13 days in Spain & Marrakech Itinerary

13 days in Spain & Marrakech Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Head to La Boqueria and MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelonafor plenty of shopping. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Batllo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and take in the pleasant sights at Passeig de Gracia.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona vacation planning website.

Newark, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Barcelona. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in December; daily highs in Barcelona reach 59°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
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Parc Guell

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Prado National Museum and Plaza Mayor are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Mercado San Miguel and Lahperla. Step out of Madrid with an excursion to Casco Historico de Toledo in Toledo--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, tour the pleasant surroundings at Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui, take in the exciting artwork at Diseno Propio. Artesania., and get a taste of the local shopping with Rio Creative Art Center.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Madrid tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in December; daily highs in Madrid reach 54°F and lows reach 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seville.

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Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

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

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Seville, Spain

Seville ©

City of Towers

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.
On the 29th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Un Gato en Bicicleta, then shop like a local with Ceramica Artistica Colon, then visit Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Seville online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Madrid to Seville by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Madrid in December; daily highs in Seville reach 61°F and lows reach 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Marrakech.

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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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Marrakech, Morocco

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Jemaa el-Fna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Marrakech Museum, then examine the collection at Boucharouite Museum, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Marrakech route tool.

You can fly from Seville to Marrakech in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Marrakech. Traveling from Seville in December, you will find days in Marrakech are a bit warmer (69°F), and nights are about the same (44°F). On the 2nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Spas
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Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

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