9 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

9 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

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9 days in Spain & Gibraltar Itinerary

Start: Durham, United Kingdom
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Fuengirola, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
3
Mijas, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
4
Torremolinos, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
5
Benalmadena, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Durham, United Kingdom

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night
Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar ©
A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
On the 1st (Sun), explore the striking landscape at The Rock of Gibraltar, appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Casemates Square, explore the striking landscape at St. Michael's Cave, then visit a coastal fixture at Europa Point, and finally pause for some photo ops at Sikorski Memorial.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gibraltar trip itinerary planning app .

Durham, UK to Gibraltar is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Durham in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Gibraltar: highs are around 32°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fuengirola.

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The Rock of Gibraltar ©
The Rock of Gibraltar
St. Michael's Cave ©
St. Michael's Cave
Europa Point ©
Europa Point

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Fuengirola, Spain

Fuengirola ©
An enchanting mix of tranquil beaches and urban atmosphere, the metropolis of Fuengirola remains one of the Costa del Sol’s most visited cities.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): wander the streets of Los Boliches, then look for gifts at Vom Fass Fuengirola, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Bioparc.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Fuengirola trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Gibraltar to Fuengirola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Fuengirola, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Mijas.

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Los Boliches ©
Los Boliches
Bioparc ©
Bioparc

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nights
Mijas, Spain

Mijas ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mijas: Ronda (Puente Nuevo, Centro de Interpretacion del Puente Nuevo, & more).

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mijas tour itinerary planner .

Mijas is just a stone's throw from Fuengirola. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Torremolinos.

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Ronda, Benalmadena, Marbella Old Town
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Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
Benalmadena Puerto Marina ©
Benalmadena Puerto Marina
Parque De La Paloma ©
Parque De La Paloma

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Torremolinos, Spain

Torremolinos ©
Torremolinos is a municipality on the Costa del Sol of the Mediterranean, immediately to the west of the city of Málaga, in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. On the 6th (Fri), cool off at Aqualand Torremolinos, take a stroll through La Carihuela, and then make a trip to Mujeres Corriendo por la Playa.

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Torremolinos is just a short distance from Mijas. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Benalmadena.

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Aqualand Torremolinos ©
Aqualand Torremolinos
La Carihuela ©
La Carihuela
Mujeres Corriendo por la Playa ©
Mujeres Corriendo por la Playa

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Benalmadena, Spain

Benalmadena ©
Stretching from the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas mountain range to the Mediterranean ocean, Benalmádena offers all the highlights of southern Spain: traditional whitewashed villages, beautiful Costa del Sol beaches, and strong Andalusian influence.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, then stroll around Parque De La Paloma, and then take in the waterfront activity at Benalmadena Puerto Marina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): head outdoors with Experience Box Spain, take a stroll through Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village), and then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Colomares.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Benalmadena itinerary website .

Benalmadena is just a stone's throw from Torremolinos. In September, daily temperatures in Benalmadena can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Benalmadena

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Benalmadena Puerto Marina ©
Benalmadena Puerto Marina
Parque De La Paloma ©
Parque De La Paloma
Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village) ©

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