7 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

7 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

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Cordoba, Spain
— 1 day
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
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Cadiz, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 1 night
Drive
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Marbella, Spain
Drive
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Granada, Spain
— 1 night
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Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
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Cordoba, Spain

— 1 day

Pearl of Muslim Spain

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.
On the 16th (Thu), shop like a local with Sala el Potro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, take in the views from Roman Bridge, then wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cordoba road trip planning tool.

Montreal, Canada to Cordoba is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Cordoba is 6 hours. When traveling from Montreal in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Seville, Spain

— 1 night

City of Towers

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 17th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Seville online itinerary planner.

Take a train from Cordoba to Seville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Seville: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cadiz.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites

Cadiz, Spain

— 1 night
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. On the 18th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Bodegas Tradicion, take in the dramatic natural features at Los Corrales de Rota, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de La Costilla, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Juan de Dios, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Cadiz.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cadiz travel route builder.

You can drive from Seville to Cadiz in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in May, expect nights in Cadiz to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Cadiz

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Gibraltar, Gibraltar

— 1 night

The Rock

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 19th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Europa Point and then explore the striking landscape at The Rock of Gibraltar.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gibraltar day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Cadiz to Gibraltar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Gibraltar are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Marbella, Spain

Spanish Riviera

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): wander the streets of Marbella Old Town.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Marbella vacation planning website.

You can drive from Gibraltar to Marbella in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. May in Marbella sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Marbella

Neighborhoods
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Granada, Spain

— 1 night

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then view the masterpieces at Reez, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally take a stroll through Albayzin.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Granada online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Marbella to Granada by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Marbella in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Granada, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Shopping

Malaga, Spain

— 1 night

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): view the masterpieces at Gravura Taller de Grabado, take a leisurely stroll along Puerto de Málaga, then see the interesting displays at Automobile and Fashion Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro, and finally admire the striking features of Malaga Cathedral.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Malaga trip planner.

Drive from Granada to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Malaga when traveling from Granada in May, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.