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Mar 22nd, 2012, 11:55 PM
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Spain Morocco Itinerary Help

Hello,

This is trip is planned in late June/July. I hear the heat is almost unbearable.. is it too risky to go? Can you please review this drafted itinerary? Thank you,

6/28: Seville
6/29: Seville
6/30 Seville(Day trips somewhere.... Granada/Alahambra? )
7/1 Seville
7/2: Ronda
7/3: Ronda (white hill towns)
7/4: Ronda
7/5: transportation to Fez... whats the best way of gettting there?
7/6: Fez
7/7: Fez
7/8: Fez
7/9 Bus to Chefchoacan
7/10 Chefchoacan
7/11 Chefchoacan
7/12 transportation/flight to santiago de compostella... how/where? HELP! Thanks!
7/13 santiago de compostella
7/14 camino de santiago ---> basque region
7/15 basque region
7/16 basque region
7/17 barcelona
7/18 barcelona
7/19 barcelona
7/20 fly home from barcelona at 10:45

I know I won't be able to see a variety of sights within Spain or Morocco... but just wanted a taste of the most interesting places in each country. Any must sees or recommendations welcome. How much of a must see is Madrid? I am going to Barcelona and much more a small town person...

thank you in advance.

cheers
Denise
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Mar 23rd, 2012, 12:52 AM
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To get to Santiago.
Flights to the city:
http://bit.ly/GID3Kz
Trains:
http://www.renfe.com/
Bus:
http://www.alsa.es/
There is nothing direct from Morocco.
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Mar 23rd, 2012, 02:26 AM
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seat61.com/morocco best way to do this but it will be blistering hot in summer winter always best. weather2travel.com BEWARE all the Maroc agnets touts scammers spammers in clever disguises here check profiles carefully.Personally would skip it in summer head to Barcelona Costa Brava perhaps sunfrance.com
instead. hoteldelacite.com Carcassonne is beautiful and lots cooler one of my personal favs.

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Mar 23rd, 2012, 02:59 AM
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If you look at the map, you would see that you are going to spend and lose full days bouncing around. You might consider flying into Morocco and then seeing the best way back to Spain.

And with a schedule like this you will only get a taste, so I assume you will return some day.
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Mar 23rd, 2012, 09:34 AM
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That does not look like a relaxing or fun vacation. The heat in Spain at that time can be unbearable except for the North coast. Having been to Fez and Chefchaouen I can say that I have no plans to go back. Some of the places people consider "must sees" are the Prado in Madrid, the Mezquita in Cordoba, the entire city of Seville, the Alhambra in Granada, the view from the gorge in Ronda (but 3 nights there is too much for me), Santiago, the entire city of San Sebastian, Segovia, Toledo and Avila and the Modernisme architecture of Barcelona (I can only take so much).
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Mar 23rd, 2012, 11:00 AM
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Not sure what you mean by risky. there is no risk It will be hot as hell.

Soutner Spain in the summer routinely has temps over 100 degrees - foten for quite a few days at a time. (I remember seeing an exhbit in a museum in Seville abuot one summer when the temps were more than 110 for a lengthy period.

You need hotels and transport with good AC, places with a great pool, assume yuo will not tour in the middle of the day (before noon and after 6 pm) and carry a lot of water and stay well hydrated.

We found earlyApril plenty hot enough for us and in the summer would only do San Sebastian (as the Spanish do.)
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Mar 23rd, 2012, 12:57 PM
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I would drop Morocco and add those days to see Cordoba and Granada.
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Mar 25th, 2012, 03:03 PM
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Thank you for all of the advice. My main reason for travel is to experience the culture, walkable cities (despite the heat) not necessarily to see the main attractions. I am really drawn to the mystique of Morocco for this reason...one the to on my list.
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Mar 25th, 2012, 03:11 PM
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I absolutely loved Fez, but a day or two is enough. I also really liked Madrid -- it's quite elegant and if you're into art there are 3 great museums. Tough decision. Usually you get to Fez by flying via one of the larger cities in the south, but you could also drive from there (drivers are cheap and it doesn't take that long). You could probably also take a ferry to Tangier and go from there, although I haven't tried that.
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Mar 27th, 2012, 09:12 AM
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If you must go to Morroco a night in Fez is good, you can stop in Chefchaouen along the way for lunch. Then I would head back to Spain (where I would kiss the ground).
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Mar 27th, 2012, 11:03 AM
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I am really drawn to the mystique of Morocco for this reason

If that's the case, plan a Fall (we were there in late November) or early Spring vacation to Morocco.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mksfca/...70770847/show/
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Mar 27th, 2012, 11:06 AM
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You will broil in Morocco at that time of year. I agree with Michael. Plan another trip to Morocco in spring or fall. I understand why you are drawn to it - it's one of my favorite countries on earth, and I would go there over Spain in a heartbeat.
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Apr 6th, 2012, 12:54 PM
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Hi, unfortunately I work for the school district and am limited to summers for long periods of travel. I couldn't attempt to squeeze in Spain and Morroco during a brief 2 week vacation. I am not able to travel dueing spring and fall unfortunately. Can anyone provide the best way to get from Ronda to Fez? thank you.
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Apr 6th, 2012, 01:42 PM
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I couldn't attempt to squeeze in Spain and Morroco during a brief 2 week vacation.

But Morocco by itself can be done in two weeks.
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