18 days in Portugal, Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

18 days in Portugal, Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

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Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
2
Marbella, Spain
— 2 nights
3
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— Few hours
4
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
5
Albufeira, Portugal
— 4 nights
6
Sines, Portugal
— 1 night
7
Oeiras, Portugal
— 4 nights
8
Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
9
La Coruna, Spain
— 2 nights

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Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral, thenexplore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, and then take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through La Carihuela, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de La Malagueta.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Malaga attractions planning tool.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Malaga is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in July, with highs in Malaga at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Malaga

Beaches Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

La Carihuela
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Playa de La Malagueta ©
Playa de La Malagueta
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
La Carihuela ©
La Carihuela

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nights
Marbella, Spain

Marbella ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc, thenstroll through Cabopino Beach, and then wander the streets of Marbella Old Town.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Marbella trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Malaga to Marbella in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Marbella are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bioparc
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Bioparc ©
Bioparc
Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town

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hours
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 8th (Sun): wander the streets of Main Street and then contemplate the waterfront views at Catalan Bay.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gibraltar trip planner.

You can drive from Marbella to Gibraltar in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Marbella in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gibraltar: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Nature Beaches Parks
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Catalan Bay ©
Catalan Bay
Main Street ©
Main Street

1
night
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.
To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Seville itinerary builder app.

Getting from Gibraltar to Seville by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Gibraltar in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seville, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. You will leave for Albufeira on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Seville

Tours Nightlife Outdoors
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nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Praia da Marinha and Praia dos Salgados. Visiting Falesia Beach and Praia Sao Rafael will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Albufeira: Ermida de Sao Sebastiao (in Tavira), Old Town Faro (in Faro) and Praia de Monte Gordo (in Monte Gordo). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Praia Gale, stroll through Praia dos Arrifes, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja Matriz (Parish Church Nossa Senhora da Conceição).

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Albufeira trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Seville to Albufeira takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Seville in July, plan for little chillier days in Albufeira, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sines.

Things to do in Albufeira

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Praia da Marinha, Ermida de Sao Sebastiao, Algarve, Old Town Faro, Praia de Monte Gordo
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Praia da Marinha ©
Praia da Marinha
Falesia  Beach ©
Falesia Beach
Praia Gale ©
Praia Gale

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Sines, Portugal

Sines ©
Sines is a Portuguese city of Setúbal District, the Alentejo region and subregion of the Alentejo coast, with about 18,298 inhabitants (2015 INE). Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Centro Ciencia Viva do Lousal - Mina de Ciencia and then kick back and relax at Comporta Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sines trip site.

Drive from Albufeira to Sines in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Oeiras.

Things to do in Sines

Parks Beaches Wildlife

Side Trips

Centro Ciencia Viva do Lousal - Mina de Ciencia, Badoca Safari Park, Comporta Beach
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Badoca Safari Park ©
Badoca Safari Park

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Oeiras, Portugal

Oeiras ©
Oeiras is a municipality in western part of the Lisbon Metropolitan Area, subregion of Greater Lisbon, in continental Portugal. Escape the urban bustle at Praia de Carcavelos and Praia Foz do Arelho. Get out of town with these interesting Oeiras side-trips: Palacio Nacional de Mafra (in Mafra), Troia Beach (in Troia) and Cabo da Roca (in Colares). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Oeiras route maker.

Drive from Sines to Oeiras in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Oeiras are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Oeiras

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Palacio Nacional de Mafra, Praia de Carcavelos, Praia Foz do Arelho, Santuario Nacional de Cristo Rei, Troia Beach
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Troia Beach ©
Troia Beach
Praia de Carcavelos ©
Praia de Carcavelos
Praia Foz do Arelho ©
Praia Foz do Arelho

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cais da Ribeira, contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River, take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, thencontemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): get into the urban bustle at Palacio da Bolsa, thenhead outdoors with Praia dos Ingleses, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Praia do Carneiro.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Porto travel planning website.

Drive from Oeiras to Porto in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Oeiras in July, expect nights in Porto to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit cooler, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to La Coruna.

Things to do in Porto

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Douro River ©
Douro River
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral) ©
Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral)
Palacio da Bolsa ©
Palacio da Bolsa

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La Coruna, Spain

La Coruna ©
On the 20th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela and then trek along Vista Galicia - Day Tours. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Monte de San Pedro, thenenjoy the sea views from Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules), and then kick back and relax at Playa de Santa Cristina.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our La Coruna tour website.

Traveling by car from Porto to La Coruna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Porto to La Coruna due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in La Coruna are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in La Coruna

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Santiago de Compostela, Playa de Santa Cristina
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Vista Galicia - Day Tours ©
Vista Galicia - Day Tours
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela ©
Cathedral De Santiago de Compostela
Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules) ©
Tower of Hercules (Torre de Hercules)

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