19 days in Gibraltar & Spain Itinerary

19 days in Gibraltar & Spain Itinerary

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19 days in Gibraltar & Spain Itinerary

Start: Barcelona, Spain
Fly + Shuttle:  5​h 15​min
1
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Cartagena, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Murcia, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Alicante, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Castellon de la Plana, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Tarragona, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
9
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5​h 15​min
End: Gibraltar, Gibraltar

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Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar ©
A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
On the 19th (Sat), learn about all things military at The Great Siege Tunnels, appreciate the history behind Sikorski Memorial, visit a coastal fixture at Europa Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Catalan Bay, and finally make a trip to Grand Casemates Square. Keep things going the next day: hike along Mediterranean Steps, then Head underground at St. Michael's Cave, then take a stroll through Main Street, and finally explore the striking landscape at The Rock of Gibraltar.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Gibraltar journey planning tool .

Barcelona, Spain to Gibraltar is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Gibraltar are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Catalan Bay ©
Catalan Bay
Europa Point ©
Europa Point
Mediterranean Steps ©
Mediterranean Steps

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Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Burriana Beach, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Atarazanas, get a taste of the local shopping with Ifergan Collection, then steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Juan Bautista, and finally view the masterpieces at Gravura Taller de Grabado.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Malaga vacation planner .

You can drive from Gibraltar to Malaga in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Malaga sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Burriana Beach
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Museo Picasso Malaga ©
Museo Picasso Malaga
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro

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Cartagena, Spain

Cartagena ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Civil War Museum. On the 19th (Sat), enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Cabo de Palos, enjoy the sand and surf at Las Salinas de Torrevieja, then browse the different shops at Zenia Boulevard, then wander the streets of Calle Mayor, and finally learn about all things military at Civil War Museum. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at ARQUA - Museo Nacional de Arqueología Subacuática, see the interesting displays at Museo Del Teatro Romano, then go for a walk through Plaza del Ayuntamiento, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de Calblanque.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cartagena journey builder site .

Barcelona to Cartagena is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from Barcelona, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cartagena, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Murcia.

Things to do in Cartagena

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Las Salinas de Torrevieja, El Faro de Cabo de Palos, Zenia Boulevard
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Playa de Calblanque ©
Playa de Calblanque
Museo Del Teatro Romano ©
Museo Del Teatro Romano
El Faro de Cabo de Palos ©
El Faro de Cabo de Palos

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Murcia, Spain

Murcia ©
Murcia is a city in south-eastern Spain, the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, and the seventh largest city in the country, with a population of 442,573 inhabitants in 2009 (about one third of the total population of the Region). Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Castle Of Lorca, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral de Santa Maria, then see the interesting displays at Museo Salzillo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Jesus, and finally make a trip to Plaza de las Flores. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cala Capitan, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Ferris, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Templo de San Juan de Dios.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Murcia day trip site .

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Murcia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Murcia are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Alicante.

Things to do in Murcia

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cala Ferris, Castle Of Lorca, Playa Cala Capitan
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Cala Ferris ©
Cala Ferris
Cathedral de Santa Maria ©
Cathedral de Santa Maria
Templo de San Juan de Dios ©
Templo de San Juan de Dios

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Alicante, Spain

Alicante ©
As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Alicante (MACA), take an in-depth tour of Centro de Interpretacion Sobre Los Refugios Antiaereoos, then stroll through Poniente Beach, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Santa Barbara. On your second day here, admire the verdant scenery at Guadalest Valley, then look for gifts at Kelly's Kitchen Homemade Food, and then kick back and relax at Playa de Levante.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Alicante holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Murcia to Alicante takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Valencia.

Things to do in Alicante

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Benidorm, Kelly's Kitchen Homemade Food
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Poniente Beach ©
Poniente Beach
Castillo de Santa Barbara ©
Castillo de Santa Barbara

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Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 29th (Tue), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Valencia Cathedral, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Platja La Malvarrosa, steep yourself in history at La Lonja de la Seda, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza de la Virgen, and finally kick back and relax at Playa Gandia.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Valencia trip planner .

You can drive from Alicante to Valencia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Valencia sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Castellon de la Plana.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Playa Gandia
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral

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Castellon de la Plana, Spain

Castellon de la Plana ©
Castellón de la Plana, Castelló de la Plana, or simply Castellón / Castelló, is the capital city of the province of Castellón, in the Valencian Community, Spain, in the east of the Iberian Peninsula, on the Costa del Azahar by the Mediterranean Sea. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): make a trip to Mercat Central Castelló, then kick back and relax at Playa El Gurugu, and then stroll through Playa del Pinar. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museu d'Art Contemporani Vicente Aguilera Cerni, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ermita Santa Lucia, then enjoy breathtaking views from alamacenes portuarios s.XVIII, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Morro de Gos, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Naipe.

Plan trip to Castellon de la Plana with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Valencia to Castellon de la Plana by car takes about an hour. October in Castellon de la Plana sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Tarragona.

Things to do in Castellon de la Plana

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Alcossebre, Oropesa Del Mar, Museu d'Art Contemporani Vicente Aguilera Cerni
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Playa Morro de Gos ©
Playa Morro de Gos
Museo del Naipe ©
Museo del Naipe
Mercat Central Castelló ©
Mercat Central Castelló

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Tarragona, Spain

Tarragona ©
Tarragona is a port city located in northeast Spain on the Costa Daurada by the Mediterranean Sea. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Plaza del Mercadal, examine the collection at Gaudi Centre Reus, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona, then explore the ancient world of Anfiteatro de Tarragona, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museu Nacional Arqueologic de Tarragona. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by La Boella, then kick back and relax at Playa de la Pineda, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at La Playa de Sitges.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Tarragona trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Castellon de la Plana to Tarragona takes 2 hours. When traveling from Castellon de la Plana in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Tarragona: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Tarragona

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Reus, Playa de la Pineda, La Playa de Sitges, La Boella
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Playa de la Pineda ©
Playa de la Pineda
Anfiteatro de Tarragona ©
Anfiteatro de Tarragona

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Let the collections at Museu Picasso and Fundacio Joan Miro capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parc Guell, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, pick up some local products at La Boqueria, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona road trip app .

Traveling by train from Tarragona to Barcelona takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In November in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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