29 days in Portugal, Morocco & Spain Itinerary

29 days in Portugal, Morocco & Spain Itinerary

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Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
4
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
5
Ronda, Spain
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
8
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  6 h 45 min
9
Imlil, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Montreal, Canada

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
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 Torre dos Clerigos and Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco and Capela das Almas. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Porto Augusto's, look for gifts at Garrafeira do Carmo, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Carmo, and take in the views from Porto Bridge Climb.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Porto online trip itinerary planner.

Montreal, Canada to Porto is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. Traveling from Montreal to Porto, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montreal in July, plan for little chillier nights in Porto, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Shopping Spas

Side Trip

Porto Augusto's
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Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Porto Augusto's ©
Porto Augusto's
Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco ©
Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castelo de S. Jorge and Monastery of Alcobaca. Explore hidden gems such as Batalha Monastery and Santo Antonio de Lisboa. Venture out of the city with trips to Capelas Imperfeitas (in Batalha), Quinta da Regaleira (in Sintra) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica da Santissima Trindade, stop by Alfama, don't miss a visit to Rossio Train Station, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina).

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner.

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Porto in July, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Batalha, Basilica da Santissima Trindade, Quinta da Regaleira, Cabo da Roca, Monastery of Alcobaca
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Batalha Monastery ©
Batalha Monastery
Monastery of Alcobaca ©
Monastery of Alcobaca

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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.
On the 1st (Sat), contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bahia, make a trip to Medersa Ben Youssef, then admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, and finally explore the world behind art at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech. Keep things going the next day: soak in style at Turkish baths, explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, then examine the collection at Musee Des Telecom, and finally stroll around Cyber Parc Arsat Moulay Abdeslam.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Marrakech day trip planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Marrakech by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lisbon in July: highs in Marrakech hover around 44°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Marrakech

Spas Historic Sites Baths
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Arab Baths
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

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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 3rd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de la Magdalena, gain insight at Royal Tobacco Factory, steep yourself in history at Iglesia de la Caridad, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, then steep yourself in history at Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija, and finally make a trip to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla de San Jose, then pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de los Marineros, and finally glide peacefully along the water with categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_best_stand_up_paddleboarding_in_the_area.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Seville road trip site.

Fly from Marrakech to Seville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Marrakech to Seville. When traveling from Marrakech in August, plan for little chillier days in Seville, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
Highlights from your plan
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Archaeological Ensemble of Italica ©
Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija ©
Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija

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nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Discover out-of-the-way places like El Tajo de Ronda and Castle of the Star (Castillo de la Estrella). Do some cultural sightseeing at Old City and Casa Del Rey Moro. Venture out of the city with trips to Sierra De Las Nieves (in El Burgo), Amaneceres, Actividades Ecuestres (in Estepona) and Casares Cemetery (in Casares). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Merced Ronda, walk around Alameda Del Tajo, and explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Olvera.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ronda tour builder tool.

Getting from Seville to Ronda by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Olvera, Sierra De Las Nieves, Amaneceres, Actividades Ecuestres, Casares Cemetery, Castle of the Star (Castillo de la Estrella)
Highlights from your plan
Old City ©
Old City
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda

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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 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Plaza de los Aljibes, explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, then don't miss a visit to Court of the Lions, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Cartuja, steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Mayor de Granada, then step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces, and finally steep yourself in history at La Madraza.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Granada trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Granada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Granada, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Monasterio Cartuja ©
Monasterio Cartuja
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Fenals Beach and Lloret Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Barcelona Cathedral and Ciutat Vella. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Parish Church of Sant Roma (in Lloret de Mar) and Tarragona (Anfiteatro de Tarragona, Circ Roma, &more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of El Born, get engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, enjoy the sand and surf at Platja del Coco, and stop by El Barri Gòtic.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Granada to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Granada in August: highs in Barcelona hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Lloret de Mar, Tarragona, Platja del Coco
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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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Royal Palace of Madrid and The Walls of Avila will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcazar of Segovia and The Four Posts. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Segovia (Old City, Catedral de Segovia, &more) and Avila (Basilica de San Vicente & Cathedral of Avila). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Plaza Mayor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, steep yourself in history at Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, and take a stroll through La Latina.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip website.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Barcelona, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Imlil.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Segovia, Avila
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Basilica de San Vicente ©
Basilica de San Vicente

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nights
Imlil, Morocco

Nestled in the High Atlas Mountains, the village of Imlil boasts a pleasant, cool climate and scenic surroundings.
Get outdoors at Ouanoukrim and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. There's more to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Imlil trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Madrid to Imlil. Traveling from Madrid to Imlil, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Imlil

Tours Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Ouanoukrim ©
Ouanoukrim
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours

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