The most requested of all my Morocco posts — what I packed! To be honest, I was really intimidated on what to pack for Morocco. I knew I would be taking my North Face backpack and utilizing packing cubes to maximize my space, but packing for Morocco in March stumped me, especially since we would be traveling to different areas of the country that all experienced different weather patterns! Today I’m sharing my Morocco Packing List, which includes what I packed, what I wish I would have left at home and all the essentials for a trip to Morocco in March.
Morocco Packing List
We traveled to Casablanca, Fes, Chefchaouen, Merzouga, Erg Chebbi, and Marrakech, so I knew I would need a mix of warm weather clothing, as well as some layering pieces for the chilly temps of the desert.
One thing I kept in mind while packing was modesty. I made sure to pack clothing items that were conservative, but comfortable. Another thing I kept in mind was making sure outfits could be interchanged and easily layered for cooler climates, but breezy enough for warmer, stickier climates.
So, what did I pack for Morocco in March?
Morocco Packing List
5 pairs of pants (1 white linen, 1 chambray, 1 jean, 1 breezy pattern, 1 black)
2 long dresses (1 grey, 1 black)
3 button-up shirts (chambray, white and bright blue)
5 plain t-shirts
1 rain jacket
2 pairs of leggings (mostly for wear on the plane)
2 long sleeved shirts (mostly for wear on the plane)
7 pairs of undies
3 bras (Truthfully, I wore bralettes)
1 swimsuit (a one piece and used a long dress mentioned above as a cover up)
1 pair of pajamas
5 pairs of socks
1 pair of workout shorts and 1 workout top
3 pairs of shoes (1 pair of sneakers, 1 pair of flip flops, 1 pair of slide-on mules)
Laying it all out in my bedroom made it easy for me to see what I needed or didn’t need as well as what outfits could be paired well together. I opted for neutral pant colors that could easily be interchanged with tops and made sure to only pack shoes that went with everything.
Three items I relied heavily on were hydrating nasal spray, rewetting eye drops and Tide sink packs. The climate in Morocco is arid, so my sinuses and eyes were constantly feeling dry and scratchy, so having the spray and drops was a lifesaver. We always plan to do laundry when we travel, so the Tide sink packs are non-negotiable. They make it really easy to cut back on packing and still enjoy clean clothes.
For clothing, this dress from Amazon was the perfect day or night outfit option and I found myself reaching for it over and over. It’s conservative, yet still cute and completely functional. The slits up the side look higher than they are, so I never felt like I was too exposed, but they kept the air flow going so I never felt hot. This was especially key in Marrakech where it felt a bit sweaty!
I am happy to report I wore every single item in my suitcase except the plethora of socks. I honestly don’t know why I packed so many socks, but maybe because I was planning on wearing my sneakers more than I did? I wore my slip-on mules most days and changed into my flip flops as needed and wore my sneakers on the plane so they didn’t take up as much room in my suitcase.
One thing I will note is that if you are planning a trip to Morocco and have specific dinner reservations in cities (would highly recommend this as popular restaurants fill up), be sure to check the dress code ahead of time to make sure you are packing something that complies.
Packing for Morocco can be a little overwhelming, but it doesn’t need to be. Don’t overthink it, err on the side of modest/conservative and have fun!