17 days in Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

17 days in Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

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17 days in Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Casablanca, Morocco
— 2 nights
train + taxi:  5​h 15​min
3
Chefchaouen, Morocco
— 2 nights
bus:  3​h 30​min
4
Fes, Morocco
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Toronto, Canada


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2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 3rd (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, snap pictures at Ponte 25 de Abril, then take a stroll through Alfama, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos and then admire the landmark architecture of Park and National Palace of Pena.

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Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Toronto in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Lisbon, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Casablanca.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Alfama ©
Alfama
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

2
nights
Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca ©
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): make a trip to Old Medina of Casablanca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque, and then steep yourself in history at Synagogue Beth-El. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museum of Moroccan Judaism, then stop by La galerie de l'aimance, and then take a stroll through Quartier Habous.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Casablanca road trip app .

Getting from Lisbon to Casablanca by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lisbon in May since evenings lows in Casablanca dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Casablanca

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Quartier Habous ©
Quartier Habous
Synagogue Beth-El ©
Synagogue Beth-El

2
nights
Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chefchaouen ©
Tourism in Chefchaouen, a picturesque town in the Rif mountain range, has been thriving for decades due to its scenic surroundings and buildings painted in a striking blue hue.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Mosque and then get to know the fascinating history of Chefchaouen Medina.

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Traveling by car from Casablanca to Chefchaouen takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Fes.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Historic Sites
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Chefchaouen Medina ©
Chefchaouen Medina
Spanish Mosque ©
Spanish Mosque

4
nights
Fes, Morocco

Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Fes is known for wildlife, historic sites, museums, baths, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, admire the striking features of Bab Boujloud, examine the collection at Museo Nejjarine, and hunt for treasures at Chouara Tannery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Fes trip builder site .

You can take a bus from Chefchaouen to Fes in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. May in Fes sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Fes

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Archaeological Site of Volubilis
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bou Inania Medersa ©
Bou Inania Medersa
Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez

4
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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, explore and take pictures at Jemaa el-Fnaa, and admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Marrakech online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Fes to Marrakech in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daytime highs in Marrakech are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco).

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Marrakech in May: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

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