18 days in Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar Itinerary

18 days in Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar Itinerary

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18 days in Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar Itinerary

Start: Marco de Canaveses, Portugal
Drive:  6​h
1
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  45​min
2
Cordoba, Spain
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h
3
Benidorm, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Torrevieja, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Cartagena, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
6
Almeria, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Benalmadena, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Ronda, Spain
— Few hours
Bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Marbella, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
10
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Cadiz, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Huelva, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
13
Olhao, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
14
Sagres, Portugal
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
15
Odeceixe, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
16
Vila Nova de Milfontes, Portugal
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
17
Sines, Portugal
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
18
Troia, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
19
Marco de Canaveses, Portugal
— 1 night
End: Marco de Canaveses, Portugal


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

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Seville trip planner .

Marco de Canaveses, Portugal to Seville is an approximately 6-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Marco de Canaveses to Seville is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos and then wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia).

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cordoba trip planner .

Take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seville in July: highs in Cordoba hover around 44°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Benidorm.

Things to do in Cordoba

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

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Benidorm, Spain

Benidorm
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 ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Benidorm driving holiday planner .

Fly from Cordoba to Benidorm in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Cordoba in July, you will find days in Benidorm are slightly colder (35°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). On the 31st (Wed), you're off toTorrevieja.

Things to do in Benidorm

Outdoors Nightlife Parks

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Torrevieja, Spain

Torrevieja ©
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, get engrossed in the history at Museo Arqueologico de Guardamar, then browse the different shops at Zenia Boulevard, and finally stroll through Las Salinas de Torrevieja.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Torrevieja visit planner .

Getting from Benidorm to Torrevieja by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of tram and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Torrevieja

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Zenia Boulevard, Museo Arqueologico de Guardamar
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Museo Arqueologico de Guardamar ©
Museo Arqueologico de Guardamar
Zenia Boulevard ©
Zenia Boulevard

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Cartagena, Spain

Cartagena ©
On the 2nd (Fri), examine the collection at Roman Theatre Museum, take a stroll through Calle Mayor, and then pause for some photo ops at El Zulo.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cartagena trip itinerary maker site .

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 enough time to drive to Almeria.

Things to do in Cartagena

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museo Del Teatro Romano ©
Museo Del Teatro Romano
El Zulo ©
El Zulo

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Almeria, Spain

Almeria ©
Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, situated in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. On the 2nd (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Arte21 Almeria and then contemplate the long history of Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Almeria trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Almeria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Benalmadena.

Things to do in Almeria

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba ©

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Benalmadena, Spain

Benalmadena ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at La Carihuela and Plaza de Ole. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castillo de Bil Bil and Santa Vera Cruz Chapel. Step out of Benalmadena with an excursion to El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro in El Chorro--about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Calle San Miguel, kick back and relax at Playa La Carihuela, take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddist Temple, and take a stroll through Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village).

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Benalmadena online trip builder .

You can drive from Almeria to Benalmadena in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Benalmadena

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Torremolinos, CAC Mijas, El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro, Santa Vera Cruz Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Selwo Marina ©
Selwo Marina
La Carihuela ©
La Carihuela
Playa La Carihuela ©
Playa La Carihuela

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Ronda, Spain

Ronda
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Take the guesswork out of planning a Ronda vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Benalmadena to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Benalmadena in August, expect nights in Ronda to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel to Marbella.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors Tours Parks

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at Ralli Museums, appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida del Mar, and then take a stroll through Marbella Old Quarter.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Marbella planner .

Traveling by bus from Ronda to Marbella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ronda in August: highs in Marbella hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Marbella

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town
Avenida del Mar ©
Avenida del Mar
Ralli Museums ©
Ralli Museums

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

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Gibraltar trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Marbella to Gibraltar in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Marbella in August: highs in Gibraltar hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cadiz.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Great Siege Tunnels ©
The Great Siege Tunnels

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night
Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cadiz travel planner.

Drive from Gibraltar to Cadiz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Cadiz, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 7th (Wed), you're off toHuelva.

Things to do in Cadiz

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

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Huelva, Spain

Huelva ©
Huelva is a city in southwestern Spain, the capital of the province of Huelva in the autonomous region of Andalusia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): make a trip to Muelle del Tinto, steep yourself in history at La Rabida Monastery, then browse the exhibits of Muelle de las Carabelas, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Museo al Aire Libre.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Huelva road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cadiz to Huelva takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Cadiz in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Huelva, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Olhao.

Things to do in Huelva

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Muelle de las Carabelas
Highlights from your plan
La Rabida Monastery ©
La Rabida Monastery
Muelle de las Carabelas ©
Muelle de las Carabelas
Museo al Aire Libre ©
Museo al Aire Libre

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Olhao, Portugal

Olhao ©
Algarve Region's largest fishing port, Olhao occupies a strategically important coastal area inhabited since prehistoric times.
Ilha da Fuzeta has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Matriz de Quelfes, step off the mainland to explore Ilha da Fuzeta, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado de Olhao, then get a taste of the local shopping with Atelier Zea, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora do Rosario.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Olhao planner .

Traveling by car from Huelva to Olhao takes 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Huelva to Olhao. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Huelva in August: highs in Olhao hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sagres.

Things to do in Olhao

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ilha da Fuzeta ©
Ilha da Fuzeta
Igreja Matriz de Quelfes ©
Igreja Matriz de Quelfes
Atelier Zea ©
Atelier Zea

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Sagres, Portugal

Sagres ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the long history of 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 enjoy the sea views from Cape Saint Vincent.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sagres day trip site .

Traveling by car from Olhao to Sagres takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Sagres sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Odeceixe.

Things to do in Sagres

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fortaleza de Sagres ©
Fortaleza de Sagres
Cape Saint Vincent ©
Cape Saint Vincent
Fort of Santo Antonio de Belixe ©
Fort of Santo Antonio de Belixe

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Odeceixe, Portugal

Odeceixe ©
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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Montes da Fóia.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Odeceixe travel route builder website .

Traveling by car from Sagres to Odeceixe takes an hour. In August, daytime highs in Odeceixe are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Vila Nova de Milfontes.

Things to do in Odeceixe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Aljezur, Montes da Fóia
Highlights from your plan
Praia do Monte Clérigo ©
Praia do Monte Clérigo
Odeceixe Beach ©
Odeceixe Beach
Castelo de Aljezur ©
Castelo de Aljezur

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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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then get outside with Praia do Malhao, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Sardao, and finally don't miss a visit to Farol Cabo Sardão.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Vila Nova de Milfontes trip planner.

Traveling by car from Odeceixe to Vila Nova de Milfontes takes an hour. Traveling from Odeceixe in August, expect nights in Vila Nova de Milfontes to be slightly colder, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sines.

Things to do in Vila Nova de Milfontes

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Farol Cabo Sardão
Highlights from your plan
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cape Sardao ©
Cape Sardao
Farol Cabo Sardão ©
Farol Cabo Sardão

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Sines, Portugal

Sines
Sines is a Portuguese city of Setúbal District, the Alentejo region and subregion of the Alentejo coast, with about 18,298 inhabitants (2015 INE). Plan a Sines trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Vila Nova de Milfontes to Sines takes an hour. On the 11th (Sun), you're off toTroia.

Things to do in Sines

Outdoors Parks Beaches

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Troia, Portugal

Troia ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): kick back and relax at Praia Atlantica de Soltroia and then kick back and relax at Troia Beach. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Praia Bico das Lulas.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Troia travel route builder website .

You can drive from Sines to Troia in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Troia can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Marco de Canaveses.

Things to do in Troia

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Troia Beach ©
Troia Beach

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Marco de Canaveses, Portugal

Marco de Canaveses ©
Marco de Canaveses is a city and municipality of the Porto district, in northern Portugal. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Marco de Canaveses. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the engineering at Barragem do Carrapatelo and then pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of Our Lady of Deliverance of Fandinhaes.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Marco de Canaveses day trip website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Troia to Marco de Canaveses. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marco de Canaveses

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Church of Santa Maria ©
Church of Santa Maria
Barragem do Carrapatelo ©
Barragem do Carrapatelo

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