26 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

26 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

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26 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly + train:  28​h
1
Salamanca, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Segovia, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Cartagena, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Jerez De La Frontera, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Setenil de las Bodegas, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
7
Ronda, Spain
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
nights
Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca ©
Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
When in Salamanca, make a side trip to see Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral in Leon, approximately 2 hours away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Plaza Mayor, contemplate the long history of Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva), and admire the landmark architecture of Casa de las Conchas.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Salamanca road trip website .

Melbourne, Australia to Salamanca is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Central European Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Salamanca, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Segovia.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Santa Maria de Leon Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca ©
Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca
Ieronimus ©
Ieronimus

3
nights
Segovia, Spain

Segovia ©
As one of Spain’s most well-preserved medieval cities, Segovia is known for its 1st-century Roman aqueduct that runs through the city center.
Get out of town with these interesting Segovia side-trips: The Walls of Avila (in Avila) and Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial (in San Lorenzo de El Escorial). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Acueduct of Segovia, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, appreciate the views at Valle del Clamores, and wander the streets of Old City.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Segovia day trip planner.

You can take a train from Salamanca to Segovia in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salamanca in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Segovia, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Segovia

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

The Walls of Avila, Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Highlights from your plan
Acueduct of Segovia ©
Acueduct of Segovia
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia

2
nights
Cartagena, Spain

On the 10th (Sun), examine the collection at Museo Del Teatro Romano, go for a walk through Plaza del Ayuntamiento, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then go for a walk through Plaza Waldo Calero, and finally admire the striking features of Sociedad Cultural Casino de Torrevieja. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Estatua de la Bella Lola, stroll through La Mata Beach, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Las Salinas de Torrevieja.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cartagena day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Segovia to Cartagena in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Cartagena are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Torrevieja
Highlights from your plan
Horseback Riding Tours
Room Escape Games
Museo Del Teatro Romano ©
Museo Del Teatro Romano

2
nights
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 12th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at O'Hara's Battery, head outdoors with Mediterranean Steps, then stroll through Upper Rock Nature Reserve, then get to know the fascinating history of Grand Casemates Square, and finally explore the striking landscape at The Rock of Gibraltar. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Gibraltar Botanic Gardens (The Alameda), Head underground at St. Michael's Cave, stroll through Apes Den, then steep yourself in history at Charles V Wall, and finally enjoy the sea views from Europa Point.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Gibraltar journey website .

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Gibraltar takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or take a bus. In May in Gibraltar, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Jerez De La Frontera.

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
Europa Point ©
Europa Point

2
nights
Jerez De La Frontera, Spain

Jerez De La Frontera ©
A culturally and historically rich city, Jerez de la Frontera is known around the world for the production of Spanish sherry.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): make a trip to Feria del Caballo, see the interesting displays at Fundacion Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre, then stroll through Playa de la Barrosa, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Bodegas Luis Perez, learn about winemaking at Bodegas Tio Pepe, and then walk around Parque Metropolitano Marisma de los Torunos y Pinar de la Algaida.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Jerez De La Frontera online day trip planner .

You can drive from Gibraltar to Jerez De La Frontera in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gibraltar in May, expect nights in Jerez De La Frontera to be a bit cooler, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Setenil de las Bodegas.

Things to do in Jerez De La Frontera

Parks Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Room Escape Games, Playa de la Barrosa, Parque Metropolitano Marisma de los Torunos y Pinar de la Algaida
Highlights from your plan
Bodegas Luis Perez ©
Bodegas Luis Perez
Feria del Caballo ©
Feria del Caballo

3
nights
Setenil de las Bodegas, Spain

Setenil de las Bodegas ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Setenil de las Bodegas: Ronda (El Tajo de Ronda, Puente Nuevo, & more).

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Setenil de las Bodegas trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Jerez De La Frontera to Setenil de las Bodegas in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Setenil de las Bodegas are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Setenil de las Bodegas

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Ronda
Highlights from your plan
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda

8
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, get outside with Ronda Dressage, learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, and identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ronda sightseeing website .

Ronda is just a stone's throw from Setenil de las Bodegas. In May in Ronda, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda

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