23 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

23 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

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23 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

Start: Tampa, United States
Fly:  14​h 30​min
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Bilbao, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Gijon, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Salamanca, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Cordoba, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
11
Murcia, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
13
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
14
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h 45​min
15
Ciutadella, Spain
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  25​h
End: Tampa, United States

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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.
On the 17th (Sun), stroll around Parc Guell, take a stroll through Barri de Gracia, see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, then take a stroll through El Born, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): kick back and relax at Fenals Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, then pause for some serene contemplation at Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt, and finally take a stroll through Ciutat Vella.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona online driving holiday planner .

Tampa, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to Barcelona is 6 hours. Traveling from Tampa in May, expect Barcelona to be slightly colder, temps between 71°F and 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Fenals Beach, Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt
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Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Fenals Beach ©
Fenals Beach

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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): make a trip to Plaza de la Constitucion, take a stroll through La calle 31 de agosto, expand your understanding of the military at Castillo de la Mota, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Vicente, and finally step into the grandiose world of Miramar Palace.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read San Sebastian - Donostia online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Historic Sites Beaches Neighborhoods
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Castillo de la Mota ©
Castillo de la Mota
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Iglesia de San Vicente ©
Iglesia de San Vicente

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Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bilbao journey planner .

You can take a bus from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. You will leave for Gijon on the 19th (Tue).

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Outdoors Parks Nightlife
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Gijon, Spain

Gijon
Gijón, or '' is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Gijon trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Bilbao to Gijon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Bilbao, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gijon, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 52°F. On the 20th (Wed), you'll travel to Salamanca.

Things to do in Gijon

Outdoors Parks Nightlife
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Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis and General Archive of the Spanish Civil War. Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca and Ieronimus will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), contemplate the long history of Casa de las Conchas, admire the striking features of Clerecia (Iglesia del Espiritu Santo), and don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Salamanca attractions app .

Traveling by car from Gijon to Salamanca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gijon in May: highs in Salamanca hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Nightlife Outdoors
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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, and then view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Plaza mayor de Chinchon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Ildefonso Jesuitas, then examine the collection at MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, and finally kick back and relax at Playa del Alberche.

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Drive from Salamanca to Madrid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Salamanca in May, Madrid is a bit warmer at night with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Toledo, Playa del Alberche, Plaza mayor de Chinchon
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes ©
Plaza mayor de Chinchon ©
Plaza mayor de Chinchon

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Centro Flamenco Fosforito, then admire the masterpieces at Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia, then steep yourself in history at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally make a trip to Calleja del Panuelo.

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You can take a train from Madrid to Cordoba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 84°F by day to 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the ancient world of Archaeological Ensemble of Italica.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Seville tour itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Seville: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 58°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Archaeological Ensemble of Italica ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Grand Casemates Square, view the masterpieces at Gibraltar Crystal, stroll through Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park, then look for gifts at Antonio Diamond Boutique, then stroll through Mediterranean Steps, and finally explore the striking landscape at St. Michael's Cave. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at The Rock of Gibraltar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Catalan Bay, enjoy the sea views from Europa Point, then contemplate the long history of Charles V Wall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Apes Den, and finally steep yourself in history at The Great Siege Tunnels.

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Drive from Seville to Gibraltar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seville in May: highs in Gibraltar hover around 72°F, while lows dip to 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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The Rock of Gibraltar ©
The Rock of Gibraltar
St. Michael's Cave ©
St. Michael's Cave
The Great Siege Tunnels ©
The Great Siege Tunnels

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Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Los Martires, explore the world behind art at Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares, steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de la Victoria, and finally take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Malaga tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gibraltar to Malaga in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Malaga sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Murcia.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites
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Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral
Museo Picasso Malaga ©
Museo Picasso Malaga
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba

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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). On the 26th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Cabo Cope-Puntas de Calnegre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Bolnuevo, see the interesting displays at Murcia Archaeological Museum (MAM), then trek along Paseo del Malecon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral de Santa Maria, and finally examine the collection at Museo Gaya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): snap pictures at Puente de los Peligros, take in the spiritual surroundings of Templo de San Juan de Dios, examine the collection at Santa Clara Monastery & Museum, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Play 2, then don't miss a visit to Las Charcas Mud Baths, and finally hike along Parque Alfonso XIII.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Murcia day trip planner .

You can drive from Malaga to Murcia in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. May in Murcia sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Valencia.

Things to do in Murcia

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cabo Cope-Puntas de Calnegre, Las Charcas Mud Baths, Playa de Bolnuevo, Parque Alfonso XIII
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Cabo Cope-Puntas de Calnegre ©
Cabo Cope-Puntas de Calnegre
Cathedral de Santa Maria ©
Cathedral de Santa Maria
Playa de Bolnuevo ©
Playa de Bolnuevo

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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 28th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Castell de Xativa, wander the streets of Casco Antiguo, examine the collection at Museu Faller de Valencia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Patacona, and finally see the interesting displays at El Museo Nacional de Ceramica y de las Artes Suntuarias Gonzalez Marti. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Barrio del Carmen, see the interesting displays at L'Iber Museo de Los Soldaditos de Plomo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir, get engrossed in the history at Centre Arqueològic de l'Almoina, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Real Colegio Seminario de Corpus Christi, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Santa Catalina Church (Iglesia de Santa Catalina).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Valencia trip builder app .

Drive from Murcia to Valencia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Valencia sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Castell de Xativa, Playa de la Patacona
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Castell de Xativa ©
Castell de Xativa
Museu Faller de Valencia ©
Museu Faller de Valencia

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Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
On the 30th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibiza Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, enjoy the sand and surf at Platja Des Cavallet, kick back and relax at Platja de ses Salines, then stroll through Cala Moli, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Bassa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, take a stroll through Dalt Vila, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Sant Rafel, then kick back and relax at Cala Xarraca, then tour the pleasant surroundings at S'Arenal Gros, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at S'Arenal Petit.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ibiza Town day trip planning site .

You can fly from Valencia to Ibiza Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 74°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Portinatx, Cala Bassa, Cala Comte
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Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
We've included these beaches for you: Cala Gran and Playa de Cala Mayor. Discover out-of-the-way places like Calo Des Moro and Castell de Bellver. Venture out of the city with trips to Artestruz Mallorca (in Campos) and Sanctuary of Sant Salvador (in Felanitx). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Calo des Marmol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de Santa Clara, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Terrazas de la Catedral de Palma, and examine the collection at Museo Historico Militar de San Carlos.

Before you visit Palma de Mallorca, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Palma de Mallorca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Ciutadella.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Sanctuary of Sant Salvador, Cala Gran, Artestruz Mallorca
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Sanctuary of Sant Salvador ©
Sanctuary of Sant Salvador
Calo Des Moro ©
Calo Des Moro
Castell de Bellver ©
Castell de Bellver

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Ciutadella, Spain

Ciutadella
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Necrópolis de Cala Morell, get engrossed in the history at Olivar House / Palacio Olivar, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cala Turqueta, then visit a coastal fixture at Sa Farola Lighthouse, and finally explore by horseback at Menorca a Caballo. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Cavalls Son Angel, don't miss a visit to Palacio Salort, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Seminario de Sant Agustí de Ciutadella, then see the interesting displays at Museo Diocesa de Menorca, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Ciudadela, and finally don't miss a visit to Talati de Dalt.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ciutadella online travel route planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Palma de Mallorca to Ciutadella in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Ciutadella are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ciutadella

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Menorca a Caballo
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Cala Turqueta
Cala Turqueta
Cathedral Ciudadela ©
Cathedral Ciudadela

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