30 days in Cape Verde, Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

30 days in Cape Verde, Morocco & Portugal Itinerary

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Start: London, United Kingdom
Train + Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
2
Marrakech, Morocco
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  8 h
3
Albufeira, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Evora, Portugal
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Funchal, Portugal
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h 30 min
7
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h 30 min
End: London, United Kingdom

3
nights
Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde

Ilha do Sal ©
Ilha do Sal represents an exotic island in the Atlantic Ocean gifted with powdery beaches and dormant volcanoes.
Get outdoors at Pedra de Lume Beach and Viveiro, Botanical Garden & Zoo di Terra. Popular historic sites such as Paroquia de Nossa Senhora das Dores and Nazarene Church are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: get outside with C-Riders, take in the exciting artwork at Visoes Africanas, look for gifts at Beleza, and contemplate the long history of Casa Manuel Antonio Martins.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ilha do Sal day trip planning site.

London, UK to Ilha do Sal is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Ilha do Sal is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in June: high temperatures in Ilha do Sal hover around 32°C and lows are around 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Marrakech.

Things to do in Ilha do Sal

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Pedra de Lume Beach ©
Pedra de Lume Beach
Nazarene Church ©
Nazarene Church
Paroquia de Nossa Senhora das Dores ©
Paroquia de Nossa Senhora das Dores

4
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.
Visit Medersa Ben Youssef and Koutoubia Mosque for their historical value. Get outdoors at Balloon Rides and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Maison de la Photographie de Marrakech, soak away your stress at local Arab baths, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and walk around Cyber Parc Arsat Moulay Abdeslam.

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You can fly from Ilha do Sal to Marrakech in 11.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Ilha do Sal to Marrakech is 1 hour. Traveling from Ilha do Sal in June, you will find days in Marrakech are a bit warmer (39°C), and nights are a bit cooler (20°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Albufeira.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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Arab Baths
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna

4
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Lagos Farol da Ponta da Piedade and Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Ponta da Piedade and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Explore Albufeira's surroundings by going to Faro Cathedral (in Faro) and Church of Misericordia of Alvor (in Alvor). There's much more to do: see Off-Road Tours, stop by By Nature, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pescadores Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Peneco.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Albufeira vacation builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Marrakech to Albufeira takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Marrakech in June, expect nights in Albufeira to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Evora.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Pescadores Beach, Faro Cathedral, Church of Misericordia of Alvor, Igreja de Sao Lourenco de Almancil
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Off-Road Tours
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade
Praia dos Salgados ©
Praia dos Salgados

4
nights
Evora, Portugal

Evora ©
The city of Evora functions as a museum of Roman origins and medieval times.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) and Igreja de Sao Francisco. Let the collections at Aldeia da Terra and Aldeia da Terra capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora), get outside with Evora Public Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at Sao Joao Evangelista Church (Evora), and explore the ancient world of Termas Romanas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Evora online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Evora takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Albufeira in June: highs in Evora hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Evora

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Aldeia da Terra
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Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora) ©
Cathedral of Evora (Se Catedral de Evora)
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) ©
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)
Porta do Raimundo ©
Porta do Raimundo

4
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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Igreja de Sao Roque. Explore hidden gems such as Palácio Nacional da Ajuda and Speed Boats Tours. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina), ponder the design of Rossio Square, and take an in-depth tour of Carmo Archaeological Museum.

To find photos and tourist information, read our Lisbon route planner.

Getting from Evora to Lisbon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Evora in June, you will find days in Lisbon are a bit cooler (32°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Funchal.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda ©
Palácio Nacional da Ajuda

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Funchal, Portugal

Funchal ©
The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Escape the urban bustle at Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto and Food Tours. Shop till you drop at Caravel Art Center and Municipal Market of Santa Cruz. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja do Colegio Sao Joao Evangelista, contemplate the long history of Colegio dos Jesuitas do Funchal, get curious at Museu da Baleia da Madeira, and see the interesting displays at Madeira Film Experience.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Funchal road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Funchal takes 4 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in June, expect nights in Funchal to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ponta Delgada.

Things to do in Funchal

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Santa Cruz, Canical, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Caravel Art Center ©
Caravel Art Center
Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto ©
Miradouro da Ponta do Rosto
Scuba & Snorkeling

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nights
Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Ponta Delgada ©
As the busy capital of São Miguel, Ponta Delgada represents the most visited place on the island. Known for its historical buildings, the city offers 17th- and 18th-century convents and churches, as well as cobbled pedestrian streets and hidden squares.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Maria dos Anjos Melo House Museum and Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas. Take a break from the city and head to Lagoa das Furnas and Fishing Charters & Tours. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja do Santo Cristo, look for gifts at O Principe dos Queijos, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Nossa Senhora da Paz.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ponta Delgada tour itinerary planning app.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Funchal to Ponta Delgada in 4.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Funchal to Ponta Delgada due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Funchal in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Ponta Delgada, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ponta Delgada

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Vila Franca do Campo, Centro de Monitorizacao e Investigacao das Furnas, Lagoa das Furnas, Maria dos Anjos Melo House Museum
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Nossa Senhora da Paz ©
Nossa Senhora da Paz
Lagoa das Furnas ©
Lagoa das Furnas
Fishing Charters & Tours

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