15 days in Spain, Marrakech & Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Spain, Marrakech & Portugal Itinerary

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

— 2 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.
On the 2nd (Fri), pick up some local products at La Boqueria, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Las Ramblas, walk around Parc Guell, and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner.

Atlanta, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Atlanta to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Atlanta in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can fly to Madrid.

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Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): walk around Parque del Retiro, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, make a trip to Plaza Mayor, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Madrid tour planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in July, you will find days in Madrid are a bit warmer (94°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Seville.

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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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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 6th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Seville trip itinerary builder app.

You can fly from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

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Ronda, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Aldehuela, then take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, and finally stroll around Alameda Del Tajo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore by horseback at Paddock Paradise Ronda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, then get engrossed in the history at Museo Del Bandolero, then see the interesting displays at Museo Lara, and finally get great views at Mirador puente nuevo de Ronda.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ronda trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 95°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Marrakech.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Nature
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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.
On the 9th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, admire the striking features of Saadian Tombs, steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bahia, then admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, and finally see the interesting displays at Marrakech Museum. On the next day, stop by Artisanat et Deco, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, and finally make a trip to Jemaa el-Fna.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip website.

You can fly from Ronda to Marrakech in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ronda to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. July in Marrakech sees daily highs of 100°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (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.
Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Lisbon online road trip planner.

Getting from Marrakech to Lisbon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Marrakech in July, expect Lisbon to be slightly colder, temps between 85°F and 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can fly to Porto.

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Porto, Portugal

— 2 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, make a trip to Liberdade Square, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Livraria Lello. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and finally steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Porto trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Lisbon in July, you will find days in Porto are a bit cooler (75°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

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Spain travel guide

4.5
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

4.3
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.