22 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

22 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

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22 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

Start: Vienna, Austria
Fly:  6 h
1
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Bus:  2 h
2
Malaga, Spain
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h
3
Marbella, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Cadiz, Spain
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
8
Almeria, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
9
Cartagena, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
10
Murcia, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
11
Alicante, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
12
Benidorm, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
13
Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4 h 30 min
14
Ecija, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
15
Osuna, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
16
Alcala de Guadaira, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h 15 min
End: Vienna, Austria

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.
On the 4th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, contemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Seville journey site.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Seville is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ljubljana in August, with highs in Seville at 38°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Malaga.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Royal Tobacco Factory ©
Royal Tobacco Factory

3
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Venture out of the city with trips to La Carihuela (in Torremolinos), Nerja (Río Chíllar, Fundación Cueva de Nerja, &more) and SEA LIFE Benalmadena (in Benalmadena). And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at La Casa de las Habitaciones Malaga, delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, and get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Malaga trip maker website.

You can take a bus from Seville to Malaga in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In August in Malaga, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Marbella.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nerja, Benalmadena, La Carihuela
Highlights from your plan
La Casa de las Habitaciones Malaga ©
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe
Río Chíllar ©
Río Chíllar

1
night
Marbella, Spain

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): wander the streets of Marbella Old Town, then take in the waterfront activity at Puerto Banus Marina, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and finally steep yourself in history at Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Marbella trip planner.

Take a bus from Malaga to Marbella in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Marbella

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town
Puerto Banus Marina ©
Puerto Banus Marina

1
night
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 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Charles V Wall, stroll through Apes Den, then Head underground at St. Michael's Cave, then visit a coastal fixture at Europa Point, and finally make a trip to The Rock of Gibraltar.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gibraltar trip maker.

Traveling by car from Marbella to Gibraltar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Marbella in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Gibraltar: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cadiz.

Things to do in Gibraltar

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

1
night
Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz ©
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): make a trip to Playa Victoria, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Tavira, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Caleta Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Cadiz.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cadiz online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gibraltar to Cadiz takes 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Cadiz

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Caleta Beach ©
La Caleta Beach
Playa Victoria ©
Playa Victoria
Torre Tavira ©
Torre Tavira

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, explore the ancient world of Roman Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally make a trip to Calleja del Panuelo.

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You can take a train from Cadiz to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cadiz in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Cordoba

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

1
night
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 12th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, admire the natural beauty at Generalife, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Granada road trip tool.

You can drive from Cordoba to Granada in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Cordoba, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Granada, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Almeria.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Generalife ©
Generalife
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios

1
night
Almeria, Spain

Almeria ©
Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, situated in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): immerse yourself in nature at Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park, then have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Xperience, and then steep yourself in history at Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Almeria online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Granada to Almeria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Almeria when traveling from Granada in August, with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Almeria

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park ©
Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park
Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba ©
Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba

1
night
Cartagena, Spain

Cartagena ©
On the 14th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Plaza Heroes de Cavite, examine the collection at Museo Del Teatro Romano, then wander the streets of Calle Mayor, then pause for some photo ops at El Zulo, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de Calblanque.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cartagena trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Almeria to Cartagena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Cartagena are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Murcia.

Things to do in Cartagena

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Calblanque ©
Playa de Calblanque
Museo Del Teatro Romano ©
Museo Del Teatro Romano
El Zulo ©
El Zulo

1
night
Murcia, Spain

Murcia ©
Murcia is a city in south-eastern Spain, the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, and the seventh largest city in the country, with a population of 442,573 inhabitants in 2009 (about one third of the total population of the Region). On the 15th (Sat), get to know the resident critters at Terra Natura Murcia, then explore the galleries of Cathedral de Santa Maria, and then don't miss a visit to Real Casino de Murcia.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Murcia online holiday planner.

You can drive from Cartagena to Murcia in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Alicante.

Things to do in Murcia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Terra Natura Murcia ©
Terra Natura Murcia
Real Casino de Murcia ©
Real Casino de Murcia
Cathedral de Santa Maria ©
Cathedral de Santa Maria

1
night
Alicante, Spain

Alicante ©
As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
On the 16th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Museo Arqueologico de Alicante, don't miss a visit to Explanada de Espana, and then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Santa Barbara.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Alicante trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Murcia to Alicante in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In August, daytime highs in Alicante are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Benidorm.

Things to do in Alicante

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Museo Arqueologico de Alicante ©
Museo Arqueologico de Alicante
Explanada de Espana ©
Explanada de Espana
Castillo de Santa Barbara ©
Castillo de Santa Barbara

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Mundomar and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Levante.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Benidorm travel route tool.

You can drive from Alicante to Benidorm in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a tram. In August, daily temperatures in Benidorm can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Valencia.

Things to do in Benidorm

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Mundomar ©
Mundomar
Playa de Levante ©
Playa de Levante

1
night
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Valencia Cathedral, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Valencia day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Benidorm to Valencia takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Valencia, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Ecija.

Things to do in Valencia

Childrens Museums Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral

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nights
Ecija, Spain

Ecija ©
Écija is a town belonging to the province of Seville, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Casa Museo Hermandad de San Gil, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Gil, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Penaflor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santiago, then admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Benameji, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Parish. On the next day, admire the striking features of Palacio de Justicia, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Espana, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Juan, then see the interesting displays at Museo Palacio de Palma, then admire the striking features of Casa del Gremio de la Seda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia Mayor De Santa Cruz.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ecija attractions site.

Explore your travel options from Valencia to Ecija with the Route module. Traveling from Valencia in August, you will find days in Ecija are a bit warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Osuna.

Things to do in Ecija

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary Parish ©
St. Mary Parish
Iglesia de Santiago ©
Iglesia de Santiago
Casa del Gremio de la Seda ©
Casa del Gremio de la Seda

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nights
Osuna, Spain

Osuna ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Convento de la Concepcion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Colegiata de Osuna, steep yourself in history at Monasterio de la Encarnacion, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria de la Asuncion, then admire the striking features of Palace of the Marques de la Gomera, and finally don't miss a visit to Calle San Pedro. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Calle Sevilla, see the interesting displays at Museo de Osuna, catch a live event at Plaza de Toros, then don't miss a visit to El Coto Las Canteras, then admire the striking features of Cilla del Cabildo, and finally gain insight at Escuela Universitaria de Osuna.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Osuna trip builder app.

You can drive from Ecija to Osuna in an hour. August in Osuna sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Alcala de Guadaira.

Things to do in Osuna

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Monasterio de la Encarnacion ©
Monasterio de la Encarnacion
Cilla del Cabildo ©
Cilla del Cabildo
Colegiata de Osuna ©
Colegiata de Osuna

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nights
Alcala de Guadaira, Spain

Alcala de Guadaira ©
Alcalá de Guadaíra is a town located approximately 17 km southeast of Seville, Spain; in recent years the expansion of Seville has meant that Alcalá has become a suburb of that city. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Aguila, then make a trip to Puente del Dragon, then don't miss a visit to Molino de la Acena, and finally head outdoors with Parque de Oromana.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Alcala de Guadaira driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Osuna to Alcala de Guadaira in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Alcala de Guadaira are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alcala de Guadaira

Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Aguzaderas Castle in El Coronil
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Aguila ©
Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Aguila
Molino de la Acena ©
Molino de la Acena
Parque de Oromana ©
Parque de Oromana

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