13 days in Morocco & Spain Itinerary

13 days in Morocco & Spain Itinerary

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Casablanca, Morocco
— 2 nights
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Rabat, Morocco
— 1 day
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Meknes, Morocco
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Fes, Morocco
— 1 night
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Chefchaouen, Morocco
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Tangier, Morocco
— 1 night
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Casablanca, Morocco — 2 nights

The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then buy something for everyone on your list at Morocco Mall, and then look for gifts at Zaity Natural Cosmetic. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Quartier Habous, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, and then don't miss a visit to Old Medina of Casablanca.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Casablanca trip itinerary builder website.

Philadelphia, USA to Casablanca is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Casablanca. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Philadelphia in July: highs in Casablanca hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rabat.
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Rabat, Morocco — 1 day

On a vacation in Rabat, a World Heritage Site and Morocco's capital, you can discover the city's long and rich history while enjoying a laidback atmosphere, less touristy than in the booming Casablanca and Marrakech.
On the 15th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Bab Lamrissa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan Tower, and then explore the ancient world of Chellah.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rabat trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Casablanca to Rabat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Casablanca, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rabat, ranging from highs of 71°F to lows of 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Meknes.
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Meknes, Morocco

City of the Hundred Minarets

One of Morocco's imperial cities, Meknes draws visitors with an abundance of historic monuments and impressive Moorish-style architecture.
For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Meknes trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Rabat to Meknes by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Rabat in July: highs in Meknes hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 65°F. On the 15th (Fri), you're off to Fes.
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Fes, Morocco — 1 night

Mecca of the West

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fes planning site.

Traveling by car from Meknes to Fes takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Fes can reach 98°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. You'll set off for Chefchaouen on the 16th (Sat).
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Chefchaouen, Morocco

Tourism in Chefchaouen, a picturesque town in the Rif mountain range, has been thriving for decades due to its scenic surroundings and buildings painted in a striking blue hue.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chefchaouen online travel route planner.

You can drive from Fes to Chefchaouen in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tangier.
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Tangier, Morocco — 1 night

Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
To see traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Tangier trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Chefchaouen to Tangier takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tangier are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. On the 17th (Sun), you're off to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 1 night

City of Towers

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then stop by Sabor a Espana, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Seville trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Tangier to Seville takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Tangier in July, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 91°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor. Prado National Museum and Catedral Primada are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo & Jacinta & Maria Chocolates). There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, view the masterpieces at Casa de Mexico en Espana, browse for treasures at Simply Rickshaw, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Madrid online holiday maker.

Getting from Seville to Madrid by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 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 your shopping at La Boqueria and Begemot Art & Fashion Gallery. Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, admire the masterpieces at MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, and make a trip to Passeig de Gracia.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Madrid in July: highs in Barcelona hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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.
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Spain travel guide

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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.
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