18 days in Morocco & South of Spain Itinerary

18 days in Morocco & South of Spain Itinerary

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Fly
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 1 night
Drive
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Essaouira, Morocco
— 2 nights
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Shuttle to Marrakech, Fly to Malaga, Train to Ronda
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Ronda, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Train
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Cordoba, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ubeda, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Granada, Spain
— 4 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, then stroll through Menara Gardens and Pavilion, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fna. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Aux Merveilles de Marrakech, admire the landmark architecture of Saadian Tombs, then contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, then admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, and finally take in the exciting artwork at David Bloch Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Marrakech holiday maker site.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Marrakech is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Buenos Aires to Marrakech is 3 hours. When traveling from Buenos Aires in January, plan for little chillier days in Marrakech, with highs around 22°C, while nights are colder with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

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Essaouira, Morocco

Wind City of Africa

The laidback town of Essaouira, known for its forceful trade winds, attracts Moroccan and foreign tourists alike with its sweeping beaches and atmospheric, labyrinthine medina, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): ride a horse along Cheval Essaouira, stop by Medina of Essaouira, then view the masterpieces at GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galerie la Kasbah. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Essaouira Urban Adventures, examine the collection at Cooperative feminie TILILA d'huile d'argane, and then browse the exhibits of Galerie l'Arbre bleu.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Essaouira tour app.

You can drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Essaouira can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ronda.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Ronda, Spain

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 6th (Mon), look for gifts at Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto, learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, skim along the rocks with SierrAventura Ronda, then snap pictures at Centro de Interpretacion del Puente Nuevo, and finally shop like a local with Scott Simpson Fine Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Visitas guiadas Ciudad Romana de Ocuri, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de Capuchinos, then explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, and finally steep yourself in history at Ermita Rupestre de la Virgen de la Cabeza.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ronda trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Essaouira to Ronda takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Essaouira in January, things will get slightly colder in Ronda: highs are around 18°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites · Wineries · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Seville, Spain

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 8th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, then contemplate the long history of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Antonio Abad (El Silencio), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Vicente.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Seville online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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Cordoba, Spain

Pearl of Muslim Spain

Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
On the 10th (Fri), admire the striking features of Iglesia de San Agustin, wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then explore the ancient world of Roman Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Sala el Potro. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of La Caleta.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cordoba trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in Cordoba, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ubeda.

Things to do in Cordoba

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Ubeda, Spain

Úbeda is a town in the province of Jaén in Spain's autonomous community of Andalusia, with some 36,025 inhabitants. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Marques de la Rambla, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Sabiote, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Jodar, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Nicolas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of San Pablo. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Museo de Alfareria Paco Tito, then hike along Sendero de La Osera, and then stop by Forja Tiznajo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ubeda visit planner.

Traveling by car from Cordoba to Ubeda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Ubeda when traveling from Cordoba in January, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Ubeda

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Granada, Spain

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Albayzin and Kitty Harri's Sculpture Garden. Escape the urban bustle at Burriana Beach and Capistrano Playa. Explore Granada's surroundings by going to Berja (Ermita de Ntra. Sra. de Gador & Turismo Berja) and Chocolates Sierra Nevada (in Pitres). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada, step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces, take in the exciting artwork at Milenium Gallery, and admire the landmark architecture of Generalife.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Granada trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Ubeda to Granada in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Granada are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Morocco travel guide

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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.