13 days in Malaga, Marrakech & Portugal Itinerary

13 days in Malaga, Marrakech & Portugal Itinerary

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Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Malaga, Spain — 1 night

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 26th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga, and then examine the collection at Automobile and Fashion Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Sabor a Espana, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then browse the exhibits of Alcazaba, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Malaga Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Malaga route planner.

Madrid to Malaga is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in November, expect Malaga to be somewhat warmer, temps between 69°F and 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Marrakech.
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Marrakech, Morocco — 3 nights

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 28th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, and then hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fna. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Saadian Tombs, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bahia, then contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, and finally soak in style at Turkish baths.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Marrakech travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Malaga to Marrakech in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Malaga to Marrakech is minus 1 hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 74°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Step out of Lisbon with an excursion to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon journey maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Marrakech, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Lisbon, ranging from highs of 65°F to lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to fly to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 5 nights

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.
Dedicate the 3rd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, learn about winemaking at Pocas Vinhos, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Porto travel planning site.

Fly from Lisbon to Porto in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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