49 days in Morocco, Portugal & Barcelona Itinerary

49 days in Morocco, Portugal & Barcelona Itinerary

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49 days in Morocco, Portugal & Barcelona Itinerary

Start: Manila, Philippines
bus + Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Porto, Portugal
— 5 nights
2
Fatima, Portugal
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Sintra, Portugal
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h
5
Tangier, Morocco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Chefchaouen, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
7
Essaouira, Morocco
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
9
Fes, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly + bus:  19​h 30​min
End: Manila, Philippines

5
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.
Visiting Rio Douro and NatourTracks will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Bom Jesus do Monte and Clerigos Tower. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto: Guimaraes (Centro Historico de Guimaraes, Guimaraes Castle, & more), Parque do Fontelo (in Viseu) and Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Salzedas (in Tarouca). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), go for a walk through Guides In Portugal, delve into the distant past at Castelo de Marialva, and explore the world behind art at Museu Serralves.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Porto trip itinerary planner .

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. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Manila to Porto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manila in June, you will find days in Porto are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are cooler (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fatima.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Guimaraes, Bom Jesus do Monte, NatourTracks, Castelo de Marialva, Parque do Fontelo
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Clerigos Tower ©
Clerigos Tower
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Centro Historico de Guimaraes ©
Centro Historico de Guimaraes

6
nights
Fatima, Portugal

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Convent of Christ and Monastery of Alcobaca. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shrine of our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima and Obidos Village. Venture out of the city with trips to Castelo de Vide (Judiaria de Castelo de Vide, Church of Nossa Senhora da Penha, & more), Castle of Almourol (in Vila Nova da Barquinha) and Praia da Nazare (in Nazare). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Batalha Monastery, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Coimbra, get lost in a book at Biblioteca Joanina - Universidade de Coimbra, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Fatima trip planner .

Traveling by car from Porto to Fatima takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Fatima sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Sintra.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Castelo de Vide, Coimbra, Tomar, Castle of Almourol, Batalha Monastery
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Convent of Christ ©
Convent of Christ
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cabo da Roca and Guincho Beach. Get some historical perspective at Castelo dos Mouros and Sintra National Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sintra: Praia do Norte (in Ericeira) and Praia da Areia Branca (in Areia Branca). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da ursa, stroll through Cresmina Beach, and admire the striking features of Monserrate Palace.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sintra visit planner .

Drive from Fatima to Sintra in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Fatima, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sintra, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Sintra

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cascais, Cabo da Roca, Praia do Norte, Praia da Areia Branca
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Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

7
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get in touch with nature at Ilha do Pessegueiro and Praia do Carvalhal. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) and Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora). Venture out of the city with trips to Evora (Centro Historico de Evora & Capela dos Ossos) and Praia da Aberta Nova (in Grandola). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jeronimos Monastery, shop like a local with Chiado, take in the views from Vasco da Gama Bridge, and view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

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Lisbon is very close to Sintra. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tangier.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Evora, Praia do Carvalhal, Ilha do Pessegueiro, Praia da Aberta Nova
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Jeronimos Monastery ©
Jeronimos Monastery

3
nights
Tangier, Morocco

Tangier ©
Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Asilah Medina and American Legation. Get some cultural insight at Petit Socco and Gran Mezquita de Tanger. Go for a jaunt from Tangier to Asilah to see Paradise Beach Kaf Lahmam about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Dalia Beach, make a trip to Musee de la Kasbah, and stroll through Ba Kacem Beach.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tangier attractions planning app .

Getting from Lisbon to Tangier by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and car. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Tangier

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Asilah
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Paradise Beach Kaf Lahmam ©
Paradise Beach Kaf Lahmam
Asilah Medina ©
Asilah Medina
American Legation ©
American Legation

2
nights
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 28th (Thu), look for gifts at Local Berbere Artisanal, make a trip to Place Outa el Hammam & Kasbah, then get engrossed in the history at Kasbah Museum, and finally stop by La Botica de la Abuela Aladdin.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chefchaouen day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Tangier to Chefchaouen takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Essaouira.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Shopping Museums
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La Botica de la Abuela Aladdin ©
La Botica de la Abuela Aladdin
Place Outa el Hammam & Kasbah ©
Place Outa el Hammam & Kasbah

5
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Essaouira Ramparts. Get outdoors at Horseback Riding Tours and Mogador Golf Academy. When in Essaouira, make a side trip to see Sidi Kaouki Beach in Sidi Kaouki, approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Medina of Essaouira, head outdoors with Essaouira Urban Adventures, take in the waterfront at Port de Pêche d'Essaouira, and see the interesting displays at Synagogue Slat Lkahal.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Essaouira tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from Chefchaouen to Essaouira takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Sidi Kaouki Beach
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Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Sidi Kaouki Beach ©
Sidi Kaouki Beach
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech and Saadian Tombs. Popular historic sites such as Ben Youssef Madrasa and El Badi Palace are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Marrakech to Casablanca to see Enjoying Morocco Trips about 4h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the landmark architecture of Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret, contemplate the long history of Mellah, and get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Marrakech tour planning app .

Getting from Essaouira to Marrakech by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Essaouira in July, with highs in Marrakech at 45°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Fes.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Enjoying Morocco Trips
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Saadian Tombs ©
Saadian Tombs

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Medina of Fez and Tombe dei Merenidi. Get outdoors at Monkey Watch and Ifrane National Park. There's more to do: explore the ancient world of Archaeological Site of Volubilis and stop by Medin'Art.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fes road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Fes takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Fes can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Fes

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Archaeological Site of Volubilis, Monkey Watch, Ifrane National Park
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Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Archaeological Site of Volubilis ©
Archaeological Site of Volubilis
Monkey Watch ©
Monkey Watch

6
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.
Get outdoors at Fenals Beach and La Barceloneta. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vila Vella (Old Town) and Palau Guell. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Tarragona (La Torre de Los Escipiones & Anfiteatro de Tarragona), Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey (in Montserrat) and Lloret Beach (in Lloret de Mar). The adventure continues: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Fes to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Fes to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fes in July, expect nights in Barcelona to be a bit warmer, around 25°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tarragona, Lloret de Mar, Vila Vella (Old Town), Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

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