7 Day Itinerary in RabatEdit This
When planning your trip to Morocco, here is a great Rabat
itinerary for a 7 day trip. With a great location that allows quick
access to a number of local attractions as well as neighboring cities,
Rabat is a great starting point for an incredible Moroccan adventure.
Day 1 - Arrive
Arrive in Rabat and get settled into your hotel. Head to the Medina
for dinner and drinks and enjoy yourself relaxing and strolling around
checking out the atmosphere of this lively area.
Day 2 - Kasbah des Oudaias & Chellah
After breakfast stroll out past the Medina and down to the beach to
this old castle on the coast for a nice look at the historical
architecture of Rabat. Stroll through the castle and some of the
neighboring streets. Rest at the small outdoor cafe at its base and
enjoy some local Moroccan music from street musicians. After lunch and
rest, head over to Chellah where you can view the lush gardens and
Islamic ruins from Abdul Yousef's mosque that was destroyed in an
earthquake in 1775.
Day 3 - Casablanca
Catch a train for the hour and a half journey to Casablanca to
explore the city and its environs. Be sure to check out the Medina and
the Mosque of Hassan II. Spend the day there, including a nice dinner in
or around the Medina and catch the train back to Rabat in the evening.
Day 4 - Hassan Tower & Other Landmarks
Today, enjoy some great sights around the city. Start with the Hassan
Tower, one of the most famous monuments in Rabat. After that, head to
the Mausoleum of Mohammad V and catch a late lunch. In the afternoon,
choose between a stroll through the modern downtown of Rabat or heading
to the Rabat Zoo.
Day 5 - Beach Trip
Head to the coast for a guided camel ride along the coastline of
Essaouira. This ancient fishing village is a picturesque location and
one of Morocco's most popular attractions. Head back to the city and
check out some more culture by visiting the National Archaeology Museum
or the Oudaias Crafts Museum.
Day 6 - Shopping
Spend the day relaxing and shopping for souvenirs. Browse the large
selection at the Medina and head over to the neighboring city Sale for a
look at some more craft and handiwork souvenirs. Enjoy dinner downtown
or near the Medina.
Day 7 - Return
After breakfast, head past the Medina for one more look at the ocean
and historical area. Stroll through the winding streets one last time
before heading to the airport for departure.
A 7-day trip to Rabat will allow you enough time to relax and explore all the best that Rabat and its surrounding areas have to offer.