13 days in Spain, Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

13 days in Spain, Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights


Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Bring the kids along to Prado National Museum and Plaza Mayor. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parque del Retiro, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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Fort Lauderdale, USA to Madrid is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in July, expect little chillier with lows of 68°F in Madrid. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
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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.
Kids will enjoy Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parc Guell, shop like a local with La Boqueria, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de La Barceloneta, and ponder the design of The Magic Fountain.

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Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly 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.
On the 20th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Seville online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Seville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in July: highs in Seville hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight 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 21st (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Traveling by flight from Seville to Marrakech takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Marrakech. While traveling from Seville, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech, ranging from highs of 100°F to lows of 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to 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.
Family-friendly places like Lisbon Oceanarium and Alfama will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, make a trip to Belém Tower, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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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. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Marrakech in July: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 85°F and lows are around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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Spain travel guide

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.

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.