25 days in Portugal, Morocco & Spain Itinerary

25 days in Portugal, Morocco & Spain Itinerary

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25 days in Portugal, Morocco & Spain Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  28​h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Alicante, Spain
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
6
Sintra, Portugal
— 2 nights
7
Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
8
Fes, Morocco
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
9
Merzouga, Morocco
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
10
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
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.
Get some cultural insight at Plaça de Sant Felip Neri and Barri de Gracia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Templo del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus and Barcelona Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, contemplate the long history of Ciutat Vella, get engrossed in the history at Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA, and walk around Parc Guell.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona day trip site .

Sydney, Australia to Barcelona is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 9 hours. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Ciutat Vella ©
Ciutat Vella

2
nights
Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Castle of Ibiza, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibiza Cathedral, take a stroll through Dalt Vila, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Sant Rafel, then kick back and relax at Cala Moli, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Església Nuestra Sra. Del Carmen.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ibiza Town trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Ibiza Town takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Ibiza Town sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Alicante.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Dalt Vila ©
Dalt Vila
Ibiza Cathedral ©
Ibiza Cathedral

1
night
Alicante, Spain

Alicante ©
As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): examine the collection at Micro-Gigantic Museum, appreciate the views at Guadalest Valley, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario Santa Magdalena, then make a trip to Basilica de Santa Maria, and finally make a trip to Barrio Santa Cruz. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Nicolas de Bari Procathedral, don't miss a visit to Marina de Alicante, examine the collection at Museo The Ocean Race, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Santa Maria, then pick up some local products at Mercado Central, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Santa Barbara.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Alicante trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Alicante in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. In July in Alicante, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Alicante

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trips

Micro-Gigantic Museum, Basilica de Santa Maria, Santuario Santa Magdalena
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Guadalest Valley ©
Guadalest Valley
Castillo de Santa Barbara ©
Castillo de Santa Barbara
Santuario Santa Magdalena ©
Santuario Santa Magdalena

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the activities along Retiro Park, shop like a local with Barrio de Salamanca, then view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and finally see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Plaza mayor de Chinchon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, and then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid.

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Traveling by train from Alicante to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Alicante in July, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Plaza mayor de Chinchon
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza mayor de Chinchon ©
Plaza mayor de Chinchon

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 10th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Domingos ( Santa Justa e Rufina ), take an in-depth tour of Igreja de Sao Roque, take a stroll through Belém Tower, admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and finally steep yourself in history at Miradouro da Graca. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Parque Natural da Arrabida and then shop like a local with Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip builder website .

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Lisbon. In July, Lisbon is little chillier than Madrid - with highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Sintra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trip

Parque Natural da Arrabida
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

2
nights
Sintra, Portugal

Sintra ©
Surrounded by rolling hills and old mansions and castles, Sintra has become known as the first center of the European Romantic style.
You've now added Castelo dos Mouros to your itinerary. On the 28th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Castelo dos Mouros, see the interesting displays at Museu do Ar - Sintra, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of the Capuchos, then step into the grandiose world of Park and National Palace of Pena, then contemplate the long history of Palacio Nacional de Sintra, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira. On the next day, make a trip to Aldeia Da Mata Pequena, contemplate the long history of Chalet da Condessa D’Edla, stop by Maria Madrugas, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Adraga Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Praia Grande.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sintra trip planner .

You can fly from Alicante to Sintra in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Alicante to Sintra due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Sintra when traveling from Alicante in July, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sintra

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Convent of the Capuchos, Aldeia Da Mata Pequena
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Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Park and National Palace of Pena ©
Park and National Palace of Pena
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

2
nights
Lagos, Portugal

Lagos ©
The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Praia da Marinha as well as Ponta Da Piedale. On the 2nd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia da Marinha, examine the collection at Malcolm Museum, take an in-depth tour of Museu Municipal Dr. Jose Formosinho, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Anthony (Igreja de Santo Antonio), then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural de Lagos. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Misericordia of Alvor, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, see the interesting displays at Lagos Ciencia Viva Science Centre, then witness the site of a historic battle at Forte da Ponta da Bandeira, and finally contemplate the long history of Antigo Mercado de Escravos.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lagos day trip app .

You can drive from Sintra to Lagos in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Lagos are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sete Cidades.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

Church of Misericordia of Alvor, Praia da Marinha
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Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Medina of Fez and Morocco Easy Tours. Get some cultural insight at Archaeological Site of Volubilis and Meknes Medina. Take a break from Fes with a short trip to Museum-Theatre, Memory of Ouarzazate in Skoura M'Daz, about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Art Argile, wander the streets of Fes el-Jdid, admire the masterpieces at Nejjarine Museum of Wood Arts and Crafts, and stop by Medin'Art.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Fes journey maker site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Lagos to Fes in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lagos in July: highs in Fes hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Merzouga.

Things to do in Fes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Meknes Medina, Museum-Theatre, Memory of Ouarzazate, Archaeological Site of Volubilis
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Medina of Fez ©
Medina of Fez
Archaeological Site of Volubilis ©
Archaeological Site of Volubilis
Arab Baths

2
nights
Merzouga, Morocco

Merzouga ©
Make Merzuoga a stop on your Morocco trip as part of a desert safari.
Moda Camp Merzouga has been added to your itinerary. On the 17th (Mon), head outdoors with Viajes por el Desierto, see the interesting displays at Musee Nomade, and then see Moda Camp Merzouga. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Galerie Laoun, stop by Depot Nomade, then take in the dramatic natural features at Erg Chebbi Dunes, and finally contemplate the long history of Sijilmassa.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Merzouga trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Ait Ben Haddou to Merzouga in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Merzouga

Outdoors Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Musee Nomade, Erg Chebbi Dunes
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Erg Chebbi Dunes ©
Erg Chebbi Dunes
Moda Camp Merzouga ©
Moda Camp Merzouga
Depot Nomade ©
Depot Nomade

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Berber Ecomuseum. On the 23rd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Bahia Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa, and then make a trip to Medina of Marrakesh. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Berber Ecomuseum, stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, admire the striking features of Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret, then admire the landmark architecture of Ben Youssef Madrasa, and finally see the interesting displays at Boucharouite Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Marrakech trip planning app .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Merzouga to Marrakech in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Marrakech can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Nature Museums
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Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia
Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Saadian Tombs ©
Saadian Tombs

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