9 days in Seville, Gibraltar & Marbella Itinerary

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Seville, Spain
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
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Marbella, Spain
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Marbella, Spain
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Seville, Spain — 2 nights

City of Towers

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.
On the 7th (Wed), stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally make a trip to Plaza de Santa Marta. Here are some ideas for day two: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then contemplate the long history of Royal Tobacco Factory, then contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de España.

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Malaga to Seville is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gibraltar.
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar — 2 nights

The Rock

A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): brush up on your military savvy at The Great Siege Tunnels, Head underground at St. Michael's Cave, stroll through Apes Den, then steep yourself in history at Prince Ferdinand's Battery, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Gibraltar Botanic Gardens (The Alameda). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Main Street, visit a coastal fixture at Europa Point, then appreciate the history behind Sikorski Memorial, then explore the striking landscape at The Rock of Gibraltar, and finally make a trip to Grand Casemates Square.

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You can drive from Seville to Gibraltar in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Seville in December since evenings lows in Gibraltar dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Marbella.
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Marbella, Spain — 2 nights

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 11th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Murallas del Castillo (Las), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Sto. Cristo del Calvario, and then shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga.

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Getting from Gibraltar to Marbella by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Gibraltar in December, expect little chillier with lows of 10°C in Marbella. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Marbella.
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Marbella, Spain — 2 nights

Spanish Riviera

Change things up with these side-trips from Marbella: Ronda (Puente Nuevo & Reservatauro Ronda). Enjoy Marbella some more: visit Marbella Old Town, make a trip to Ermita del Santo Cristo, indulge in some personalized pampering at Leelawadee Thai Massage Center, and ride a horse along Centro Hipico El Repique.

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Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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