17 days in United States, Morocco & Spain Itinerary

17 days in United States, Morocco & Spain Itinerary

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17 days in United States, Morocco & Spain Itinerary

Start: Houston, United States
Fly:  17​h
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h
5
Boston, United States
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Houston, United States
— 2 nights
End: Houston, United States

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, then admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, then don't miss a visit to Koubba Almoravid, and finally admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech online attractions planner .

Houston, USA to Marrakech is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Marrakech is 6 hours. Traveling from Houston in September, Marrakech is slightly colder at night with lows of 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Metropol Parasol, admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, and then admire the striking features of Plaza de España.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Seville trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Marrakech to Seville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Marrakech to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Marrakech in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Seville: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
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, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, ponder the design of The Magic Fountain, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona travel planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Seville to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Barcelona sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

6
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Acueduct of Segovia (in Segovia) and Catedral Primada (in Toledo). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Royal Palace of Madrid, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Madrid day trip app .

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Madrid, with lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Boston.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Catedral Primada, Acueduct of Segovia
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

few
hours
Boston, United States

Boston
Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Boston trip planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Boston in 10 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Madrid to Boston. When traveling from Madrid in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Boston: temperatures range from 75°F by day to 59°F at night. You'll set off for Houston on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Boston

Parks Outdoors Tours

2
nights
Houston, United States

Houston ©
Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
Explore Houston's surroundings by going to Kemah Boardwalk (in Kemah) and The Seawall (in Galveston). The adventure continues: get your game on at Escape Hunt, examine the collection at Space Center Houston, explore and take pictures at Water Wall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Teo-Chew Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Boston to Houston in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Boston in September: high temperatures in Houston hover around 90°F and lows are around 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Houston

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

The Seawall, Kemah Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
The Houston Museum of Natural Science ©
Space Center Houston ©
Space Center Houston
Houston Zoo ©
Houston Zoo

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