11 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

11 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

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Start: Malaga, Spain
Drive:  1 h
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Marbella, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Alhambra, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Ronda, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
5
Tarifa, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
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
11
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Ralli Museums and then take in the awesome beauty at La Concha.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Marbella trip planner.

Malaga to Marbella is an approximately 1- hour bus ride. You can also drive. In September, daytime highs in Marbella are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Alhambra.

Things to do in Marbella

Nature Parks Museums
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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.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Alhambra tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Marbella to Alhambra in 2.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Marbella in September since evenings lows in Alhambra dip to 17°C. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to 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 Viejo.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Ronda trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Alhambra to Ronda by car takes about 2.5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Alhambra in September: high temperatures in Ronda hover around 36°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites
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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.
For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gibraltar holiday planning app.

Drive from Ronda to Gibraltar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Ronda in September, plan for slightly colder days in Gibraltar, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. On the 29th (Sun), you're off to Tarifa.

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 traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tarifa tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Gibraltar to Tarifa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 23°C. 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

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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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 make a trip to Paseo Canalejas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cadiz online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Tarifa to Cadiz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cartuja de Jerez, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Miguel, and then do a tasting at Bodegas Luis Perez.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Jerez De La Frontera trip maker site.

Getting from Cadiz to Jerez De La Frontera by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cadiz in October since evenings lows in Jerez De La Frontera dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to 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 make a trip to Palacio del Mayorazgo.

To see maps and tourist information, read our Arcos de la Frontera 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 your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Plaza de Armas, then experience rural life at Les Visites du Campo Bravo, then make a trip to Plaza de San Francisco, and finally contemplate the long history of Iglesia de la Caridad. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at Museo Militar Regional, step into the grandiose world of Palacio de San Telmo, make a trip to Puerta de Jerez, then explore the world behind art at Centro de la Cerámica de Triana, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de los Marineros.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Seville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arcos de la Frontera to Seville takes 1.5 hours. October in Seville sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can 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
Centro de la Cerámica de Triana ©
Centro de la Cerámica de Triana
Museo Militar Regional ©
Museo Militar Regional

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Almodovar, then examine the collection at Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda, and finally don't miss a visit to Cairuan Street.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cordoba trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Seville to Cordoba by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Jaen.

Things to do in Cordoba

Tours Museums
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Food Tours
Cairuan Street ©
Cairuan Street
Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda ©
Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda

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Jaen, Spain

Jaen ©
Jaén is a city in south-central Spain. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo de Jaen, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Capilla de San Andres, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Ildefonso.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Jaen trip maker website.

Getting from Cordoba to Jaen by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Cordoba in October, things will get little chillier in Jaen: highs are around 28°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Cartuja.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Granada trip itinerary website.

Traveling by bus from Jaen to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Granada are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Alhama de Granada.

Things to do in Granada

Museums Childrens Museums Tours
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Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) ©
Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias)
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): pause for some photo ops at Monumento Natural de Los Tajos and then explore the activities along Pantano de los Bermejares.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Alhama de Granada online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Granada to Alhama de Granada takes an hour. Traveling from Granada in October, Alhama de Granada is little chillier at night 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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Casita de Informacion y Fantasia, then stop by IlCalicedivino, and then take some stellar pictures from Vista Panoramica.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Frigiliana trip planner.

Getting from Alhama de Granada to Frigiliana by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time 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.
On the 8th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de Los Martires and then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Malaga sightseeing site.

Traveling by car from Frigiliana to Malaga takes an hour. Traveling from Frigiliana in October, Malaga is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites
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Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares ©
Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares

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