32 days in Portugal, Morocco & Spain Itinerary

32 days in Portugal, Morocco & Spain Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  29 h
1
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h
2
Lagos, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 15 min
4
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Bus:  2 h
6
Ronda, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Nerja, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 45 min
9
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
10
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

2
nights
Porto, Portugal

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.
Porto is known for shopping, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, admire the masterpieces at Museu Serralves, look for gifts at Livraria Lello, and contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Porto online driving holiday planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Porto is an approximately 28- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Porto, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Porto when traveling from Melbourne in May, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lagos.

Things to do in Porto

Tours Museums Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Ponte de Dom Luis I ©
Ponte de Dom Luis I
Walking tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade, kick back and relax at Barranco das Canas Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Telheiro Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lagos travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Porto to Lagos takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Porto in May, with highs in Lagos at 28°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Portimao, Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos, Telheiro Beach
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Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos ©
Percurso dos Sete Vales Suspensos
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade
Barranco das Canas Beach ©
Barranco das Canas Beach

3
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, take a stroll through Alfama, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip builder tool.

Getting from Lagos to Lisbon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Lagos in May, plan for little chillier nights in Lisbon, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

3
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.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and look for gifts at Herboriste du Paradis.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Marrakech holiday planner.

Fly from Lisbon to Marrakech in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Lisbon in May, you will find days in Marrakech are a bit warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia

3
nights
Seville, Spain

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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, don't miss a visit to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), and take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seville online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Marrakech to Seville by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Marrakech in May, you will find days in Seville are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

3
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, tour the pleasant surroundings at Reservatauro Ronda, and admire the natural beauty at Jardines de Cuenca.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ronda online trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Ronda, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda

3
nights
Nerja, Spain

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Nerja is known for nature, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Balcony of Europe, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Alberquilla, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Torrecilla, and steep yourself in history at Punta Lara.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nerja day trip planning site.

You can drive from Ronda to Nerja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Ronda in June, you will find days in Nerja are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe
Playa del Molino de Papel ©
Playa del Molino de Papel

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nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Granada is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, take a stroll through Albayzin, admire the natural beauty at Generalife, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Granada, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Nerja to Granada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Granada sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

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nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
When in Madrid, make a side trip to see Catedral Primada in Toledo, approximately Toledo away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and admire the landmark architecture of Estacion de Atocha.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary site.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Granada to Madrid in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Catedral Primada
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona day trip planning app.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in June, you will find days in Barcelona are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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