10 days in Morocco & South of Spain Itinerary

10 days in Morocco & South of Spain Itinerary

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Train to Terminus Dorval, Bus to Montreal, Fly to Essaouira
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Essaouira, Morocco
— 1 night
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Shuttle to Marrakech, Fly to Malaga, Bus to Granada
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ronda, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Seville, Spain
— 1 day
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Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
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Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
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Essaouira, Morocco

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Essaouira Beach, then make a trip to Essaouira Ramparts, and then take a stroll through Medina of Essaouira.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Essaouira online route planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Essaouira is an approximately 16-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Ottawa in September, expect Essaouira to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Essaouira

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Granada, Spain

— 2 nights

Pearl of Spain

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 4th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, and then stop by Albayzin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Generalife, step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, and then make a trip to Carrera del Darro.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Granada road trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Essaouira to Granada in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Essaouira to Granada is 1 hour. Traveling from Essaouira in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Granada, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:

Ronda, Spain

— 1 night

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): catch a live event at Plaza de Toros de Ronda, then wander the streets of Old City, then take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, and finally take in the views from Puente Nuevo.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ronda trip website.

Traveling by car from Granada to Ronda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ronda when traveling from Granada in September, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:

Seville, Spain

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, then admire the natural beauty at Casa de Pilatos, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Seville visit planning website.

You can drive from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

Cordoba, Spain

— 1 night

Pearl of Muslim Spain

Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then take in the views from Roman Bridge, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cordoba trip planner.

Getting from Seville to Cordoba by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in September, expect nights in Cordoba to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Malaga.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

Malaga, Spain

— 2 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 9th (Sat), visit Marbella Old Town, then identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, then stroll around Parque De La Paloma, and finally take a stroll through La Carihuela.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Malaga planner.

Getting from Cordoba to Malaga by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cordoba, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Malaga, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. On the 10th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Malaga

Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Morocco travel guide

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Flea Markets · Gardens · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.