15 days in Morocco, Gran Canaria & Malaga Itinerary

15 days in Morocco, Gran Canaria & Malaga Itinerary

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15 days in Morocco, Gran Canaria & Malaga Itinerary

Start: Aarhus, Denmark
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  10 h
1
Maspalomas, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
2
Laayoune, Morocco
— 1 day
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Rabat, Morocco
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  9 h 15 min
5
Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h 45 min
End: Aarhus, Denmark

5
nights
Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Appreciate the collections at Casa-Museo Antonio Padron and La Fortaleza Centro de Interpretation. Take a break from the city and head to Dunas de Maspalomas and Playa de Mogan. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Maspalomas: Museo & Parque Arqueologico Cueva Pintada (in Galdar), Museo Etnografico Casas Cuevas (in Artenara) and Area Recreativa de La Laguna (in Valleseco). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa de Amadores, take a peaceful walk through Tamadaba, tour the pleasant surroundings at Roque Nublo, and enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Maspalomas.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Maspalomas trip maker app .

Aarhus, Denmark to Maspalomas is an approximately 10-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Aarhus to Maspalomas is minus 1 hour. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Aarhus in December: high temperatures in Maspalomas hover around 26°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Laayoune.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Galdar, Santa Lucia, Los Azulejos de Veneguera, Museo Etnografico Casas Cuevas, Barranco de Fataga
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Playa de Mogan ©
Playa de Mogan

1
day
Laayoune, Morocco

Laayoune
Laayoune is the largest city of the disputed territory of Western Sahara currently administered by Morocco. For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Laayoune vacation builder tool .

Traveling by car from Maspalomas to Laayoune takes 52.5 hours. You'll set off for Marrakech on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Laayoune

Historic Sites Outdoors Shopping

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech and Dar El Bacha - Musee des Confluences. Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret and Menara Gardens and Pavilion will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, examine the collection at Musee de Mouassine, and explore the galleries of Horizon Lifestyle.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Marrakech trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Laayoune to Marrakech in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Marrakech are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rabat.

Things to do in Marrakech

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

1
night
Rabat, Morocco

Rabat ©
On a vacation in Rabat, a World Heritage Site and Morocco's capital, you can discover the city's long and rich history while enjoying a laidback atmosphere, less touristy than in the booming Casablanca and Marrakech.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the world behind art at La Villa des Arts, examine the collection at The Currency Museum of the Bank Al-Maghrib, then steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias, and finally stroll the grounds of Chellah.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Rabat road trip site .

Traveling by car from Marrakech to Rabat takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Marrakech in December: highs in Rabat hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Rabat

Museums Historic Sites
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La Villa des Arts ©
La Villa des Arts
Chellah ©
Chellah
Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias

3
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Get some historical perspective at Alhambra and Alcazaba. Explore hidden gems such as El Torcal Natural Park and Automobile and Fashion Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Galvez House Museum (in Macharaviaya) and Palacio de Alcazar Genil (in Granada). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Malaga Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Ifergan Collection, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro, and see the interesting displays at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Malaga trip itinerary maker website .

Explore your travel options from Rabat to Malaga with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Rabat to Malaga is 1 hour. While traveling from Rabat, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Malaga, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Granada, Galvez House Museum, El Torcal de Antequera
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
El Torcal de Antequera ©
El Torcal de Antequera
Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum

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