40 days in Spain & Marrakech Itinerary

40 days in Spain & Marrakech Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
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Platja d'Aro, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive to Barcelona International Airport, Fly to Ibiza Airport
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Ibiza Town, Spain
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
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Ronda, Spain
— 3 nights
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Marbella, Spain
— 3 nights
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Nerja, Spain
— 4 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
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Sa Coma, Spain
— 4 nights
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 5 nights
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Barcelona, Spain

— 1 night

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.
On the 10th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas, then walk around Parc Guell, and then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Barcelona is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Barcelona. Traveling from Manchester in July, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Platja d'Aro.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 11:

Platja d'Aro, Spain

— 2 nights
Castell-Platja d'Aro is a municipality in the middle of the Costa Brava in Catalonia, Spain. On the 12th (Mon), cool off at Aquadiver. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ermita Sant Grau d'Ardenya, then contemplate the long history of Vila Vella (Old Town), then enjoy the sand and surf at Great Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Village Medieval de Pals.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Platja d'Aro road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Barcelona to Platja d'Aro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Platja d'Aro when traveling from Barcelona in July, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Platja d'Aro

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Ibiza Town, Spain

— 4 nights

Party Capital of Europe

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ibiza Town: Cala Bassa (in Sant Antoni de Portmany) and Orcasub Ibiza Diving Center (in Cala Tarida). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, kick back and relax at Platja de ses Salines, get outside with Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Club, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Sant Rafel.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Ibiza Town trip itinerary maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Platja d'Aro to Ibiza Town. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Platja d'Aro in July since evenings lows in Ibiza Town dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 18:

Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé & Catedral Primada). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid travel planning site.

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Madrid takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ibiza Town in July: highs in Madrid hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

Marrakech, Morocco

— 3 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 22nd (Thu) 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, make a trip to Jemaa el-Fna, stroll through Menara Gardens and Pavilion, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Koutoubia Mosque.

For where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip planner.

Getting from Madrid to Marrakech by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 44°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Marrakech

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:

Seville, Spain

— 3 nights

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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Seville trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Seville takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Marrakech in July, you will find days in Seville are little chillier (38°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:

Ronda, Spain

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Here are some ideas for day two: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then contemplate the long history of Casa Del Rey Moro, and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Ronda trip planner.

Getting from Seville to Ronda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Marbella.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:

Marbella, Spain

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marbella: Puerto Marina Benalmadena (in Benalmadena) and Estepona (Scorched Earth Chilli Farm & Velero Intrepido). Next up on the itinerary: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, stroll through Amaneceres, Actividades Ecuestres, contemplate the long history of Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion, and wander the streets of Marbella Old Town.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Marbella trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Ronda to Marbella in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Ronda, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Marbella, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

Nerja, Spain

— 4 nights
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Nerja is known for nature, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see Off-Road Tours, make a splash at Aquavelis Water Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, and Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nerja online travel route builder.

You can drive from Marbella to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Nerja, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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Granada, Spain

— 3 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Granada is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Alhambra, don't miss a visit to Plaza de San Nicolas, take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Nerja to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Granada, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Sa Coma.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 9:

Sa Coma, Spain

— 4 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sa Coma: Cala Marcal (in Portocolom), Cala Gran (in Cala d'Or) and Santanyi (Parc Natural de Mondrago & Playa de S'Amarador).

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sa Coma driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by flight from Granada to Sa Coma takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. When traveling from Granada in August, plan for little chillier days in Sa Coma, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Fri) before leaving for Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Sa Coma

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 13:

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

— 5 nights

Cultural Capital of the Balearic Islands

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Get out of town with these interesting Palma de Mallorca side-trips: Campos (Artestruz Mallorca & Platja d'es Trenc), Alcudia Old Town (in Alcudia) and Port d'Alcudia (Hidropark & Playa de Alcudia). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Mallorca, indulge your taste buds at Mallorca Wine Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Calo Des Moro, and take in the awesome beauty at Serra de Tramuntana.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Palma de Mallorca trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sa Coma to Palma de Mallorca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 18:

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
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.

Morocco travel guide

4.2
Flea Markets · Gardens · Nature & Wildlife Tours
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.

Majorca travel guide

3.7
Beaches · Churches · Nightlife
Majorca offers much more than 550 km (342 mi) of shoreline, with its golden beaches and tranquil waters ideal for leisurely sailing trips. Although the island’s coastline attracts nearly 8 million tourists each year, away from the most popular beach resorts, chances for an enjoyable and authentic Majorca vacation abound, including exploring its signature limestone cliffs, now popular for cliff jumping. Deeper inland, you'll find rugged mountains and sprawling plains covered with vineyards. In the island’s interior, numerous small restaurants serve delicious and affordable authentic Mediterranean food.