22 days in Spain, Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

22 days in Spain, Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

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22 days in Spain, Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Durham, United States
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  14​h 30​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Seville, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Oviedo, Spain
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  17​h 45​min
End: Durham, United States

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at Casa Batllo and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Step out of the city life by going to Fenals Beach and BarcelonaSail. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, kick back and relax at La Barceloneta, and get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner.

Durham, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Traveling from Durham in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 43°F in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Seville.

Things to do in Barcelona

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

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Fenals Beach
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

5
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.
Visiting El Tajo de Ronda and Pileta Caves (Cueva de la Pileta) will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Centro Historico de Sevilla. When in Seville, make a side trip to see Parque Nacional de Donana in Huelva, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Espana, gain insight at Real Fabrica de Tabacos, and get great views at Seville Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Seville trip planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Seville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Seville

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pileta Caves (Cueva de la Pileta), El Tajo de Ronda, Parque Nacional de Donana, Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de Espana ©
Plaza de Espana
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

3
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret and Mellah. Step out of the city life by going to Mount Toubkal and High Atlas Mountains. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Ben Youssef Madrasa, examine the collection at Boucharouite Museum, contemplate the long history of Bahia Palace, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Marrakech journey maker site .

Getting from Seville to Marrakech by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Seville to Marrakech is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Seville in December, you will find days in Marrakech are a bit warmer (68°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Marrakech

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mount Toubkal, High Atlas Mountains
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Mount Toubkal
Mount Toubkal
Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret ©
Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret
Bahia Palace ©
Bahia Palace

3
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 Castle of the Moors. You'll explore and learn at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and National Museum of Ancient Art. When in Lisbon, make a side trip to see Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Belém Tower, admire the masterpieces at National Tile Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery, and steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon day trip planner .

You can fly from Marrakech to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Marrakech, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 60°F to lows of 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

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

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.
Get some historical perspective at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) and Palacio da Bolsa. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rio Douro and Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios. Explore Porto's surroundings by going to O Navio Gil Eannes (in Viana do Castelo) and Praia da Costa Nova (in Ilhavo). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museu Serralves, learn about winemaking at Porto Calem, savor the flavors at Sandeman Cellars, and examine the collection at Ferreira Cellars.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Porto online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Porto are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Oviedo.

Things to do in Porto

#Museums, #Parks, #Wineries

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Santuario Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, O Navio Gil Eannes, Praia da Costa Nova
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O Navio Gil Eannes ©
O Navio Gil Eannes
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro

2
nights
Oviedo, Spain

Oviedo ©
Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias, pause for some serene contemplation at San Julian de los Prados, then explore the striking landscape at Desfiladero Les Xanes, and finally see the interesting displays at Archaeological Museum of Asturias. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Ecomuseo Minero Valle de Samuno and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cabo Vidio.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Oviedo attractions site .

You can drive from Porto to Oviedo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Oviedo. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Porto in December: highs in Oviedo hover around 55°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oviedo

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Desfiladero Les Xanes, Ecomuseo Minero Valle de Samuno, Cabo Vidio
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Desfiladero Les Xanes ©
Desfiladero Les Xanes
San Julian de los Prados ©
San Julian de los Prados
Cabo Vidio ©
Cabo Vidio

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