10 days in Spain, Portugal & Morocco Itinerary

10 days in Spain, Portugal & Morocco Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Marrakech, Morocco
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Barcelona, Spain

— 2 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. Get some historical perspective at El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta.

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Miami, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Miami to Barcelona. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Miami in July; daily highs in Barcelona reach 84°F and lows reach 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.

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Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, then wander the streets of Barrio de Salamanca, and then walk around Parque del Retiro. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de la Castellana and then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid.

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You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in July: highs in Madrid hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can fly to Lisbon.

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Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ancient Art, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo and then take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

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You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Madrid in July; daily highs in Lisbon reach 85°F and lows reach 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Marrakech.

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Koutoubia Mosque, see the interesting displays at Marrakech Museum, and then admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef.

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Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Marrakech takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Lisbon in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 100°F by day to 68°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Churches · 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.

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.

Morocco travel guide

4.1
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.