22 days in Spain, Portugal & Morocco Itinerary

22 days in Spain, Portugal & Morocco Itinerary

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22 days in Spain, Portugal & Morocco Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  14​h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 45​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
8
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
9
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles, United States

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): take a stroll through La Latina, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Cibeles, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planning tool .

Los Angeles, USA to Madrid is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time is 9 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in April; daily highs in Madrid reach 67°F and lows reach 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Tours Neighborhoods
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Food Tours
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
La Latina ©
La Latina

3
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 Convent of Christ and Miradouro da Graca (Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen). Step out of Lisbon to go to Colares and see Cabo da Roca, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Belém Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Domingos ( Santa Justa e Rufina ), appreciate the history behind Arco do Triunfo, and categoryPhrases.phrase.get_up_close_and_personal_with_brilliant_marine_life_at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Lisbon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cabo da Roca, Convent of Christ
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Passadicos do Paiva and Parque da Cidade do Porto. When in Porto, make a side trip to see Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura in Peso Da Regua, approximately Peso Da Regua away. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and examine the collection at FC Porto Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto holiday maker website .

You can fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in April: highs in Porto hover around 65°F, while lows dip to 50°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Madrid.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trips

Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura, Passadicos do Paiva
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Passadicos do Paiva ©
Passadicos do Paiva
Parque da Cidade do Porto ©
Parque da Cidade do Porto

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande.

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Traveling by flight from Porto to Madrid takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): admire the striking features of Casa Amatller and then make a trip to Casa Batllo.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary app .

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Barcelona are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

2
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces, don't miss a visit to Plaza de San Nicolas, and then steep yourself in history at Monasterio Cartuja. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, get your game on at El Reino Escape Room, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Granada travel route planning site .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Granada takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Granada, with lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
El Reino Escape Room ©
El Reino Escape Room
Wine Tours & Tastings
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, then contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Seville online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Granada to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Seville, with lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Seville

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

4
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Walking tours and Climbing Tours. And it doesn't end there: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, stroll around Cyber Parc Arsat Moulay Abdeslam, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fna, and admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Secret.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Marrakech online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Seville to Marrakech in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Seville in April, you will find days in Marrakech are somewhat warmer (80°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Climbing Tours
Balloon Rides

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): make a trip to Plaza Mayor.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Madrid sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Marrakech to Madrid in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Marrakech to Madrid, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Marrakech in April; daily highs in Madrid reach 67°F and lows reach 47°F. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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