31 days in Portugal, Morocco & Spain Itinerary

31 days in Portugal, Morocco & Spain Itinerary

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Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
2
Funchal, Portugal
— 5 nights
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
4
Essaouira, Morocco
— 1 night
5
Marrakech, Morocco
— 1 night
6
Seville, Spain
— 5 nights
7
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights

4
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.
Head to Palacio da Bolsa and Cultura Portuguesa Cork Fashion & Artsfor plenty of shopping. Popular historic sites such as Bom Jesus do Monte and Centro Historico de Guimaraes are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porto: Praia da Arda (in Afife), Santuario de Santa Luzia (in Viana do Castelo) and Se de Braga (in Braga). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Taylor's Port, take in the exciting artwork at Lago Artes, steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and pause for some serene contemplation at Torre dos Clerigos.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Porto online road trip planner.

London, UK to Porto is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Porto can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Wineries Shopping

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Braga, Praia da Arda, Centro Historico de Guimaraes, Santuario de Santa Luzia
Highlights from your plan
Santuario de Santa Luzia ©
Santuario de Santa Luzia
Bom Jesus do Monte ©
Bom Jesus do Monte
Graham's Port Lodge ©
Graham's Port Lodge

5
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.
Blandy's Wine Lodge and Caravel Art Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Pico do Arieiro and Off-Road Tours will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Funchal: Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz), Ponta de Sao Lourenco (in Machico) and Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto (in Canical). There's still lots to do: stroll through Cabo Girao, get close to the beloved marine mammals with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte, and admire the natural beauty at Monte Palace Madeira.

For maps and tourist information, refer to the Funchal online holiday planner.

You can fly from Porto to Funchal in 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Funchal when traveling from Porto in August, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Cabo Girao, Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools, 25 Fontes Falls, Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto
Highlights from your plan
Cabo Girao ©
Cabo Girao
Ponta de Sao Lourenco ©
Ponta de Sao Lourenco
Pico do Arieiro ©
Pico do Arieiro

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. Explore hidden gems such as Capela dos Ossos and Monastery of Alcobaca. Venture out of the city with trips to Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Park and National Palace of Pena), Batalha Monastery (in Batalha) and Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) (in Evora). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, take a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade, make a trip to Belém Tower, and stop by Alfama.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lisbon, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Funchal to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. While traveling from Funchal, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Essaouira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Sintra, Evora, Batalha Monastery, Monastery of Alcobaca, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima
Highlights from your plan
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Capela dos Ossos ©
Capela dos Ossos

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.
On the 16th (Mon), paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then take a stroll through Medina of Essaouira.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Essaouira trip planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Essaouira in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Essaouira

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kayaking & Canoeing
Medina of Essaouira ©
Medina of Essaouira

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stop by Le renard de Marrakech, admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, and finally make a trip to Jemaa el-Fna.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Marrakech trip planner.

Getting from Essaouira to Marrakech by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Essaouira in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Marrakech: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Marrakech

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Plaza de España and Jewish Quarter (Juderia). Let the collections at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla and Scott Simpson Fine Art capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seville: Ronda (Museo Lara, Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, &more), Playa El Palmar (in Vejer de la Frontera) and Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba (in Cordoba). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Barrosa, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Seville day trip planning website.

Getting from Marrakech to Seville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Marrakech to Seville. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Marrakech in August: highs in Seville hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Ronda, Cordoba, Playa El Palmar, Playa de la Barrosa
Highlights from your plan
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Playa de la Barrosa ©
Playa de la Barrosa

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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 Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Get some historical perspective at Alcazar of Segovia and Royal Palace of Madrid. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Catedral de Segovia (in Segovia), Toledo (MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, Catedral Primada, &more) and The Walls of Avila (in Avila). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, take a stroll through Gran Via, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, and see the interesting displays at Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia, The Walls of Avila
Highlights from your plan
The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Dali Theatre-Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Fenals Beach (in Lloret de Mar) and Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Las Ramblas, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, view the masterpieces at Galeria La Lesia, and get a taste of the local shopping with Villa del Arte Galleries.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip builder site.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Madrid in August: highs in Barcelona hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Dali Theatre-Museum, Fenals Beach, Vila Vella (Old Town)
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Dali Theatre-Museum ©
Dali Theatre-Museum
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)

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