9 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

9 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
2
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 1 night
Drive
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Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
Train
4
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
Train
5
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Fly
6
Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
Fly
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville and then stop by Centro Historico de Sevilla.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Seville online trip itinerary maker.

Ljubljana, Slovenia to Seville is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Ljubljana in August; daily highs in Seville reach 38°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gibraltar.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas
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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 18th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at The Rock of Gibraltar.

To find photos and other tourist information, read our Gibraltar trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Seville to Gibraltar in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Seville in August, expect nights in Gibraltar to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Malaga.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
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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.
To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Malaga trip planner.

Getting from Gibraltar to Malaga by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Gibraltar in August, expect nights in Malaga to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can take a train to Cordoba.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Baths
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Cordoba, Spain — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): examine the collection at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, then make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, then take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cordoba trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Malaga to Cordoba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Malaga in August, expect nights in Cordoba to be slightly colder, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 43°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can take a train to Granada.
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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.
On the 22nd (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, contemplate the long history of Royal Chapel of Granada, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Jerome Monastery.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Granada itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Granada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in August, expect nights in Granada to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Valencia.
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Valencia, Spain — 1 night

City of Mediterranean Light

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 23rd (Tue): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de la Virgen.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Valencia trip planner.

Getting from Granada to Valencia by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Granada in August, plan for slightly colder days in Valencia, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can fly to Barcelona.
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Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take a stroll through Las Ramblas, explore the world behind art at Casa Vicens, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, then wander the streets of Ciutat Vella, and then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Barcelona itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. August in Barcelona sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · 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.
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