like to do things at a more leisurely pace.
Other factors such as the amount of time you have to take a vacation and your budget will also affect how long you have to spend in Morocco. It is really worth trying to maximize what you can get for your time and money.