1 Week Morocco Itinerary & Imperial Cities

1 Week Morocco Itinerary

Overview 7 days Morocco tour:

Enjoy imperial Morocco’s top cities with this 7-day itinerary from Casablanca. Wander the ancient streets of Meknes before stopping in the Roman town of Volubilis and the medieval city of Fes. End your quick guided trip in the culture capital of Marrakech as you roam the winding souks of the medina, visit local artisan workshops, or try your hand at a cooking class.

Highlights of one week Morocco itinerary:

Is this Morocco travel journey right for you?

This private 7 days Morocco guided tour is suited to travelers with no interest in visiting the Sahara desert and the blue city of Chefchaouen, who instead prefer to focus on the varied culture, character, and history of the four Imperial cities of Morocco. This Morocco-guided tour includes a visit to one of the most impressive sites in Casablanca-Mosque Hassan Ⅱ, it’s required to dress well or cover your body with a long scarf such as shoulders and hair. The only part where it snows a lot in Morocco is the High Atlas Mountains and this tour includes an overnight in the Middle Atlas Mountains, Morocco can have extreme weather. Please consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability for that season. Prefer to the section of Essential Travel Info for more details or contact us.

Why you’ll like this Casablanca excursion!

Travel with a local knowledge guide and Professional driver who will share the magic and the real of Morocco with you from the imperial cities to the Berber villages on the High Atlas Mountains. Admire the landscapes along the way, especially panoramic ones with some breathtaking views, and take a gentle through the National Park of Ifrane referred to as the  ‶Switzerland of Morocco″. Appreciate the fine examples of Moroccan and Islamic artisanship in Mosque Hassan Ⅱ and Hassan Tower in Rabat. Marvel at iconic sights during visits to the remarkable imperial cities, the timeless Roman ruins of Volubilis, the skinny alleyways of Fes, and the busy square in Marrakech.

Brief itinerary of Casablanca to Marrakech trip:




Day 1

Arrival Casablanca and afternoon in Rabat


Day 2

Explore the imperial city of Meknes and trek in the Roman ruins of Volubilis


Day 3

Exploring the imperial city and medieval medina of Fes


Day 4

Ifrane, Switzerland of Morocco, and Middle Atlas Mountains

Bin El Ouidane

Day 5

Hang out at Ouzoud’s waterfalls and explore Berber villages


Day 6

Exploring the Imperial city of Marrakech


Day 7

Depart to the airport


Detailed itinerary Morocco imperial cities tour:

Day 01: Arrival in Casablanca - Transfer to Meknes via Rabat

Welcome to Morocco! On arrival at Casablanca International Airport. We will meet you and transfer you to your accommodation in Meknes city. Prior to enjoying your private transfer to the imperial city of Meknes, we’ll have a chance to visit the must-see sites of Casablanca and Rabat.

Casablanca is the largest and a bustling modern city in Morocco. Visit the massive Mosque Hassan II. Inaugurated in 1993, the seventh-largest mosque in the world, and is also one of only three mosques in Morocco that non-Muslims can enter. Join a guided tour and appreciate the fine examples of Moroccan and Islamic artisanship.

Next, drive along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean to Rabat. The current capital of Morocco. Begin your visit with Oudaias Kasbah, one of the oldest and famous kasbahs in Rabat, which was built in the late 12th century. This kasbah was destroyed and rebuilt several times. Later before driving to Meknes city, we will get a chance to visit one more of the impressive sites that Rabat has to offer. Hassan Tower, an unfinished minaret and mosque from the 12th century. 

From there, we’ll embark on a journey toward the Capital of Moulay Ismail (approximately 2 hours). After checking into your accommodation and still got some energy maybe go out for a walk in Lahdim Square, the main square in the heart medina of Meknes besides the great gate called Bab El-Mansour.

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Casablanca – Mosque Hassan Ⅱ sightseeing tour – MAD130
  • Rabat – Tower Hassan Ⅱ walking tour
  • Rabat – Oudaias Kasbah visit
  • Rabat – Mausoleum of Mohammed V
  • Breakfast

Today’s total driving time is approximately 3 hours
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 240 km

Entrance fees to the monuments are not included. However, it’s simply possible to be included just let us know please while you are confirming your trip with one of our experts.

Day 02: Exploring Meknes - Volubilis - Fes

Meknes offers a calmer medina and shopkeepers are not as pushy to make a sale. While Meknes is quite large, the two main areas of interest are the Ville Impériale (Imperial City) and the manageable medina. After breakfast in your hotel, you will start an explorative journey of the Ismailia capital of Morocco, you will see the fascinating gate Bab Mansour built by the sultan Moulay Ismail, the granary, and the Sahrij Souani used for irrigation and plantation.

Drive the short distance east to Fes passing through Volubilis. one of the Roman Empire’s most remote bases. The ruins are beautifully preserved here and it’s easy to believe you have stepped into the 2nd or 3rd century. From there, continue on to your accommodation in the old medina of Fes.

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Meknes – Medina guided walking tour
  • Volubilis – Roman ruins guided walking tour – MAD70
  • Breakfast

Today’s total driving time is approximately 1 hour
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 64 km

Entrance fees to the monuments are not included. However, it’s simply possible to be included just let us know please while you are confirming your trip with one of our experts.

Day 03: Exploring Fes

Fes is the oldest city in Morocco, famous for its old medina known locally as Fes El Bali. Fes is home to the most beautiful sights that Morocco has to offer. The oldest leather tanneries in the world, watch how priceless rugs are hand-made on traditional looms, and walk through an active pottery factory as the craftsmen show you each step they take to create intricate mosaic artwork.

Well, set off with a local guide who is familiar with this ancient city to explore its magic. Walking through its charming alleyways and small streets. Stop by the Blue Gate known as Bab Boujloud. Within a few steps from there, we will get to the religious school, the old Jewish quarter, and the University of Al Quaraouiyine, the oldest university in the world. Afterward, drive to the new medina and stop by the Royal Palace for some pictures. After making sure you visit every interesting site in the medina, we’ll drive you back to your hotel.

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Breakfast
  • Fes – Medina guided walking tour

Entrance fees to the monuments are not included. However, it’s simply possible to be included just let us know please while you are confirming your trip with one of our experts.

Day 04: Fes - Ifrane - Azrou - Atlas Mountains - Khenifra - Bin El Ouidane

Today we will travel from Fes to Ben El Ouidane. There’s no rush on the way as the scenery on the way is interesting. Stop in Ifrane city known as the ‶Switzerland of Morocco″. The town’s modern aesthetic is largely due to French colonial settlers, who built the town as a place to escape to during the hot summer months.

Continue on to the village of Azrou through the cedar forest, where you may witness the barbarian monkeys. Afterward leave for Azilal village in the Middle of the Atlas Mountains, with plenty of breaks along the way to appreciate the ever-changing Moroccan landscape.

Upon arrival, check into your hotel in the afternoon. If time permits, go out for a fun activity such as a boat ride or yacht to explore the lake or take a walk around the village and join a local family for a cup of mint tea.

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Breakfast & Dinner
  • Ifrane – National Park walking tour
  • Atlas Mountains – Cedar Forest walking tour
  • Azilal – village walking tour
  •  Bin El Ouidane Lake – Boat ride

Today’s total driving time is approximately 5 h. 14 minutes
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 277 km

Day 05: Bin El Ouidane - Ouzoud waterfalls - Azilal - Marrakech

Today also there’s no rush on the way as the scenery is always interesting. if time didn’t allow us yesterday to visit around. Today, After a good sleep and a delicious breakfast, we will visit the village of Azilal including Bin El Ouidane Lake. Enjoy the Berber hospitality and experience the local culture and food. Then, travel west to the bustling city of Marrakech, and appreciate the landscapes of the Atlas Mountains.

Stop in Cascade D’ouzoud for lunch. The highest waterfalls in Morocco. These spectacular waterfalls crash down into the pools below. You can take a path down to the base where you can view the falls from the bottom and even take a boat to the main for a really outstanding experience before we get to Marrakech in the late afternoon. 

  • Splurge
  • Mid-range
  • Don’t break the bank (Standard)
  • Breakfast
  • Azilal – village walking tour
  • Ouzoud – waterfalls walking tour

Today’s total driving time is approximately 3 hours
Today’s total driving distance is approximately 191 km

Day 06: Exploring Marrakech

After breaking your fast meet your local guide for a full-day tour, starting with vibrant souk of the medina and the live Jemaa El-Fna square famous for its snake charmers, storytellers, and food stalls. Visit the Koutoubia Mosque, along the way note the open spaces that extend off of some alleys. 

From there, continue to visit the 19th century Bahia Palace and El Badi Palace ‶Palace of wander or Brilliance″. Relax in the adjoining gardens, before carrying on to Ben Youssef Madrasa. Built in the 16th century, this madrasa once housed students of the nearby mosque. Admire the Moroccan artisanship: carved cedar, stucco plaster, and zellij tiling. The hard-to-miss Saadian Tombs, Ben Youssef Madrasa and Museum of Moroccan Arts for more examples of traditional art and woodwork

Don’t miss out the Majorelle Gardens and Menara Gardens thus, Your guide will ensure that you see the most important places of historical cultural interest. In the late afternoon, go for a walk around the crowded Jemaa El-Fna square where you’ll have the opportunity to meet storytellers and more. Or sip tea on a terrace with a gorgeous view over the medina.

  • Breakfast
  • Marrakech – Medina guided walking tour
  • Marrakech – ATVing, buggy
  • Marrakech – Majorelle gardens (online ticket) – MAD150
  • Marrakech – Hot air balloon

Entrance fees to the monuments are not included. However, it’s simply possible to be included just let us know please while you are confirming your trip with one of our experts.

Day 07: Departure to the airport

Good things come to an end. Today is your last day in Morocco and in one week Morocco guided tour. So, you’re free to wander the Marrakech’s further sights before transferring you to the airport either at Marrakech or Casablanca. Where the tour ends, we say our Goodbyes, safe travels!

  • Breakfast

Airport Transfer To Marrakech Or Casablanca.

Today will be determined by your departure flight.
Allow 3hrs to arrive at Casablanca Airport plus min 2hrs 30mins before your departure flight.
Allow 20mins to arrive at Menara Airport Marrakech plus min 2hrs 30mins before your flight.

Inclusive & Exclusive


We select the best accommodations carefully to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. Hospitality and everything makes you feel like home.


* If those accommodations above are not available at the time of booking. You’ll be staying at similar ones and we will let you in advance. If you have preferred ones in mind to stay at and not mentioned above, let us know and we’re happy to book it for you.

* April and December are peak travel times! Make sure you book in advance to get preferred accommodations.

Price & Booking


1 person

2 person

4 person

8 person

10 – 16 person

First option

$ 2100

$ 1170

$ 745

$ 511

$ 499

Second option

$ 2700

$ 1455

$ 980

$ 770

$ 725

Third option

$ 4500

$ 3100

$ 2550

$ 2005

$ 1998

The prices of our tours depend on the packages you select(Splurge, Mid-range, or Don’t break the bank accommodations), the number of travelers on your journey, and the season of your travel.

* All prices are in Euro, US Dollars, Pounds, or Moroccan Dirhams, per person. There is an additional 10% fee for tours including the dates between Dec.20 – Jan.5(Peak Season). For single rooms, a single supplement fee will be applied.

For the bookings of our tours, we kindly request a small deposit of 20% of the total price to be sent to our bank account, Paypal or Wise account. The balance is to be paid to your driver/guide at the meeting.

Trip preparation

Know Before You Go

Although most of the planning and preparation is taken care of for you, there are still a few things you should know and some details you should take care of to ensure your comfort, safety and peace of mind. Please review the following information before your departure to ensure that any surprises along the way will only be pleasant ones.

  • During the booking process please let us know if you have any food restrictions or allergies.

  • Since lunches are not included, your guide will suggest restaurants where the food is tasty and fresh in order not to get sick. However, if you have a particular restaurant in mind. Inform your guide to accommodate your choices. On the other hand, based on his experiences, he will be glad to assist you whether their service and meals are marvelous.

  • Alternatively, your driver will make frequent stops along the way, especially in breathtaking places. This tour is flexible, if you recognize a worthy place to stop in, feel free to ask your gently driver.

  • Respect tour departures times to avoid delay and loss of sightseeing opportunities. If necessary, let your guide and driver know.

    For the benefit of all tour participants, we ask tour members to be considerate of their fellow travelers in the following ways:

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or “drone” technology has quickly become affordable and is increasingly popular with recreational users. While some countries have clear, established drone laws, others do not, or existing regulations are undergoing review and change. Travelers who wish to bring a drone on their trip are responsible to research and abide by the laws and regulations, as well as to check with their airline(s) regarding their rules for transporting drones. Please note that tours are unable to extend the length of scheduled visits and stops to accommodate use of drones. If you’re coming with your drone, let us know in advance to schedule the time for it.

  • Ramadan may make your trip excruciating, due to most of the restaurants and shops would be closed. And alcohol beverages will not be served in restaurants and hard to find.
  • Our guides are fluent in languages, and they are happy to share all what they have known so far, if you’d like skip or add an activity to your daily itinerary feel free to ask your guide.
  • Children under 5 years old are free of charge. 6 – 8 (- 70 %). 10 years old is considered to be an adults.


PAMELA ROBERTS@Pamelaroberts
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Just had the trip of a lifetime. First, our Your Guide Mohamed was amazing. He truly cared about us and our experiences and strived to keep us all happy. Everyone should be as lucky as us to have Mohamed as a guide. And we saw an experienced all aspects of life in Morocco from the marketplace to Sahara Desert. We were engaged at every opportunity from eating hot bread in the market place to riding camels to traditional dancing and music. Every moment was a "wow" moment. Thank you for a top-notch tour and guide.
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Absolutely phenomenal! This was our very first group tour and Morocco Vacation Travel exceeded our expectations! We did not expect such phenomenal hotels, restaurants, tour sites, and more. So, thank you to MVT. But most importantly, we can not exclaim enough about Mohammed, our tour manager. He is knowledgeable, kind, organized, understanding, and patient. The perfect representative for MVT.
Marilyn D
Marilyn D@Marilynd
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It was a very wonderful experience. The sites that we've come to see and visit were all great! Our guide Abdel was very knowledgeable, understanding, kind, considerate, attentive to our needs and very patient with all of us. The camp and food in the desert were all great! The driver and the assistant were also very helpful.


Yes! Absolutely, this 1 week Morocco itinerary from Casablanca is available every day, except summer the temperature can reach 40 degrees Celsius – 104 degrees Fahrenheit.

The early bird catches the warm! As soon as you know your exact dates of your desert trip, contact us. 

It depends on the period you’d like to experience Morocco.

  • Summer: (end of June – Augusts) light and soft clothes, such as scarf, skirts, slippers, skin protection, sunglasses.
  • Winter: (October – end of March) warm clothes, sneakers, extra jacket or coat.

The best time to do this 7-day Morocco itinerary from Casablanca is all seasons of the year except winter. Because it snows a lot in the Atlas Mountains.

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