30 days in Portugal, Morocco & Spain Itinerary

30 days in Portugal, Morocco & Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
2
Essaouira, Morocco
— 1 night
3
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
4
Fes, Morocco
— 1 night
5
Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
7
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
8
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
9
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
10
Albufeira, Portugal
— 3 nights
11
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
12
Funchal, Portugal
— 4 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bom Jesus do Monte and Centro Historico de Guimaraes. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Graham's Port Lodge and Taylor's Port. Step out of Porto to go to Braga and see Se de Braga, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, learn about winemaking at Pocas Vinhos, and snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto itinerary maker app.

Columbus, USA to Porto is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is 5 hours. Traveling from Columbus in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Porto. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Braga, Centro Historico de Guimaraes
Highlights from your plan
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Graham's Port Lodge ©
Graham's Port Lodge
Taylor's Port ©
Taylor's Port

1
night
Essaouira, Morocco

The laidback town of Essaouira, known for its forceful trade winds, attracts Moroccan and foreign tourists alike with its sweeping beaches and atmospheric, labyrinthine medina, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take a stroll through Medina of Essaouira.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Essaouira trip itinerary app.

Fly from Porto to Essaouira in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Porto in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °F in Essaouira. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira
Horseback Riding Tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fna, admire the landmark architecture of Koutoubia Mosque, thensee the interesting displays at Musee Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech, thenrelax in sumptuous surroundings at local Arab baths, and finally explore the world behind art at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, thensteep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Marrakech sightseeing planner.

Drive from Essaouira to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Essaouira in April, you will find days in Marrakech are a bit warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Fes.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Arab Baths
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

1
night
Fes, Morocco

Fes ©
Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take a stroll through Medina of Fez, thenexplore the world behind art at Coin Berbere, and then examine the collection at Museo Nejjarine.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fes trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Marrakech to Fes in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Marrakech in April, with highs in Fes at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Fes

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Museo Nejjarine ©
Museo Nejjarine
Coin Berbere ©
Coin Berbere

1
night
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Jardi del Turia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza de la Virgen, thencontemplate the long history of Torres de Serranos, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Valencia Cathedral.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Valencia day trip website.

You can fly from Fes to Valencia in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, ferry, taxi, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Fes to Valencia. In April in Valencia, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de la Virgen ©
Plaza de la Virgen
Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats ©

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.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and MUHBA Temple d'August will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to El Born and Palau Guell. There's still lots to do: visit El Barri Gòtic, stroll around Parc Guell, take a stroll through Barri de La Ribera, and get to know the fascinating history of Barri de Gracia.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona route app.

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Barcelona takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Valencia in April, you will find days in Barcelona are slightly colder (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
El Born ©
El Born
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Alcazar of Segovia and Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Visit The Walls of Avila and The Four Posts for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Catedral de Segovia (in Segovia), Toledo (Museo del Greco, El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, &more) and Cathedral of Avila (in Avila). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and make a trip to Plaza Mayor.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid road trip planning app.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in April, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Madrid. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Toledo, Avila, Segovia
Highlights from your plan
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burriana Beach and Papagayo Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Malaga Cathedral and Royal Chapel of Granada. Venture out of the city with trips to Malaga (Santo Cristo de la Salud Church, Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga, &more) and Nerja (Jardin Botanico Detunda Cueva De Nerja, Fundación Cueva de Nerja, &more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Camarin de la Virgen del Rosario, steep yourself in history at La Madraza, and get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin.

Discover how to plan a Granada trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Madrid to Granada in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Granada, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Malaga, Nerja
Highlights from your plan
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Alhambra ©
Alhambra

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, thensteep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, thencontemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally catch a live event at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Casa de Pilatos, see the interesting displays at Antiquarium de Sevilla, admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de la Magdalena, thenget engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Sevilla, and finally admire the striking features of Plaza de España.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Seville trip planner.

You can drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Seville. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Take a break from the city and head to Ponta da Piedade and Praia Dona Ana. Popular historic sites such as Cape Saint Vincent and Fortaleza de Sagres are in your itinerary. Explore Albufeira's surroundings by going to Ria de Alvor Nature Reserve (in Alvor), Praia do Camilo (in Lagos) and Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Praia da Luz, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pescadores Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Lagoa dos Salgados.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Albufeira trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seville to Albufeira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seville to Albufeira, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Lisbon.

Things to do in Albufeira

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Portimao, Sagres, Praia da Cordoama, Praia da Marinha
Highlights from your plan
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get some historical perspective at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Castelo de S. Jorge. Get a sense of the local culture at Quinta da Regaleira and Belém Tower. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Sintra National Palace & Park and National Palace of Pena). There's lots more to do: stop by Alfama, take an in-depth tour of Igreja de Sao Roque, wander the streets of Bairro Alto, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon tour planning website.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Lisbon can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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nights
Funchal, Portugal

Funchal ©
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Step out of the city life by going to Pico do Arieiro and Valley of the Nuns. Get some cultural insight at Blandy's Wine Lodge and Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte. Venture out of the city with trips to Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz) and Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Cabo Girao, stroll around Parque de Santa Catarina, see Off-Road Tours, and admire the natural beauty at Palheiro Gardens .

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Funchal travel app.

Getting from Lisbon to Funchal by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in April, expect somewhat warmer with lows of °F in Funchal. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cabo Girao, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, Valley of the Nuns, 25 Fontes Falls, Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Highlights from your plan
Valley of the Nuns ©
Valley of the Nuns
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Pico do Arieiro ©
Pico do Arieiro

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