19 days in Spain, Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

19 days in Spain, Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
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Murcia, Spain
— 1 night
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Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Fes, Morocco
— 2 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

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 Fishing Charters & Tours and Plaça de Sant Felip Neri. Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Ciutat Vella will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: make a trip to Casa Batllo, take a stroll through El Born, visit El Barri Gòtic, and get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona sightseeing website.

Toronto, Canada to Barcelona is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Toronto in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Valencia.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:

Valencia, Spain — 1 night

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 20th (Mon), stroll through Platja de la Patacona, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then contemplate the long history of La Lonja de la Seda.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Valencia vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Valencia sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Murcia.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 20:

Murcia, Spain — 1 night

Murcia is a city in south-eastern Spain, the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, and the seventh largest city in the country, with a population of 442,573 inhabitants in 2009 (about one third of the total population of the Region). Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Orihuela, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral de Santa Maria, and then head outdoors with Barrancos de Gebas.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Murcia day trip website.

You can drive from Valencia to Murcia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Murcia sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Granada.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 21:

Granada, Spain — 3 nights

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 22nd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Alhambra and then steep yourself in history at Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Albayzin, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia De La Virgen De Las Angustias, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Granada road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Murcia to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Adventure
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 24:

Seville, Spain — 2 nights

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 discover tucked-away gems like Barrio Santa Cruz and Las Duenas Palace. Get some historical perspective at Plaza de España and Alcazar de la Puerta de Sevilla, Carmona. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and see the interesting displays at Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seville tour itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Granada to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Seville, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly to Fes.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Adventure
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

Fes, Morocco — 2 nights

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Glaoui Palace and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fes road trip planning app.

Getting from Seville to Fes by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Fes due to the time zone difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Marrakech.
Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

Marrakech, Morocco — 3 nights

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.
Visit Koutoubia Mosque and Palacio da Bahia for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Arab Baths and Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech, admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, browse the exhibits of Dar Moulay Ali, Maison de la France a Marrakech, and stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Marrakech trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Fes to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June in Marrakech, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.
Museums · Historic Sites · Baths · Spas
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:

Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

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 2nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina), then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): stroll around Parque e Palacio de Monserrate, explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, and then learn about all things military at Museu de Marinha.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Lisbon vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Marrakech in July: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Spas
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

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

4.1
Flea Markets · Gardens · Historic Sites
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.

Portugal travel guide

4.2
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.