16 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

16 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
2
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
3
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
4
Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
5
Ronda, Spain
— 1 night
6
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 1 night
7
Cadiz, Spain
— 1 night
8
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
9
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
10
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and walk around Parc Guell.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona road trip planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Barcelona is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in July, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Valencia Cathedral and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc Valencia. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Valencia journey app.

Fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Valencia, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Valencia

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums
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Bioparc Valencia ©
Bioparc Valencia
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia

2
nights
Granada, Spain

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza de los Aljibes, contemplate the long history of Alhambra, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Granada trip planner.

Getting from Valencia to Granada by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. When traveling from Valencia in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Granada, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Wineries
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de los Aljibes ©
Plaza de los Aljibes

2
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 24th (Fri), explore the different attractions at Equinatural, thensteep yourself in history at Alcazaba, thenexplore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the waterfront at Puerto de Málaga, examine the collection at Automobile and Fashion Museum, thenstroll around Parque De La Paloma, and finally wander the streets of Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village).

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Malaga planning website.

Traveling by car from Granada to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in July, you will find days in Malaga are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Benalmadena
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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum
Parque De La Paloma ©
Parque De La Paloma

1
night
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 26th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Baños Arabes, take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda, examine the collection at Museo Lara, thensteep yourself in history at Casa Del Rey Moro, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Plaza del Socorro.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ronda online travel route planner.

You can drive from Malaga to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Malaga in July, you will find days in Ronda are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Casa Del Rey Moro ©
Casa Del Rey Moro
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Museo Lara ©
Museo Lara

1
night
Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar ©
A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
On the 27th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Charles V Wall, stroll through Apes Den, Head underground at St. Michael's Cave, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Europa Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at The Rock of Gibraltar.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gibraltar journey planning website.

Getting from Ronda to Gibraltar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Ronda, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Gibraltar, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cadiz.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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St. Michael's Cave ©
St. Michael's Cave
The Rock of Gibraltar ©
The Rock of Gibraltar
Europa Point ©
Europa Point

1
night
Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz ©
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Cadiz, enjoy the sand and surf at La Caleta Beach, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Tavira, get engrossed in the history at Yacimiento Arqueologico Gadir, thenstroll around Park Genoves, and finally don't miss a visit to Playa Victoria.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cadiz road trip planner.

You can drive from Gibraltar to Cadiz in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Cadiz sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Cadiz

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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La Caleta Beach ©
La Caleta Beach
Playa Victoria ©
Playa Victoria
Yacimiento Arqueologico Gadir ©
Yacimiento Arqueologico Gadir

1
night
Seville, Spain

Seville ©
A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
On the 29th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, thensteep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, thendon't miss a visit to Plaza de España, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Seville trip maker website.

Getting from Cadiz to Seville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cadiz in July: highs in Seville hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

1
night
Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba ©
Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Calleja del Panuelo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, get engrossed in the history at Calahorra Tower, thenwander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours.

Plan trip to Cordoba with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in July, you will find days in Cordoba are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Food Tours
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Madrid attractions planner.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Cordoba in July, expect nights in Madrid to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

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