15 days in Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

15 days in Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

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15 days in Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

Start: Roanoke, United States
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Albufeira, Portugal
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
4
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
5
Fes, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Casablanca, Morocco
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Chefchaouen, Morocco
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  24​h
End: Roanoke, United States


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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Se de Braga, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sameiro Sanctuary, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Largo da Oliveira, and finally see the interesting displays at FC Porto Museum. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Palacio da Bolsa, learn about winemaking at Casa Ramos Pinto, learn about winemaking at Porto Augusto's, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja dos Carmelitas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja do Carmo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Capela das Almas.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Porto travel itinerary planner.

Roanoke, USA to Porto is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Time is 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Roanoke in July; daily highs in Porto reach 75°F and lows reach 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Vila Nova de Gaia, Braga, Guimaraes
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Sameiro Sanctuary ©
Sameiro Sanctuary
Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira
Porto Augusto's ©
Porto Augusto's

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Miradouro da Graca and Cabo da Roca. Let the collections at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Igreja de Sao Roque capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Quinta da Regaleira (in Sintra) and Guincho Beach (in Cascais). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Belém Tower, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and steep yourself in history at Palacio Chiado.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Lisbon trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Porto in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lisbon: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cabo da Roca, Quinta da Regaleira, Guincho Beach
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Cabo da Roca ©
Cabo da Roca

2
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
On the 14th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Pescadores Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Falesia Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia dos Olhos de Água.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Albufeira tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Lisbon to Albufeira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Albufeira, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Pescadores Beach
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Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
 Praia dos Olhos de Água ©
Praia dos Olhos de Água
Pescadores Beach ©
Pescadores Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the striking features of Bahia Palace and then hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Saadian Tombs, admire the landmark architecture of Ben Youssef Madrasa, then don't miss a visit to Medina of Marrakesh, and finally examine the collection at Boucharouite Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip planning site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Albufeira to Marrakech in 8.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Albufeira in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Marrakech, with highs around 100°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Fes.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

2
nights
Fes, Morocco

Fes ©
Morocco's former capital, Fes enchants visitors with its walled medina, a labyrinthine web of pedestrian-only streets and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Synagogue Ibn Danan and then view the masterpieces at Art Argile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Medina of Fez, learn something new at Medina Children's Library, then look for gifts at Medin'Art, and finally soak in style at Turkish baths.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fes trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Marrakech to Fes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Fes can reach 98°F, while at night they dip to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Casablanca.

Things to do in Fes

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Arab Baths
Synagogue Ibn Danan
Synagogue Ibn Danan

1
night
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 19th (Fri): admire the striking features of Hassan II Mosque and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue Beth-El.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Casablanca trip maker website .

Getting from Fes to Casablanca by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Fes in July, expect nights in Casablanca to be about the same, around 69°F, while days are slightly colder, around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Chefchaouen.

Things to do in Casablanca

Shopping Historic Sites
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Morocco Mall ©
Morocco Mall
Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Synagogue Beth-El ©
Synagogue Beth-El

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Mosque, then get engrossed in the history at Kasbah Museum, and then look for gifts at Local Berbere Artisanal.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chefchaouen trip builder app .

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 your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chefchaouen

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Spanish Mosque ©
Spanish Mosque

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