18 days in Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

18 days in Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

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18 days in Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Seattle, United States
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Albufeira, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Porto, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Seattle, United States


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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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate the long history of Medina of Marrakesh, admire the striking features of Saadian Tombs, and hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip maker tool .

Seattle, USA to Marrakech is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Seattle to Marrakech, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Seattle in October: highs in Marrakech hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Marrakech

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

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Palacio Nacional de Sintra, Park and National Palace of Pena, & more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Belém Tower, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge, and make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. When traveling from Marrakech in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

3
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Albufeira: Praia dos Tres Irmaos (in Alvor), Lagos (Pro Putting Garden, Ponta Da Piedale, & more) and Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos (in Lagoa). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, tour the pleasant surroundings at Algarve, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent, and have some family-friendly fun at Hot Wheels Raceway.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Albufeira visit planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Albufeira by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October in Albufeira, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Portimao, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, Algarve, Telheiro Beach
Highlights from your plan
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale
Telheiro Beach ©
Telheiro Beach

5
nights
Porto, Portugal

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Dedicate the 30th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, don't miss a visit to Palacio de Cristal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and get your bearings at Livraria Lello.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Porto trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Albufeira to Porto takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Albufeira in October, Porto is a bit cooler at night with lows of 56°F. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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