50 days in Portugal, Spain & Marrakech Itinerary

50 days in Portugal, Spain & Marrakech Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Bilbao, Spain
— 5 nights
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly to Ibiza, Ferry to Formentera
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Formentera, Spain
— 2 nights
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Ibiza Town, Spain
— 4 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
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Ronda, Spain
— 3 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 5 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
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Madrid, Spain

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step out of the city life by going to Parque Natural Hayedo de Tejera Negra and Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui. Museum-lovers will appreciate Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Toledo (Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Plaza Mayor, walk around Parque del Retiro, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid tour planning site.

Manila, Philippines to Madrid is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manila to Madrid, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Manila in December; daily highs in Madrid reach 14°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to fly to Bilbao.

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Bilbao, Spain

— 5 nights

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Visit Playa de Langre and Playa Primera de El Sardinero for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at Bodega Conde de los Andes and Azkuna Zentroa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bilbao: San Juan de Gaztelugatxe (in Bermeo), Peninsula of Magdalena (in Santander) and Calle del Laurel (in Logrono). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, appreciate the extensive heritage of Casco Viejo, pick up some local products at La Ribera Market, and stop by La Bendita.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bilbao road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Madrid to Bilbao in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Bilbao, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Bilbao

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

— 5 nights

Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea

As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Escape the urban bustle at La Concha Beach and Monte Igueldo. You'll explore and learn at Fundacion-Museo Oteiza and Albaola, The Sea Factory of the Basques. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around San Sebastian - Donostia: Palacio Real de Olite (in Olite), Pamplona (Fortress and Walls of Pamplona & Catedral de Pamplona) and Historic Center of Hondarribia (in Hondarribia). Dedicate the 17th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Monte Urgull, take a stroll through Parte Vieja, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the views from Zurriolako zubia.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Bilbao to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Wineries

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Barcelona, Spain

— 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa de La Barceloneta and Aqua & Sports. Get some historical perspective at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. Step out of Barcelona with an excursion to Great Beach in Tossa de Mar--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, walk around Parc Guell, admire the masterpieces at Joan Miro Foundation, and admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona itinerary planning app.

You can fly from San Sebastian - Donostia to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Formentera.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

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Formentera, Spain

— 2 nights
On holiday on Formentera, you'll enjoy the simple charms of island life.
On the 21st (Tue), enjoy the sea views from Cap de Barbaria, kick back and relax at Platja Es Arenals, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Platja de Migjorn. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Cala Saona, then kick back and relax at Playa de Ses Illetes, and then stroll through Platja de Llevant.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Formentera trip maker site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Barcelona to Formentera takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Formentera are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Formentera

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Ibiza Town, Spain

— 4 nights

Party Capital of Europe

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Platja de ses Salines and Museu Puig Molin. Museum-lovers will appreciate Necropolis del Puig des Molins and Madina Yabisa Interpretation Centre. Step out of Ibiza Town with an excursion to Cala Bassa in Sant Antoni de Portmany--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Castell de Eivissa, relax and rejuvenate at Massage Beach Ibiza, get engrossed in the history at Museu Arqueologic d'Eivissa i Formentera, and see the interesting displays at Museo Puget.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ibiza Town trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by ferry from Formentera to Ibiza Town takes 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ibiza Town can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll set off for Granada on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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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.
Visit Alhambra and Royal Chapel of Granada for their historical value. Los Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana and Mirador de San Nicolas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Granada's surroundings by going to Nerja (Playa Torrecilla, Fundación Cueva de Nerja, &more). There's more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin and admire the landmark architecture of Generalife.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Granada journey maker website.

Getting from Ibiza Town to Granada by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Ibiza Town in December: high temperatures in Granada hover around 15°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Ronda, Spain

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
You'll explore and learn at Museo de Belenes and Museo Lara. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcazaba de Antequera and Parroquia de Nuestra Senora del Socorro. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Reservatauro Ronda, explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, steep yourself in history at Casa Del Rey Moro, and take a stroll through Old City.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ronda tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Ronda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Granada in December, Ronda is a bit warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

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Seville, Spain

— 5 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Plaza de España and Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba. Escape the urban bustle at Parque Nacional de Donana and Beer Bike Sevilla. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seville: Cordoba (Jewish Quarter (Juderia) & Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the striking features of Torre Giralda, wander the streets of Centro Historico de Sevilla, and stop by Barrio Santa Cruz.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Seville road trip app.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Porto.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

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Porto, Portugal

— 4 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
You'll explore and learn at Museu Serralves and Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis. You'll get in some beach time at Praia de Miramar and Praia da Barra. Dedicate the 9th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), learn about winemaking at Porto Augusto's, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and steep yourself in history at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Porto trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Porto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Porto. January in Porto sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to fly to Lisbon.

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Parks · Wineries · Outdoors · Beaches

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Lisbon, Portugal

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. Get some historical perspective at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Parque Natural da Arrabida (in Setubal), Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Castelo dos Mouros, &more) and Nazare (Praia do Norte & Praia da Nazare). The adventure continues: make a trip to Belém Tower, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, explore the world behind art at Museu Colecao Berardo, and take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon travel planner.

You can fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Marrakech.

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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

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Marrakech, Morocco

— 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Koutoubia Mosque and Palacio da Bahia. Medersa Ben Youssef and Mellah will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 18th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, soak in style at Turkish baths, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, and hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna.

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Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Marrakech takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lisbon in January, you will find days in Marrakech are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Spain travel guide

4.5
Churches · Beaches · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.