15 days in Morocco, Portugal & Spain Itinerary

15 days in Morocco, Portugal & Spain Itinerary

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15 days in Morocco, Portugal & Spain Itinerary

Start: Muscat, Oman
Fly:  13​h
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Muscat, Oman

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Medersa Ben Youssef, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, and finally steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bahia. On your second day here, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa, then stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and finally make a trip to Koubba Almoravid.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Marrakech trip itinerary planner.

Muscat, Oman to Marrakech is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Muscat to Marrakech, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Marrakech when traveling from Muscat in September, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Marrakech

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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Belém Tower, stop by Alfama, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, and examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planner.

Fly from Marrakech to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Marrakech in September: highs in Lisbon hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Lisbon

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Side Trip

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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

2
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 25th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the striking features of Plaza de España, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, and then get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville online trip planner .

Getting from Lisbon to Seville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September in Seville, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): walk around Parque del Retiro, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and finally stroll around Casa de Campo.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid attractions planning tool .

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

5
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and walk around Parc Guell.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 21°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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