13 days in Portugal, Morocco & Spain Itinerary

13 days in Portugal, Morocco & Spain Itinerary

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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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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Sintra National Palace. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Carmo Archaeological Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Belém Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church and Convent of Madre de Deus.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary planning site.

Seattle, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Lisbon is 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Seattle in March; daily highs in Lisbon reach 64°F and lows reach 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

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Sintra
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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.
On the 6th (Fri), steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Saadian Tombs, admire the landmark architecture of Koutoubia Mosque, then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, and finally admire the masterpieces at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, and then make a trip to Jemaa el-Fna.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Marrakech by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Lisbon, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 49°F. Finish 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
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef

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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): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza del Triunfo, then explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de España. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, steep yourself in history at Palace Yanduri, then steep yourself in history at Capilla de Santa Maria de Jesus, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally admire the natural beauty at Casa de Pilatos.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Marrakech to Seville in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Marrakech to Seville due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Marrakech in March, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around 47°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

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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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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Lazaro Galdiano, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Madrid online itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Seville in March, with highs in Madrid at 59°F and lows at 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

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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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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Explore hidden gems such as Barcelona Cathedral and Iglesia Ortodoxa Rusa de la Anunciacion. Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: walk around Parc Guell, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and see the interesting displays at Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares).

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona itinerary planning tool.

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

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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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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