11 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

11 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

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11 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

Start: Bucharest, Romania
Fly + Shuttle:  8​h 30​min
1
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cadiz, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Granada, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Malaga, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Bucharest, Romania

2
nights
Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar ©
A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Gibraltar Botanic Gardens (The Alameda), tour the pleasant surroundings at Upper Rock Nature Reserve, pause for some photo ops at Sikorski Memorial, then visit a coastal fixture at Europa Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at The Rock of Gibraltar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at O'Hara's Battery, get to know the fascinating history of Mediterranean Steps, Head underground at St. Michael's Cave, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Apes Den, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Casemates Square.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gibraltar vacation planning site .

Bucharest, Romania to Gibraltar is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bucharest to Gibraltar due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bucharest in October, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Gibraltar: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cadiz.

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
Europa Point ©
Europa Point

1
night
Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz ©
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Cadiz, browse the exhibits of Yacimiento Arqueologico Gadir, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Tavira, then don't miss a visit to Playa Victoria, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at El Palmar.

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Getting from Gibraltar to Cadiz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Cadiz

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Catedral de Cadiz ©
Catedral de Cadiz
Torre Tavira ©
Torre Tavira
Playa Victoria ©
Playa Victoria

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Granada: Nerja (Acantilados de Maro Cerro Gordo, Playa de la Alberquilla, & more). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas, pause for some photo ops at Royal Chapel of Granada, and wander the streets of Albayzin.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Cadiz to Granada takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cadiz in October since evenings lows in Granada dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Nerja
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

4
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malaga: Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba (in Cordoba), Nerja (Nerja Book Centre, Balcon de Europa, & more) and Ronda (Puente Nuevo, El Tajo de Ronda, & more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Alcazaba, make a trip to Pasaje de Chinitas, admire the striking features of Malaga Cathedral, and take in the waterfront at Puerto de Málaga.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Malaga day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Malaga, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ronda, Nerja, Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo

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