44 days in Morocco & Spain Itinerary

44 days in Morocco & Spain Itinerary

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44 days in Morocco & Spain Itinerary

Start: Nice, France
Train:  8 h 15 min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Ferry:  8 h 30 min
2
Sant Antoni de Portmany, Spain
— 2 nights
Ferry + Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Cartagena, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Seville, Spain
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Nerja, Spain
— 4 nights
+4
Bus + Foot + Bus + Foot + Ferry:  6 h 45 min
7
Tangier, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Casablanca, Morocco
— 6 nights
Drive:  6 h
9
Ouarzazate, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
10
Marrakech, Morocco
— 7 nights
End: Marrakech, Morocco

5
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, walk around Parc Guell, stop by El Barri Gòtic, and make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary planning site .

Nice, France to Barcelona is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Barcelona are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sant Antoni de Portmany.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Sant Antoni de Portmany, Spain

Sant Antoni de Portmany ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): kick back and relax at Cala Bassa, head off the coast to Es Vedra, then find something for the whole family at Slingshot Ibiza Amusement Ride, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cala Salada. On your second day here, make a trip to Punta Galera, wander the streets of Dalt Vila, then step into the grandiose world of Castell de Eivissa, and finally head outdoors with IbizaSport.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sant Antoni de Portmany tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Sant Antoni de Portmany in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or ride a ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Sant Antoni de Portmany can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cartagena.

Things to do in Sant Antoni de Portmany

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Ibiza Town
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Cala Bassa ©
Cala Bassa
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Es Vedra ©
Es Vedra

4
nights
Cartagena, Spain

Cartagena ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cartagena: Murcia (Real Casino de Murcia, Cathedral de Santa Maria, &more), El Faro de Cabo de Palos (in Cabo de Palos) and Torrevieja (Las Salinas de Torrevieja & La Mata Beach).

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cartagena trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Sant Antoni de Portmany to Cartagena takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In April, daytime highs in Cartagena are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Madrid.

Things to do in Cartagena

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Murcia, Torrevieja, Zenia Boulevard, Faro Cabo de palos
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Museo Del Teatro Romano ©
Museo Del Teatro Romano
Real Casino de Murcia ©
Real Casino de Murcia
Cathedral de Santa Maria ©
Cathedral de Santa Maria

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Go for a jaunt from Madrid to Segovia to see Acueduct of Segovia about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, walk around Parque del Retiro, and steep yourself in history at Casa de Campo.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Cartagena to Madrid by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cartagena in April, Madrid is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

Acueduct of Segovia
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

5
nights
Seville, Spain

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seville: Ronda (Mirador de Aldehuela & Puente Nuevo). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Sevilla, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Seville trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seville, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Ronda
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

4
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. Nerja is known for nature, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo, contemplate the long history of Punta Lara, look for all kinds of wild species at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, and stop by Nerja Book Centre.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nerja online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Seville to Nerja takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in April, plan for little chillier nights in Nerja, with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Tangier.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo ©
Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo
Fuente del Esparto ©
Fuente del Esparto

2
nights
Tangier, Morocco

Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
On the 26th (Sun), make a trip to Musee de la Kasbah and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Cap Spartel and then don't miss a visit to Medina of Tangier.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tangier day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Nerja to Tangier in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nerja to Tangier. In April, daily temperatures in Tangier can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Casablanca.

Things to do in Tangier

Tours Neighborhoods
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Walking tours
Cap Spartel ©
Cap Spartel
Medina of Tangier ©
Medina of Tangier

6
nights
Casablanca, Morocco

The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Casablanca: Sale (Great Mosque of Sale & Bab Lamrissa) and Rabat (Mausoleum of Mohammad V, Spas, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, browse the different shops at Grains de Sel, Le Kiosque Gourmand, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Moroccan Judaism.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Casablanca trip planning app .

You can drive from Tangier to Casablanca in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Ouarzazate.

Things to do in Casablanca

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Rabat, Sale
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias

2
nights
Ouarzazate, Morocco

Ouarzazate ©
Make Ouarzazate part of your Morocco itinerary as the gateway to the Sahara Desert.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of The Old Synagogue, steep yourself in history at Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, and then get to know the fascinating history of Atlas Film Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Musee du Cinema and then admire the striking features of Taourirt Kasbah.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Ouarzazate online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Casablanca to Ouarzazate takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Casablanca in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Ouarzazate, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Ouarzazate

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
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Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou ©
Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
The Old Synagogue ©
The Old Synagogue
Atlas Film Studio ©
Atlas Film Studio

7
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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate the long history of Medersa Ben Youssef, appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Marrakech trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ouarzazate to Marrakech in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Marrakech, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

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