I traveled to Morocco while living in South Africa, and while I had traveled to other conservative countries before, I had to think through a lot of my outfits and packing decisions to be sure I could accommodate the temperatures of Morocco!
I’ve compiled this Morocco packing guide, based on my own trip through Morocco and other conservative countries like Jordan, U.A.E, and beyond.
Here are my favorite travel outfits to help you prepare and pack for a trip to Morocco—
use my packing ideas below, but revise as needed based on the weather and season for your own trip to Morocco!
My Morocco Trip Details
Travel Dates: March
Weather: We decided to visit in March before it got into the dead heat of summer—springtime temperatures in cities like Morocco typically range from 70-80ºF during the day. It’s warm enough to enjoy (and sweat a bit) but not too hot to go sightseeing during the day!
What to Expect on a Trip to a Conservative Country
Choosing what to wear in conservative countries can sometimes be tricky to navigate, especially for female travelers. While some countries are much more strict with their cultural expectations, I always err on the side of caution and dress conservatively to avoid any unwanted attention or cause offense.
It’s essential to respect local and religious traditions at all times, and you should be aware of your behavior to ensure it doesn’t offend local customs— this begins with dressing modestly!
Throughout Morocco, it is considered a sign of respect to keep your knees and shoulders covered. Headscarves are not required, but I found that whenever I received unwanted attention as a tourist, all I had to do was cover my head and nobody would bother me.
Read More: What to Wear in Morocco as a Female Traveler
What to Pack for Trip to Morocco
Sun Hat // You’ll definitely need a wide-brim hat to protect you from the rays. Pack 1 or 2 just to be safe, and make sure they aren’t made of thick material that will make you sweat!
Light Scarf // I pack a scarf on every trip but you’ll definitely want a few throughout Morocco. They’re great for covering your shoulder and chest, and still, allow you to show off some style!
Sunglasses // Always protect your eyes.
Sandals // You’ll spend lots of time walking, so I highly recommend investing in a comfortable pair of supportive (and cute!) sandals.
Tops + Layers
Long Sleeve Blouse // Pick thin, soft material for your blouses — they’re great for layering and offers coverage of your shoulders and chest.
Kaftan // A kaftan is the perfect top layer of any outfit!
Shawl // I brought one to cover my shoulders but also allows you to wear something more lightweight like a tank top, while still being covered.
Dusters / Kimonos // I travel with duster jackets everywhere because they’re so easy to throw on, and mix and match with dresses.
Tunic // I paired a few different tunics with white leggings or tucked them into a maxi skirt. Make sure the fabric is soft and breathable!
Long Tunic // Perfect for a nice dinner, or as a cover-up to the hotel pool! You can also layer with leggings for a boho look.
Maxi Dresses // You can’t go wrong with multiple, lightweight maxi dresses. I like solid colors so they can go with any scarf, shawl, or duster!
Midi Dress // A dress longer than your knees, with breathable fabric, is great when you’re out exploring (but cooler than a maxi!).
Leggings // I rocked white leggings A LOT on my trip. They were perfect for layering under tunics and shawls and kept cooler than black pants. Make sure the fabric is stretchy and breathable!
Maxi Skirt // Having a maxi skirt or two makes it easy to throw together an outfit — pair it with a blouse, or a shorter kimono.
Flowy Pants // Who doesn’t love a comfy pair of flowy pants?! Mix and match patterns and colors.
Don’t forget a swimsuit!
Marrakech has some of the most beautiful hotel pools in the world, so don’t miss out. I opted for a one-piece bikini, but all the hotel pools are typically private, so a 2 piece bikini should be perfectly fine.
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