41 days in Spain, Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

41 days in Spain, Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
2
Casablanca, Morocco
— 1 night
3
Marrakech, Morocco
— 13 nights
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
5
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
6
Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
7
Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
9
Madrid, Spain
— Few hours

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid driving holiday website.

Christchurch, New Zealand to Madrid is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Christchurch to Madrid is minus 11 hours. Traveling from Christchurch in June, things will get warmer in Madrid: highs are around °C and lows about °C. You will leave for Casablanca on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife Tours Historic Sites
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1
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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 24th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque and then wander the streets of Quartier Habous.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Casablanca road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Madrid to Casablanca in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Madrid to Casablanca, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Madrid in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Casablanca: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Marrakech.

Things to do in Casablanca

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Quartier Habous ©
Quartier Habous

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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.
When in Marrakech, make a side trip to see Le Paradis du Safran in Ourika, approximately Ourika away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and don't miss a visit to Jemaa el-Fna.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Marrakech online day trip planner.

Getting from Casablanca to Marrakech by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a train. Traveling from Casablanca in June, you will find days in Marrakech are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lisbon.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region, Le Paradis du Safran
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Câmara Municipal, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Belém Tower, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, visit Alfama, and pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon online trip maker.

You can fly from Marrakech to Lisbon in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Marrakech in July: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Sintra
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Food Tours
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

3
nights
Porto, Portugal

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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, make a trip to Liberdade Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Porto trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Lisbon in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Porto: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Parks Wineries
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Walking tours
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)

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Madrid, Spain

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Acueduct of Segovia (in Segovia) and Catedral Primada (in Toledo). Explore Madrid further: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, walk around Parque del Retiro, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid.

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Traveling by flight from Porto to Madrid takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to Madrid. Traveling from Porto in July, things will get a bit warmer in Madrid: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Malaga.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Acueduct of Segovia, Catedral Primada
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

3
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Malaga, Spain

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Venture out of the city with trips to Granada (Alhambra & Generalife). There's lots more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, have some family-friendly fun at VRFun, take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, and take in the waterfront at Puerto de Málaga.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Malaga itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Malaga takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Madrid, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Malaga, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Tours Wineries

Side Trip

Granada
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Generalife ©
Generalife

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nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Malaga to Barcelona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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hours
Madrid, Spain

Madrid
To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid road trip tool.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in July, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). You'll set off for home on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Madrid

Nightlife Tours Historic Sites
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