24 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

24 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Granada, Spain
— 1 night
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Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
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Tarifa, Spain
— 1 night
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain — 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Segovia (Alcazar of Segovia, Real Casa de la Moneda, &more), Toledo (Alcazar - Museo del Ejercito, MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, &more) and Fuente de Los Banos de Diana (in La Granja de San Ildefonso). There's lots more to do: walk around Casa de Campo, make a trip to Plaza de Oriente, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena, and stroll through Plaza de Santa Ana.

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Asuncion, Paraguay to Madrid is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Asuncion to Madrid, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Asuncion in August, things will get a bit warmer in Madrid: highs are around 39°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can fly 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada, and then wander the streets of Albayzin.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Granada road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Malaga.
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Malaga, Spain — 2 nights

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 15th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burriana Beach. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Alcazaba, explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, then steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral, then take in the waterfront at Puerto de Málaga, and finally make a trip to Malaga Feria.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Malaga travel route planner.

You can drive from Granada to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Granada in August since evenings lows in Malaga dip to 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling 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.
To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Gibraltar trip planner.

You can drive from Malaga to Gibraltar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Malaga in August, expect nights in Gibraltar to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. On the 17th (Wed), you'll travel to Tarifa.
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Tarifa, Spain — 1 night

Wind Capital of Europe

As the southernmost point in Europe, Tarifa is famous for having the continent’s best windsurfing conditions, making it a well-known surfer’s paradise.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): stroll through Playa de Valdevaqueros, pause for some photo ops at Castillo de Guzman el Bueno, stroll through Los Lances Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Bolonia, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Tarifa vacation planning site.

You can drive from Gibraltar to Tarifa in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tarifa can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 18th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): admire the striking features of Plaza de Santa Marta, then visit Barrio Santa Cruz, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, then admire the striking features of Torre del Oro, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Seville day trip planning tool.

Drive from Tarifa to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Tarifa, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seville, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cerralbo, delve into the distant past at Templo de Debod, then get engrossed in the history at Museo de San Isidro, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Real Jardin Botanico.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Madrid tour itinerary maker tool.

Fly from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 22nd (Mon), you're off 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stroll around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, then get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, and finally stroll around Ciutadella Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona attractions planning tool.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Madrid in August: highs in Barcelona hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 25°C. You'll set off for Palma de Mallorca on the 25th (Thu).
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Palma de Mallorca, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of the Balearic Islands

Majorca, or Mallorca, is largest island in the Balearic Islands archipelago.
Change things up with these side-trips from Palma de Mallorca: Alcudia Old Town (in Alcudia), Playa de Muro (in Playa de Muro) and Playa de Alcudia (in Port d'Alcudia). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Mallorca, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Serra de Tramuntana, Head underground at Cuevas del Drach, and step into the grandiose world of Palau de l'Almudaina.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Palma de Mallorca trip maker.

You can fly from Barcelona to Palma de Mallorca in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In August in Palma de Mallorca, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, &more). Explore Madrid further: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Puerta del Sol, stroll around Parque del Retiro, and admire the landmark architecture of Estacion de Atocha.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Madrid day trip planning tool.

Getting from Palma de Mallorca to Madrid by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can fly 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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