13 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

13 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
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Granada, Spain
— 1 day
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Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
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Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
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Cuenca, Spain
— 1 night
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Valencia, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Madrid trip maker website.

San Diego, USA to Madrid is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. Traveling from San Diego in October, expect Madrid to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 53°F. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Malaga.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

Start your trip to Malaga by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Fly from Madrid to Malaga in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Malaga, with lows of 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Granada.
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Granada, Spain — 1 day

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 11th (Tue), take a stroll through Albayzin and then steep yourself in history at Alhambra.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Granada day trip planner.

Getting from Malaga to Granada by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Malaga in October since evenings lows in Granada dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Malaga.
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Malaga, Spain — 2 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, then delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, and finally contemplate the long history of Castillo de Gibralfaro.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Malaga route planner.

You can drive from Granada to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Malaga, with lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gibraltar.
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar

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 13th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at The Rock of Gibraltar.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gibraltar online trip builder.

Getting from Malaga to Gibraltar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. While traveling from Malaga, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gibraltar, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 64°F. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Malaga.
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Malaga, Spain — 1 night

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Puerto de Málaga and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Malaga road trip app.

Drive from Gibraltar to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. You will leave for Cuenca on the 14th (Fri).
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Cuenca, Spain — 1 night

Cuenca is a city in the autonomous community of Castile–La Mancha in central Spain. Plan a trip to Cuenca easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Malaga to Cuenca by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. You will leave for Valencia on the 15th (Sat).
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Valencia, Spain

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 15th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Valencia journey builder.

You can take a train from Cuenca to Valencia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 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.
On the 16th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Las Ramblas, take a stroll through Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Valencia to Barcelona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Valencia in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Barcelona, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Spain travel guide

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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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