23 days in Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar Itinerary

23 days in Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Toledo, Spain
Drive
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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
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Segovia, Spain
Drive
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Avila, Spain
Drive
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Ronda, Spain
— 1 night
Train
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Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 1 night
Drive
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Jerez De La Frontera, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cadiz, Spain
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
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Fatima, Portugal
Drive
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Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 1 night
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Belem, Portugal
— 1 day
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You've added Montjuic Castle, Las Ramblas, El Born, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, visit Las Ramblas, step into the grandiose world of Montjuic Castle, then listen to music at Palace of Catalan Music, then wander the streets of El Born, and finally explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso. On the next day, wander the streets of L'Eixample District, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, walk around Parc Guell, then make a trip to Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona planning tool.

Kansas City, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 2 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Barcelona, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 92°F to lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Toledo.
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Toledo, Spain

Toledo is a World Heritage Site that embodies the complex cultural history of Spain while remaining a forward-moving, modern city.
For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Toledo online route planner.

You can drive from Madrid to Toledo in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Toledo are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. On the 24th (Wed), you're off to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 1 night

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Madrid online trip planner.

You can drive from Toledo to Madrid in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. On the 25th (Thu), you're off to Segovia.
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Segovia, Spain

As one of Spain’s most well-preserved medieval cities, Segovia is known for its 1st-century Roman aqueduct that runs through the city center.
For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Segovia day trip planner.

Getting from Madrid to Segovia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 69°F. On the 25th (Thu), you'll travel to Avila.
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Avila, Spain

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Avila trip planner.

Traveling by car from Segovia to Avila takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Avila when traveling from Segovia in August, with lows around 54°F. You'll set off for Granada on the 25th (Thu).
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Granada, Spain — 2 nights

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the striking features of Alhambra, admire the striking features of Patio de los Leones, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Chapel of Granada, and finally see the interesting displays at Palacio de los Olvidados.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Granada trip website.

Traveling by car from Avila to Granada takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Avila in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 66°F in Granada. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Malaga.
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Malaga, Spain — 1 night

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Malaga Feria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Episcopal Palace, get engrossed in the history at Museo de Malaga, explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, then explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, and finally get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Malaga trip planning website.

You can drive from Granada to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in August, Malaga is a bit warmer at night with lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Ronda.
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Ronda, Spain — 1 night

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 28th (Sun), stroll through Reservatauro Ronda and then make a trip to Roman Bridge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ronda online travel planner.

You can drive from Malaga to Ronda in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Malaga, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ronda, ranging from highs of 96°F to lows of 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.
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Cordoba, Spain — 1 night

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.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cordoba tour itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from Ronda to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. August in Cordoba sees daily highs of 99°F and lows of 67°F at night. On the 30th (Tue), you're off to Gibraltar.
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar — 1 night

A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gibraltar route planner.

You can drive from Cordoba to Gibraltar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in August, you will find days in Gibraltar are little chillier (82°F), and nights are about the same (70°F). On the 31st (Wed), you're off to Seville.
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Seville, Spain — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa, contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, then stop by Centro Historico de Sevilla, then steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesias San Juan Bautista de La Palma del Condado.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Seville road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Gibraltar to Seville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Gibraltar in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seville: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Jerez De La Frontera.
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Jerez De La Frontera, Spain — 2 nights

A culturally and historically rich city, Jerez de la Frontera is known around the world for the production of Spanish sherry.
To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Jerez De La Frontera day trip site.

Getting from Seville to Jerez De La Frontera by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Cadiz.
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Cadiz, Spain — 1 night

Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cadiz trip planner.

Getting from Jerez De La Frontera to Cadiz by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Jerez De La Frontera, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cadiz, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 66°F. You will leave for Lisbon on the 4th (Sun).
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Lisbon, Portugal — 1 night

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Lisbon Baixa, Renovar a Mouraria, Museu do Fado, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stop by Chiado, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, take in nature's colorful creations at Gulbenkian Garden, then gain interesting insight with Renovar a Mouraria, then see the interesting displays at Museu do Fado, and finally take a stroll through Parque das Nacoes.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lisbon online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Cadiz to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cadiz to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Lisbon when traveling from Cadiz in September, with lows around 61°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Mon) before leaving for Fatima.
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Fatima, Portugal

Fátima is a civil parish in the municipality of Ourém, in the Portuguese Santarém District. On the 5th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Paroquia de Fatima e dos Pastorinhos.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Fatima travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lisbon to Fatima takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in September: highs in Fatima hover around 76°F, while lows dip to 57°F. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 1 night

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cafe Majestic, Mercado do Bolhao, Ponte de Dom Luis I, and other attractions. On the 5th (Mon), travel the rails with Sao Bento Railway Station, do a tasting at Porto Calem, contemplate the long history of Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capela das Almas, then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally don't miss a visit to Mercado do Bolhao. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Ribeira Square and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral).

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Porto trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fatima to Porto takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Porto sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 56°F at night. On the 6th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 1 night

Your day by day itinerary now includes Lisbon Cathedral as well as Museu de Sao Roque. On the 7th (Wed), examine the collection at Museu de Sao Roque, don't miss a visit to Lisbon Cathedral, make a trip to Belém Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then examine the collection at National Coach Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Convent of Madre de Deus.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon day trip planner.

Getting from Porto to Lisbon by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Porto in September: highs in Lisbon hover around 81°F, while lows dip to 61°F. You will leave for Belem on the 8th (Thu).
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Belem, Portugal — 1 day

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Belem attractions planner.

Belem is just a short distance from Lisbon. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in September, and nighttime lows around 61°F. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Thu).
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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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Province of Segovia travel guide

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Landmarks · Military Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Categorized by quaint villages and a sprawling landscape of valleys and canyons, the province of Segovia is well known for castles, as it boasts two notable royal palaces. The capital city of Segovia, with its historic center and Roman aqueduct, is a popular tourist attraction and designated World Heritage Site, as well as the regional center of commerce and leisure. In close proximity to Madrid, the region is popular for rural getaways away from the bustle of the nation’s capital.
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Portugal travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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