11 days in Spain, Portugal & Morocco Itinerary

11 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Museu Picasso and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and see the interesting displays at Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares).

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New York City, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. October in Barcelona sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly 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.
On the 21st (Thu), admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, take a stroll through Barrio de Salamanca, and then walk around Parque del Retiro. On the 22nd (Fri), 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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Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Barcelona in October since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to 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.
On the 23rd (Sat), visit Alfama, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, then make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

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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 difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in October, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) 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.
On the 25th (Mon), contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bahia, then admire the landmark architecture of Koutoubia Mosque, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech, then see the interesting displays at Marrakech Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle.

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You can fly from Lisbon to Marrakech in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Lisbon in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · 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
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

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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.