25 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

25 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

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25 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Valencia, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  4​h 45​min
3
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
5
Toledo, Spain
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
6
Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

6
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Explore hidden gems such as Vila Vella (Old Town) and Village Medieval de Pals. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Girona (Passeig de la Muralla & Girona Cathedral (Catedral)), Sculpturepark Jardíns de Cap Roig (in Calella de Palafrugell) and Parish Church of Sant Roma (in Lloret de Mar). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and take a stroll through El Born.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona road trip planning tool .

Melbourne, Australia to Barcelona is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in May, things will get a bit warmer in Barcelona: highs are around 25°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Girona, Village Medieval de Pals, Vila Vella (Old Town), Sculpturepark Jardíns de Cap Roig, Parish Church of Sant Roma
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

3
nights
Valencia, Spain

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Casco Antiguo. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats, get to know the resident critters at Bioparc Valencia, ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office (Edificio de Correos y Telegrafos), and admire the landmark architecture of Central Market of Valencia.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Valencia trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Valencia, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Valencia

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Tours
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Food Tours

2
nights
Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar ©
A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
On the 16th (Sat), look for gifts at Antonio Diamond Boutique, shop like a local with Gibraltar Crystal, then make a trip to The Rock of Gibraltar, then visit a coastal fixture at Europa Point, and finally Head underground at St. Michael's Cave. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to The Great Siege Tunnels, identify plant and animal life at Apes Den, contemplate the long history of Charles V Wall, look for all kinds of wild species at Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park, then stroll around Commonwealth Park, and finally make a trip to Grand Casemates Square.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Gibraltar trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Valencia to Gibraltar in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Valencia in May: highs in Gibraltar hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park ©
The Rock of Gibraltar ©
The Rock of Gibraltar
St. Michael's Cave ©
St. Michael's Cave

3
nights
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.
On the 18th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, experience rural life at Les Visites du Campo Bravo, and then make a trip to Plaza del Triunfo. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Gibraltar to Seville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gibraltar in May: highs in Seville hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Toledo.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Toledo, Spain

Toledo ©
Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castillo de Oropesa and Barrancas de Burujon. Step out of Toledo to go to Aranjuez and see Jardin del Principe., which is approximately 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral Primada, learn more about the world around you at Templarios y Otras Ordenes Militares, make a trip to Custodia de Arfe, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Toledo driving holiday planning website .

You can take a train from Seville to Toledo in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Seville in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Toledo, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Jardin del Principe., Barrancas de Burujon, Castillo de Oropesa
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Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Castillo de Oropesa ©
Castillo de Oropesa

5
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wine Tours & Tastings and Catedral de Santa Maria de Siguenza. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: The Walls of Avila (in Avila) and Segovia (Alcazar de Segovia & Balloon Rides). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Prado National Museum, stroll around Parque del Retiro, admire the striking features of Plaza Mayor, and admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid.

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Getting from Toledo to Madrid by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Segovia, Catedral de Santa Maria de Siguenza, The Walls of Avila, Calle Mayor
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Food Tours

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