8 days in Faro, Gibraltar & Malaga Itinerary

8 days in Faro, Gibraltar & Malaga Itinerary

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Faro, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 2 nights
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Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
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Faro, Portugal

— 4 nights

Portuguese Venice

The most well-known city in the Algarve, Faro boasts a cliffside location with popular beaches and a thriving cultural scene.
You'll get in some beach time at Vale de Covo Beach and Praia do Barril. Visiting Cabanas de Tavira Beach and Algar Seco will get you outdoors. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 13th (Thu) at Aquashow Park. There's more to do: get some thrills on the water with Animaris Ilha Deserta.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Faro trip planner.

Budapest, Hungary to Faro is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Faro when traveling from Budapest in May, with lows around 18°C. You'll set off for Gibraltar on the 14th (Fri).

Things to do in Faro

Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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.
On the 15th (Sat), trek along Mediterranean Steps, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Apes Den, then brush up on your military savvy at The Great Siege Tunnels, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Europa Point.

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Getting from Faro to Gibraltar by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Faro to Gibraltar, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Wildlife

Malaga, Spain

— 1 night

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Bajondillo and then stroll through Playa La Carihuela. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): stroll through Playa de La Malagueta, look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Crocodile Park.

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Traveling by car from Gibraltar to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May in Malaga, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips