11 days in Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar Itinerary

11 days in Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar Itinerary

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1
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
2
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
3
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
4
Tavira, Portugal
— 1 night
5
Albufeira, Portugal
— 2 nights
6
Cadiz, Spain
— 1 night
7
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 1 night
8
Malaga, Spain
— 1 night


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): wander the streets of Albayzin, contemplate the long history of Generalife, thenindulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada attractions app.

Almeria to Granada is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Almeria in September, plan for little chillier nights in Granada, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios

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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 29th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), thensteep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Calleja del Panuelo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Cordoba online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Cordoba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Granada, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos ©
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos

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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.
On the 30th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, thencontemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory, thencontemplate the long history of Plaza de España, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seville online trip maker.

Take a train from Cordoba to Seville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seville: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Tavira.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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Tavira, Portugal

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
On the 1st (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Barril, step off the mainland to explore Tavira Island, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Sao Pedro Goncalves Telmo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cabanas de Tavira Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tavira road trip planning tool.

Getting from Seville to Tavira by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October in Tavira, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Tavira

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Tavira Island ©
Tavira Island
Cabanas de Tavira Beach ©
Cabanas de Tavira Beach
Praia do Barril ©
Praia do Barril

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Albufeira, Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): find something for the whole family at Zoomarine Algarve, thenget some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and then get your game on at Hot Wheels Raceway. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Ponta da Piedade, kick back and relax at Praia Da Rocha, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Algarve, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Falesia Beach, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Albufeira tour planning tool.

You can drive from Tavira to Albufeira in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Albufeira, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cadiz.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ponta da Piedade, Praia Da Rocha, Algarve
Highlights from your plan
Speed Boats Tours
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade

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Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz ©
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): make a trip to Playa Victoria, snap pictures at Puente de la Constitucion de 1812, explore the galleries of Yacimiento Arqueologico Gadir, thentake in panoramic vistas at Torre Tavira, thenstroll through La Caleta Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Cadiz.

To see photos and tourist information, refer to the Cadiz tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Albufeira to Cadiz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albufeira to Cadiz due to the time zone difference. October in Cadiz sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Cadiz

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
La Caleta Beach ©
La Caleta Beach
Puente de la Constitucion de 1812 ©
Puente de la Constitucion de 1812
Torre Tavira ©
Torre Tavira

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Charles V Wall, look for all kinds of wild species at Apes Den, Head underground at St. Michael's Cave, thenenjoy the sea views from Europa Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at The Rock of Gibraltar.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gibraltar journey planner.

Traveling by car from Cadiz to Gibraltar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Gibraltar can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Gibraltar

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

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Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 6th (Tue), make a trip to Puerto de Málaga, steep yourself in history at Alcazaba, thenexplore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga, and finally contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Malaga vacation builder site.

Getting from Gibraltar to Malaga by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Malaga can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museo Picasso Malaga ©
Museo Picasso Malaga
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Puerto de Málaga ©
Puerto de Málaga

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