13 days in Spain & Marrakech Itinerary

13 days in Spain & Marrakech Itinerary

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13 days in Spain & Marrakech Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Newark, United States


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3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Family-friendly places like Parc Guell and Playa de La Barceloneta will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, view the masterpieces at Imanart Barcelona Street Photo Gallery, go for a walk through Passeig de Gracia, and explore the world behind art at MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona.

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Newark, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Newark to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. In December, Barcelona is a bit warmer than Newark - with highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Shopping Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Gran Via and Diseno Propio. Artesania.for plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo & Lahperla). The adventure continues: stroll through Puerto de Navacerrada – Estacion de Esqui, get a taste of the local shopping with Rio Creative Art Center, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, and hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Madrid online travel planner .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, Madrid is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 54°F and lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

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

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nights
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Un Gato en Bicicleta, take in the exciting artwork at Ceramica Artistica Colon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Seville online holiday builder .

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in December: high temperatures in Seville hover around 61°F and lows are around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Seville

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

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nights
Marrakech, Morocco

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Jemaa el-Fnaa, contemplate the long history of Koutoubia Mosque, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Marrakech Museum, then examine the collection at Boucharouite Museum, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Marrakech itinerary planner.

You can fly from Seville to Marrakech in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Seville in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Marrakech, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Marrakech

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Jemaa el-Fnaa ©
Jemaa el-Fnaa
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque

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