19 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

19 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 1 night
Bus to Tarifa - Centro de Salud, Ferry to Tangier
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Tangier, Morocco
— 2 nights
Train
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Casablanca, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): visit El Barri Gòtic, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): walk around Parc Guell, then catch a live event at Camp Nou, and then admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip maker tool.

Baltimore, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Baltimore to Barcelona, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, Barcelona is somewhat warmer than Baltimore - with highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 1 — 3:

Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Puerta del Sol, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Madrid journey builder site.

You can fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in February, expect Madrid to be slightly colder, temps between 52°F and 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 5:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 5th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, then view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, and finally make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco). On the next day, wander the streets of Alfama, then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon day trip planning app.

Fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Madrid in February, expect Lisbon to be a bit warmer, temps between 60°F and 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Malaga Cathedral, explore the galleries of Alcazaba, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena. On your second day here, take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe, then stroll through Burriana Beach, and then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Malaga trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Malaga takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In February, daily temperatures in Malaga can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 9:

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.
On the 9th (Thu), learn about all things military at The Great Siege Tunnels, take in the dramatic natural features at St. Michael's Cave, and then make a trip to Apes Den. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Grand Casemates Square, take in the dramatic natural features at The Rock of Gibraltar, then visit a coastal fixture at Europa Point, and finally visit Main Street.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Gibraltar day trip planning app.

Drive from Malaga to Gibraltar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in February, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tangier.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 10:

Tangier, Morocco

— 2 nights
Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): kick back and relax at Tangier Beach, then don't miss a visit to Cap Spartel, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Hercules Cave. On the next day, take a stroll through Asilah Medina, wander the streets of Medina of Tangier, then make a trip to Musee de la Kasbah, and finally contemplate the long history of Tangier Casbah.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tangier trip planning app.

Do a combination of bus and ferry from Gibraltar to Tangier in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gibraltar to Tangier, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Tangier when traveling from Gibraltar in February, with lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Casablanca.

Things to do in Tangier

Parks · Neighborhoods · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:

Casablanca, Morocco

— 2 nights
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 13th (Mon): take a stroll through Quartier Habous, then make a trip to New Medina of Casablanca, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ain Diab, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Koubba of Marabout Sidi Belyout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): make a trip to Place Mohammed V, then make a trip to Old Medina of Casablanca, then cruise along The Corniche, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan II Mosque.

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Getting from Tangier to Casablanca by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in February, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Casablanca

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 15:

Marrakech, Morocco

— 2 nights

Red City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fna, and then admire the striking features of Medersa Ben Youssef.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Marrakech day trip planner.

You can drive from Casablanca to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Casablanca in February since evenings lows in Marrakech dip to 44°F. On the 17th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas
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