13 days in Spain, Portugal & Morocco Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights


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.
Escape the urban bustle at Delta del Llobregat and Playa de La Barceloneta. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Las Ramblas, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Monastery of Sant Pau del Camp.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online trip itinerary maker.

New York City, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 52°F in Barcelona. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.
Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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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.
Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian will appeal to museum buffs. Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Quinta da Regaleira will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Sintra (Safaris & Park and National Palace of Pena). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Belém Tower, and stop by Alfama.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon tour planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Marrakech.
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Marrakech, Morocco — 4 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.
You'll explore and learn at Marrakech Museum and Dar Moulay Ali, Maison de la France a Marrakech. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Koutoubia Mosque and Saadian Tombs. Spend the 11th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate the long history of Medersa Ben Youssef, see the interesting displays at Musee de Bijoux Nawahi, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

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You can fly from Lisbon to Marrakech in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lisbon in April, you will find days in Marrakech are somewhat warmer (80°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can 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.

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.

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.