15 days in Morocco & Barcelona Itinerary

15 days in Morocco & Barcelona Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly + Train:  16 h 15 min
1
Casablanca, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 7 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Los Angeles, United States

2
nights
Casablanca, Morocco

The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Change things up with these side-trips from Casablanca: Rabat (Hassan Tower & Chellah). There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Casablanca trip builder website.

Los Angeles, USA to Casablanca is an approximately 16.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Casablanca

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Rabat
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Chellah ©
Chellah

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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Marrakech attractions tool.

Drive from Casablanca to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. When traveling from Casablanca in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Marrakech, with highs around 100°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Nature & Wildlife Tours

7
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona holiday planner.

You can fly from Marrakech to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Marrakech to Barcelona is 1 hour. When traveling from Marrakech in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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