29 days in Spain, Gibraltar & Montreal Itinerary

29 days in Spain, Gibraltar & Montreal Itinerary

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29 days in Spain, Gibraltar & Montreal Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Alicante, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Murcia, Spain
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
6
Cartagena, Spain
— 1 night
7
Almeria, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
9
Cordoba, Spain
— 2 nights
10
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
11
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
12
Marbella, Spain
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
13
Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
14
Montreal, Canada
— 2 nights
End: Montreal, Canada

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fenals Beach and Barcelona Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo, browse the exhibits of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, don't miss a visit to The Magic Fountain, and take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Barcelona online sightseeing planner .

Montreal, Canada to Barcelona is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Montreal in June, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Fenals Beach
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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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 4th (Wed): examine the collection at Prado National Museum, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Alberche.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Madrid driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Valencia.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Playa del Alberche
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

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Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa Gandia, then steep yourself in history at Valencia Cathedral, and then admire the landmark architecture of La Lonja de la Seda. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Patacona, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Valencia online sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Madrid to Valencia in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Madrid in July: highs in Valencia hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Alicante.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa de la Patacona, Playa Gandia
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Playa Gandia ©
Playa Gandia
Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral

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Alicante, Spain

Alicante ©
As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
On the 8th (Sun), get great views at La Cruz de Benidorm, then kick back and relax at Cala Finestrat Beach, and then step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Santa Barbara. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at Valor Museo Del Chocolate and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Mundomar.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Alicante trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Valencia to Alicante in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Alicante, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Murcia.

Things to do in Alicante

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trips

Benidorm, Valor Museo Del Chocolate, Cala Finestrat Beach
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Castillo de Santa Barbara ©
Castillo de Santa Barbara
Mundomar ©
Mundomar
Cala Finestrat Beach ©
Cala Finestrat Beach

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day
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). Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral de Santa Maria, see the interesting displays at Museo De La Catedral Cabildo De Murcia, then browse the exhibits of Templo de San Juan de Dios, then cool off at Terra Natura Murcia, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Murcia online tour planner .

Drive from Alicante to Murcia in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. While traveling from Alicante, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Murcia, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Murcia

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Terra Natura Murcia ©
Terra Natura Murcia
Cathedral de Santa Maria ©
Cathedral de Santa Maria
Room Escape Games

1
night
Cartagena, Spain

Cartagena ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Museo Arqueologico Municipal, brush up on your military savvy at Museo Historico Militar de Cartagena, then wander the streets of Calle Mayor, then examine the collection at Museo Del Teatro Romano, and finally examine the collection at Castillo de Fajardo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cartagena trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Murcia to Cartagena in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Murcia in July, you will find days in Cartagena are a bit cooler (35°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Almeria.

Things to do in Cartagena

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Museo Historico Militar de Cartagena ©
Museo Del Teatro Romano ©
Museo Del Teatro Romano
Museo Arqueologico Municipal ©
Museo Arqueologico Municipal

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nights
Almeria, Spain

Almeria ©
Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, situated in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba and Playa de los Muertos. Visit Monsul Beach and Playa Cabo De Gata for some beach relaxation. Go for a jaunt from Almeria to San Jose to see Kayaking & Canoeing about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Playa de Aguadulce, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de la Virgen del Mar, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and examine the collection at Museum of Almeria.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Almeria tour app .

Getting from Cartagena to Almeria by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Almeria

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Roquetas de Mar, San Jose, Playa de los Muertos
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Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba ©
Playa de los Muertos ©
Playa de los Muertos
Playa de Aguadulce ©
Playa de Aguadulce

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night
Granada, 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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take a stroll through Albayzin, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then look and learn at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias).

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Granada travel route planner .

Drive from Almeria to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Almeria in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Granada, with highs around 40°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) ©
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

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nights
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 16th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then steep yourself in history at Casa Andalusi, and finally delve into the distant past at Roman Bridge. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, explore the activities along Banos de Popea, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Arqueologico de Cordoba, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo de Julio Romero de Torres.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cordoba trip planning app .

Drive from Granada to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in July, expect nights in Cordoba to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 44°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge

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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.
On the 18th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de Donana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Royal Alcázar of Seville, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and then get great views at Catedral de Sevilla.

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Getting from Cordoba to Seville by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Seville, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Parque Nacional de Donana
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): wander the streets of Main Street.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Gibraltar trip planner .

Drive from Seville to Gibraltar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Seville, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gibraltar, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Marbella.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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The Rock of Gibraltar ©
The Rock of Gibraltar
St. Michael's Cave ©
St. Michael's Cave
Europa Point ©
Europa Point

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): wander the streets of Marbella Old Town, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Cala Mijas, and then kick back and relax at Cabopino Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Marbella using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gibraltar to Marbella takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Gibraltar, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marbella, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the bus ride to Malaga.

Things to do in Marbella

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Baños Arabes, Playa de la Cala Mijas
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Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town
Baños Arabes ©
Baños Arabes

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Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga and then get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Bajondillo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Carihuela.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Malaga online holiday planner .

Traveling by bus from Marbella to Malaga takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Malaga can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Montreal.

Things to do in Malaga

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Torremolinos, Benalmadena
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Playa El Bajondillo ©
Playa El Bajondillo
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Playa La Carihuela ©
Playa La Carihuela

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Montreal, Canada

Montreal ©
Quebec's economic and cultural capital, Montreal serves as the province's major point of entry, known for its rich history and high standard of living.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Notre-Dame Basilica, then take advantage of the amenities at Jean-Dore Beach, and then wander the streets of Quartier des spectacles.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Montreal trip app .

Fly from Malaga to Montreal in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Malaga to Montreal is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Malaga in July, things will get little chillier in Montreal: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montreal

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Clock Tower Beach ©
Clock Tower Beach
Notre-Dame Basilica ©
Notre-Dame Basilica
Jean-Dore Beach ©
Jean-Dore Beach

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