12 days in Portugal, Madrid & Marrakech Itinerary

12 days in Portugal, Madrid & Marrakech Itinerary

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Start: Miami, United States
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
2
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
— 1 night
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Miami, United States

1
night
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 31st (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Paseo de la Castellana and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Gran Via, get to know the fascinating history of Barrio de Salamanca, then visit La Latina, and finally learn about winemaking at Pinkleton & Wine.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Madrid trip maker.

Miami, USA to Madrid is an approximately 11.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Miami in July, Madrid is little chillier at night with lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Madrid

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Gran Via ©
Gran Via
La Latina ©
La Latina

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Koutoubia Mosque and El Badi Palace. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, get to know the fascinating history of Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and contemplate the long history of Medina of Marrakesh.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Marrakech road trip website.

You can fly from Madrid to Marrakech in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Marrakech, with highs around 100°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 71°F. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Parks Spas
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Jardin Majorelle ©
Jardin Majorelle
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque
Saadian Tombs ©
Saadian Tombs

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, then wander the streets of Alfama, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum, then see Pypas Cruises Lisbon Boat Tours, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia da ursa.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lisbon trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Lisbon takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Marrakech in August; daily highs in Lisbon reach 86°F and lows reach 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Lisbon

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Praia da ursa
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Alfama ©
Alfama
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Ponta Delgada ©
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): hit the road with ANC Azores Holidays.pt, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Sao Sebastiao, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia de Santa Barbara. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lagoa do Fogo and then look for all kinds of wild species at Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Ponta Delgada trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada takes 5 hours. Traveling from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in August: highs in Ponta Delgada hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 65°F. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ribeira Grande, Lagoa do Fogo
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Praia de Santa Barbara ©
Praia de Santa Barbara
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ANC Azores Holidays.pt

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