15 days in Morocco, Italy & Spain Itinerary

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Marrakech, Morocco
— 1 night
Tangier, Morocco
— 1 night
Ferry to Tarifa, Bus to Marbella
Marbella, Spain
— 2 nights
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights


Marrakech, Morocco — 1 night

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 19th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Majorelle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque, and then hunt for treasures at Jemaa el-Fnaa.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Marrakech tour planner.

New York City, USA to Marrakech is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech, ranging from highs of 91°F to lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Tangier.
Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites
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Tangier, Morocco — 1 night

Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tangier trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Marrakech to Tangier in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Marrakech in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tangier: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Marbella.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Marbella, Spain — 2 nights

Spanish Riviera

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour and then visit Born to be Wild. Keep things going the next day: take a tour by water with Diving With Nic and then make a splash at Costa Water Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Marbella online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Tangier to Marbella takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can fly to Madrid.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Theme Parks
Side Trips
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 23rd (Sat), stroll around Parque del Retiro, admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and finally don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Madrid route planner.

You can fly from Marbella to Madrid in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Marbella in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Madrid, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, walk around Parc de Montjuic, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and take a stroll through Las Ramblas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona travel app.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Madrid in September, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can fly to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and finally steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the historical opulence of Palazzo Vecchio, then contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Florence trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 59°F in Florence. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Family-friendly places like Colosseum and Trevi Fountain will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and make a trip to Spanish Steps.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome journey planner.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 60°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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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.

Spain travel guide

A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Italy travel guide

Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.