20 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

20 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

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20 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

Start: Detroit, United States
Fly:  10​h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h
4
Toledo, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h
5
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
6
Cadiz, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
10
Barcelona, Spain
— Few hours
Fly:  10​h
End: Detroit, United States

6
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 MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Claustro E Iglesia de la Concepcion, L'Eixample District, and other attractions to your itinerary. Visit Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Casa Batllo and Museu Picasso. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, walk around Parc de Montjuic, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona travel tool .

Detroit, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, car, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Detroit to Barcelona. Traveling from Detroit in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 65°F and lows about 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Dali Theatre-Museum, Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

2
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): steep yourself in history at La Lonja de la Seda, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Valencia Cathedral, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc Valencia and then get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de la Virgen.

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You can fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral
La Lonja de la Seda ©
La Lonja de la Seda

4
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 The Walls of Avila. You'll explore and learn at Prado National Museum and Museo Lazaro Galdiano. Visit Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral de Segovia for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Segovia (Alcazar de Segovia & Acueduct of Segovia). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, walk around Parque del Retiro, explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, and see the interesting displays at Lope de Vega Museum.

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Getting from Valencia to Madrid by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Valencia in November, with highs in Madrid at 59°F and lows at 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Toledo.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Segovia, The Walls of Avila
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

1
night
Toledo, Spain

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
On the 23rd (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, browse the exhibits of Church of Santo Tomé, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Toledo journey planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Toledo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Toledo can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Church of Santo Tomé ©
Church of Santo Tomé

1
night
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 24th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seville trip maker website .

You can take a train from Toledo to Seville in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Toledo in November; daily highs in Seville reach 66°F and lows reach 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cadiz.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

few
hours
Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz ©
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): make a trip to Playa Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Tavira, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Cadiz.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cadiz trip planner.

You can drive from Seville to Cadiz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Cadiz can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Cadiz

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Catedral de Cadiz ©
Catedral de Cadiz
Torre Tavira ©
Torre Tavira
Playa Victoria ©
Playa Victoria

few
hours
Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar ©
A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St Mary the Crowned and then brush up on your military savvy at The Great Siege Tunnels.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gibraltar trip app .

Traveling by car from Cadiz to Gibraltar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Cadiz in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Gibraltar, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Great Siege Tunnels ©
The Great Siege Tunnels
Cathedral of St Mary the Crowned ©
Cathedral of St Mary the Crowned

2
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 26th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Malaga Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga, then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Maria de la Victoria.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Malaga trip planner .

You can drive from Gibraltar to Malaga in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Malaga when traveling from Gibraltar in November, with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Museo Picasso Malaga ©
Museo Picasso Malaga

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, then take an in-depth tour of Archive Saint John of God Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Casa de Castril, admire the natural beauty at Generalife, then contemplate the long history of Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla, and finally wander the streets of Albayzin.

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Traveling by car from Malaga to Granada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, Granada is a bit cooler than Malaga - with highs of 62°F and lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

few
hours
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona
To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Granada to Barcelona takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Granada in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 49°F. You will leave for home on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Barcelona

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

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