10 days in Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

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Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Porto, Portugal
— 4 nights


Marrakech, Morocco — 2 nights

Red City

On the 17th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle and then make a trip to Ben Youssef Madrasa. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Jemaa el-Fnaa, then admire the landmark architecture of Bahia Palace, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koutoubia Mosque.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Marrakech road trip planning app.

London, UK to Marrakech is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect warmer weather when traveling from London in May: highs in Marrakech hover around 86°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to fly to Lisbon.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Step out of Lisbon to go to Sintra and see Quinta da Regaleira, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and wander the streets of Alfama.

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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. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Marrakech in May, with highs in Lisbon at 75°F and lows at 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to fly to Porto.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trip
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Porto, Portugal — 4 nights

Unvanquished City

Dedicate the 25th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, make a trip to Liberdade Square, take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, and contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

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Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Lisbon, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Porto, ranging from highs of 68°F to lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
Wineries · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites
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Morocco travel guide

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.

Portugal travel guide

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.