The Ultimate Morocco Road Trip Itinerary

Are you currently trying to plan a road trip to Morocco but not sure where to start? Not to worry cause I am here to help you!

In 2019 I went on an incredible road trip through Morocco and I am here to spill the tea! From strolling through the bazaar in Marrakech to watching the sunset over the blue city of Chefchaouen. I will go over my entire Morocco road trip itinerary, tell you what to look out for and how to handle sometimes stressful situations.

Let me start by saying that I would return to Morocco in a heartbeat and that it was one of the most fun road trips I ever went on!

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The Ultimate Morocco Road Trip Itinerary

Land in Morocco – Pick up rental car
Strolling through Marrakech – 2 nights
Overnight in the desert – Scarabeo Camp
The best Game Of Thrones location – Aït Benhaddou
Pit stop in Casablanca
Explore the blue pearl of Morocco – 2 nights in Chefchaouen
Discovering Fez – 2 nights
Incredible waterfall on your way to Marrakech – Ouzoud
Overnight in Marrakech before flight home

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This will give you an idea of how much driving you will be doing 🙂

All photos in this post are edited with my ‘Dream Away With Me” Preset pack.

When traveling to Morocco for the first time you’ll want to see as much as possible of this beautiful country. The best and cheapest way to do this is to go on a road trip. But planning one can sometimes lead to a lot of frustration and about a dozen questions might pop up in your head. How do I know this? Well about all of those questions popped up when I was planning out an itinerary for a 2 week girls road trip through Morocco.

How to be safe on a road trip in Morocco as a girl?

How to choose a rental car in Marrakech?

This will be one of the first things on the agenda! I chose not to book a car in advance and rented the car straight at the airport. Make sure to talk to different agents to get a good idea about the pricing. Some rental companies will ask for an insane insurance fee that will take up most of your Credit Card and you don’t want that.

After you scored the best deal it’s time to check the car for damages. Always make sure to take photos or record videos where you can clearly see all of the little scratches. Don’t forget to also check the inside of the car. Doing so will avoid later on discussions.

Safety on the road in Morocco

Police in Morocco

Driving in Morocco can be a little crazy from time to time. While there is a main highway you will often find yourself on smaller roads with local police stops. The biggest annoyance for sure is how often you will get pulled over as a foreigner. My biggest tip for you here is to remain calm, if you speak French use it and stand your ground. They will try to convince you that you broke some kind of traffic rule, while you didn’t. At one point we had to give our papers and they asked us for money. We simply stated that we didn’t have any cash money on us and after some going back and forward we simply got our papers back and kept on driving.

Driving rules in Morocco

Basically the same rules apply here as in Europe but not many people really pay attention to it :p. Driving is done on the right side of the road and when you get closer to the city center it can get pretty crowded and a little crazy. The most difficult part was by far driving in Casablanca. If you don’t feel that comfortable behind the wheel it’s better to park outside of the city and take the public transportation to visit the mosque.

Navigating in Morocco

The first thing I always do when arriving in a country where my own SIM won’t work is buy a local one. This way I can use either Google Maps or Waze to find my way. Both navigation apps worked throughout the entire trip and are a cheaper option than including a GPS in your rental agreement.

The Morocco Road Trip Itinerary

Marrakech (2-3 nights)

Welcome to Marrakech and prepare to immerse yourself in this one of a kind place. Within the time span of an hour you’ll fall in love and hate this city at the same time. These feelings often intertwined with each other but at the end of the day I loved exploring the wonderful maze that is Marrakech. Street vendors will try to sell you their goods, young men will stare at you and motorcycles will speed by while you’re trying to find your way. The best way is to just go with the flow and take it all in.

The popularity of Marrakech has skyrocketed over the past year due to Social Media and it’s not hard to see why. Almost every corner in this city is worth photographing. This also means that the city is a lot busier than a few years ago so make sure to set your alarm clock and enjoy an early morning stroll through the medina.

Things to do in Marrakech

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