18 days in Portugal, Morocco & Barcelona Itinerary

18 days in Portugal, Morocco & Barcelona Itinerary

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18 days in Portugal, Morocco & Barcelona Itinerary

Start: Manila, Philippines
bus + Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Fatima, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sintra, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Marrakech, Morocco
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Fes, Morocco
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Chefchaouen, Morocco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Tangier, Morocco
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  19​h 30​min
End: Manila, Philippines

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Rio Douro and Palacio da Bolsa. Get out of town with these interesting Porto side-trips: Guimaraes (Centro Historico de Guimaraes & Guimaraes Castle) and Bom Jesus do Monte (in Braga). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Clerigos Tower, go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Porto journey maker tool .

Manila, Philippines to Porto is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manila to Porto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manila in June, expect nights in Porto to be cooler, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Fatima.

Things to do in Porto

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Guimaraes, Bom Jesus do Monte, Taylor's Port
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Clerigos Tower ©
Clerigos Tower
Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

2
nights
Fatima, Portugal

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. On the 4th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shrine of our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Convent of Christ. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Obidos Village, then don't miss a visit to O Sitio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Alcobaca, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Batalha Monastery.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Fatima visit planner .

You can drive from Porto to Fatima in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. June in Fatima sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sintra.

Things to do in Fatima

#Historic Sites

Side Trips

O Sitio, Batalha Monastery, Convent of Christ, Obidos Village, Monastery of Alcobaca
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Obidos Village ©
Obidos Village
Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ

2
nights
Sintra, Portugal

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Cabo da Roca, then explore the striking landscape at Boca do Inferno, and then wander the streets of Cascais Historic Center. On the next day, admire the striking features of Monserrate Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Sintra National Palace, and then step into the grandiose world of Castle of the Moors.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Sintra trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Fatima to Sintra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fatima in June: highs in Sintra hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sintra

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Cascais, Cabo da Roca
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Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca
Cascais Historic Center ©
Cascais Historic Center
Castle of the Moors ©
Castle of the Moors

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore hidden gems such as Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Chiado. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planner .

Lisbon is just a stone's throw from Sintra. In June in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Lisbon

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Neighborhoods
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Food Tours
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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 11th (Mon), admire the striking features of Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, and then admire the masterpieces at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Marrakech driving holiday planner .

Getting from Lisbon to Marrakech by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Lisbon in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Marrakech, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Fes.

Things to do in Marrakech

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret ©
Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Medina of Fez.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Fes trip planner .

Fly from Marrakech to Fes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Marrakech in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Fes, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Fes

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

1
night
Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chefchaouen ©
Tourism in Chefchaouen, a picturesque town in the Rif mountain range, has been thriving for decades due to its scenic surroundings and buildings painted in a striking blue hue.
On the 13th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Place Outa el Hammam & Kasbah and then look for gifts at Local Berbere Artisanal.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chefchaouen trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Fes to Chefchaouen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tangier.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

#Shopping
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Place Outa el Hammam & Kasbah ©
Place Outa el Hammam & Kasbah

1
night
Tangier, Morocco

Tangier ©
Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
On the 14th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Tangier Casbah and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ba Kacem Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tangier day trip planning tool .

Drive from Chefchaouen to Tangier in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Tangier

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Ba Kacem Beach ©
Ba Kacem Beach
Tangier Casbah ©
Tangier Casbah

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then contemplate the long history of Palau Guell, then appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then explore and take pictures at Camp Nou, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona route planning site .

You can fly from Tangier to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tangier to Barcelona is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Park Guell ©
Park Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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