23 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

23 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

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23 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

Start: Tampa, United States
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Bilbao, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Gijon, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Salamanca, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Cordoba, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
11
Murcia, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
13
Ibiza Town, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
14
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 3 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  2​h 45​min
15
Ciutadella, Spain
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  25​h
End: Tampa, United States

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 15th (Mon), stroll around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and finally take a stroll through El Born. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, explore the world behind art at Casa Vicens, see the interesting displays at CosmoCaixa Barcelona, then contemplate the long history of Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt, and finally wander the streets of Ciutat Vella.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip site .

Tampa, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Tampa to Barcelona. Traveling from Tampa in June, things will get a bit cooler in Barcelona: highs are around 79°F and lows about 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to San Sebastian - Donostia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt
Highlights from your plan
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

1
night
San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain

San Sebastian - Donostia ©
As one of the anchoring cities of the beautiful Basque Country, San Sebastián boasts a trendy, cosmopolitan vibe while still harboring a relaxed, coastal charm.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): make a trip to Calle San Pedro, see the interesting displays at Albaola, The Sea Factory of the Basques, take a stroll through La calle 31 de agosto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro, then step into the grandiose world of Miramar Palace, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at La Concha Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the San Sebastian - Donostia trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to San Sebastian - Donostia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Barcelona in June: high temperatures in San Sebastian - Donostia hover around 73°F and lows are around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Bilbao.

Things to do in San Sebastian - Donostia

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Beaches

Side Trips

Calle San Pedro, Albaola, The Sea Factory of the Basques
Highlights from your plan
Miramar Palace ©
Miramar Palace
La Concha Beach ©
La Concha Beach
Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro ©
Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro

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hours
Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao
A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bilbao journey planner .

You can take a bus from San Sebastian - Donostia to Bilbao in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. You will leave for Gijon on the 17th (Wed).

Things to do in Bilbao

Outdoors Parks Nightlife

1
night
Gijon, Spain

Gijon
Gijón, or '' is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Gijon trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Bilbao to Gijon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Bilbao, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gijon, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 57°F. On the 18th (Thu), you'll travel to Salamanca.

Things to do in Gijon

Outdoors Parks Nightlife

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hours
Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Appreciate the collections at Museum of Art Nouveau and Art Deco Casa Lis and General Archive of the Spanish Civil War. Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca and Ieronimus will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), contemplate the long history of Casa de las Conchas, admire the striking features of Clerecia (Iglesia del Espiritu Santo), and don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Salamanca attractions app .

Traveling by car from Gijon to Salamanca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gijon in May: highs in Salamanca hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Madrid.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Nightlife Outdoors

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, and then view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Alberche, contemplate the long history of Plaza mayor de Chinchon, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Salamanca to Madrid by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Salamanca in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Madrid, with lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Playa del Alberche, Plaza mayor de Chinchon
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Plaza mayor de Chinchon ©
Plaza mayor de Chinchon
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Centro Flamenco Fosforito, then admire the masterpieces at Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia, then steep yourself in history at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally make a trip to Calleja del Panuelo.

Plan a Cordoba trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Madrid to Cordoba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan

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 20th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Archaeological Ensemble of Italica.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Seville tour itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Seville: temperatures range from 86°F by day to 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
Highlights from your plan
Archaeological Ensemble of Italica ©

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 21st (Sun): stroll through Mediterranean Steps, Head underground at St. Michael's Cave, don't miss a visit to Apes Den, then contemplate the long history of Charles V Wall, then enjoy the sea views from Europa Point, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Catalan Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Main Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of The King's Chapel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Casemates Square, shop like a local with Gibraltar Crystal, then stroll through Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park, and finally learn about all things military at The Great Siege Tunnels.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gibraltar travel planner.

Traveling by car from Seville to Gibraltar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seville in June: highs in Gibraltar hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Rock of Gibraltar ©
The Rock of Gibraltar
St. Michael's Cave ©
St. Michael's Cave
The Great Siege Tunnels ©
The Great Siege Tunnels

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Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 23rd (Tue), explore the world behind art at Museo de Malaga, get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, then admire the masterpieces at Colección del Museo Ruso, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga, and finally see the interesting displays at Revello de Toro Museum.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Malaga tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gibraltar to Malaga in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gibraltar in June: highs in Malaga hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Murcia.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Museo Picasso Malaga ©
Museo Picasso Malaga
Colección del Museo Ruso ©
Colección del Museo Ruso

3
nights
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 24th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Bolnuevo, tour the pleasant surroundings at Las Charcas Mud Baths, see the interesting displays at Murcia Archaeological Museum (MAM), then have some family-friendly fun at Escape Play 2, then see the interesting displays at Santa Clara Monastery & Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Cathedral de Santa Maria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): hike along Paseo del Malecon, see the interesting displays at Templo de San Juan de Dios, examine the collection at Museo Gaya, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabo Cope-Puntas de Calnegre, and finally trek along Parque Alfonso XIII.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Murcia trip planner .

Traveling by car from Malaga to Murcia takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Murcia can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Valencia.

Things to do in Murcia

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Playa de Bolnuevo, Cabo Cope-Puntas de Calnegre, Las Charcas Mud Baths, Parque Alfonso XIII
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Bolnuevo ©
Playa de Bolnuevo
Cathedral de Santa Maria ©
Cathedral de Santa Maria
Parque Alfonso XIII ©
Parque Alfonso XIII

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nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 26th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Catalina Church (Iglesia de Santa Catalina), examine the collection at L'Iber Museo de Los Soldaditos de Plomo, then wander the streets of Barrio del Carmen, then examine the collection at Museu Faller de Valencia, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castell de Xativa. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chapel of the Holy Grail, take a stroll through Casco Antiguo, examine the collection at El Museo Nacional de Ceramica y de las Artes Suntuarias Gonzalez Marti, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Real Colegio Seminario de Corpus Christi, and finally examine the collection at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Valencia online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Murcia to Valencia takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Valencia can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ibiza Town.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Castell de Xativa
Highlights from your plan
Castell de Xativa ©
Castell de Xativa
Museu Faller de Valencia ©
Museu Faller de Valencia

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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.
On the 28th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibiza Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Necropolis del Puig des Molins, enjoy the sand and surf at Platja Des Cavallet, kick back and relax at Platja de ses Salines, then stroll through Cala Bassa, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Cala Comte. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, take a stroll through Dalt Vila, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Sant Rafel, then kick back and relax at Cala Xarraca, then tour the pleasant surroundings at S'Arenal Gros, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at S'Arenal Petit.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ibiza Town visit site .

You can fly from Valencia to Ibiza Town in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. June in Ibiza Town sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Ibiza Town

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Portinatx, Cala Comte, Cala Bassa
Highlights from your plan
Cala Comte ©
Cala Comte
Castell de Eivissa ©
Castell de Eivissa
Platja de ses Salines ©
Platja de ses Salines

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
We've included these beaches for you: Cala Gran and Playa de Cala Mayor. Discover out-of-the-way places like Calo Des Moro and Calo des Marmol. Venture out of the city with trips to Sanctuary of Sant Salvador (in Felanitx) and Artestruz Mallorca (in Campos). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Castell de Bellver, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Mallorca, browse the exhibits of Palau de l'Almudaina, and contemplate the long history of Sa Llotja.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Palma de Mallorca travel site .

You can fly from Ibiza Town to Palma de Mallorca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In June, daily temperatures in Palma de Mallorca can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Ciutadella.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Artestruz Mallorca, Sanctuary of Sant Salvador, Cala Gran
Highlights from your plan
Calo Des Moro ©
Calo Des Moro
Castell de Bellver ©
Castell de Bellver
Artestruz Mallorca ©
Artestruz Mallorca

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Ciutadella, Spain

Ciutadella
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Menorca a Caballo, delve into the distant past at Necrópolis de Cala Morell, appreciate the extensive heritage of Seminario de Sant Agustí de Ciutadella, then kick back and relax at Cala Turqueta, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Mercat Municipal de Ciutadella Placa de la Llibertat. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Pont D'en Gil, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, take an in-depth tour of Olivar House / Palacio Olivar, examine the collection at Museo Diocesa de Menorca, then steep yourself in history at Centro Historico, and finally kick back and relax at Cala Galdana.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ciutadella road trip app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Palma de Mallorca to Ciutadella takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 69°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ciutadella

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Menorca a Caballo, Cala Galdana, Cala Rafalet
Highlights from your plan
Cala Turqueta
Cala Turqueta
Cala Galdana ©
Cala Galdana
Cala Rafalet ©
Cala Rafalet

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