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Andalasia and Morocco-Two week Itinerary

I'm not a well-traveled person, but I'm getting married soon, so now I have to figure out a good honeymoon destination. We are kind of zeroing in on Morocco/Andalusia along with a few other destinations. So in regards to Morocco/Andalasia, would this be a good itinerary for a two-week trip that mixes both active and relaxed pursuits? I greatly appreciate the forums expertise since I know little myself. Thanks.

Sample Itinerary:
Fly into Malaga.

Rent car and drive to Ronda (1 night)

Drive to Seville (2.5 days)

Drive to Cordoba (1/2 day)

Drive to Granada (2 day)

Back to Malaga (1 day and fly/ferry/train to Fez)

Fez (3 nights)

Bus/Train to Marrakech (1/2 day)

Marrakech (3 nights)

Marrakech to Casablanca and fly out

Posted by
9110 posts

Looks good, but you don't have time for any other destinations.

Headed back to Malaga from Granada, you might want to drop straight down to the coast and run that road instead of the one you used inbound from Cordoba..

Posted by
9110 posts

There's also a logistical consideration.

You're going to want to fly down to Fez. Therefore, the Spanish loop will need to begin where ever the best flight deal is. As you pick it, you'll also have to figure out car availability. The choices will probably be either Malaga or Seville. If it's Seville, get the car as you leave since it's a miserable city for parking and you can walk to most of the places faster than you can drive to them.

Posted by
12 posts

Great points Ed. I actually forgot to mention, but this isn't too "hectic" of a schedule for a honeymoon is it? We're both fairly active people, but we also don't want to be running from destination to destination. To me, this seems doable and not too hectic, but I'm not a traveler, so you guys would have quite a bit more insight than I would. Thanks again.

Posted by
14321 posts

First of all, congratulations! Where are you flying from and what time do you expect to land? Are you going to be jetlagged and exhausted? Will you want to hop in a car and start driving? The historic center of Seville is a maze. That's where you should stay, but not where you should drive.

Is this a summer trip? You are going to the hottest part of Europe. My guess is that Morocco will be at least as hot. I'm not clear how you want to get to Fez. It's probably most efficient to skip the ferry and avoid backtracking to Malaga by flying direct from one of your other destinations to Fez or Marrakech.

Posted by
12 posts

Thank you Chani for the kind words. We might be flying out of DC, although the wedding is in Florida, so possibly Orlando. We haven't planned for the specifics yet because we're still trying to get the wedding planned...actually she is, I'm just following orders. We're planning to go this winter, sometime in early December. We will likely be renting a car to cover areas at our own pace. Have you guys ever used airBnB in lieu of hotels during your travels? I'd like to stay at one resort, but am strongly considering the airBnB option as well.

Posted by
14321 posts

December should be a great time to be in Andalusia, the warmest, driest part of Europe!

Why are you flying into Malaga? Is it because of the car rental? You don't need a car for Seville, Cordoba or Granada - the trains are great and in those cities, you won't use the car at all, but you'll probably have difficulty driving in them and have to pay for parking too. You could rent a car in Granada to go to Ronda and drop it off in Malaga. Are you okay with driving a stick shift? Automatics are hard to find except in very large locations and they are a lot more costly.