8 days in Spain Itinerary

8 days in Spain Itinerary

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8 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Cartagena
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Cartagena
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
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Murcia
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
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Cartagena
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
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Cabo de Palos
— Few hours
bus:  45​min
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Cartagena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Lorca
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
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Cartagena
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
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Valencia
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
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Cartagena
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
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Granada
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
11
Cartagena
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
12
Almeria
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
13
Cartagena
— 1 night
End: Cartagena

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Cartagena

Cartagena ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Calblanque, then examine the collection at Museo Del Teatro Romano, and then take in the pleasant sights at Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cartagena attractions site .

If you are flying in from Guatemala, the closest major airports are Región de Murcia International Airport, Alicante International Airport and Almería International Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Sun) before leaving for Murcia.

Things to do in Cartagena

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Calblanque ©
Playa de Calblanque
Museo Del Teatro Romano ©
Museo Del Teatro Romano
Plaza del Ayuntamiento ©
Plaza del Ayuntamiento

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Murcia

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 10th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Real Casino de Murcia and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral de Santa Maria.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Murcia online itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Murcia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Murcia can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Cartagena.

Things to do in Murcia

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral de Santa Maria ©
Cathedral de Santa Maria
Real Casino de Murcia ©
Real Casino de Murcia

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Cartagena

Cartagena ©
On the 10th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Ascensor Panoramico and then learn about all things military at Civil War Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cartagena, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Murcia to Cartagena takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cabo de Palos.

Things to do in Cartagena

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Civil War Museum ©
Civil War Museum
Ascensor Panoramico ©
Ascensor Panoramico

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Cabo de Palos

Cabo de Palos ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): play a few rounds at La Manga Club Golf Course and then enjoy the sea views from El Faro de Cabo de Palos.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cabo de Palos planning website .

Take a bus from Cartagena to Cabo de Palos in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Cabo de Palos, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cartagena.

Things to do in Cabo de Palos

Golf Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

La Manga Club Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
El Faro de Cabo de Palos ©
El Faro de Cabo de Palos

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Cartagena

Cartagena ©
On the 11th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa La Cortina.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cartagena day trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Cabo de Palos to Cartagena takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lorca.

Things to do in Cartagena

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Playa La Cortina ©
Playa La Cortina

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Lorca

Lorca ©
Lorca is a municipality and city in the autonomous community of Murcia in southeastern Spain, 36mi southwest of the city of Murcia. On the 12th (Tue), admire the striking features of Ayuntamiento de Lorca, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Colegiata de San Patricio, and then step into the grandiose world of Castle Of Lorca.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lorca trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Lorca takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Lorca are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cartagena.

Things to do in Lorca

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Castle Of Lorca ©
Castle Of Lorca
Ayuntamiento de Lorca ©
Ayuntamiento de Lorca

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Cartagena

Cartagena
To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cartagena online travel route planner .

You can drive from Lorca to Cartagena in 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Valencia on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors Parks Nightlife

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Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Valencia travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Valencia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Valencia are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cartagena.

Things to do in Valencia

Childrens Museums Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Room Escape Games
Central Market of Valencia ©
Central Market of Valencia

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Cartagena

Cartagena
To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cartagena vacation maker website .

You can drive from Valencia to Cartagena in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to Granada.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors Parks Nightlife

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Granada

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Generalife, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Granada road trip app .

You can drive from Cartagena to Granada in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Cartagena in November, things will get little chillier in Granada: highs are around 19°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Room Escape Games
Generalife ©
Generalife

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Cartagena

Cartagena
For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cartagena trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Granada to Cartagena takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Granada in November; daily highs in Cartagena reach 24°C and lows reach 12°C. On the 15th (Fri), you'll travel to Almeria.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors Parks Nightlife

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Almeria

Almeria ©
Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, situated in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park, have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Xperience, and then steep yourself in history at Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Almeria journey tool .

You can drive from Cartagena to Almeria in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November in Almeria, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Almeria

Nature Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park ©
Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park
Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba ©

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Cartagena

Cartagena ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): appreciate the history behind El Zulo and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Calle Mayor.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cartagena trip planner.

Traveling by car from Almeria to Cartagena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Cartagena

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
El Zulo ©
El Zulo