13 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

13 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

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13 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Cadiz, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Cartagena, Spain
— 1 night
6
Almeria, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
7
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
9
Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

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night
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 28th (Mon), make a trip to Metropol Parasol and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then admire the striking features of Torre Giralda, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Seville trip itinerary maker tool .

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Seville is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from San Juan in October, things will get little chillier in Seville: highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cadiz.

Things to do in Seville

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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz ©
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): kick back and relax at El Palmar, take an in-depth tour of Yacimiento Arqueologico Gadir, then look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Natural Las Brenas, and finally kick back and relax at Playa de Santa Maria del Mar.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cadiz road trip app .

Traveling by car from Seville to Cadiz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Cadiz are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Cadiz

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa de Santa Maria del Mar ©
Playa de Santa Maria del Mar
Yacimiento Arqueologico Gadir ©
Yacimiento Arqueologico Gadir
Teatro del Titere La Tia Norica's ©
Teatro del Titere La Tia Norica's

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night
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 31st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Upper Rock Nature Reserve, Head underground at St. Michael's Cave, then visit a coastal fixture at Europa Point, then pause for some photo ops at Sikorski Memorial, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at The Rock of Gibraltar.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gibraltar road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Cadiz to Gibraltar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Malaga.

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
night
Malaga, Spain

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 1st (Fri), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then test your team's savvy at La Casa de las Habitaciones.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Malaga trip planning app .

Getting from Gibraltar to Malaga by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Cartagena.

Things to do in Malaga

Tours Fun & Games
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Wine Tours & Tastings
La Casa de las Habitaciones Malaga ©

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Cartagena, Spain

Cartagena ©
On the 2nd (Sat), get great views at Mirador del Roldan, make a trip to Cristo de los Buzos, expand your understanding of the military at Cartagena Naval Base, then examine the collection at Museo Del Teatro Romano, and finally go for a walk through Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cartagena travel planning app .

Traveling by car from Malaga to Cartagena takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Almeria.

Things to do in Cartagena

Museums
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Museo Del Teatro Romano ©
Museo Del Teatro Romano
Cartagena Naval Base ©
Cartagena Naval Base
Cristo de los Buzos ©
Cristo de los Buzos

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Almeria, Spain

Almeria ©
Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, situated in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. On the 3rd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de La Fabriquilla and then head outdoors with AWA Watersports.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Almeria route planner .

Getting from Cartagena to Almeria by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. November in Almeria sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Palma de Mallorca.

Things to do in Almeria

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Playa de La Fabriquilla ©
Playa de La Fabriquilla

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Palma de Mallorca ©
Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
On the 4th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Pilar and Joan Miro Foundation in Mallorca, admire the masterpieces at Museu Fundacion Juan March Palma, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Mallorca, and finally admire the striking features of Casa de las Medias.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Palma de Mallorca online travel route planner .

You can fly from Almeria to Palma de Mallorca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Almeria in November, expect little chillier with lows of 10°C in Palma de Mallorca. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Museu Fundacion Juan March Palma ©
Museu Fundacion Juan March Palma
Catedral de Mallorca ©
Catedral de Mallorca

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Las Ramblas, walk around Parc Guell, and then appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Palma de Mallorca to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 7th (Thu), browse the exhibits of Royal Palace of Madrid, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, and then see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, then steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, and then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Madrid road trip planning website .

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in November; daily highs in Madrid reach 17°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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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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