14 days in Spain, Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

14 days in Spain, Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

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14 days in Spain, Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
2
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
3
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
End: New York City, United States

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.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parc Guell and El Barri Gòtic. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, admire the striking features of Palau Guell, and see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona tour itinerary maker .

New York City, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. In September in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Seville.

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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

3
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Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Macarena, and finally admire the natural beauty at Casa de Pilatos.

Before you visit Seville, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Barcelona to Seville in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. September in Seville sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can take a train to Madrid.

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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Popular historic sites such as Royal Palace of Madrid and Casa de Campo are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and Plaza Mayor. There's still lots to do: stroll around Parque del Retiro, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Madrid online route planner .

Take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Madrid sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Marrakech.

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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

3
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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.
On the 21st (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech, contemplate the long history of Medersa Ben Youssef, then admire the striking features of Koutoubia Mosque, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Menara Gardens and Pavilion, admire the striking features of Saadian Tombs, then steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at Palacio da Bahia.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Marrakech itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Madrid to Marrakech in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Marrakech is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Madrid in September, expect Marrakech to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Lisbon.

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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Medersa Ben Youssef ©
Medersa Ben Youssef
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

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Lisbon, Portugal

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Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cabo da Roca and Carmo Archaeological Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Belém Tower and Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Change things up with a short trip to Castelo dos Mouros in Sintra (about 42 minutes away). There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge and take a stroll through Chiado.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip planner .

You can fly from Marrakech to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Marrakech in September: highs in Lisbon hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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Side Trips

Cabo da Roca, Castelo dos Mouros
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros

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