Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Africa & the Middle East
Reload this Page > Revised Spain/Morocco itinerary comments? Plus Gibralta day trip & Granada/Fes travel

Revised Spain/Morocco itinerary comments? Plus Gibralta day trip & Granada/Fes travel

Reply

Sep 5th, 2018, 12:31 AM
  #1
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 40
Revised Spain/Morocco itinerary comments? Plus Gibralta day trip & Granada/Fes travel

In response to many comments about trying to do too much, I've revised our approximately 2 week long trip to what you see below. Any thoughts/comments/tips welcome - I am particularly interested in the best way to get from Granada to Fes, and how (if possible) to best fit a day trip to Gibraltar in. I may be able to add a day or two in somewhere depending on the flights I get from Canada to to Seville and return.

I should also mention that we are not spending time in Seville as we have already done so and want to focus on new places. No disrespect meant to Seville - it's pretty incredible!

Current plans are below :
  • Fly into Seville from Canada then bus directly to Cordoba (stay 3 nights)
  • Day 1 & 2 = Cordoba
  • Day 3 = bus to Granada (stay 3 nights)
  • Day 4 & 5 = Granada
  • Day 6 = ??? to Fes (stay 3 nights)
  • Day 9 = Grand taxi to Marrakesh, stay 3 nights
  • Day 12 = Fly to Seville as transfer point and continue on home
TIA - R.
Rooster99 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Sep 5th, 2018, 04:08 AM
  #2
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 3,637
My computer seems to be acting up; I apologize in advance if this appears twice.

Doing a general search turns up the excellent site, Rome2Rio; just know that you will be spending a day in transit no matter how you go:

https://www.rome2rio.com/map/Granada/Fes
progol is offline  
Reply With Quote
Sep 10th, 2018, 05:18 PM
  #3
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 775
In terms of time allocated to each city, I think you’re just about spot on. Perhaps one night heavy for Córdoba but others will disagree.
MinnBeef is offline  
Reply With Quote
Sep 27th, 2018, 03:18 PM
  #4
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 11
Gibraltar it's not worthy at all: tiny, cramped and with no interest. Actually you get much much better views of the Rock from the Spanish side. If you want to visit a nearby small charming town head to Tarifa (Google it and you will be convinced).
carmenkw is offline  
Reply With Quote
Oct 7th, 2018, 11:42 PM
  #5
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 40
Thanks for your tips, folks. I finally figured out how to get from Gibraltar to Tangier, where we're going to overnight before taking the train to Fez so it will be Granada, then Gibralta overnight, then Tangier overnight, then Fez for 3 mights. I know, lots of folks have said Gibraltar isnt worth a visit, but with so much history there I have to at least stop in for a day!

- R.
Rooster99 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Oct 17th, 2018, 04:35 PM
  #6
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 15,163
Originally Posted by carmenkw View Post
Gibraltar it's not worthy at all: tiny, cramped and with no interest. Actually you get much much better views of the Rock from the Spanish side. If you want to visit a nearby small charming town head to Tarifa (Google it and you will be convinced).
Here is an example of "different strokes for different folks." We have been to Gibraltar twice for a day each time and found it an interesting place to be both times. There is a lot to see there if you do your research first - it is not just going up to the top of the rock for the view. If you do, it is a fine walk down where there is a wonderful cave to tour on the way.
basingstoke2 is online now  
Reply With Quote
Oct 19th, 2018, 12:39 AM
  #7
twk
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,170
Originally Posted by basingstoke2 View Post
Here is an example of "different strokes for different folks." We have been to Gibraltar twice for a day each time and found it an interesting place to be both times. There is a lot to see there if you do your research first - it is not just going up to the top of the rock for the view. If you do, it is a fine walk down where there is a wonderful cave to tour on the way.
We did Gibraltar as a day trip a few days ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. If the OP wants to see Gibraltar, don't listen to folks who rubbish the place. There's a considerable degree of anti Gibraltar propaganda churned out whatever reason.
twk is offline  
Reply With Quote
Oct 19th, 2018, 01:27 AM
  #8
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 24,277
I, too, enjoyed Gibraltar, although one day was enough. Of course, for me, it was a little bit of Britain during a long trip, but I would think it would be interesting for anybody.
thursdaysd is offline  
Reply With Quote
 



Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:11 AM.