17 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

17 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

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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
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
5
Valencia, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Palace of Madrid and The Walls of Avila. Get some historical perspective at Alcazar of Segovia and Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Cathedral of Avila (in Avila), Catedral de Segovia (in Segovia) and Plaza mayor de Chinchon (in Chinchon). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Casco Historico de Toledo, see the interesting displays at MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande, and view the masterpieces at Cava Baja Gallery.

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Ottawa, Canada to Madrid is an approximately 12- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Ottawa to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ottawa in February, things will get much warmer in Madrid: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Toledo, Avila, Segovia, Plaza mayor de Chinchon
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The Walls of Avila ©
The Walls of Avila
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Plaza de España and Catedral de Sevilla. Discover out-of-the-way places like Castillo de Almodovar and Casa Palacio de Las Duenas. Step out of Seville with an excursion to Colegiata de Osuna in Osuna--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, get to know the fascinating history of Plaza del Triunfo, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, and deepen your understanding at Royal Tobacco Factory.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville tour planning website.

Take a train from Madrid to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in February, things will get a bit warmer in Seville: highs are around 18°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, Castillo de Almodovar, 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): look for gifts at Antonio Diamond Boutique, visit a coastal fixture at Europa Point, stroll through Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Gibraltar Crystal, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Casemates Square. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at St. Michael's Cave, then brush up on your military savvy at The Great Siege Tunnels, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The King's Chapel, and finally visit Main Street.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gibraltar trip planner.

Drive from Seville to Gibraltar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Seville in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Gibraltar, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car 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.
To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Granada day trip planning site.

Drive from Gibraltar to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Gibraltar in February, with highs in Granada at 14°C and lows at 3°C. On the 19th (Wed), you're off to Valencia.

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Castell de Xativa and Casco Antiguo. Get some cultural insight at Museu Faller de Valencia and Barrio del Carmen. Change things up with these side-trips from Valencia: Parc Natural del Montgó (in Javea) and Parroquia de Nuesta Senora del Socorro (in La Nora). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats, observe the fascinating underwater world at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, examine the collection at El Museo Nacional de Ceramica y de las Artes Suntuarias Gonzalez Marti, and get engrossed in the history at Centre Arqueològic de l'Almoina.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Valencia trip planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Valencia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Granada in February: highs in Valencia hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Valencia

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Castell de Xativa, Parc Natural del Montgó, Parroquia de Nuesta Senora del Socorro
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Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias ©
Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias
Castell de Xativa ©
Castell de Xativa
Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats ©
Basílica de la Mare de Déu dels Desemparats

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional and Dali-Gala Castle Museum-House (Castell de Pubol). Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Poblet (in Poblet), Montfalco Murallat (in Les Oluges) and Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar). There's still lots to do: visit Ciutat Vella, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, identify plant and animal life at La Fageda d'en Jorda, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Romanica de Sant Sadurni de Rotgers.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Valencia to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Valencia in February, plan for little chillier days in Barcelona, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. 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

Iglesia Romanica de Sant Sadurni de Rotgers, Real Monasterio de Santa Maria de Poblet, Dali-Gala Castle Museum-House (Castell de Pubol), Montfalco Murallat, La Fageda d'en Jorda
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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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