14 days in Portugal & Morocco Itinerary

14 days in Portugal & Morocco Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive
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Coimbra, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra National Palace, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Lisbon is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. In April, Lisbon is much colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Coimbra.
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Coimbra, Portugal — 2 nights

The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Igreja e Mosteiro da Santa Cruz, then admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botanico, and finally take in the architecture and design of University of Coimbra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral of Coimbra (Se Velha de Coimbra), then examine the collection at Museu Nacional de Machado de Castro, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Coimbra trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Lisbon to Coimbra by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Porto.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Museums
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Porto, Portugal — 2 nights

Unvanquished City

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.
On the 15th (Sat), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then don't miss a visit to Liberdade Square, then learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jardins do Palacio de Cristal.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Porto trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Coimbra to Porto takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Porto can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Marrakech.
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Marrakech, Morocco — 4 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.
Spend the 18th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, examine the collection at Marrakech Museum, steep yourself in history at El Badi Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bahia.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Marrakech trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Porto to Marrakech in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Porto in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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Morocco travel guide

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Flea Markets · Gardens · Historic Sites
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.
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