32 days in Portugal, Morocco & Spain Itinerary

32 days in Portugal, Morocco & Spain Itinerary

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32 days in Portugal, Morocco & Spain Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Portimao, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Nerja, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
9
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
10
Chefchaouen, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
11
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Visit Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor for their historical value. Prado National Museum and Rio Creative Art Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Casco Historico de Toledo (in Toledo) and Balloon Rides (in Segovia). There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, get outside with Parque de la Bombilla, take in the exciting artwork at Cava Baja Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Gran Via.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid online trip itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Madrid is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Madrid

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

Casco Historico de 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

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.
On the 23rd (Sat), explore the activities along Rio Douro, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then take a stroll through Rua Santa Catarina, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Monumento aos Herois da Guerra Peninsular, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da Luz, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Serralves.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Porto tour itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Madrid to Porto in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Western European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Madrid, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Porto, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Park and National Palace of Pena, take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and then wander the streets of Belém Tower. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Cabo da Roca, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Porto in May, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Portimao.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cabo da Roca, Park and National Palace of Pena
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena

2
nights
Portimao, Portugal

Portimao ©
Originally a small fishing village, Portimão today serves as one of the most populated towns in the Algarve and also a favorite spot for sailing.
On the 27th (Wed), kick back and relax at Pescadores Beach, kick back and relax at Falesia Beach, and then kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Cerro da Vila, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta Da Piedale, then don't miss a visit to Cape Saint Vincent, and finally examine the collection at Museu de Portimao.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Portimao online route maker .

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Portimao takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Portimao sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Portimao

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ponta Da Piedale, Falesia Beach, Cerro da Vila, Cape Saint Vincent, Pescadores Beach
Highlights from your plan
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent

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 29th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then contemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory, then admire the striking features of Plaza de España, and finally take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Un Gato en Bicicleta, view the masterpieces at Delimbo, take in the exciting artwork at La Galeria Roja, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Seville itinerary planning website .

Getting from Portimao to Seville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Portimao to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
nights
Nerja, Spain

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Church of El Salvador and Museo de Nerja. Escape the urban bustle at Playa de la Alberquilla and Playa del Molino de Papel. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Salon, hunt for treasures at Nerja Market, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burriana Beach, and Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Nerja day trip planning website .

Drive from Seville to Nerja in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Nerja are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Playa del Molino de Papel ©
Playa del Molino de Papel

2
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.
On the 3rd (Wed), steep yourself in history at Archive Saint John of God Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza de los Aljibes, and finally explore the historical opulence of Alhambra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, view the masterpieces at Reez, and then wander the streets of Albayzin.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Granada trip tool .

Getting from Nerja to Granada by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Granada, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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 El Barri Gòtic. Museum-lovers will get to explore Casa Batllo and Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional. There's lots more to do: walk around Parc Guell, kick back and relax at Playa de La Barceloneta, appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and view the masterpieces at Galeria La Lesia.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Barcelona online trip maker .

Getting from Granada to Barcelona by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Granada in June, plan for slightly colder days in Barcelona, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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
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.
Get in touch with nature at Castell de Eivissa and Cala Comte. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Platja de ses Salines and Dalt Vila. When in Ibiza Town, make a side trip to see Cala Bassa in Sant Antoni de Portmany, approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibiza Cathedral, kick back and relax at Playa Cala Salada, look for gifts at Hippy Market Punta Arabia, and examine the collection at Necropolis del Puig des Molins.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ibiza Town trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Ibiza Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Eulalia del Rio, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Cala Comte
Highlights from your plan
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Ibiza Cathedral ©
Ibiza Cathedral

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nights
Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chefchaouen ©
Tourism in Chefchaouen, a picturesque town in the Rif mountain range, has been thriving for decades due to its scenic surroundings and buildings painted in a striking blue hue.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina and then get engrossed in the history at Kasbah Museum. Keep things going the next day: stop by Local Berbere Artisanal and then take in the dramatic scenery at Cascades d'Akchour.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Chefchaouen trip maker site .

Explore your travel options from Ibiza Town to Chefchaouen with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ibiza Town to Chefchaouen due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Cascades d'Akchour ©
Cascades d'Akchour

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): look for gifts at Atelier El Bahia, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, and then admire the masterpieces at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech.

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

Drive from Chefchaouen to Marrakech in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Outdoors Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

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