25 days in Portugal, Morocco & Spain Itinerary

25 days in Portugal, Morocco & Spain Itinerary

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25 days in Portugal, Morocco & Spain Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Casablanca, Morocco
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Tangier, Morocco
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
6
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Vancouver, Canada

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Avenida da Liberdade. Your inner history buff will appreciate Belém Tower and Quinta da Regaleira. Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Praia da Nazare in Nazare, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Convent of Madre de Deus.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon holiday website .

Vancouver, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Western European Time (WET) is 8 hours. In October, Lisbon is somewhat warmer than Vancouver - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Praia da Nazare, Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

2
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.
Popular historic sites such as Palacio da Bolsa and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) are in your itinerary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia do Carneiro and Praia de Lavadores. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, explore the activities along Rio Douro, make a trip to Rua Santa Catarina, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Porto trip planner .

Getting from Lisbon to Porto by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In October in Porto, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Porto

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to High Atlas Mountains and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Visit Koutoubia Mosque and Saadian Tombs for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, stop by Atelier El Bahia, and examine the collection at Marrakech Museum.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Marrakech sightseeing planner .

Getting from Porto to Marrakech by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Porto in October, with highs in Marrakech at 35°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Casablanca.

Things to do in Marrakech

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

High Atlas Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

3
nights
Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca ©
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Hassan II Mosque and Kasbah des Oudaias are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum Mohamed VI of Modern and Contemporary Art and Musee Abderrahman Slaoui. Take a break from Casablanca with a short trip to Chellah in Rabat, about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Quartier Habous, buy something for everyone on your list at Morocco Mall, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and cruise along The Corniche.

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You can drive from Marrakech to Casablanca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Traveling from Marrakech in October, you will find days in Casablanca are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tangier.

Things to do in Casablanca

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Rabat
Highlights from your plan
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Chellah ©
Chellah
Kasbah des Oudaias ©
Kasbah des Oudaias

1
night
Tangier, Morocco

Tangier ©
Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): Head underground at Hercules Cave and then steep yourself in history at Tangier Casbah.

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Traveling by car from Casablanca to Tangier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Tangier

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hercules Cave ©
Hercules Cave
Tangier Casbah ©
Tangier Casbah

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Un Gato en Bicicleta, view the masterpieces at Delimbo, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, and finally take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Seville trip planning website .

You can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train from Tangier to Seville in 6 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Seville are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza ©
Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza
Delimbo ©
Delimbo

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
For shopping fun, head to Gran Via or Mercado San Miguel. Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral Primada. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Casco Historico de Toledo (in Toledo) and Balloon Rides (in Segovia). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, admire the majestic nature at la Sierra de Guadarrama National Park, ride a horse along Horse Riding Madrid, and admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid online trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In October, Madrid is slightly colder than Seville - with highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Toledo, Balloon Rides
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at Casa Batllo and Galeria La Lesia. There's much more to do: stroll through Playa de La Barceloneta, cast your line with a fishing tour, explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and get to know the fascinating history of El Barri Gòtic.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona road trip site .

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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