34 days in Portugal, Morocco & Spain Itinerary

34 days in Portugal, Morocco & Spain Itinerary

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34 days in Portugal, Morocco & Spain Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  19​h
1
Puerto Del Carmen, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Salamanca, Spain
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
Zaragoza, Spain
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
7
Ciutadella, Spain
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  2​h 45​min
8
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
10
Evora, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  9​h 30​min
12
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Essaouira, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Vancouver, Canada

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Puerto Del Carmen, Spain

One of the most lively and visited areas in the Canary Islands, Lanzarote’s largest city, Puerto del Carmen, is well-known for its vibrant nightlife and high concentration of bars and pubs.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Playa Dorada Beach and Surf Spot Famara. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Scuba & Snorkeling and Cueva de los Verdes. Take a break from Puerto Del Carmen with a short trip to Timanfaya National Park in Tinajo, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del papagayo, get great views at Mirador Del Rio, and examine the collection at Fundacion Cesar Manrique.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Puerto Del Carmen online itinerary planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Puerto Del Carmen is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Puerto Del Carmen due to the time zone difference. In August, Puerto Del Carmen is a bit warmer than Vancouver - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Puerto Del Carmen

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lanzarote, Fundacion Cesar Manrique, Playa Dorada Beach, Timanfaya National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa del papagayo ©
Playa del papagayo
Surf Spot Famara ©
Surf Spot Famara

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Playa de Bajo de Guia and Parasailing & Paragliding. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bodegas Luis Perez and Iglesia de San Pedro. Get out of town with these interesting Seville side-trips: Sanlucar de Barrameda (Palace of Medina Sidonia, Parroquia de Nuestra Senora de la O, & more) and Arcos de la Frontera (in Arcos de la Frontera).

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seville trip site .

You can fly from Puerto Del Carmen to Seville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Puerto Del Carmen to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Puerto Del Carmen in August: highs in Seville hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Sanlucar de Barrameda, Arcos de la Frontera, Parasailing & Paragliding, Bodegas Luis Perez
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Bodegas Luis Perez ©
Bodegas Luis Perez
Iglesia de San Pedro ©
Iglesia de San Pedro
Arcos de la Frontera ©
Arcos de la Frontera

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Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take in the views from Puente Romano, steep yourself in history at Salamanca,Casco Historico, steep yourself in history at Universidad de Salamanca, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieronimus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva). Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Plaza Mayor, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Convent (Convento de San Esteban), then steep yourself in history at Convento de las Duenas, then contemplate the long history of Casa de las Conchas, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Salamanca trip maker tool .

Drive from Seville to Salamanca in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Seville in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Salamanca. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums
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Salamanca,Casco Historico ©
Salamanca,Casco Historico
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja) ©
Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja)

1
night
Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
On the 2nd (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Castle of Ibiza, wander the streets of Dalt Vila, then make a trip to Santa Gertrudis, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Cala Salada. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Comte, then head off the coast to Es Vedra, and then have fun at Kentucky Derby.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ibiza Town trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Salamanca to Ibiza Town takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Salamanca in September since evenings lows in Ibiza Town dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kentucky Derby, Playa Cala Salada
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Castle of Ibiza ©
Castle of Ibiza
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Playa Cala Salada ©
Playa Cala Salada

1
night
Zaragoza, Spain

Zaragoza ©
The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
On the 4th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza, then admire the striking features of Palacio de la Aljaferia, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Monasterio de Piedra.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Zaragoza trip builder app .

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Zaragoza in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Ibiza Town in September, plan for little chillier nights in Zaragoza, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites
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Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar ©
Monasterio de Piedra ©
Monasterio de Piedra
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza ©
Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vila Vella (Old Town) and Barcelona Cathedral. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ciutat Vella and Casa Batllo. When in Barcelona, make a side trip to see Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey in Montserrat, approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, pause for some photo ops at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, walk around Parc Guell, and browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Zaragoza to Barcelona in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Ciutadella.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, Vila Vella (Old Town)
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Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey ©
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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Ciutadella, Spain

Ciutadella ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): kick back and relax at Calan Porter Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Son Bou, and then kick back and relax at Cala Pregonda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Cathedral Ciudadela, kick back and relax at Cala Turqueta, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Macarelleta.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ciutadella trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Barcelona to Ciutadella in 4 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Ciutadella

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Alaior, Menorca
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Playa de Son Bou ©
Playa de Son Bou
Cala Pregonda ©
Cala Pregonda
Cala Macarelleta ©
Cala Macarelleta

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Get outdoors at Cala Millor Beach and Port de Pollenca Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Caves of Drach and Santuari de Cura. Change things up with these side-trips from Palma de Mallorca: Castell de Capdepera (in Capdepera), Iglesia Parroquial de la Transfiguracion del Senor (in Arta) and Artestruz Mallorca (in Campos). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Bellver Castle, steep yourself in history at Llotja, pause for some serene contemplation at Terrazas de la Catedral de Palma, and enjoy the sand and surf at Calo des Marmol.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Palma de Mallorca day trip app .

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Ciutadella to Palma de Mallorca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In September, daytime highs in Palma de Mallorca are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Caves of Drach, Iglesia Parroquial de la Transfiguracion del Senor, Cala Millor Beach, Artestruz Mallorca, Santuari de Cura
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Port de Pollenca Beach
Port de Pollenca Beach
Cala Millor Beach ©
Cala Millor Beach
Caves of Drach ©
Caves of Drach

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museu do Oriente, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, examine the collection at Carris Museum, then shop like a local with Chiado, and finally steep yourself in history at Palacio Chiado. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Praca do Bocage, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de Palmela, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria de Belem Church, then get engrossed in the history at Museu de Marinha, and finally see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ancient Art.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Palma de Mallorca to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Western European Time is minus 1 hour. In September in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can take a train to Evora.

Things to do in Lisbon

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Praca do Bocage, Castelo de Palmela
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Museu do Oriente ©
Museu do Oriente
Chiado ©
Chiado
Palacio Chiado ©
Palacio Chiado

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Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Cromeleque dos Almendres, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela dos Ossos, explore the ancient world of Centro Historico de Evora, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), then pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana). On the next day, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Misericordia, then examine the collection at Aldeia da Terra, then see the interesting displays at Aldeia da Terra, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Visitacao (Montemor-o-Novo).

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Evora trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Lisbon to Evora in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Lagos.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Visitacao (Montemor-o-Novo), Aldeia da Terra
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Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos
Centro Historico de Evora ©
Centro Historico de Evora

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Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, make a trip to Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade, explore the striking landscape at Ponta Da Piedale, then witness the site of a historic battle at Forte da Ponta da Bandeira, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Anthony (Igreja de Santo Antonio), and finally head outdoors with Pro Putting Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, kick back and relax at Praia da Boneca, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Santa Maria, then steep yourself in history at Antigo Mercado de Escravos, and finally appreciate the history behind Sculpture of Dom Sebastiao.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lagos online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Evora to Lagos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Evora in September, expect nights in Lagos to be a bit warmer, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
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Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Pro Putting Garden ©
Pro Putting Garden

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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 22nd (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Bahia Palace, make a trip to Medina of Marrakesh, and then contemplate the long history of Ben Youssef Madrasa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Xtrem 360, then admire the landmark architecture of Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret, then stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, and finally appreciate the views at Berber Ecomuseum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Marrakech vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of train and flight from Lagos to Marrakech in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Lagos in September, you will find days in Marrakech are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (21°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque
Saadian Tombs ©
Saadian Tombs

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Essaouira, Morocco

Essaouira ©
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.
On the 24th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Sidi Kaouki Beach and then steep yourself in history at Medina of Essaouira. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through City Walls, take in the exciting artwork at GALERIE D'ART DAMGAARD, play a few rounds at Golf d'Essaouira Mogador, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Simon Attias Synagogue, and finally stop by Cooperative Mogador du Bois.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Essaouira trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Marrakech to Essaouira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marrakech in September, expect nights in Essaouira to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Plage de Sidi Kaouki
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Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Plage de Sidi Kaouki ©
Plage de Sidi Kaouki
Simon Attias Synagogue ©
Simon Attias Synagogue

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