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What to Pack for a Vacation in Morocco

Essential Morocco Packing List


Travel Luggage

If you plan to stay in one of the darling riads located in the heart of Jemaa el-Fnaa your taxi will not be able to get back into the tiny, winding alleyways. So you’ll probably be required to walk at least a portion of the way to your hotel. The alleyways are incredibly crowded and are often bumpy and uneven. So luggage that not only has wheels but is also lightweight so that you can carry it when necessary is the best choice.

This set by Merax is highly durable, is made of nontoxic material, has multi-directional spinner wheels, a secure combination lock, and is lightweight. It also comes in bright colors so it’s easy to spot on the luggage belt at the airport.

Compression Packing Cubes

If you are like me and tend to overpack for vacation, these compression packing cubes by LeanTravel are perfect to allow you to get the most out of the space in your suitcase. Not only will they keep your things organized but you can also compress each cube down for extra space. The set includes 2 large cubes for bulkier clothing and 1 medium cube for underwear and socks.

Travel Shoe Bag

In Morocco you’ll be exploring many streets and alleyways that are dirty and dusty so having a barrier between your shoes and the rest of your clothes will definitely come in handy. This set of four by YAMIU is made of durable, waterproof nylon so they’ll hold up for countless future vacations. They’re also good to use to keep your dirty laundry separated.

Carry-On Bag

If you choose to check your luggage (which we would recommend due to TSA liquid restrictions), you’ll want a carry-on bag to have a few essentials on the plane with you. This bag by UTO is perfect as it can be worn as a purse or a backpack, plus it has a detachable cross body bag to wear while exploring the city. And it’s small enough to be considered as a “personal item” if you decide not to check your larger luggage bag.

Extra Bag for Souvenirs

It’s nearly impossible to walk through the markets of Morocco without stopping to shop for treasures to take home with you. Quality leather goods, colorful carpets, and glimmering lamps are just a few of the things that you’ll find for bargain prices in Morocco.

Unless you’re planning on packing lightly, you may have some trouble getting all of your new souvenirs home. Invest in this “just in case” duffel bag by Bago – it’s easy to fold it into a pouch and toss it in your suitcase, “just in case” you overdo it.

For Your Flight to Morocco

Travel Pillow

Sleeping on airplanes is challenging for most people and if you don’t get at least some shut-eye on a long flight you’ll probably arrive to Morocco feeling tired and cranky. Invest in a compact travel pillow that’s lightweight and easy to throw in your carry-on.

Travel Pillow

Natural Sleep Aid

If you have a really long flight to Morocco and are concerned about your ability to sleep on the plane, invest in a natural sleep aid to help. Plus it’s nice to have to combat jet lag after you land.

Entertainment for the Plane

  • Download a few of our favorite podcasts to keep yourself entertained during takeoff and landing and while hanging out in the airport.
  • Get a subscription to Amazon Audible for access to a huge selection of audiobooks in case in-flight movies aren’t available.
  • Bring a few Moroccan travel guides and a highlighter on the plane to plan your must-see destinations:
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