36 days in Portugal & Morocco Itinerary

36 days in Portugal & Morocco Itinerary

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Fatima, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Evora, Portugal
— 7 nights
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Merzouga, Morocco
— 4 nights
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Essaouira, Morocco
— 4 nights
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Cascais, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Funchal, Portugal
— 6 nights
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Furnas, Portugal
— 4 nights

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Fatima, Portugal

Fatima ©
Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra) and Monastery of Alcobaca are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castelo de Tomar and Basilica da Santissima Trindade. Get out of town with these interesting Fatima side-trips: Tomar (Convento de Cristo & Sinagoga e Judiaria) and University of Coimbra (in Coimbra). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Batalha Monastery.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fatima trip builder website.

Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), Canada to Fatima is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is 8 hours. In July, Fatima is a bit warmer than Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) - with highs of 28°C and lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lagos.

Things to do in Fatima

Historic Sites

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Lagos, Portugal

Jewel of the Algarve

The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Praia Gale and Meia Praia. Get in touch with nature at Praia do Camilo and Kayaking & Canoeing. Venture out of the city with trips to Praia da Marinha (in Caramujeira), Falesia Beach (in Olhos de Agua) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, enjoy the sea views from Cape Saint Vincent, and kick back and relax at Praia Dona Ana.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lagos day trip planning website.

You can drive from Fatima to Lagos in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Fatima in July, with highs in Lagos at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Evora.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

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Kayaking / Canoeing
Kayaking & Canoeing
4.4
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Beach
Praia Gale
4.6

7
nights
Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Monsaraz Castle and Walls and Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora). Visit Castelo de Marvao and Centro Interpretativo dos Almendres for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Evora side-trips: Enoteca (in Redondo), Capela de Nossa Senhora da Penha (in Portalegre) and Igreja Espirito Santo (in Marvao). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Museu de Evora, delve into the distant past at Centro Historico de Evora, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Misericórdia, and Head underground at Escoural Cave.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Evora route planner.

Drive from Lagos to Evora in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Lagos in August, expect nights in Evora to be little chillier, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Merzouga.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

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Must see
Museu de Evora
4.5
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Must see
Castelo de Marvao
4.8

4
nights
Merzouga, Morocco

Merzouga ©
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Get in touch with nature at Merzouga Desert and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Lake of Merzouga and Ksar Oulad Abdelhalim. When in Merzouga, make a side trip to see Art Sahara in Erfoud, approximately Erfoud away. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Laoun.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Merzouga road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Evora to Merzouga with the Route module. You'll set off for Essaouira on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Merzouga

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Must see
Merzouga Desert
4.8
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
5.0

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Essaouira, Morocco

Essaouira ©

Wind City of Africa

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Essaouira Beach and Mogador Christian Cemetery. Cooperative feminie TILILA d'huile d'argane and Galerie La Rochelle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Port de Pêche d'Essaouira, take a stroll through Medina of Essaouira, trot along with a tour on horseback, and don't miss a visit to Essaouira Ramparts.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Essaouira road trip tool.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Merzouga to Essaouira in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Essaouira are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cascais.

Things to do in Essaouira

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Beaches

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World heritage site
Medina of Essaouira
4.6

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Cascais, Portugal

Cascais ©

Town of Kings and Fishes

A mere 32 km (20 mi) from Lisbon, the coastal town of Cascais has a long history of entertaining royals.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Parque Natural da Arrabida, then stroll through Guincho Beach, and then take in the pleasant sights at Cabo da Roca. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Cascais and then explore the historical opulence of Castelo dos Mouros.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cascais trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Essaouira to Cascais takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Cascais sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Cascais

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

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Historic Walking Area
Centro Historico de Cascais
4.5

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte and Forte de Nossa Senhora do Amparo. Take a break from the city and head to 25 Fontes Falls and Praia Da Prainha. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Funchal: Jardim das Plantas Indigenas da Madeira (in Sao Vicente), Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools (in Porto Moniz) and Machico (Igreja Da Nossa Senhora Da Conceicao & Ponta de Sao Lourenco). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Valley of the Nuns, head off the coast to Ilheus da Ribeira da Janela, explore the striking landscape at Calhau Da Lapa, and learn about winemaking at Blandy's Wine Lodge.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Funchal trip builder.

You can fly from Cascais to Funchal in 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cascais in August: highs in Funchal hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Furnas.

Things to do in Funchal

Parks · Nature · Tours · Outdoors

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Geologic Formation
Valley of the Nuns
4.4
Must see
25 Fontes Falls
4.4

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Furnas, Portugal

Furnas ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas and Maria dos Anjos Melo House Museum. Visiting Caldeiras Vulcânicas and Praia do Lombo Gordo will get you outdoors.

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You can fly from Funchal to Furnas in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Azores Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Furnas when traveling from Funchal in August, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Furnas

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

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Furnas
4.6
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Outdoor Activity
Praia Da Amora
3.9

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