17 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

17 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

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17 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

Start: Ottawa, Canada
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
— 1 night
5
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Alcazar de Segovia and Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Popular historic sites such as Royal Palace of Madrid and Cathedral of Avila are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: The Walls of Avila (in Avila), Catedral de Segovia (in Segovia) and Plaza mayor de Chinchon (in Chinchon). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Casco Historico de Toledo, examine the collection at MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Madrid holiday planner .

Ottawa, Canada to Madrid is an approximately 12-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Ottawa to Madrid, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Ottawa in February: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Toledo, Segovia, Avila, Plaza mayor de Chinchon
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The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Alcazar de Segovia ©
Alcazar de Segovia

3
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Plaza de España and Las Duenas. Explore hidden gems such as Castillo de Almodovar and Royal Tobacco Factory. Go for a jaunt from Seville to Osuna to see Colegiata de Osuna about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza del Triunfo, and steep yourself in history at Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Seville online driving holiday planner .

You can take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In February, Seville is somewhat warmer than Madrid - with highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Castillo de Almodovar, Colegiata de Osuna, Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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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.
On the 17th (Mon), look for gifts at Antonio Diamond Boutique, enjoy the sea views from Europa Point, identify plant and animal life at Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Gibraltar Crystal, and finally make a trip to Grand Casemates Square. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of St. Michael's Cave, brush up on your military savvy at The Great Siege Tunnels, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The King's Chapel, and finally wander the streets of Main Street.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Gibraltar journey planning website .

Traveling by car from Seville to Gibraltar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seville in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Gibraltar, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Europa Point ©
Europa Point
St. Michael's Cave ©
St. Michael's Cave
The Great Siege Tunnels ©
The Great Siege Tunnels

1
night
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.
For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada trip 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. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Gibraltar in February: high temperatures in Granada hover around 14°C and lows are around 3°C. You'll set off for Valencia on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in Granada

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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2
nights
Valencia, Spain

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
Get some historical perspective at Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats and Castell de Xativa. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Casco Antiguo and Parc Natural del Montgó. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Barrio del Carmen, examine the collection at Museu Faller de Valencia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de Nuestra Senora del Socorro, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Valencia trip planning site .

You can drive from Granada to Valencia in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. When traveling from Granada in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Valencia: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Castell de Xativa, Parc Natural del Montgó, Parroquia de Nuestra Senora del Socorro
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Casco Antiguo ©
Casco Antiguo

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Ciutat Vella. Step off the beaten path and head to Vila Vella (Old Town) and Montfalco Murallat. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Poblet (in Poblet), La Fageda d'en Jorda (in Olot) and Dali-Gala Castle Museum-House (Castell de Pubol) (in Pubol). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Romanica de Sant Sadurni de Rotgers, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona holiday planner .

You can fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. When traveling from Valencia in February, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

La Fageda d'en Jorda, Iglesia Romanica de Sant Sadurni de Rotgers, Vila Vella (Old Town), Montfalco Murallat, Dali-Gala Castle Museum-House (Castell de Pubol)
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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