16 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

16 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

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Drive to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Fly to Barcelona
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly
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Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
Fly
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 1 night
Drive
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly to Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport, Drive to Slovenska Bistrica

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Museu Maritim de Barcelona, Recinte Modernista de Sant Pau, The Paella Club, and other attractions. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at Parc Guell and Las Ramblas. There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Casa Vicens.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner.

Slovenska Bistrica, Slovenia to Barcelona is an approximately 10-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Slovenska Bistrica in July, Barcelona is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, Oceanografic Valencia, Bioparc Valencia, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get to know the resident critters at Bioparc Valencia and then pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Nicolas de Bari y San Pedro Martir. On the next day, admire the striking features of Edificio de La Union y El Fenix, get a taste of the local shopping with Central Market of Valencia, contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at La Lonja de la Seda, then make a trip to Micalet - Miguelete, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanografic Valencia.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Valencia trip maker.

You can fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can fly to Granada.
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Granada, Spain — 2 nights

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.
You've added Monasterio Cartuja, Saint Jerome Monastery, Royal Chapel of Granada, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Alhambra, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Mayor de Granada, and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador de San Miguel. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada, take a stroll through Calle Elvira, then contemplate the long history of Monasterio Cartuja, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Jerome Monastery, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Granada sightseeing planning tool.

You can fly from Valencia to Granada in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Valencia in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Granada: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 22°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling 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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro, then steep yourself in history at Alcazaba, then admire the landmark architecture of Malaga Cathedral, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Malagueta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Balcony of Europe, Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burriana Beach, then appreciate the history behind La Dorada 1a - Barco de Chanquete, and finally don't miss a visit to El Puente del Águila.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Malaga trip planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Granada in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Malaga: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gibraltar.
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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.
On the 31st (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Sikorski Memorial, enjoy the sea views from Europa Point, explore the activities along Catalan Bay, get to know the fascinating history of Grand Casemates Square, then Head underground at St. Michael's Cave, and finally trek along Mediterranean Steps.

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Getting from Malaga to Gibraltar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Malaga in July: highs in Gibraltar hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), contemplate the long history of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, then steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de España.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Seville holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Gibraltar to Seville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gibraltar in August, you will find days in Seville are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can fly to Madrid.
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. Get some historical perspective at Plaza Mayor and Casa de Campo. Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Casco Historico de Toledo, MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parque del Retiro, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and explore the ancient world of Templo de Debod.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Madrid trip planning app.

You can fly from Seville to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Madrid are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel 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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