10 days in South of Spain Itinerary

10 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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Seville
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Ronda
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Mijas
— 1 night
Drive
4
Granada
— 2 nights
Train
5
Cordoba
— 1 night
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Seville

— 3 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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, stop by Barrio Santa Cruz, admire the striking features of Torre del Oro, and make a trip to Plaza de España.

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Chicago, USA to Seville is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in March, with highs in Seville at 65°F and lows at 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Ronda

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 31st (Wed), wander the streets of Old City, see the interesting displays at Museo Lara, then explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, then take some stellar pictures from Mirador puente nuevo de Ronda, and finally don't miss a visit to Ronda. On the next day, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and then tour in harmony with nature at Paddock Paradise Ronda.

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Traveling by car from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Ronda sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Mijas.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Wineries

Mijas

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, get engrossed in the history at Archivo Historico Municipal de Mijas, then get outside with Adventure Rider Centre, then examine the collection at CAC Mijas, and finally don't miss a visit to Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña.

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Drive from Ronda to Mijas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Mijas can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Mijas

Museums · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Granada

— 2 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 3rd (Sat), admire the striking features of Alhambra, stroll through Generalife, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada. On your second day here, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and then get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin.

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Traveling by car from Mijas to Granada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Mijas in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Granada, with lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Cordoba

— 1 night

Pearl of Muslim Spain

Andalucía’s thousand-year-old city, Córdoba, was once the capital of both the Roman Empire and the Moorish Kingdom, representing an alluring mix of cultural and political history.
On the 5th (Mon), get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then steep yourself in history at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

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Getting from Granada to Cordoba by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Granada in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 76°F by day to 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cordoba

Tours · Historic Sites