18 days in Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar Itinerary

18 days in Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar Itinerary

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Drive
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Train
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Cordoba, Spain
— Few hours
Fly
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Benidorm, Spain
— Few hours
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Torrevieja, Spain
— 1 night
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Cartagena, Spain
— Few hours
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Almeria, Spain
— 1 night
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Benalmadena, Spain
— 3 nights
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Ronda, Spain
— Few hours
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Marbella, Spain
— Few hours
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— Few hours
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Cadiz, Spain
— 1 night
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Huelva, Spain
— Few hours
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Olhao, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Sagres, Portugal
— Few hours
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Odeceixe, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal
— 1 day
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Sines, Portugal
— Few hours
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Troia, Portugal
— 1 night
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Marco de Canaveses, Portugal
— 1 night

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Seville, Spain

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the striking features of Plaza de España.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Seville trip planner.

Marco de Canaveses, Portugal to Seville is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Cordoba, Spain

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.
On the 31st (Wed), steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos and then wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia).

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cordoba trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seville in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 44°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Benidorm.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Benidorm, Spain

A major seaside resort on the famous Costa Blanca, Benidorm was built compactly, thanks to the foresight of a local government administrator in the 1960s, who had a vision for a holiday destination that would grow upwards.
To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Benidorm trip planner.

You can fly from Cordoba to Benidorm in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and tram. Traveling from Cordoba in July, expect nights in Benidorm to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 35°C. You'll set off for Torrevieja on the 31st (Wed).

Things to do in Benidorm

Outdoors · Nightlife · Parks · Tours

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Torrevieja, Spain

Torrevieja is a seaside city and municipality located on the Costa Blanca in the province of Alacant, in south Valencian Country. On the 1st (Thu), see the interesting displays at Museos flotantes Delfin S-61 y Albatros III, then see the interesting displays at Museo Arqueologico de Guardamar, then browse the different shops at Zenia Boulevard, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Las Salinas de Torrevieja.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Torrevieja trip site.

You can drive from Benidorm to Torrevieja in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of tram and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Torrevieja can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Torrevieja

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Cartagena, Spain

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): examine the collection at Museo Del Teatro Romano, then wander the streets of Calle Mayor, and then don't miss a visit to El Zulo.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Cartagena vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Torrevieja to Cartagena in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August in Cartagena, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Almeria.

Things to do in Cartagena

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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Almeria, Spain

Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, situated in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. On the 2nd (Fri), get a taste of the local shopping with Arte21 Almeria and then contemplate the long history of Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Almeria road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Almeria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Almeria sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Benalmadena.

Things to do in Almeria

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your trip

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Benalmadena, Spain

Life of the Costa del Sol

Stretching from the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas mountain range to the Mediterranean ocean, Benalmádena offers all the highlights of southern Spain: traditional whitewashed villages, beautiful Costa del Sol beaches, and strong Andalusian influence.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Calle San Miguel and Castillo de Colomares. Step out of the city life by going to Butterfly Park of Benalmadena and Playa La Carihuela. Explore Benalmadena's surroundings by going to El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro (in Ardales) and Santa Vera Cruz Chapel (in Alhaurin el Grande). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village), stop by La Carihuela, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza de Ole, and admire the masterpieces at CAC Mijas.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Benalmadena day trip planner.

You can drive from Almeria to Benalmadena in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In August in Benalmadena, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Benalmadena

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.
To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ronda online trip builder.

Getting from Benalmadena to Ronda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Benalmadena in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ronda: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 23°C at night. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel to Marbella.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

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Marbella, Spain

Spanish Riviera

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.
On the 6th (Tue), examine the collection at Museo Ralli, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida del Mar, and then take a stroll through Marbella Old Town.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Marbella trip builder tool.

Getting from Ronda to Marbella by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Ronda in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Marbella: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Marbella

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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Gibraltar, Gibraltar

The Rock

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 6th (Tue): learn about all things military at The Great Siege Tunnels.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Gibraltar road trip planning tool.

Getting from Marbella to Gibraltar by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Marbella in August, plan for little chillier days in Gibraltar, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Cadiz.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

1
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Cadiz, Spain

Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cadiz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gibraltar to Cadiz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cadiz can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 7th (Wed), you're off to Huelva.

Things to do in Cadiz

Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife · Adventure

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Huelva, Spain

Huelva is a city in southwestern Spain, the capital of the province of Huelva in the autonomous region of Andalusia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Muelle del Tinto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of La Rabida Monastery, then take in the waterfront at Muelle de las Carabelas, and finally view the masterpieces at Museo al Aire Libre.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Huelva using our trip planner.

Getting from Cadiz to Huelva by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Cadiz in August, you will find days in Huelva are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Olhao.

Things to do in Huelva

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Olhao, Portugal

Algarve Region's largest fishing port, Olhao occupies a strategically important coastal area inhabited since prehistoric times.
You've now added Ilha da Fuzeta to your itinerary. On the 8th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Quelfes, step off the mainland to explore Ilha da Fuzeta, then shop like a local with Mercado de Olhao, then view the masterpieces at Atelier Zea, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora do Rosario.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Olhao road trip app.

Drive from Huelva to Olhao in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Huelva to Olhao, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Huelva in August, you will find days in Olhao are little chillier (34°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sagres.

Things to do in Olhao

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

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Sagres, Portugal

End of the World

Though the town of Sagres has roots in the Portuguese Age of Discovery, it is better known by visitors as a peaceful, rugged resort spot with great surfing beaches.
On the 9th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Fort of Santo Antonio de Belixe, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Graca, then steep yourself in history at Fortaleza de Sagres, and finally make a trip to Cape Saint Vincent.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sagres trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Olhao to Sagres by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Odeceixe.

Things to do in Sagres

Historic Sites

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Odeceixe, Portugal

Odeceixe is a civil parish in the northern part of the municipality Aljezur, in the Portuguese Algarve, lying within the Nature Park of the Southwest Alentejo and Vincentine Coast. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Montes da Fóia.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Odeceixe trip builder website.

You can drive from Sagres to Odeceixe in an hour. In August in Odeceixe, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vila Nova de Milfontes.

Things to do in Odeceixe

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal

Vila Nova de Milfontes is a civil parish in the municipality of Odemira of the Portuguese Alentejo region. On the 11th (Sun), find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, head outdoors with Praia do Malhao, then explore the striking landscape at Cape Sardao, and finally don't miss a visit to Farol Cabo Sardão.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Vila Nova de Milfontes day trip site.

Traveling by car from Odeceixe to Vila Nova de Milfontes takes an hour. While traveling from Odeceixe, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Vila Nova de Milfontes, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sines.

Things to do in Vila Nova de Milfontes

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Sines, Portugal

Sines is a Portuguese city of Setúbal District, the Alentejo region and subregion of the Alentejo coast, with about 18,298 inhabitants (2015 INE). Planning Sines trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Vila Nova de Milfontes to Sines in an hour. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel to Troia.

Things to do in Sines

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nightlife

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Troia, Portugal

On the 12th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Atlantica de Soltroia and then stroll through Troia Beach. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia Bico das Lulas.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Troia travel planner.

You can drive from Sines to Troia in an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Marco de Canaveses.

Things to do in Troia

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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Marco de Canaveses, Portugal

Marco de Canaveses is a city and municipality of the Porto district, in northern Portugal. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the history at Church of Santa Maria. Here are some ideas for day two: see human ingenuity at work at Barragem do Carrapatelo and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of Our Lady of Deliverance of Fandinhaes.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Marco de Canaveses tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Troia to Marco de Canaveses takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marco de Canaveses

Historic Sites · Parks

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
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.

Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.