15 days in Portugal, Morocco & Spain Itinerary

15 days in Portugal, Morocco & Spain Itinerary

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15 days in Portugal, Morocco & Spain Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  17​h
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Marrakech, Morocco
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Fes, Morocco
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Seattle, United States

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Clerigos Tower and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). Explore hidden gems such as Praia de Sao Jacinto and Rio Douro. Change things up with a short trip to Torreira Beach in Torreira (about 58 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Cais da Ribeira, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bolsa, and do a tasting at Taylor's Port.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Porto road trip tool .

Seattle, USA to Porto is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Western European Time (WET) is 8 hours. Traveling from Seattle in March, you will find days in Porto are a bit warmer (61°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia de Sao Jacinto, Torreira Beach, Taylor's Port
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Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro
Praia de Sao Jacinto ©
Praia de Sao Jacinto
Torreira Beach ©
Torreira Beach

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cabo da Roca and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Belém Tower and Jeronimos Monastery. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, wander the streets of Alfama, and shop like a local with Chiado.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon road trip planning app .

You can take a train from Porto to Lisbon in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Lisbon are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Lisbon

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Parks

Side Trip

Cabo da Roca
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle and then admire the striking features of Ben Youssef Madrasa.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Marrakech travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Marrakech takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lisbon in March, you will find days in Marrakech are somewhat warmer (75°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Fes.

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#Parks, #Historic Sites
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle

few
hours
Fes, Morocco

Fes ©
Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
On the 22nd (Thu), take a stroll through Medina of Fez.

Plan trip to Fes with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Fes takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Marrakech in March: high temperatures in Fes hover around 68°F and lows are around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Fes

#Neighborhoods, #Shopping
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Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez

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.
On the 23rd (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Casa de Pilatos, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla, then take some stellar pictures from Seville Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Espana, take a stroll through Triana, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Seville tour itinerary planner .

Fly from Fes to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Fes to Seville due to the time zone difference. In March in Seville, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

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

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Segovia Aqueduct and Alcazar de Segovia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), see the interesting displays at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Madrid tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seville in March, you will find days in Madrid are slightly colder (60°F), and nights are about the same (41°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Segovia
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro) ©
Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)

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