19 days in Morocco, Andalucia & Extremadura Itinerary

19 days in Morocco, Andalucia & Extremadura Itinerary

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Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly
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Malaga, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive
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Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
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Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Caceres, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco — 4 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.
Spend the 14th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Marrakech online itinerary builder.

Houston, USA to Marrakech is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Houston to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 55°F in Marrakech. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Malaga.
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Malaga, Spain — 4 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Explore Malaga's surroundings by going to Nerja (X-Bike Nerja, Balcony of Europe, &more), Ronda (Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, Roman Bridge, &more) and Marbella (Puente Cristo del Amor & Born to be Wild). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with Diving With Nic, stop by Sabor a Espana, and get outside with Adventure Rider Centre.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Malaga online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Marrakech to Malaga by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. While traveling from Marrakech, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Malaga, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.
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Granada, Spain — 3 nights

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.
Step out of Granada with an excursion to Iberfauna in Zuheros--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and relax in sumptuous surroundings at local Arab baths.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Malaga to Granada by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Malaga in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Granada, with lows of 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Cordoba.
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Cordoba, Spain — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally examine the collection at Banos Arabes De Santa Maria.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Cordoba tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Granada to Cordoba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in April, expect nights in Cordoba to be about the same, around 50°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Caceres.
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Caceres, Spain — 2 nights

Cáceres is the capital of Cáceres province, in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. On the 25th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor de Caceres, then examine the collection at Casa Museo Arabe de Caceres Yussuf al Burch, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Caceres, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Convento de San Pablo. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museo de Historia de la Computacion, then make a trip to Plasencia, then appreciate the history behind Puerta de Trujillo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de Nuestra Senora del Puerto.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Caceres trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Cordoba to Caceres in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Cordoba in April, you will find days in Caceres are little chillier (70°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 4 nights

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.
Seville is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Seville journey site.

Traveling by car from Caceres to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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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.
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Andalucia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Castles · Landmarks
A region of geographic contrasts, Andalucía is home to ancient cities, sun-warmed beaches, deserts, and mountains. Spanning almost the entire southern section of Spain, it boasts a rich Moorish heritage, with numerous outstanding examples of Islamic architecture. Today, it’s a popular vacation destination for European tourists drawn to the modern resorts of Costa del Sol, but these beachside hotel complexes don’t overshadow Andalucía’s fascinating history. Numerous secluded corners of the coast remain unblemished by crowds. Farther inland, in cozy villages frozen in time, the local bar is the center of all activity, and farmers are the unofficial tour guides.
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Extremadura travel guide

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Landmarks · Theaters · Nightlife
One of the more unknown regions of Spain, Extremadura is a land of rich culture, abundant agriculture, and undiscovered natural wonders. The area’s historical importance comes across at Mérida’s Roman ruins and the impressive royal monastery in Guadalupe. Pride runs deep for local Extremeños, as the world-famous Iberian ham derives from the region’s black pigs. Home to the Province of Cáceres and its Monfrague National Park, as well several pristine nature reserves, Extremadura is also a well-known site for bird watching and outdoor activity.
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