21 days in Morocco & Spain Itinerary

21 days in Morocco & Spain Itinerary

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Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
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Ronda, Spain
— 3 nights
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Nerja, Spain
— 2 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco

— 4 nights

Red City

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.
Spend the 3rd (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fna, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, and stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Marrakech trip itinerary builder.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Marrakech is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Marrakech. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Marrakech, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Seville, Spain

— 3 nights

City of Towers

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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Plaza de España, admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Seville travel route planner.

You can fly from Marrakech to Seville in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. While traveling from Marrakech, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seville, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Wineries

Ronda, Spain

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, admire the striking features of Casa Don Bosco, take in the views from Puente Nuevo, and identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ronda trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Ronda sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Nerja, Spain

— 2 nights
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. On the 12th (Mon), see Off-Road Tours, then take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe, and then take in the local highlights with Jon Keo Walking Tours. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, make a trip to El Puente del Águila, then enjoy the sand and surf at Capistrano Playa, and finally take a pleasant ride with Andale Centro de Equitacion.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nerja sightseeing app.

You can drive from Ronda to Nerja in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Granada, Spain

— 1 night

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Alhambra, steep yourself in history at Monasterio Cartuja, and then take a stroll through Albayzin.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Granada sightseeing planning tool.

Drive from Nerja to Granada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Granada to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Granada in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Madrid, Spain

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Madrid online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Barcelona in October since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Tours · Wineries · Historic Sites

Morocco travel guide

4.2
Flea Markets · Gardens · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.