23 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

23 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

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Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
3
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
4
Valencia, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Alicante, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
9
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Los Angeles, United States


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3
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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the local landmark of The Magic Fountain, and walk around Parc Guell.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona road trip planning website.

Los Angeles, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in May, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
nights
Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
On the 6th (Wed), Head underground at Cuevas del Drach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Palma Aquarium, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Mallorca, and finally make a trip to Placa De La Seu. On the next day, take a stroll through Alcudia Old Town and then step into the grandiose world of Castell de Bellver.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Palma de Mallorca driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Palma de Mallorca can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Parks Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Cuevas del Drach, Alcudia Old Town
Highlights from your plan
Palma Aquarium ©
Palma Aquarium
Catedral de Mallorca ©
Catedral de Mallorca
Cuevas del Drach ©
Cuevas del Drach

3
nights
Ibiza Town, Spain

Ibiza Town ©
As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): kick back and relax at Platja de ses Salines, get outside with Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Club, have some family-friendly fun at Kentucky Derby, then step off the mainland to explore Es Vedra, and finally kick back and relax at Cala Moli.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ibiza Town travel planning website.

You can fly from Palma de Mallorca to Ibiza Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. In May, daily temperatures in Ibiza Town can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Valencia.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cala Comte, Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Club, Cala Bassa, Kentucky Derby, Cueva de Can Marca
Highlights from your plan
Es Vedra ©
Es Vedra
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines

3
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Valencia is known for zoos & aquariums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc Valencia, admire the landmark architecture of La Lonja de la Seda, and explore the activities along Jardi del Turia.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Valencia travel website.

Fly from Ibiza Town to Valencia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Alicante.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia

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 13th (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Santa Barbara, admire the striking features of Casa Carbonell, then don't miss a visit to Explanada de Espana, and finally test your team's savvy at Locus Fugae. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Los Ilustres and then meet the residents at Mundomar.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Alicante driving holiday planner.

Drive from Valencia to Alicante in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in May, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Alicante

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Fun & Games

Side Trip

Mundomar
Highlights from your plan
Locus Fugae ©
Locus Fugae
Mundomar ©
Mundomar
Explanada de Espana ©
Explanada de Espana

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 15th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Royal Chapel of Granada, then take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas and then wander the streets of Albayzin.

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

Drive from Alicante to Granada in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Granada when traveling from Alicante in May, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Generalife ©
Generalife
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

2
nights
Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar ©
A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
On the 17th (Sun), wander the streets of Main Street, steep yourself in history at Charles V Wall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Apes Den, then explore the fascinating underground world of St. Michael's Cave, and finally learn about all things military at The Great Siege Tunnels. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Gibraltar Botanic Gardens (The Alameda), enjoy the sea views from Europa Point, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Rock of Gibraltar, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Grand Casemates Square.

For reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Gibraltar tour app.

Traveling by car from Granada to Gibraltar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Granada, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Gibraltar, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Gibraltar

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Santa Marta, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Torre del Oro.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Seville tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Gibraltar to Seville in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Gibraltar in May, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Parque de Maria Luisa ©
Parque de Maria Luisa

2
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, and get outside with Picnic Madrid.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Madrid vacation planning website.

You can take a train from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seville in May since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia ©
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro

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