16 days in Portugal, Morocco & Central Europe Itinerary

16 days in Portugal, Morocco & Central Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Portugal, Morocco & Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
2
Lagos, Portugal
— 3 nights
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Casablanca, Morocco
— 2 nights
5
Marrakech, Morocco
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Toronto, Canada


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1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 15th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, take a stroll through Belém Tower, then contemplate the long history of Jeronimos Monastery, and finally take a stroll through Bairro Alto. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira and then step into the grandiose world of Park and National Palace of Pena.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon trip website .

Toronto, Canada to Lisbon is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Lisbon, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in September: highs in Lisbon hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can drive to Lagos.

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Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Sintra
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos

3
nights
Lagos, Portugal

The allure of the beaches and the town's historical center draw visitors to Lagos, a coastal destination in the Barlavento region of the Algarve.
On the 17th (Tue), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta da Piedade. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Amado Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Saint Vincent, and then head outdoors with Praia do Beliche.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lagos trip maker website .

You can drive from Lisbon to Lagos in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, daytime highs in Lagos are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Lagos

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Albufeira, Sagres, Amado Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Ponta Da Piedale ©
Ponta Da Piedale

few
hours
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Lagos to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Casablanca.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods
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Alfama ©
Alfama

2
nights
Casablanca, Morocco

Casablanca ©
The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue Beth-El and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan II Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): cruise along The Corniche, then stroll through Ain Diab, and then wander the streets of Quartier Habous.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Casablanca itinerary site .

You can fly from Lisbon to Casablanca in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Lisbon in September, Casablanca is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marrakech.

Things to do in Casablanca

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches
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Hassan II Mosque ©
Hassan II Mosque
Notre Dame de Lourdes ©
Notre Dame de Lourdes
L'Eglise du Sacre-Coeur ©
L'Eglise du Sacre-Coeur

2
nights
Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech ©
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Bahia Palace, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, and then admire the landmark architecture of Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Marrakech day trip app .

Traveling by car from Casablanca to Marrakech takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. When traveling from Casablanca in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Marrakech

Historic Sites Spas Baths
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Palacio da Bahia ©
Palacio da Bahia
Koutoubia Mosque ©
Koutoubia Mosque
Saadian Tombs ©
Saadian Tombs

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Palatinus Strandfürdő, and then step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, admire the verdant scenery at Dera Creek, and then admire the verdant scenery at Ram Szakadek.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Budapest takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Marrakech in September: highs in Budapest hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Budapest

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Dera Creek, Ram Szakadek
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Ram Szakadek ©
Ram Szakadek

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nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Schloss Hohenschwangau and Skydiving. Neuschwanstein Castle and Cathedral of St Peter's will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Fussen (Benediktinerkloster St. Mang, Altstadt von Fuessen, & more), Alpseebad (in Hohenschwangau) and Alte Kapelle (in Regensburg). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Schloss Nymphenburg, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wies Church, and sample the tasty concoctions at Andechs Monastery.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Munich tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Munich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Budapest in September, expect Munich to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hohenschwangau, Fussen, Regensburg, Skydiving, Wies Church
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Schloss Hohenschwangau ©
Schloss Hohenschwangau
Wies Church ©
Wies Church
Cathedral of St Peter's ©
Cathedral of St Peter's

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