9 days in Morocco & Canary Islands Itinerary

9 days in Morocco & Canary Islands Itinerary

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Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Maspalomas, Spain
— 1 night
Puerto de la Cruz, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive to Tenerife Norte Airport, Fly to Augusta Regional At Bush Field


Marrakech, Morocco

— 3 nights

Red City

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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, admire the striking features of Koutoubia Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fna, and steep yourself in history at Medina of Marrakesh.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Marrakech trip itinerary builder site.

Augusta, USA to Marrakech is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Augusta to Marrakech, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Augusta in December: highs in Marrakech hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Maspalomas.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Spas
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Maspalomas, Spain

— 1 night

Home to Gran Canary's Most Beautiful Beach

Fondly referred to as “El Sur” by the locals, Maspalomas serves as a hub of entertainment and beach activity on Gran Canary Island.
On the 27th (Mon), stop by The Mint Company Luxe Meloneras and then kick back and relax at Playa de Maspalomas.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Maspalomas trip builder site.

You can fly from Marrakech to Maspalomas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Marrakech in December, Maspalomas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Puerto de la Cruz.

Things to do in Maspalomas

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Puerto de la Cruz, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Eternal Spring

As one of Tenerife’s oldest port cities, Puerto de la Cruz embodies a hip, island personality, while still retaining its historic fishing village charm.
Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 29th (Wed) at Siam Park. The adventure continues: contemplate the geological forces at Teide National Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens (Jardin Botanico), and observe the fascinating underwater world at Loro Parque.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Puerto de la Cruz attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Maspalomas to Puerto de la Cruz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Puerto de la Cruz

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Morocco travel guide

Flea Markets · Gardens · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.

Canary Islands travel guide

Beaches · Water Parks · Nightlife
Modern, cosmopolitan, and very trendy, the Canary Islands are a major center for European tourism. With a total population of about two million, these seven diverse islands are as distinct from each other as they are from the mainland of Spain. The first settlers arrived from North Africa, building an economic system loosely based around farming. Invaded by Europeans in the 14th century, the islands gradually developed a more European feel, but with a mixed population of ethnicities rarely found anywhere else in the world. While agriculture is still alive and well here, the tropical beaches and vibrant nightlife tend to top any vacation itinerary.