13 days in Portugal, Morocco & Spain Itinerary

13 days in Portugal, Morocco & Spain Itinerary

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13 days in Portugal, Morocco & Spain Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  16 h 15 min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
3
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Seattle, United States

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Belém Tower are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castelo de S. Jorge and Quinta da Regaleira. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Palacio Nacional de Sintra & Park and National Palace of Pena). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Alfama, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

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Seattle, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Lisbon is 8 hours. In March, Lisbon is somewhat warmer than Seattle - with highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Marrakech.

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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, and finally steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bahia. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, then don't miss a visit to Medersa Ben Youssef, then get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and finally explore the world behind art at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Marrakech trip maker site.

You can fly from Lisbon to Marrakech in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Lisbon in March: highs in Marrakech hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Marrakech

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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

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Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Pedro, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise du Divin Sauveur, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de España. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Vicente, and finally admire the natural beauty at Casa de Pilatos.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Seville trip site.

You can fly from Marrakech to Seville in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. While traveling from Marrakech, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Seville, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

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Iglesia Colegial del Salvador ©
Iglesia Colegial del Salvador
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then admire the striking features of Templo de Debod. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Seville in March: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 59°F and lows are around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Barcelona Cathedral and Parc de Montjuic. There's much more to do: walk around Parc Guell, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, stop by El Barri Gòtic, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona travel planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 47°F in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

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