12 days in Morocco & Spain Itinerary

12 days in Morocco & Spain Itinerary

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12 days in Morocco & Spain Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Fes, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Tangier, Morocco
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
4
Tarifa, Spain
— 1 night
bus + train:  3​h
5
Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: London, United Kingdom

3
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

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 23rd (Mon), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, and then admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour and then don't miss a visit to Jemaa el-Fnaa.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Marrakech trip planner .

London, UK to Marrakech is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London in December, expect nights in Marrakech to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fes.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa

2
nights
Fes, Morocco

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stop by Medin'Art.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Fes road trip app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Marrakech to Fes takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In December, daytime highs in Fes are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tangier.

Things to do in Fes

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Food Tours
Medin'Art ©
Medin'Art

1
night
Tangier, Morocco

Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): see the interesting displays at American Legation, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then don't miss a visit to Musee de la Kasbah.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tangier trip builder .

You can drive from Fes to Tangier in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Fes in December since evenings lows in Tangier dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the ferry to Tarifa.

Things to do in Tangier

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Parc Perdicaris ©
Parc Perdicaris
Musee de la Kasbah ©
Musee de la Kasbah

1
night
Tarifa, Spain

Tarifa
As the southernmost point in Europe, Tarifa is famous for having the continent’s best windsurfing conditions, making it a well-known surfer’s paradise.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Monumento al General Copons.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tarifa online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by ferry from Tangier to Tarifa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Tangier to Tarifa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.

2
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 29th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Ciudad Romana de Ocuri, take in the views from Centro de Interpretacion del Puente Nuevo, then take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, then get great views at Puente Nuevo, and finally don't miss a visit to Paseo de Blas Infante. On the next day, explore by horseback at Paddock Paradise Ronda, explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes, take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Aldehuela, take a stroll through Old City, then get great views at Mirador de los Viajeros Romanticos, and finally get outside with Parque natural de la Sierra de Grazalema.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ronda driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Tarifa to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Tarifa in December since evenings lows in Ronda dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ciudad Romana de Ocuri, Parque natural de la Sierra de Grazalema
Highlights from your plan
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
Old City ©
Old City

2
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Room Escape Games and Paseo de los Tristes. Get out of town with these interesting Granada side-trips: Fuente del Rey (in Priego de Cordoba), Fortaleza de la Mota (in Alcala la Real) and Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana (in Rute). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, browse the exhibits of Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla, get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and look and learn at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias).

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Granada day trip app .

Traveling by car from Ronda to Granada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ronda in December, things will get a bit cooler in Granada: highs are around 15°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana, Fortaleza de la Mota, Fuente del Rey, Jaén Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Room Escape Games

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