32 days in Spain, Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

32 days in Spain, Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

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32 days in Spain, Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Manila, Philippines
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Nerja, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Ronda, Spain
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Seville, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Manila, Philippines

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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, examine the collection at Museo Picasso, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and explore the galleries of Casa Batllo.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona route planner .

Manila, Philippines to Barcelona is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Manila to Barcelona. Traveling from Manila in December, expect Barcelona to be cooler, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then take a stroll through Albayzin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, admire the local landmark of Pilar de Carlos V, explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally admire the natural beauty at Generalife.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Granada trip maker app .

Fly from Barcelona to Granada in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Granada, with lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

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. Take a break from Nerja with a short trip to Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana in Rute, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Balcon de Europa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador, browse the collection at Nerja Book Centre, and kick back and relax at Burriana Beach.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nerja attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Nerja sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana
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Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa
Fuente del Esparto ©
Fuente del Esparto

4
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, get great views at Mirador de los Viajeros Romanticos, identify plant and animal life at Paddock Paradise Ronda, and wander the streets of La Ciudad.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Ronda fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Nerja to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nerja in December; daily highs in Ronda reach 19°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Outdoors Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

4
nights
Seville, Spain

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.
Seville is known for parks, nightlife, historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Sevilla, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Seville trip itinerary planning app .

You can take a bus from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Seville are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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.
On the 28th (Sat), explore and take pictures at Menara Gardens and Pavilion, admire the striking features of Koutoubia Mosque, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa, then stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, and finally admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Marrakech trip planning site .

You can fly from Seville to Marrakech in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Seville in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Castelo dos Mouros, & more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Belém Tower, don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lisbon online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Marrakech to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Marrakech in December, you will find days in Lisbon are little chillier (18°C), and nights are about the same (8°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

4
nights
Porto, Portugal

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.
Dedicate the 4th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, make a trip to Palacio de Cristal, contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Porto trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step out of Madrid with an excursion to Catedral Primada in Toledo--about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and explore the activities along Retiro Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Porto to Madrid by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Porto in January: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 12°C and lows are around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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