18 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

18 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

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18 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

Start: Ottawa, Canada
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Valencia, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Ottawa, Canada

3
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parque del Retiro. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alcazar de Segovia and National Archaeological Museum of Spain. You'll explore and learn at Prado National Museum and Catedral de Segovia.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary maker website .

Ottawa, Canada to Madrid is an approximately 12-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to Madrid is 6 hours. Traveling from Ottawa in February, things will get much warmer in Madrid: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. On the 21st (Fri), you'll travel to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Alcazar de Segovia
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Alcazar de Segovia ©
Alcazar de Segovia
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum

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.
Royal Alcázar of Seville and Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija will appeal to museum buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Castillo de Almodovar and Royal Tobacco Factory. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seville: Alcazar de la Puerta de Sevilla, Carmona (in Carmona), Colegiata de Osuna (in Osuna) and Cordoba (Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba & Casa de Sefarad). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, get to know the fascinating history of Plaza del Triunfo, contemplate the long history of Iglesia de la Magdalena, and see where the action happens at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Seville trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by train from Madrid to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in February, expect Seville to be a bit warmer, temps between 18°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cordoba, Castillo de Almodovar, Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, Alcazar de la Puerta de Sevilla, Carmona, Colegiata de Osuna
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
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 6th (Thu): take a stroll through Main Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Europa Point, explore the striking landscape at St. Michael's Cave, steep yourself in history at The Great Siege Tunnels, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park, then view the masterpieces at Gibraltar Crystal, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Grand Casemates Square.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Gibraltar journey app .

You can drive from Cordoba to Gibraltar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Gibraltar, with lows around 13°C. On the 9th (Sun), you're off toSeville.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park ©
St. Michael's Cave ©
St. Michael's Cave
The Great Siege Tunnels ©
The Great Siege Tunnels

2
nights
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.
Alhambra has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, take a stroll through Albayzin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Mayor de Granada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Cartuja, steep yourself in history at La Madraza, explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Generalife, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia De La Virgen De Las Angustias, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Jerome Monastery.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Granada driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Gibraltar to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Gibraltar in February, expect Granada to be slightly colder, temps between 14°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Valencia.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks
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Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
Monasterio Cartuja ©
Monasterio Cartuja
Generalife ©
Generalife

1
night
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Botique Museo Lladro and then wander the streets of Casco Antiguo. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Castell de Xativa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Real Colegio Seminario de Corpus Christi, then wander the streets of Barrio del Carmen, and finally examine the collection at El Museo Nacional de Ceramica y de las Artes Suntuarias Gonzalez Marti.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Valencia sightseeing tool .

Fly from Barcelona to Valencia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You will leave for Cordoba on the 4th (Tue).

Things to do in Valencia

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Casco Antiguo ©
Casco Antiguo

5
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at La Fageda d'en Jorda, engage your brain at CosmoCaixa Barcelona, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plaça de Sant Felip Neri.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Barcelona journey planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Barcelona is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Ottawa in January, with highs in Barcelona at 17°C and lows at 7°C. You'll set off for Valencia on the 2nd (Sun).

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

La Fageda d'en Jorda
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Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Barri de Gracia ©
Barri de Gracia

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