26 days in Morocco & Spain Itinerary

26 days in Morocco & Spain Itinerary

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26 days in Morocco & Spain Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Marrakech, Morocco
— 6 nights
Train:  3​h 45​min
2
Casablanca, Morocco
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Malaga, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  4​h 45​min
4
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  2​h 45​min
7
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Montreal, Canada

6
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.
Berber Ecomuseum and Boucharouite Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Koutoubia Mosque and Menara Gardens and Pavilion. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bahia, admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Marrakech holiday builder tool .

Montreal, Canada to Marrakech is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Time (WET) is 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Montreal in May; daily highs in Marrakech reach 35°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Casablanca.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Arab Baths
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take a stroll through Quartier Habous, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue Beth-El, then admire the masterpieces at Villa des Arts de Casablanca, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Parc de L'Hermitage.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Casablanca trip planner.

You can drive from Marrakech to Casablanca in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. When traveling from Marrakech in June, plan for little chillier days in Casablanca, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Casablanca

Wildlife Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Villa des Arts de Casablanca ©
Villa des Arts de Casablanca
Temple Beth-El ©
Temple Beth-El

4
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Appreciate the collections at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga and Alcazaba. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Malaga Cathedral and Monasterio Cartuja. Explore Malaga's surroundings by going to Granada (Basilica de San Juan de Dios, Mirador de San Nicolas, & more) and Castillo de Colomares (in Benalmadena). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga, examine the collection at Revello de Toro Museum, delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Maria de la Victoria.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Malaga trip planner .

Getting from Casablanca to Malaga by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Casablanca to Malaga, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Casablanca, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Malaga, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Granada, Castillo de Colomares
Highlights from your plan
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral
Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga ©

2
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Popular historic sites such as Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats and Castell de Xativa are in your itinerary. Museu Faller de Valencia and El Museo Nacional de Ceramica y de las Artes Suntuarias Gonzalez Marti will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Casco Antiguo, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Patacona, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Catalina Church (Iglesia de Santa Catalina), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of the Holy Grail.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Valencia route builder site .

Traveling by flight from Malaga to Valencia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Valencia sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Castell de Xativa, Playa de la Patacona
Highlights from your plan
Chapel of the Holy Grail ©
Chapel of the Holy Grail
Casco Antiguo ©
Casco Antiguo

2
nights
Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibiza Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Castell de Eivissa, then take a stroll through Dalt Vila, then see the interesting displays at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Sant Rafel.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ibiza Town route planner.

Getting from Valencia to Ibiza Town by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Ibiza Town can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sa Caleta
Highlights from your plan
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Dalt Vila ©
Dalt Vila
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Barcelona Cathedral and Vila Vella (Old Town). Appreciate the collections at Casa Batllo and Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Tarragona (Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona & Circ Roma) and Castell del Creixell (in Creixell). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, pause for some serene contemplation at Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus, and don't miss a visit to Placa d'Espanya.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Ibiza Town to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Tarragona, Castell del Creixell, Vila Vella (Old Town)
Highlights from your plan
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella

5
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Prado National Museum and Museo Sorolla. Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Palace of Madrid and Alcazar de Segovia. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Avila (The Walls of Avila, The Four Posts, & more), Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo & Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes) and Plaza mayor de Chinchon (in Chinchon). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Santa Maria de Siguenza, and explore the ancient world of Castillo de Pelegrina.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in June, expect nights in Madrid to be slightly colder, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Avila, Toledo, Alcazar of Segovia, Castillo de Pelegrina, Plaza mayor de Chinchon
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila

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