11 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

11 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

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Valencia, Spain
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Cartagena, Spain
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Granada, Spain
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Ronda, Spain
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
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Cadiz, Spain
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Seville, Spain
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Cordoba, Spain
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Toledo, Spain
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Segovia, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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Zaragoza, Spain
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Valencia, Spain

— 1 night

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore the activities along Jardi del Turia, then hunt for treasures at Central Market of Valencia, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Valencia online route maker.

Barcelona to Valencia is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Cartagena, Spain

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Museo Del Teatro Romano, and then take in the pleasant sights at Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cartagena trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Valencia to Cartagena takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In December in Cartagena, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Granada.

Things to do in Cartagena

Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Granada, Spain

— 1 night

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Monasterio Cartuja, get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, then delve into the mystery of El Reino Escape Room, and finally admire the natural beauty at Generalife.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Granada day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Cartagena to Granada in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Cartagena in December, expect Granada to be a bit cooler, temps between 15°C and 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping

Ronda, Spain

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 1st (Wed), take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ronda holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Ronda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in January, you will find days in Ronda are a bit warmer (18°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Ronda

Nature · Parks
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar

— 1 night

The Rock

A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
On the 1st (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Apes Den, contemplate the long history of Charles V Wall, and then enjoy the sea views from Europa Point.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gibraltar trip builder website.

You can drive from Ronda to Gibraltar in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Gibraltar when traveling from Ronda in January, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Cadiz.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Cadiz, Spain

Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. On the 2nd (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Torre Tavira, then browse the exhibits of Yacimiento Arqueologico Gadir, then kick back and relax at La Caleta Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Cadiz.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cadiz holiday planning app.

Drive from Gibraltar to Cadiz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Gibraltar in January since evenings lows in Cadiz dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Cadiz

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Seville, Spain

— 1 night

City of Towers

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 2nd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Plaza de España and then admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville online tour planner.

Getting from Cadiz to Seville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites

Cordoba, Spain

— 1 night

Pearl of Muslim Spain

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 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cordoba trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Seville to Cordoba in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Cordoba are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll travel to Toledo.
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Toledo, Spain

— 1 night

City of Three Cultures

Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Toledo day trip site.

Traveling by car from Cordoba to Toledo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Cordoba in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Toledo: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Segovia.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites

Segovia, Spain

— 1 night

Light of Castilla

As one of Spain’s most well-preserved medieval cities, Segovia is known for its 1st-century Roman aqueduct that runs through the city center.
On the 5th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Puerto De Cotos, then don't miss a visit to Mirador del Valle del Eresma, then learn about all things military at Alcazar of Segovia, and finally make a trip to Acueduct of Segovia.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Segovia tour itinerary planning site.

Drive from Toledo to Segovia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Segovia can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. On the 6th (Mon), you'll travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Segovia

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks · Historic Sites

Madrid, Spain

— 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Madrid journey builder website.

Getting from Segovia to Madrid by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Madrid can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Zaragoza.
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Zaragoza, Spain

— 1 night

City of Four Cultures

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Zaragoza attractions planner.

You can drive from Madrid to Zaragoza in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.