12 days in Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar Itinerary

12 days in Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar Itinerary

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Malaga, Spain
— Few hours
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— Few hours
3
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
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Tavira, Portugal
— Few hours
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Coimbra, Portugal
— Few hours
7
Porto, Portugal
— 3 nights
8
Merida, Spain
— 1 night
9
Cordoba, Spain
— 2 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— Few hours


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Malaga, Spain

Malaga
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Malaga trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Málaga Airport, Jerez Airport and Sevilla Airport. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. You'll set off for Gibraltar on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Malaga

Outdoors Nightlife Tours
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take a stroll through Main Street and then stroll through Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Gibraltar online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Malaga to Gibraltar in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Malaga in October, expect nights in Gibraltar to be about the same, around °F, while days are slightly colder, around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Neighborhoods Wildlife Parks
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Main Street ©
Main Street
Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park ©
Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, thenadmire the striking features of Torre Giralda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Seville sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Gibraltar to Seville takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Seville sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tavira.

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Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): stop by Canastra, enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Barril, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Ermida de Sao Sebastiao.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tavira road trip planning site.

Getting from Seville to Tavira by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Seville to Tavira, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lisbon.

Things to do in Tavira

Beaches Outdoors Parks

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Canastra
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Praia do Barril ©
Praia do Barril
Canastra ©
Canastra
Ermida de Sao Sebastiao ©
Ermida de Sao Sebastiao

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, take a stroll through Rua Augusta, pause for some photo ops at Arco do Triunfo, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally make a trip to Belém Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, wander the streets of Alfama, and then take in the pleasant sights at Cabo da Roca.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lisbon online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Tavira to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Lisbon are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbra.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana), Cabo da Roca
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana) ©
Templo Romano de Evora (Templo de Diana)
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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Coimbra, Portugal

Coimbra ©
The university town of Coimbra exudes modern flair while embracing its roots as the medieval capital of Portugal.
On the 19th (Sat), admire the striking features of Torre da Universidade de Coimbra and then contemplate the long history of Sala dos Capelos.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Coimbra vacation planning site.

You can drive from Lisbon to Coimbra in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Coimbra, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Porto.

Things to do in Coimbra

Historic Sites
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Torre da Universidade de Coimbra ©
Torre da Universidade de Coimbra
Sala dos Capelos ©
Sala dos Capelos

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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), learn about winemaking at Porto Augusto's. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, pause for some serene contemplation at Se de Braga, thenexplore the ancient world of Citania de Briteiros, and finally steep yourself in history at Largo da Oliveira.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Porto trip planning tool.

You can drive from Coimbra to Porto in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Merida.

Things to do in Porto

Historic Sites Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Guimaraes, Porto Augusto's, Se de Braga
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Largo da Oliveira ©
Largo da Oliveira
Porto Augusto's ©
Porto Augusto's
Se de Braga ©
Se de Braga

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Merida, Spain

Merida
Mérida is the capital of the autonomous community of Extremadura, western central Spain. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Museo Nacional de Arte Romano, thendon't miss a visit to Templo de Diana, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Co-Cathedral of Merida, and finally take a stroll through Casco Historico de Merida. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Roman Bridge, steep yourself in history at Alcazaba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de San Pablo, thenget to know the fascinating history of Old Town of Caceres, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Merida road trip planner.

You can drive from Porto to Merida in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Merida is 1 hour. In October in Merida, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Cordoba.

Things to do in Merida

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Caceres, Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor
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Old Town of Caceres
Old Town of Caceres
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 24th (Thu): examine the collection at Centro Flamenco Fosforito, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de la Merced, examine the collection at Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, thenget to know the fascinating history of Calleja del Panuelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Bodegas Lagar Blanco, thenbrowse the eclectic array of goods at El Zoco, thenvisit Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally make a trip to Cairuan Street.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cordoba trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Merida to Cordoba in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Merida in October, you will find days in Cordoba are somewhat warmer (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Malaga.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Bodegas Lagar Blanco
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Malaga, Spain

Malaga
For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Malaga attractions planner.

Getting from Cordoba to Malaga by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Malaga

Outdoors Nightlife Tours
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