6 days in Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar Itinerary

6 days in Spain, Portugal & Gibraltar Itinerary

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Odivelas, Portugal
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Tavira, Portugal
— 1 night
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Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
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Marbella, Spain
— 1 night
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Ronda, Spain
— 1 night
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 1 night
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Cadiz, Spain
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Odivelas, Portugal

Odivelas is a city and a municipality in Lisbon Metropolitan Area, Portugal, in the Lisbon District and the historical and cultural Estremadura Province. To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Odivelas online road trip planner.

Lisbon to Odivelas is an approximately half hour car ride. In September, daytime highs in Odivelas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 11th (Sat), you'll travel to Tavira.
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Tavira, Portugal — 1 night

Tavira has succeeded at escaping the flood of tourism that has affected other coastal Portuguese towns over the years.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Tavira Island.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tavira trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Odivelas to Tavira in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Tavira sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Malaga.
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Malaga, Spain — 1 night

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 12th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral and then examine the collection at Automobile and Fashion Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Malaga trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tavira to Malaga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tavira to Malaga due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Tavira, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Malaga, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Marbella.
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Marbella, Spain — 1 night

Spanish Riviera

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): wander the streets of Marbella Old Town, then go for a stroll along the water at Puerto Marina Benalmadena, and then get to know the resident critters at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Marbella day trip planning site.

You can drive from Malaga to Marbella in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Marbella, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 14th (Tue), you'll travel to Ronda.
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Ronda, Spain — 1 night

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo and then snap pictures at Puente Nuevo.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ronda trip builder tool.

Getting from Marbella to Ronda by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gibraltar.
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar — 1 night

The Rock

A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Gibraltar vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Gibraltar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ronda in September: highs in Gibraltar hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cadiz.
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Cadiz, Spain

Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cadiz trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Gibraltar to Cadiz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Cadiz, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. On the 16th (Thu), you'll travel back home.
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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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Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Architectural Buildings
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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