9 days in Bahrain, Province of Malaga & Morocco Itinerary

9 days in Bahrain, Province of Malaga & Morocco Itinerary

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9 days in Bahrain, Province of Malaga & Morocco Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Manama, Bahrain
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
2
Marbella, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Casablanca, Morocco
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
Manama, Bahrain

Manama ©
Bahrain's capital and largest city, Manama serves as a commercial and financial hub, keeping pace with other Gulf capitals dominating this part of the world.
On the 2nd (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Bahrain National Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque).

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Manama vacation maker app .

London, UK to Manama is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from London to Manama, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Manama is warmer than London - with highs of 44°C and lows of 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Marbella.

Things to do in Manama

Historic Sites Museums
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Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque) ©
Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque)
Bahrain National Museum ©
Bahrain National Museum

4
nights
Marbella, Spain

Marbella ©
Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marbella: Malaga (Malaga Cathedral, Puerto de Málaga, & more), Ronda (Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, Puente Nuevo, & more) and Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja, Balcon de Europa, & more). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Marbella Old Town and look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Marbella tour itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Manama to Marbella in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Manama in September, plan for a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Marbella: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Casablanca.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ronda, Malaga, Nerja, Butterfly Park of Benalmadena
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

1
night
Casablanca, Morocco

The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Casablanca itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Marbella to Casablanca takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Marbella to Casablanca due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Casablanca can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Casablanca

Tours Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, then steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bahia, and then hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then steep yourself in history at Koutoubia Mosque, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Marrakech holiday builder site .

You can drive from Casablanca to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Casablanca in September: highs in Marrakech hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

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