17 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

17 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

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17 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

Start: Ottawa, Canada
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Xativa, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Ottawa, Canada

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Archaeological Museum of Spain, Casco Historico de Toledo, Plaza Mayor, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip maker app .

Ottawa, Canada to Madrid is an approximately 12-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET) is 6 hours. Traveling from Ottawa in February, expect Madrid to be much warmer, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Casco Historico de Toledo
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Casco Historico de Toledo ©
Casco Historico de Toledo

3
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.
You've added Jardines de los Reales Alcazares, Metropol Parasol, Casa de Sefarad, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Casa de Sefarad and then steep yourself in history at Sinagoga.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Seville travel route planning tool .

Getting from Madrid to Seville by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In February, Seville is a bit warmer than Madrid - with highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C. You will leave for Gibraltar on the 23rd (Sun).

Things to do in Seville

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Cordoba
Highlights from your plan
Rent a Bike Sevilla ©
Rent a Bike Sevilla
Casa de Sefarad ©
Casa de Sefarad
Jardines de los Reales Alcazares ©
Jardines de los Reales Alcazares

2
nights
Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar ©
A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Gibraltar Botanic Gardens (The Alameda), Pillars of Hercules, Main Street, and other attractions. On the 23rd (Sun), wander the streets of Main Street, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Rock of Gibraltar, and then don't miss a visit to Pillars of Hercules. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Gibraltar Botanic Gardens (The Alameda), then enjoy the sea views from Europa Point, and then contemplate the long history of World War II Tunnels.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gibraltar trip planner .

Traveling by car from Seville to Gibraltar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Gibraltar when traveling from Seville in February, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Europa Point ©
Europa Point
The Rock of Gibraltar ©
The Rock of Gibraltar
Gibraltar Botanic Gardens (The Alameda) ©

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hammam Al Andalus Granada, Alhambra and Generalife.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Granada online vacation maker .

You can drive from Gibraltar to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Gibraltar in February, expect Granada to be little chillier, temps between 14°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Xativa.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Baths
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Hammam Al Andalus Granada ©
Hammam Al Andalus Granada
Generalife ©
Generalife

1
night
Xativa, Spain

Xativa ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Castell de Xativa and then explore the historical opulence of Palacio de los Condes de Cervellon.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Xativa trip planning app .

Explore your travel options from Granada to Xativa with the Route module. When traveling from Granada in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Xativa: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Xativa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Palacio de los Condes de Cervellon
Highlights from your plan
Palacio de los Condes de Cervellon ©

4
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.
You've added Museu Picasso, Barri de Gracia, Walking tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona route builder app .

You can drive from Xativa to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
Highlights from your plan
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barri de Gracia ©
Barri de Gracia

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