40 days in Europe & Marrakech Itinerary

40 days in Europe & Marrakech Itinerary

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40 days in Europe & Marrakech Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  17​h 15​min
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Algarvia, Portugal
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Viana do Alentejo, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
— 2 nights
7
Toledo, Spain
— 2 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 15​min
9
Avila, Spain
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h
10
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
11
Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
12
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
13
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
14
Andorra la Vella, Andorra
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
15
Marseille, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
16
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Take a break from Madrid with a short trip to Catedral Primada in Toledo, about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo Nacional del Prado, take in nature's colorful creations at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), admire all the interesting features of Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, and make a trip to Puerta del Sol.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Madrid itinerary planner.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Madrid is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Central European Time is 5 hours. Traveling from San Juan in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Madrid, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Park and National Palace of Pena has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Belém Tower and then contemplate the long history of Park and National Palace of Pena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Jeronimos Monastery, don't miss a visit to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then wander the streets of Alfama, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon itinerary builder.

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Algarvia.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Park and National Palace of Pena
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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Algarvia, Portugal

Nature & Wildlife Tours has been added to your itinerary. On the 15th (Sat), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Algarvia trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lisbon to Algarvia. The time zone changes from Western European Time (WET) to Azores Time (AZOT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in July: highs in Algarvia hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Viana do Alentejo.

Things to do in Algarvia

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Viana do Alentejo, Portugal

Viana do Alentejo ©
Viana do Alentejo is a municipality in the District of Évora in Portugal. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paco Ducal as well as Escoural Cave. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): do a tasting at Monte da Ravasqueira and then Head underground at Escoural Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Ruinas do Castelo de Montemor-o-novo, admire the striking features of Paco Ducal, and then learn about winemaking at Herdade do Esporao.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Viana do Alentejo trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Algarvia to Viana do Alentejo. Traveling from Algarvia to Viana do Alentejo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Algarvia in July, you will find days in Viana do Alentejo are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Viana do Alentejo

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Montemor-o-Novo, Monte da Ravasqueira, Paco Ducal, Herdade do Esporao
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Herdade do Esporao ©
Herdade do Esporao
Monte da Ravasqueira ©
Monte da Ravasqueira
Ruinas do Castelo de Montemor-o-novo ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cais da Ribeira, explore the activities along Rio Douro, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bolsa. Keep things going the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, stop by Livraria Lello, then enjoy breathtaking views from Clerigos Tower, and finally make a trip to Liberdade Square.

For reviews and tourist information, refer to the Porto trip generator.

Drive from Viana do Alentejo to Porto in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Viana do Alentejo in July, you will find days in Porto are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Santiago de Compostela.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Historic Sites Tours
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Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Santiago de Compostela ©
As the site of the sacred cathedral that marks the end of the pilgrimage route of the famous St.
You've added O Ateneo 30, Faro de Fisterra, Free Tour Compostela, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): have a few drinks at O Ateneo 30, make a trip to Plaza del Obradoiro, then hike along Camino de Santiago, and finally gain interesting insight with Free Tour Compostela. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico and then visit a coastal fixture at Faro de Fisterra.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Santiago de Compostela itinerary planner.

You can drive from Porto to Santiago de Compostela in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Santiago de Compostela is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Toledo.

Things to do in Santiago de Compostela

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Faro de Fisterra
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Camino de Santiago ©
Camino de Santiago
Free Tour Compostela ©
Free Tour Compostela
Santiago de Compostela. Casco Historico ©

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Toledo, Spain

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
On the 22nd (Sat), don't miss a visit to Mirador del Valle, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada, then take in the spiritual surroundings of El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Greco, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio de San Juan de los Reyes. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Ildefonso Jesuitas, then take in the views from San Martin Bridge, then make a trip to Puerta de Bisagra, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Palace of Aranjuez.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Toledo itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Santiago de Compostela to Toledo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Santiago de Compostela in July; daily highs in Toledo reach 39°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Royal Palace of Aranjuez
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Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Museo del Greco ©
Museo del Greco
Mirador del Valle ©
Mirador del Valle

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Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 24th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally wander the streets of Albayzin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Generalife and then admire the striking features of Alhambra.

To see more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Granada itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Toledo to Granada takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. July in Granada sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Avila.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

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Avila, Spain

Avila ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the striking features of Basilica de San Vicente, explore the ancient world of The Walls of Avila, then make a trip to Avila Plaza del Mercado Chico, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Four Posts, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Ávila.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Avila trip builder.

You can drive from Granada to Avila in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in July, expect Avila to be a bit cooler, temps between 35°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Avila

Historic Sites
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The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Basilica de San Vicente ©
Basilica de San Vicente
Cathedral of Avila ©
Cathedral of Avila

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Camel Safaries, La Palmeraie, El Badi Palace, and other attractions. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa, and stop by 33 Rue Majorelle.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech vacation trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Avila to Marrakech with the Route module. Traveling from Avila to Marrakech, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Avila in July, expect Marrakech to be somewhat warmer, temps between 45°C and 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Marrakech

Shopping Parks Outdoors
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Marrakech Souk ©
Marrakech Souk
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa

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Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
You've added Playa de Burriana, Kelipe Centro de Arte Flamenco, Born To Be Wild, and other attractions to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malaga: Nerja (Balcon de Europa & Fundación Cueva de Nerja) and Puerto Banus Marina (in Marbella). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Puerto de Malaga and look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Malaga itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Marrakech to Malaga. The time zone difference when traveling from Marrakech to Malaga is 1 hour. Traveling from Marrakech in July, you will find days in Malaga are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Nerja, Marbella, Butterfly Park of Benalmadena
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Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Caves of Drach as well as Oasis Catamaran. On the 2nd (Wed), examine the collection at Bellver Castle (Castell de Bellver), get outside with Oasis Catamaran, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Palma Cathedral Le Seu, and finally don't miss a visit to Passeig des Born. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Caves of Drach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Es Trenc.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Palma de Mallorca travel planner.

Fly from Malaga to Palma de Mallorca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Outdoors Parks Transportation

Side Trips

Caves of Drach, Es Trenc
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Es Trenc ©
Es Trenc
Oasis Catamaran ©
Oasis Catamaran
Caves of Drach ©
Caves of Drach

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes La Boqueria, Magic Fountain (Font Magica) and Las Ramblas. On the 6th (Sun), spend an adventurous day with a kayaking and canoeing tour. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of La Sagrada Familia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Güell, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and examine the collection at El Cafè de la Pedrera.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona holiday planner.

Fly from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Andorra la Vella.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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Andorra la Vella, Andorra

Andorra la Vella ©
Tucked high in the Pyrenees and home to fewer than 65,000 residents, Andorra La Vella seems at first an unlikely tourist hotspot.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sant Esteve d'Andorra la Vella as well as Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley. Step out of Andorra la Vella to go to El Serrat and see Lagos de Tristania, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Pack the 9th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Tobotronc. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Casa de la Vall.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Andorra la Vella online itinerary creator.

Drive from Barcelona to Andorra la Vella in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Andorra la Vella

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Lagos de Tristania, Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley, Tobotronc
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Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley ©
Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley
Lagos de Tristania ©
Lagos de Tristania
Casa de la Vall ©
Casa de la Vall

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Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Opera Municipal de Marseille as well as Arenes de Nimes. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marseille: Avignon (Pont d'Avignon & Palais des Papes), Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio & Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence) and Pont du Gard (in Vers-Pont-du-Gard). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, take in the waterfront at Old Port, explore the world behind art at Librairie du MuCEM, and make a trip to Carrieres de Lumieres.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Marseille vacation builder.

You can drive from Andorra la Vella to Marseille in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Marseille, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Carrieres des Lumieres, Arenes de Nimes, Pont du Gard
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Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Calanques ©
Calanques

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Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Catacombs, Food Tours and Jardin des Tuileries. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Jardin des Tuileries, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eiffel Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at The Catacombs.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip builder.

Getting from Marseille to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Marseille in August; daily highs in Paris reach 28°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe
The Paris Catacombs ©
The Paris Catacombs