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5 Day Alicante Itinerary – Discovering Costa Blanca

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On the Spanish Mediterranean coastline of Costa Blanca is the dynamic, delicious, picturesque, and laid back city of Alicante. With a castle standing guard, the handsome old quarter, and long stretches of waterfront and beach, here’s what a 5 day Alicante itinerary looks like.

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Alicante Highlights

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When people think about the Mediterranean, you automatically start thinking about the Greek Islands, Amalfi Coast and maybe even Southern France but somewhere that often gets overlooked is the Spanish coastline.

You might not know this but Spain actually has one of the longest coastlines in the Mediterranean.

One of the star coastal regions is Costa Blanca and one of the best ways to explore it is by flying into the city of Alicante and getting to know what makes this a favorite vacation spot for many.

Here are the top 5 highlights from Alicante that made us fall in love with this city on the Costa Blanca coast of Spain.

  1. Santa Bárbara Castle
  2. Seafood
  3. Altea
  4. Beaches
  5. Illa de Tabarca

Alicante 5 Day Itinerary

As a bit of background, this trip to Alicante immediately proceeded our 8 day Iceland itinerary. It was a match made in heaven because we got all of our adventuring out of our system in Iceland, allowing us to turn on relaxation mode afterwards.

While you’ll find a lot of sleep-in time and late starts to the day, you can certainly plan more things in the schedule which I’ll get to at the end with some optional add-ons.

5 days seems like a lot, but trust me, it’ll go by quickly and you’ll wish you had more time to visit Alicante.

Trip planning map

One of the cornerstones of our itineraries are maps with all points of interests marked, similar to the French Polynesia 2 week itinerary, Greece island hopping itinerary, 5 day Puerto Rico itinerary, and New Zealand 3 week itinerary.

With this map, you’ll be able to take it to go and have it ready for you on your phone or use it as part of your itinerary planning.  I’ve always found this to be a nice quick-reference for when you travel, especially for Alicante where you might have a few restaurants in mind that you want to eat at.

Tip: View the 5 day Alicante trip planning map in full screen and create a copy (this step is key) for yourself.  Make tweaks for your own trip and in Google…

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