15 days in Morocco & Spain Itinerary

15 days in Morocco & Spain Itinerary

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15 days in Morocco & Spain Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Nerja, Spain
— 3 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Toronto, Canada

1
night
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
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 7th (Sat), examine the collection at Marrakech Museum, admire the striking features of Ben Youssef Madrasa, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, then admire the landmark architecture of Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Bahia Palace and then steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Marrakech road trip tool .

Toronto, Canada to Marrakech is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Marrakech. When traveling from Toronto in April, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 8th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Marrakech

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
El Badi Palace ©
El Badi Palace
Saadian Tombs ©
Saadian Tombs

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Appreciate the collections at Royal Palace of Madrid and Prado National Museum. Get some cultural insight at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza) and Queen Sofia Arts Center (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and contemplate the long history of Casa de Campo.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Madrid road trip tool .

Getting from Marrakech to Madrid by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Marrakech in April: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 22°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

3
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): admire the striking features of Plaza de Espana, make a trip to Plaza del Triunfo, then explore the galleries of Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally learn about all things military at Torre del Oro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then appreciate the history behind Seville Cathedral, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza.

To find ratings and tourist information, go to the Seville trip planning tool .

Getting from Madrid to Seville by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Seville. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Seville

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Seville Cathedral ©
Seville Cathedral
Plaza de Espana ©
Plaza de Espana

3
nights
Nerja, Spain

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alhambra and Church of El Salvador. Relax by the water at Burriana Beach and Playa El Salon. Change things up with a short trip to Generalife in Granada (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Papagayo Beach and explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nerja trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Seville to Nerja takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in April, Nerja is little chillier at night with lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nerja

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Granada
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Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at La Barceloneta and Delta del Llobregat. Get some historical perspective at El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the history behind Casa Mila "La Pedrera", get to know the fascinating history of Carrer Montcada, and examine the collection at Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares).

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Barcelona online holiday builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Nerja to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Delta del Llobregat
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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