55 days in Europe, Tangier & Rabat Itinerary

55 days in Europe, Tangier & Rabat Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive
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Aljezur, Portugal
— 28 nights
Drive
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Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Faro, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cadiz, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 1 night
Bus to Tarifa - Centro de Salud, Ferry to Tangier
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Tangier, Morocco
— 1 night
Train
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Rabat, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Train
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Leon, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly to Cagliari Elmas Airport, Drive to Sardara
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Sardara, Italy
— 1 night
Drive to Cagliari Elmas Airport, Fly to Augusto C. Sandino (Managua) International Airport

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Lisbon, Portugal

— 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Sintra National Palace & Quinta da Regaleira). The adventure continues: make a trip to Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, admire the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and wander the streets of Alfama.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lisbon day trip planning app.

Denver, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Denver to Lisbon. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Denver in December: highs in Lisbon hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Aljezur.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Aljezur, Portugal

— 28 nights
Aljezur is a municipality in Portugal. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aljezur: Zambujeira do Mar (Cabo Sardao, Praia dos Alteirinhos, &more), Sao Teotonio (Farol Cabo Sardão, Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina, &more) and Porto Covo (Ilha do Pessegueiro, Herdade do Pessegueiro, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Odeceixe Beach, see the interesting displays at Museu Mineiro do Lousal em Grandola, grab your bike and head to Rota Vicentina, and stroll through Praia do Monte Clérigo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Aljezur online vacation planner.

You can drive from Lisbon to Aljezur in 3 hours. December in Aljezur sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 50°F at night. On the 9th (Tue), you'll travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Aljezur

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Lagos, Portugal

— 2 nights

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.
On the 9th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Da Rocha, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Anthony. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Lagos trip planner.

Lagos is very close to Aljezur. In January, daytime highs in Lagos are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Faro.

Things to do in Lagos

Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Faro, Portugal

— 1 night

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Olhos de Água and then kick back and relax at Praia da Falesia. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Canastra and then go for a stroll along the water at Marina de Vilamoura.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Faro vacation site.

Traveling by car from Lagos to Faro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in January, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Faro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Seville, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Towers

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.
On the 13th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, make a trip to Torre del Oro, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de España. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), tour the pleasant surroundings at Casa de Pilatos, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville online road trip planner.

You can drive from Faro to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In January, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cadiz.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Cadiz, Spain

— 2 nights
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Torre Tavira, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Cadiz, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Barrosa, and finally take an in-depth tour of El Museo Arqueologico Municipal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): make a trip to Playa Victoria and then learn about winemaking at Bodegas Tio Pepe.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cadiz online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Seville to Cadiz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Cadiz are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Cadiz

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Wineries

Side Trips

Gibraltar, Gibraltar

— 1 night

The Rock

A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Gibraltar Crystal, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Rock of Gibraltar, then visit a coastal fixture at Europa Point, and finally Head underground at St. Michael's Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Main Street, then get to know the fascinating history of Grand Casemates Square, then don't miss a visit to Apes Den, and finally make a trip to The Great Siege Tunnels.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gibraltar trip planner.

You can drive from Cadiz to Gibraltar in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Cadiz in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Gibraltar, with lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tangier.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Tangier, Morocco

— 1 night
Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): make a trip to Cap Spartel, make a trip to Tangier Casbah, and then take a stroll through Medina of Tangier. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Musee de la Kasbah, then examine the collection at American Legation, then visit Asilah Medina, and finally Head underground at Hercules Cave.

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

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Gibraltar to Tangier in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Gibraltar to Tangier is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Gibraltar in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Tangier, with lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Rabat.

Things to do in Tangier

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rabat, Morocco

— 3 nights
On a vacation in Rabat, a World Heritage Site and Morocco's capital, you can discover the city's long and rich history while enjoying a laidback atmosphere, less touristy than in the booming Casablanca and Marrakech.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan Tower, make a trip to Mausoleum of Mohammad V, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Pierre, then make a trip to Medina of Rabat, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Rabat. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Chellah, kick back and relax at Plage de Rabat, and then steep yourself in history at Kasbah des Oudaias.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rabat tour itinerary builder site.

Take a train from Tangier to Rabat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Tangier in January; daily highs in Rabat reach 87°F and lows reach 87°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Seville.

Things to do in Rabat

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Seville, Spain

— 3 nights

City of Towers

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de España. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the striking features of Torre del Oro, then steep yourself in history at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, and finally admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rabat to Seville takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Rabat in January, expect Seville to be cooler, temps between 58°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Leon.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Leon, Spain

— 2 nights
León is the capital of the province of León, located in the northwest of Spain. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Astorga Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Palacio De Gaudi, then don't miss a visit to Casco Historico de Castrillo de Los Polvazares, and finally contemplate the long history of Castrillo de los Polvazares. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of La Basilica De San Isidoro De Leon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Antiguo Convento de San Marcos, and finally don't miss a visit to Historic Center of Leon.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Leon tour builder app.

Take a train from Seville to Leon in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Seville in January, things will get little chillier in Leon: highs are around 44°F and lows about 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sardara.

Things to do in Leon

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sardara, Italy

— 1 night
Sardara, Sàrdara in sardinian language, is a comune (municipality) in the Province of South Sardinia in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 50km northwest of Cagliari and about 8km northwest of Sanluri.Located in the Campidano plain, it is part of the Marmilla historical region.Heritage SiteThe Law was implemented by the ruling power of the castle's leaders that dominated the region, while protected its population, the clergy and trading affairs with the help of the Giudical Army, composed by soldiers and free citizens under the direction of the elite corps and the Genoese crossbowmen. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): stroll around Parco della Giara Tuili, then take an in-depth tour of Casa Zapata Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Castle of Sanluri. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Giara di Gesturi - Escursioni a Cavallo and then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Miniera di Montevecchio.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sardara driving holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Leon to Sardara. Traveling from Leon in January, expect Sardara to be somewhat warmer, temps between 60°F and 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sardara

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips