20 days in Portugal, Spain & Morocco Itinerary

20 days in Portugal, Spain & Morocco Itinerary

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20 days in Portugal, Spain & Morocco Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Marrakech, Morocco
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
8
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles, United States

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 6th (Mon), observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): take a stroll through Alfama, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira, and finally take in the views from Ponte 25 de Abril.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip itinerary planner .

New York City, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in April, with highs in Lisbon at 70°F and lows at 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Porto is known for historic sites, nightlife, shopping, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Porto planning tool .

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Lisbon in April, plan for slightly colder days in Porto, with highs around 65°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

2
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.
On the 11th (Sat), shop like a local with La Boqueria, then stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally make a trip to Casa Batllo. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Las Ramblas and then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona day trip planning tool .

Fly from Porto to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Barcelona are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

1
night
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 13th (Mon), hunt for treasures at Central Market of Valencia, then contemplate the long history of La Lonja de la Seda, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

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You can fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. April in Valencia sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Childrens Museums
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia
La Lonja de la Seda ©
La Lonja de la Seda

5
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.
Step out of Marrakech with an excursion to Le Paradis du Safran in Ourika--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, and stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Marrakech day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Marrakech takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Valencia in April, expect nights in Marrakech to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Le Paradis du Safran
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Seville itinerary planner.

Getting from Marrakech to Seville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Marrakech in April: highs in Seville hover around 70°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites
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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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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 20th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin, then get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, admire the striking features of Generalife, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Granada trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Seville to Granada by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Seville in April, plan for little chillier nights in Granada, with lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, parks, historic sites, nightlife, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Madrid trip planner.

You can fly from Granada to Madrid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Madrid, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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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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