49 days in Spain, Portugal & Morocco Itinerary

49 days in Spain, Portugal & Morocco Itinerary

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Porto, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
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Ronda, Spain
— 4 nights
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Train to Algeciras, Bus to Tarifa - Centro de Salud, Ferry to Tangier
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Tangier, Morocco
— 5 nights
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Casablanca, Morocco
— 4 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
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Bilbao, Spain
— 3 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Porto, Portugal

— 5 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Guimaraes Castle and Paco dos Duques de Braganca. Capela das Almas and Igreja do Carmo will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Porto with an excursion to Largo da Oliveira in Guimaraes--about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: do sightseeing your way with Taste Porto Food Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja dos Carmelitas, learn about winemaking at Casa Ramos Pinto, and contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Porto road trip app.

Minneapolis, USA to Porto is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in August; daily highs in Porto reach 76°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

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Find places to stay Aug 22 — 27:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Belém Tower and Castelo de S. Jorge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Parque das Nacoes and Parque Natural da Arrabida. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Guincho Beach (in Cascais) and Castelo de Sesimbra (in Sesimbra). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, appreciate the extensive heritage of Miradouro de Santa Luzia, and step into the grandiose world of Palácio Nacional da Ajuda.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Lisbon online attractions planner.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in August, you will find days in Lisbon are a bit warmer (86°F), and nights are about the same (63°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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Find places to stay Aug 27 — Sep 1:

Seville, Spain

— 4 nights

City of Towers

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Plaza de España and Catedral de Sevilla. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Barrio Santa Cruz and Capilla de los Marineros. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, relax in sumptuous surroundings at AIRE Ancient Baths Sevilla, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de la Magdalena, and explore the ancient world of Archaeological Ensemble of Italica.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Seville trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Lisbon to Seville in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Seville due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Adventure

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Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:

Ronda, Spain

— 4 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Casa Del Rey Moro and Ermita Rupestre de la Virgen de la Cabeza. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to El Tajo de Ronda and Old City. Venture out of the city with trips to Estepona (Amaneceres, Actividades Ecuestres & Playa de la Rada). Next up on the itinerary: explore by horseback at Paddock Paradise Ronda, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ride Andalucia, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and see the interesting displays at Museo Lara.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ronda trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 87°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tangier.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:

Tangier, Morocco

— 5 nights
Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lixus and Petit Socco. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Paradise Beach Kaf Lahmam and Dalia Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tangier: Asilah (Hammam Al Alba & Church of San Bartholomew) and Tetouan Quad Xplorer (in Tetouan). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Tangier Beach, don't miss a visit to Moise Nahon Synagogue, Head underground at Hercules Cave, and admire the landmark architecture of Gran Teatro Cervantes.

For where to stay and tourist information, go to the Tangier trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and ferry from Ronda to Tangier takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Ronda, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tangier, ranging from highs of 82°F to lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Casablanca.

Things to do in Tangier

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 14:

Casablanca, Morocco

— 4 nights
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Get some cultural insight at Hassan II Mosque and Quartier Habous. You'll get in some beach time at Plage Lalla Meryem and Ain Diab. Spend the 15th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Beth-El.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Casablanca tour builder app.

You can take a train from Tangier to Casablanca in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In September in Casablanca, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Casablanca

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:

Marrakech, Morocco

— 4 nights

Red City

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.
Popular historic sites such as Koutoubia Mosque and Medersa Ben Youssef are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Balloon Rides and Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech, get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, take in nature's colorful creations at Le Jardin Secret, and contemplate the long history of Marrakech Ramparts.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Marrakech travel planner.

Drive from Casablanca to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Traveling from Casablanca in September, expect nights in Marrakech to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 91°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:

Madrid, Spain

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Popular historic sites such as Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and Wine Tours & Tastings. There's lots more to do: stop by La Latina, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, and get outside with Picnic Madrid.

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You can fly from Marrakech to Madrid in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Marrakech to Madrid is 1 hour. In September, Madrid is a bit cooler than Marrakech - with highs of 82°F and lows of 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 27:

Bilbao, Spain

— 3 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Step off the beaten path and head to Casco Viejo and Playa de Plentzia. Popular historic sites such as La Ribera Market and Catedral de Santiago are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Sopelana Beach, step into the grandiose world of Palacio de la Diputacion, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria, and appreciate the history behind Puppy.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bilbao day trip planning website.

You can fly from Madrid to Bilbao in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in Bilbao, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:

San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Explore hidden gems such as La Concha Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Iglesia de San Vicente and Calle San Pedro. When in San Sebastian - Donostia, make a side trip to see Playa de Hondarribia in Hondarribia, approximately Hondarribia away. There's still lots to do: take advantage of the amenities at Ondarreta Beach, don't miss a visit to St. Mary Gate, expand your understanding of the military at Castillo de la Mota, and step into the grandiose world of Miramar Palace.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the San Sebastian - Donostia online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in September, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:

Barcelona, Spain

— 5 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ciutat Vella and Casa Vicens. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Step out of Barcelona to go to Castelldefels and see Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stop by Las Ramblas, take in the spiritual surroundings of sinagoga Shlomo Ben Adret,, get to know the fascinating history of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, and admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from San Sebastian - Donostia to Barcelona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 9:

Portugal travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Morocco travel guide

4.2
Flea Markets · Gardens · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.