10 days in Spain & Morocco Itinerary

10 days in Spain & Morocco Itinerary

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10 days in Spain & Morocco Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 45 min
3
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Marrakech, Morocco
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h
End: Istanbul, Turkey


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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 8th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Las Ramblas, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then walk around Parc Guell.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planning website.

Istanbul, Turkey to Barcelona is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Barcelona. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 10th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada, and then see the interesting displays at MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Madrid tour itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in July, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Seville.

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Toledo
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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

3
nights
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.
On the 12th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Santa Marta, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), then contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, then don't miss a visit to Torre del Oro, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de España.

For photos and other tourist information, you can read our Seville trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July in Seville, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Saadian Tombs, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Dar Moulay Ali, Maison de la France a Marrakech. On the next day, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, stop by Atelier El Bahia, then admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Marrakech vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Marrakech takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Seville in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 44°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
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Koutoubia Mosque
Saadian Tombs ©
Saadian Tombs

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