9 days in Gibraltar & Spain Itinerary

9 days in Gibraltar & Spain Itinerary

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9 days in Gibraltar & Spain Itinerary

Start: Barcelona, Spain
Fly + Shuttle:  5​h 30​min
1
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Bus:  2​h
3
Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
End: Barcelona, Spain

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day
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 8th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Charles V Wall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Apes Den, Head underground at St. Michael's Cave, then enjoy the sea views from Europa Point, and finally stroll through The Rock of Gibraltar.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Gibraltar road trip website .

Barcelona, Spain to Gibraltar is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 14°C in Gibraltar. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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The Rock of Gibraltar ©
The Rock of Gibraltar
St. Michael's Cave ©
St. Michael's Cave
Europa Point ©
Europa Point

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night
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 9th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then admire the striking features of Torre Giralda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Seville attractions planner.

You can drive from Gibraltar to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Gibraltar in December, Seville is slightly colder at night with lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Malaga.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

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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 10th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Puerto de Málaga, then take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Malaga trip planner .

Take a bus from Seville to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Malaga, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Butterfly Park of Benalmadena
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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Puerto de Málaga ©
Puerto de Málaga
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro

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night
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 11th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada, and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Granada vacation builder app .

Traveling by car from Malaga to Granada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Malaga in December; daily highs in Granada reach 15°C and lows reach 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada

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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.
Barcelona is known for parks, nightlife, museums, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Parc Guell, don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, and take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Granada to Barcelona by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Granada in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 7°C in Barcelona. You will leave for home on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Barcelona

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

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