11 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

11 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

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11 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

Start: Malaga, Spain
Drive:  1​h
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Marbella, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
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Alhambra, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Ronda, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
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Tarifa, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Cadiz, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
7
Jerez De La Frontera, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
8
Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Jaen, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
12
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
13
Alhama de Granada, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
14
Frigiliana, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
15
Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
End: Malaga, Spain

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Marbella, Spain

Marbella ©
Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
On the 28th (Sat), examine the collection at Ralli Museums and then take in the awesome beauty at La Concha.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Marbella trip planner.

Malaga to Marbella is an approximately 1-hour bus ride. You can also drive. September in Marbella sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Alhambra.

Things to do in Marbella

Nature Trails Parks
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Ralli Museums ©
Ralli Museums

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Alhambra, Spain

Alhambra ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): make a trip to Justice Gate.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Alhambra attractions planner.

Getting from Marbella to Alhambra by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Marbella in September, plan for little chillier nights in Alhambra, with lows around 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sun) before leaving for Ronda.
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Justice Gate ©
Justice Gate

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Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 29th (Sun), snap pictures at Puente de San Miguel and then take in the views from Puente Viejo.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ronda itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Alhambra to Ronda takes 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Alhambra in September, with highs in Ronda at 36°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Gibraltar.
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Puente de San Miguel ©
Puente de San Miguel

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Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar
A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gibraltar online travel route planner .

You can drive from Ronda to Gibraltar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. While traveling from Ronda, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Gibraltar, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. You'll set off for Tarifa on the 29th (Sun).

Things to do in Gibraltar

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Tarifa, Spain

Tarifa
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Paloma.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tarifa trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gibraltar to Tarifa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Tarifa sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for the bus ride to Cadiz.

Things to do in Tarifa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz ©
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): take in the views from Puente de la Constitucion de 1812 and then don't miss a visit to Paseo Canalejas.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cadiz travel planner.

Getting from Tarifa to Cadiz by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daytime highs in Cadiz are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jerez De La Frontera.
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Puente de la Constitucion de 1812 ©
Puente de la Constitucion de 1812

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Jerez De La Frontera, Spain

Jerez De La Frontera ©
A culturally and historically rich city, Jerez de la Frontera is known around the world for the production of Spanish sherry.
On the 1st (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cartuja de Jerez, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Miguel, and then do a tasting at Bodegas Luis Perez.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Jerez De La Frontera holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cadiz to Jerez De La Frontera takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cadiz in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Jerez De La Frontera, with lows of 16°C. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Arcos de la Frontera.

Things to do in Jerez De La Frontera

Historic Sites Wineries
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Bodegas Luis Perez ©
Bodegas Luis Perez
Iglesia de San Miguel ©
Iglesia de San Miguel
Cartuja de Jerez ©
Cartuja de Jerez

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Arcos de la Frontera, Spain

Arcos de la Frontera ©
Arcos de la Frontera is a town and municipality in the Sierra de Cádiz comarca, province of Cádiz, in Andalusia, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Arcos de la Frontera and then don't miss a visit to Palacio del Mayorazgo.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Arcos de la Frontera online trip planner .

Arcos de la Frontera is very close to Jerez De La Frontera. In October, daily temperatures in Arcos de la Frontera can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Arcos de la Frontera

Historic Sites
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Arcos de la Frontera ©
Arcos de la Frontera
Palacio del Mayorazgo ©
Palacio del Mayorazgo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, experience rural life at Les Visites du Campo Bravo, then make a trip to Plaza de San Francisco, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de la Caridad. On your second day here, learn about all things military at Museo Militar Regional, explore the historical opulence of Palacio de San Telmo, don't miss a visit to Puerta de Jerez, then take an in-depth tour of Centro de la Cerámica de Triana, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de los Marineros.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Seville route planner.

You can drive from Arcos de la Frontera to Seville in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Seville are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums
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Iglesia de la Caridad ©
Iglesia de la Caridad
Puerta de Jerez ©
Puerta de Jerez
Palacio de San Telmo ©
Palacio de San Telmo

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Cordoba, 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.
On the 4th (Fri), gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Almodovar, then examine the collection at Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda, and finally make a trip to Cairuan Street.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cordoba trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Cordoba sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jaen.

Things to do in Cordoba

Tours Museums
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Food Tours
Cairuan Street ©
Cairuan Street

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Jaen, Spain

Jaen ©
Jaén is a city in south-central Spain. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): examine the collection at Museo de Jaen, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santa Capilla de San Andres, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Ildefonso.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Jaen trip site .

Traveling by car from Cordoba to Jaen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, Jaen is little chillier than Cordoba - with highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Granada.

Things to do in Jaen

Historic Sites Museums
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Museo de Jaen ©
Museo de Jaen

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Granada, Spain

Granada ©
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 5th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio Cartuja.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Granada online day trip planner .

Getting from Jaen to Granada by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. October in Granada sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Alhama de Granada.

Things to do in Granada

Museums Childrens Museums Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Monasterio Cartuja ©
Monasterio Cartuja

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Alhama de Granada, Spain

Alhama de Granada ©
Alhama de Granada is a town in the province of Granada, approx. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Monumento Natural de Los Tajos and then explore the activities along Pantano de los Bermejares.

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Traveling by car from Granada to Alhama de Granada takes an hour. Traveling from Granada in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Alhama de Granada, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Frigiliana.

Things to do in Alhama de Granada

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Pantano de los Bermejares
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Monumento Natural de Los Tajos ©
Monumento Natural de Los Tajos

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Frigiliana, Spain

Frigiliana ©
Frigiliana is a town and municipality in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. On the 7th (Mon), make a trip to Casita de Informacion y Fantasia, then stop by IlCalicedivino, and then get great views at Vista Panoramica.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Frigiliana trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Alhama de Granada to Frigiliana takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Frigiliana are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Frigiliana

Shopping
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IlCalicedivino ©
IlCalicedivino
Vista Panoramica ©
Vista Panoramica

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Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Los Martires and then explore the world behind art at Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Malaga road trip planning app .

You can drive from Frigiliana to Malaga in an hour. Traveling from Frigiliana in October, Malaga is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares ©

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