14 days in Spain, Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

14 days in Spain, Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

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14 days in Spain, Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Bus + Fly:  12​h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: New York City, United States

2
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 some cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Barcelona Cathedral and Ciutat Vella will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, make a trip to Palau Guell, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, and see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip tool .

New York City, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Barcelona. In September in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

3
nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, then steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de la Macarena, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Casa de Pilatos.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Seville trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Seville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and Casa de Campo. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Madrid trip planner .

Traveling by train from Seville to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Madrid, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

3
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.
On the 12th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech, then admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, then contemplate the long history of Koutoubia Mosque, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Menara Gardens and Pavilion, then admire the landmark architecture of Saadian Tombs, then steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, and finally admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Marrakech trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Madrid to Marrakech by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Madrid in September, with highs in Marrakech at 38°C and lows at 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castelo dos Mouros and Cabo da Roca. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Belém Tower, get engrossed in the history at Carmo Archaeological Museum, and wander the streets of Chiado.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Marrakech to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Marrakech in September: highs in Lisbon hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Cabo da Roca, Castelo dos Mouros
Highlights from your plan
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

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