25 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

25 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

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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 Parish Church of Sant Roma. Venture out of the city with trips to Girona (Passeig de la Muralla & Girona Cathedral (Catedral)), Sculpturepark Jardíns de Cap Roig (in Calella de Palafrugell) and Village Medieval de Pals (in Pals). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stroll around Parc Guell, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip tool.

Melbourne, Australia to Barcelona is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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 Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats. Next up on the itinerary: ponder the world of politics at Central Post Office (Edificio de Correos y Telegrafos), examine the collection at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, meet the residents at Bioparc Valencia, and hunt for treasures at Central Market of Valencia.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Valencia day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Valencia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Barcelona, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Valencia, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 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
Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats ©

2
nights
Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar ©
A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): look for gifts at Antonio Diamond Boutique, shop like a local with Gibraltar Crystal, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Rock of Gibraltar, then visit a coastal fixture at Europa Point, and finally explore the striking landscape at St. Michael's Cave. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at The Great Siege Tunnels, tour the pleasant surroundings at Apes Den, contemplate the long history of Charles V Wall, stroll through Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park, then walk around Commonwealth Park, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Casemates Square.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gibraltar itinerary app.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Valencia to Gibraltar in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Valencia in May, you will find days in Gibraltar are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, experience rural life at Les Visites du Campo Bravo, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza del Triunfo. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Seville travel website.

Traveling by car from Gibraltar to Seville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gibraltar in May, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Toledo.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Barrancas de Burujon and Ayuntamiento de Toledo. Venture out of the city with trips to Castillo de Oropesa (in Oropesa) and Jardin del Principe. (in Aranjuez). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Catedral Primada, pause for some serene contemplation at San Roman Church, admire the striking features of Puerta de Alfonso VI, and contemplate the long history of Puerta del Sol.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Toledo trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from Seville to Toledo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Seville in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Toledo, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Toledo

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Castillo de Oropesa, Jardin del Principe., Barrancas de Burujon
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Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Barrancas de Burujon ©
Barrancas de Burujon
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wine Tours & Tastings and Food Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: The Walls of Avila (in Avila), Catedral de Santa Maria de Siguenza (in Siguenza) and Segovia (Alcazar of Segovia & Balloon Rides). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, make a trip to Calle Mayor, admire the striking features of Palacio de Cibeles, and steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Madrid trip planner.

Getting from Toledo to Madrid by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Madrid are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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