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7 Best Places to Visit in Morocco

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The blue city of Chefchaouen, Morocco

The 'blue city' of Chefchaouen, Morocco

You will find timeless appeal and a colorful atmosphere with our list of the best places to visit in Morocco.

Whether you want to spend a night under the desert stars or discover a traditional marketplace, surf Atlantic waves, or climb blue stairs through the mountains, a contemporary pace weaves in and out of historic architecture to create thrilling excursions and captivating encounters.

Read more about what makes Morocco special as we highlight the essential experiences in Marrakech, Erg Chebbi, Chefchaouen, and more of the country’s beloved destinations.

  1. 1. Marrakech
  2. 2. Essaouira
  3. 3. Rabat
  4. 4. Fes
  5. 5. Erg Chebbi
  6. 6. Chefchaouen
  7. 7. Casablanca
  8. Explore the Best Places to Visit in Morocco

1. Marrakech

Sunset over Djemaa El Fna market in Marrakesh, Morocco

Djemaa El Fna in Marrakesh, Morocco

Marrakech is one of the top places to visit in Morocco because it offers a look into the heart of the historic country, with a mixture of immersive aromas and dazzling colors.

Artisan heritage turns the antique streets into opulent displays of marble and spices, elegant doors, and lavish gardens.

The rhythm of the city has its own life and carries through the imperial layers of the medina to the Art Nouveau aesthetic of New Town, bringing together past glamour, colonial history, and vibrant modern culture.

Highlights: Djemaa El Fna Square • Bahia Palace • Saadian Tombs • Medina

Recommended Length of Stay: 3-4 days

2. Essaouira

Aerial panorama of medieval Essaouira, old city on Atlantic coast at sunset, Morocco

Essaouira, Morocco

Essaouira is charismatic, where the relaxed ambiance of the coastline meets the drama of oceanic history. As one of the best places in Morocco to visit, lanes weave through the old fortress for an authentic feel, with the old town filling with the aromas of cafes and seafood.

Traditional heritage, beach culture, avenues lined with palm trees, and art galleries capturing the spirit of the city bring a different perspective of the beauty of the coastal city.

Highlights: Portuguese Fort • Old Port • Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah Museum • Fish Market • Traditional Souk

Recommended Length of Stay: 2-3 days

3. Rabat

Udayas fortress in Rabat, Morocco

Udayas fortress in Rabat, Morocco

Home to the Royal Palace, the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, and the Oudaias Kasbah, Rabat will give you insight into the administrative and imperial capital of the country.

At the edge of the Atlantic and with palm-lined boulevards, the city radiates glamour, from the central beach to the evocative medina.

You can find 11th-century fortress walls, the soaring Hassan Tower, and the Chellah Necropolis as you uncover the diversity of Morocco’s capital city.

Highlights: Oudaias Kasbah • Hassan Tower • Chellah Necropolis • Rabat Archeology Museum • Medina

Recommended Length of Stay: 1-2 days

4. Fes

Chouara Tannery in Fez, Morocco

Chouara Tannery in Fez, Morocco

Fes is influential and inspiring. The spiritual and cultural history emerges from the streets and leads you to medieval remains, exotic colors, and traditions. The old-word streets still feel authentic, while modernity encroaches in small ways in and around the bustling medina.

Follow the footsteps of kings, witness the glint of mosques, and embrace the self-confidence of majestic lineage that continues to fascinate visitors along the warren of vibrant lanes.

Highlights: Al Quaraouiyine Mosque • Medersa Bou Inania • Fes el Bali • Souks District • Chouara Tannery

Recommended Length of Stay: 2-3 days

5. Erg Chebbi

Luxury camp in Erg Chebbi, Morocco

Luxury camp in Erg Chebbi, Morocco

Erg Chebbi embodies the majesty of Morocco’s landscape, its shimmering dunes spreading to the horizon.

From unimpeded starlight to camel trekking over the desert waves, the journey to the edge of the quintessential landscape can lead you to a rolling sea of dunes that feel untouchable and otherworldly, yet accessible and captivating.

Highlights: Sand Dunes • Glamping • Stargazing • Camel Ride

Recommended Length of Stay: 1-2 days

6. Chefchaouen

Architectural details in Chefchaouen, Morocco

Courtyard in Chefchaouen, Morocco

Perched on the raw slopes of the Rif Mountains, the village of Chefchaouen shines with an artistic blue and an undeniably photogenic charisma.

The medina's alleyways overlap with stairs amidst the peaceful alpine ambiance, giving way to hiking trails and popular trekking destinations.

Chefchaouen feels removed from greater Morocco, but connected to its casual beauty, with architecture featuring Moroccan and Andalusian influence.

Highlights: Kasbah Museum • Medina • Cascades d'Akchour • Rif Mountains • Plaza Uta el-Hammam

Recommended Length of Stay: 2-3 days

7. Casablanca

Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco

Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco

While Morocco is the gateway to Africa, Casablanca is the main gateway to Morocco. The bustling city sets itself apart from the rest of the country with a distinctive Art Deco-style and ambiance, blending the old-fashioned with modernity.

With a mixture of handsome Moorish architecture, French colonial design, and traditional Moroccan style, you could bask on the beaches or embrace the blend of European flavors to find the true spirit of the city.

Highlights: Hassan II Mosque • Medina • Place Mohamed V • Corniche • Safi

Recommended Length of Stay: 2-3 days

Explore the Best Places to Visit in Morocco

 Atlas mountains and valley in the Quarzazate province, Morocco

Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Morocco is a unique destination with millennia of history featured in desert dunes and mountain slopes. As a microcosm of the Mediterranean and a gateway to Africa, the depth and allure of national culture span dimensions, with countless ideas found in our Morocco tours and vacations.

For more information on exploring historic markets, dramatic forts, and more, visit our Morocco travel guide to create your perfect trip.

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