16 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

16 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
2
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 1 night
3
Marbella, Spain
— 3 nights
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 1 night
5
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
6
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights


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3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip builder.

Los Angeles, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. In December, Barcelona is little chillier than Los Angeles - with highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at Lily's Massage & Wellness Center, explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, then test your team's savvy at Escape Rooms Ibiza, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Platja de ses Salines.

To see where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Ibiza Town trip planning website.

Fly from Barcelona to Ibiza Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Ibiza Town can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Marbella.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Outdoors · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lily's Massage & Wellness Center
Highlights from your plan
Escape Rooms Ibiza ©
Escape Rooms Ibiza
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines

3
nights
Marbella, Spain

Marbella ©
Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marbella: Malaga (Teatro Romano, Museo Picasso Malaga, &more) and Ronda (Puente Nuevo & Reservatauro Ronda). There's still lots to do: get outside with Experience Box Spain, take in the waterfront at Paseo Maritimo, wander the streets of Marbella Old Town, and take in the waterfront activity at Puerto Banus Marina.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Marbella trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Marbella in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In December, daytime highs in Marbella are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Marbella

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Malaga, Ronda
Highlights from your plan
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo

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night
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 23rd (Wed): explore the striking landscape at The Rock of Gibraltar, enjoy the sea views from Europa Point, Head underground at St. Michael's Cave, then take some stellar pictures from O'Hara's Battery, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Mediterranean Steps.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gibraltar driving holiday planner.

Drive from Marbella to Gibraltar in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marbella in December, Gibraltar is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Gibraltar

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): make a trip to Plaza de España, then make a trip to Plaza de la Virgen de los Reyes, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then make a trip to Torre del Oro, then contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Seville trip builder site.

You can drive from Gibraltar to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gibraltar in December, Seville is a bit cooler at night with lows of 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

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

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Sat), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, look for gifts at Tienda Gourmet Casa Pedro, then admire the landmark architecture of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then delve into the distant past at Roman Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Alminar de San Juan.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Cordoba journey builder tool.

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Cordoba, with lows of 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Food Tours
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): stroll around Parque del Retiro, then admire the natural beauty at Real Jardin Botanico, and then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, and then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Madrid trip website.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Madrid takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Cordoba, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 54°F to lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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