32 days in Morocco, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

32 days in Morocco, Spain & Portugal Itinerary

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Start: Adelaide, Australia
Fly:  31 h
1
Fes, Morocco
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Casablanca, Morocco
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Bus:  7 h 15 min
4
Nerja, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Albufeira, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Santa Cruz, Portugal
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
9
Toledo, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
10
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h
11
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
12
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Adelaide, Australia

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nights
Fes, Morocco

Fes ©
Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
You'll explore and learn at Coin Berbere and Centre de Formation Dans le Metiers de l'Artisinat. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Nejjarine and Medina of Fez. There's more to do: hunt for treasures at Chouara Tannery.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fes journey maker app.

Adelaide, Australia to Fes is an approximately 31- hour flight. Traveling from Adelaide to Fes, you'll gain 9.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in September, expect nights in Fes to be somewhat warmer, around 19°C, while days are much warmer, around 38°C. On the 28th (Mon), you'll travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Fes

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Coin Berbere ©
Coin Berbere
Museo Nejjarine ©
Museo Nejjarine
Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez

3
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Koutoubia Mosque and Palacio da Bahia. Medersa Ben Youssef and Saadian Tombs are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Marrakech trip itinerary site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Fes to Marrakech takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Casablanca.

Things to do in Marrakech

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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

3
nights
Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca ©
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Popular historic sites such as Hassan II Mosque and Kasbah des Oudaias are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Chellah and Quartier Habous. Go for a jaunt from Casablanca to Rabat to see Hassan Tower about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Mooi, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Museum of Moroccan Judaism, and buy something for everyone on your list at Morocco Mall.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Casablanca journey planning website.

You can drive from Marrakech to Casablanca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Marrakech in October: highs in Casablanca hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Nerja.

Things to do in Casablanca

Historic Sites Shopping Spas

Side Trip

Rabat
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Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias
Chellah ©
Chellah

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 5th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Burriana Beach, Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Nerja, then take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador, and finally kick back and relax at Papagayo Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Nerja Market, kick back and relax at Playa de la Alberquilla, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Velez, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ermita de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios, then contemplate the long history of Punta Lara, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nerja travel planner.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Casablanca to Nerja in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Casablanca to Nerja, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Casablanca in October, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Nerja. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Velez-Malaga
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Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla
Playa del Molino de Papel ©
Playa del Molino de Papel

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night
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 7th (Wed): stop by Barrio Santa Cruz, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, view the masterpieces at Un Gato en Bicicleta, then admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antiguedades el Museo, and finally don't miss a visit to Calle Sierpes.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Seville trip builder.

You can drive from Nerja to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Nerja in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seville, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla ©
Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla

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nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): look for gifts at By Nature, stop by Centro Historico de Albufeira, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Gale, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then view the masterpieces at BAM Art Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Olhos de Água. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Falesia Beach, get engrossed in the history at Cerro da Vila, kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana, then explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, and finally see the interesting displays at Lagos Ciencia Viva Science Centre.

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Traveling by car from Seville to Albufeira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Albufeira are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Cerro da Vila
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Praia Gale ©
Praia Gale
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, wander the streets of Alfama, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Rogue Agent Lisbon Tours, explore the historical opulence of Park and National Palace of Pena, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lisbon, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Albufeira to Lisbon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

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Santa Cruz, Portugal

Santa Cruz ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get outside with Praia de Santa Cruz and then take in the history at Centro de Interpretacao da Batalha do Vimeiro.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Santa Cruz vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Santa Cruz takes 1.5 hours. In October in Santa Cruz, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for Toledo.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Praia da Formosa, Centro de Interpretacao da Batalha do Vimeiro
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Praia de Santa Cruz ©
Praia de Santa Cruz
Praia da Formosa ©
Praia da Formosa

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nights
Toledo, Spain

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): head outdoors with Senda Ecologica de Toledo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada, take in the exciting artwork at Raquel Lopez Damascene-Damasquinado, take in the spiritual surroundings of El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, then examine the collection at Museo del Greco, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Centro Cultural de la Caja Rural, wander the streets of Casco Historico de Toledo, get engrossed in the history at Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito, examine the collection at MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Santa Cruz, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue of Saint Mary the White.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Toledo day trip planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Santa Cruz to Toledo. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Santa Cruz to Toledo due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Santa Cruz in October since evenings lows in Toledo dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Toledo

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Museo del Greco ©
Museo del Greco
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo

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nights
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 16th (Fri): shop like a local with Rio Creative Art Center, explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then wander the streets of Gran Via, and finally get outside with Picnic Madrid. On the next day, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, then view the masterpieces at Diseno Propio. Artesania., then browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and finally steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Madrid trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Toledo to Madrid takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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nights
Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take a stroll through Dalt Vila, step into the grandiose world of Castell de Eivissa, examine the collection at Museu Puig Molin, kick back and relax at Cala Bassa, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Tarida, and finally kick back and relax at Cala Comte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Platja de ses Salines, kick back and relax at Platja Des Cavallet, examine the collection at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ibiza Cathedral, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Platja de ses Figueretes.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ibiza Town trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Madrid to Ibiza Town in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Madrid in October since evenings lows in Ibiza Town dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Cala Comte, Cala Bassa
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Cala Bassa ©
Cala Bassa
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa

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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.
Let the collections at Museu Picasso and MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona capture your imagination. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro), Cala Sa Conca (in Platja d'Aro) and Lloret de Mar (Fenals Beach & Platja de Canyelles). The adventure continues: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, stop by Las Ramblas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de La Barceloneta, and kick back and relax at Platja mar menuda.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tamariu, Lloret de Mar, Camino de Ronda, Platja Port Bo, Cala Sa Conca
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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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