20 days in Spain, Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

20 days in Spain, Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

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20 days in Spain, Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Athens, Greece
Fly:  14 h
1
Casablanca, Morocco
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
3
Maspalomas, Spain
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Adeje, Spain
— 3 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  4 h 45 min
5
Lanzarote, Spain
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Funchal, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
7
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  7 h 15 min
8
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Athens, Greece

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from El Hank Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ain Diab, and then explore the world behind art at Villa des Arts de Casablanca. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the lush surroundings at Foret De Bouskoura, then stroll through Plage Miramar, and then make a trip to Mohammedia Kasbah.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Casablanca trip planner.

Athens, Greece to Casablanca is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Casablanca is minus 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Marrakech.

Things to do in Casablanca

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Mohammedia
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Ain Diab ©
Ain Diab
Plage Miramar ©
Plage Miramar
El Hank Lighthouse ©
El Hank Lighthouse

2
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

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.
On the 7th (Tue), stop by Ensemble Artisanal.

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

Drive from Casablanca to Marrakech in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a shuttle. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Casablanca in March: highs in Marrakech hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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Balloon Rides
Ensemble Artisanal ©
Ensemble Artisanal
Turkish Baths

3
nights
Maspalomas, Spain

Maspalomas ©
Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
Shop till you drop at The Mint Company and MANJARES ISLENOS. You'll explore and learn at Museo & Parque Arqueologico Cueva Pintada and Casa de Colon. Explore Maspalomas' surroundings by going to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spas & Wellness & Catedral de Santa Ana). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de San Agustin, appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo Costa Canaria, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Start your trip to Maspalomas by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Marrakech to Maspalomas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Marrakech in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Maspalomas. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Adeje.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, The Mint Company, Scuba & Snorkeling, MANJARES ISLENOS, Museo & Parque Arqueologico Cueva Pintada
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Playa de San Agustin ©
Playa de San Agustin
Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Adeje, Spain

Adeje ©
Straddling the foothills of the Teide volcano and Tenerife’s southern shores, Adeje is known for its beautiful island architecture and a backdrop of green, mountainous scenery.
Step out of the city life by going to El Medano and Playa de las Vistas. For shopping fun, head to Bike Point El Medano or Chessies Internet Cafe Bar. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Los Cristianos Harbour, look for gifts at Library Reading Up, buy something for everyone on your list at Siam Mall, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Duque.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Adeje trip planner.

Getting from Maspalomas to Adeje by combination of car and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March in Adeje, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lanzarote.

Things to do in Adeje

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Los Cristianos, El Medano, Mercado Parque La Reina
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Playa del Duque ©
Playa del Duque
El Medano ©
El Medano
Playa de las Vistas ©
Playa de las Vistas

3
nights
Lanzarote, Spain

Lanzarote ©
Today, the entire island is a World Biosphere Reserve, with over 500 different kinds of plants, 17 of which are endemic.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Castillo de las Coloradas and Castillo de San Gabriel. Visiting Playa Del Jablillo and El Charco de San Gines will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique, look for gifts at El Faro, take in the exciting artwork at Galeria de Arte Angel Cabrera, and admire the landmark architecture of Museo Lagomar.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lanzarote trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Adeje to Lanzarote takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in March, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Lanzarote

Shopping Museums Parks
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Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique ©
Casa / Museo Cesar Manrique
Playa Del Jablillo ©
Playa Del Jablillo
Museo Lagomar ©
Museo Lagomar

2
nights
Funchal, Portugal

Funchal ©
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Colegio dos Jesuitas do Funchal, browse the different shops at Forum Madeira, and then don't miss a visit to Valley of the Nuns. Keep things going the next day: play a few rounds at Palheiro Golf, get engrossed in the history at Madeira Story Centre, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Clara Convent.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Funchal online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Lanzarote to Funchal takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Lanzarote in March, you will find days in Funchal are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Funchal

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trip

Valley of the Nuns
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Valley of the Nuns ©
Valley of the Nuns
Santa Clara Convent ©
Santa Clara Convent
Madeira Story Centre ©
Madeira Story Centre

1
night
Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
On the 20th (Mon), browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Bom Sucesso, learn about winemaking at Graham's Port Lodge, then do a tasting at Sandeman Cellars, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Porto itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Funchal to Porto takes 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Funchal in March, with highs in Porto at 18°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Porto

Shopping Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vila Nova de Gaia
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Graham's Port Lodge ©
Graham's Port Lodge
Sandeman Cellars ©
Sandeman Cellars
Igreja do Carmo ©
Igreja do Carmo

2
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
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 21st (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios and then take a stroll through Sacromonte. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Munira, steep yourself in history at La Madraza, add some entertainment to your itinerary with Hilacar ArtesAna, then stop by Chocolate Abuela ili, then look for gifts at Bodega La Moralea, and finally stop by Chocolates Sierra Nevada.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Granada sightseeing app.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Granada takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Granada is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Porto in March since evenings lows in Granada dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Pampaneira, Los Cahorros, Hilacar ArtesAna, Chocolates Sierra Nevada
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Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
La Madraza ©
La Madraza
Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) ©

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