16 days in Spain & Morocco Itinerary

16 days in Spain & Morocco Itinerary

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16 days in Spain & Morocco Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  12 h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
2
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
Bus + Ferry:  5 h
4
Tangier, Morocco
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Chefchaouen, Morocco
— Few hours
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Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
6
Nerja, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Mijas, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
9
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  12 h
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico


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2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 15th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada, then admire the striking features of Estacion de Atocha, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico to Madrid is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from San Juan to Madrid, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Madrid is much colder than San Juan - with highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Fri) before leaving for Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza ©
Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

3
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios. On your second day here, take a stroll through Albayzin, make a trip to Plaza de San Nicolas, then steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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You can fly from Madrid to Granada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Granada, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Spas
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

1
night
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the waterfront at Puerto de Málaga, then explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, then steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral, and finally take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Malaga online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Granada to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 14°C in Malaga. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Tangier.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo Picasso Malaga ©
Museo Picasso Malaga
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Puerto de Málaga ©
Puerto de Málaga

1
night
Tangier, Morocco

Tangier ©
Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
On the 21st (Tue), get to know the fascinating history of Petit Socco, see the interesting displays at American Legation, and then take a stroll through Medina of Tangier.

To see photos and tourist information, read Tangier trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Malaga to Tangier in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. In April in Tangier, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Tangier

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Medina of Tangier ©
Medina of Tangier
American Legation ©
American Legation
Petit Socco ©
Petit Socco

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hours
Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chefchaouen
Tourism in Chefchaouen, a picturesque town in the Rif mountain range, has been thriving for decades due to its scenic surroundings and buildings painted in a striking blue hue.
On the 25th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Mosque.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Chefchaouen travel planning website .

Traveling by car from Tangier to Chefchaouen takes 2.5 hours. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Tours Outdoors Parks
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2
nights
Nerja, Spain

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): make a trip to El Puente del Águila, explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, stroll around Jardin Botanico Detunda Cueva De Nerja, then kick back and relax at Burriana Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nerja online tour planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Chefchaouen to Nerja. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. April in Nerja sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mijas.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary ©
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary
Church of El Salvador ©
Church of El Salvador

1
night
Mijas, Spain

Mijas ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo de Miniaturas Carromato de Mijas and then head outdoors with Adventure Rider Centre.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mijas travel route builder .

You can drive from Nerja to Mijas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Mijas are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Mijas

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Benalmadena, Bioparc, La Carihuela
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Adventure Rider Centre ©
Adventure Rider Centre
Parque De La Paloma ©
Parque De La Paloma
La Carihuela ©
La Carihuela

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nights
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 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the striking features of Plaza de Santa Marta, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): make a trip to Torre del Oro, then make a trip to Plaza de España, then steep yourself in history at Casa de Pilatos, and finally make a trip to Plaza de Los Refinadores.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seville trip planner.

You can drive from Mijas to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Seville sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
On the 28th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Museo de San Isidro, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and finally admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Seville in April since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Puerta del Sol ©
Puerta del Sol

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