14 days in Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar Itinerary

14 days in Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar Itinerary

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14 days in Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar Itinerary

Start: Malaga, Spain
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Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Tavira, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
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Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
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Merida, Spain
— 1 night
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Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
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Malaga, Spain
— Few hours
End: Malaga, Spain


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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 13th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Alcazaba, explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, then steep yourself in history at Castillo de Gibralfaro, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Malaga Cathedral.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Malaga trip tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Málaga Airport, Jerez Airport and Sevilla Airport. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in October, and nighttime lows around 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites
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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Museo Picasso Malaga ©
Museo Picasso Malaga
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take a stroll through Main Street, enjoy the sea views from Europa Point, and then brush up on your military savvy at The Great Siege Tunnels.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gibraltar vacation builder website .

You can drive from Malaga to Gibraltar in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Malaga in October, plan for little chillier days in Gibraltar, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Europa Point ©
Europa Point
The Great Siege Tunnels ©
The Great Siege Tunnels
Main Street ©
Main Street

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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.
On the 14th (Mon), make a trip to Eglise du Divin Sauveur.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Seville online day trip planner .

You can drive from Gibraltar to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tavira.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

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Tavira, Portugal

Tavira ©
Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
On the 16th (Wed), step off the mainland to explore Tavira Island.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tavira itinerary app .

Getting from Seville to Tavira by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Tavira due to the time zone difference. October in Tavira sees daily highs of 75°F and lows of 62°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Lisbon.

Things to do in Tavira

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Tavira Island ©
Tavira Island
Praia do Barril ©
Praia do Barril

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Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, take a stroll through Belém Tower, then take a stroll through Bairro Alto, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Convent of Madre de Deus.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Lisbon road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Tavira to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Porto.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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Porto, Portugal

Porto ©
Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
On the 20th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Rio Douro, contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally make a trip to Rua Santa Catarina.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Porto online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Porto takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Porto are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Merida.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Nature Shopping
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Rio Douro ©
Rio Douro
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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Merida, Spain

Merida ©
Mérida is the capital of the autonomous community of Extremadura, western central Spain. On the 21st (Mon), snap pictures at Roman Bridge, then take a stroll through Casco Historico de Merida, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Co-Cathedral of Merida. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Presa Romana de Proserpina, pause for some photo ops at Casa del Mitreo, don't miss a visit to Templo de Diana, then steep yourself in history at Alcazaba, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Arte Romano.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Merida trip planner.

Getting from Porto to Merida by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Merida are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cordoba.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Museo Nacional de Arte Romano ©
Museo Nacional de Arte Romano
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge

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Cordoba, Spain

Cordoba ©
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 23rd (Wed): take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and then take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cordoba online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Merida to Cordoba takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Merida in October: highs in Cordoba hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Palacio de Viana ©
Palacio de Viana

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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 25th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas and then take a stroll through Albayzin.

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Traveling by car from Cordoba to Granada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in October, expect nights in Granada to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 76°F. You'll set off for Malaga on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Malaga sightseeing app .

Traveling by car from Granada to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Malaga, with lows of 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums
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Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga ©
Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga

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