10 days in Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

10 days in Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

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Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights


Marrakech, Morocco — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bahia, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, and then hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip maker website.

London, UK to Marrakech is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from London in February: highs in Marrakech hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon route maker site.

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. When traveling from Marrakech in February, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 4 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
Dedicate the 19th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, and don't miss a visit to Livraria Lello.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Porto holiday planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. February in Porto sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Morocco travel guide

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

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.