8 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

8 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

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8 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

Start: Malaga, Spain
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Malaga, Spain
— Few hours
bus:  30​min
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Torremolinos, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
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Mijas, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
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Marbella, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Ronda, Spain
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
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Seville, Spain
— Few hours
train:  45​min
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Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Frigiliana, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Malaga, Spain

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Malaga, Spain

Malaga
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Malaga driving holiday planning website .

If you are flying in from Romania, the closest major airports are Málaga Airport, Jerez Airport and Sevilla Airport. In October, daytime highs in Malaga are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. You'll set off for Torremolinos on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in Malaga

Outdoors Nightlife Tours

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Torremolinos, Spain

Torremolinos ©
Torremolinos is a municipality on the Costa del Sol of the Mediterranean, immediately to the west of the city of Málaga, in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. On the 2nd (Wed), wander the streets of Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village), then wander the streets of La Carihuela, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Carihuela, and finally appreciate the history behind Mujeres Corriendo por la Playa.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Torremolinos road trip planner .

Torremolinos is just a stone's throw from Malaga. In October in Torremolinos, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Mijas.

Things to do in Torremolinos

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village)
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La Carihuela ©
La Carihuela
Playa La Carihuela ©
Playa La Carihuela
Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village) ©

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Mijas, Spain

Mijas
To find reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Mijas online trip builder .

Mijas is very close to Torremolinos. In October, daytime highs in Mijas are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. You will leave for Marbella on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Mijas

Outdoors Nightlife Tours

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Marbella, Spain

Marbella ©
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 3rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabopino Beach, then take a stroll through Marbella Old Town, then admire the landmark architecture of Puente Cristo del Amor, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Levante.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Marbella trip planner .

Marbella is just a short distance from Mijas. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town

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Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar
A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gibraltar trip app .

Traveling by car from Marbella to Gibraltar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will leave for Ronda on the 4th (Fri).

Things to do in Gibraltar

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

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Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes, then see the interesting displays at Museo Lara, then do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and finally take a stroll through Old City.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ronda journey builder app .

You can drive from Gibraltar to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Gibraltar in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Ronda: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Old City ©
Old City
Baños Arabes ©
Baños Arabes

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, then get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Santa Marta.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Seville trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a bus from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Torre Giralda ©
Torre Giralda
Plaza de Santa Marta ©
Plaza de Santa Marta

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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 5th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Calleja del Panuelo and then admire the striking features of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read Cordoba trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Cordoba, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Calleja del Panuelo ©
Calleja del Panuelo

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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 6th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Alhambra, take a stroll through Albayzin, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Cartuja.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Granada sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Cordoba to Granada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in October, you will find days in Granada are little chillier (28°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Frigiliana.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Monasterio Cartuja ©
Monasterio Cartuja

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Frigiliana, Spain

Frigiliana ©
Frigiliana is a town and municipality in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Get out of town with these interesting Frigiliana side-trips: Plaza Almijara (in Competa) and Ermita de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios (in Velez-Malaga). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Torrox Costa Promenade, admire the local landmark of The Old Fountain, get great views at Vista Panoramica, and stop by La Domadora & El Leon, Craft Beer Store.

For maps and more tourist information, read Frigiliana day trip app .

Drive from Granada to Frigiliana in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Frigiliana are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Frigiliana

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ermita de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios, Paseo Maritimo, Playa de Maro, Torrox Costa Promenade, Plaza Almijara
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Playa de Maro ©
Playa de Maro
Vista Panoramica ©
Vista Panoramica

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