11 days in Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

11 days in Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Albufeira, Portugal
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech and Palacio da Bahia. Get some historical perspective at Medersa Ben Youssef and Koutoubia Mosque. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna, admire the natural beauty at Menara Gardens and Pavilion, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and admire the striking features of Saadian Tombs.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Marrakech journey planner.

Toronto, Canada to Marrakech is an approximately 14- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Marrakech is 5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in September: high temperatures in Marrakech hover around 38°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Balloon Rides

4
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 Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and Capela dos Ossos. Head to Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Rossio Squarefor plenty of shopping. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Quinta da Regaleira (in Sintra), Cabo da Roca (in Colares) and Batalha Monastery (in Batalha). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loios Convent, and make a trip to Belém Tower.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Marrakech, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Evora, Quinta da Regaleira, Cabo da Roca, Batalha Monastery, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima ©
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

3
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Get some cultural insight at Cape Saint Vincent and Faro Cathedral. Visiting Ponta da Piedade and Praia da Marinha will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Albufeira side-trips: Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha), Souvenir da Luz (in Lagos) and Old Town Faro (in Faro). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Falesia Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia dos Olhos de Água.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Albufeira online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Albufeira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Albufeira are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lagos, Faro, Cape Saint Vincent, Praia da Marinha, Praia Da Rocha
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Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

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