11 days in South of Spain Itinerary

11 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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11 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Malaga
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Marbella
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Ronda
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Chiclana de la Frontera
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Seville
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
6
Malaga
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Detroit

few
hours
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 16th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Los Martires, delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, then explore the galleries of Alcazaba, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Maria de la Victoria.

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Detroit, USA to Malaga is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Detroit in April; daily highs in Malaga reach 72°F and lows reach 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Marbella.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Teatro Romano ©
Teatro Romano
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba

3
nights
Marbella

Marbella ©
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 16th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Christ of Calvary Church and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Cabopino Beach and Marina, then kick back and relax at Playa de la Cala Mijas, and then take a stroll through Marbella Old Quarter.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Marbella visit planning app .

Traveling by bus from Malaga to Marbella takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa de la Cala Mijas, Casares Castle, Iglesia de San Pedro, Castillo de Castellar de la Frontera
Highlights from your plan
Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town
Casares Castle ©
Casares Castle
Iglesia de San Pedro ©
Iglesia de San Pedro

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night
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): get great views at Mirador de Aldehuela, explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, then admire the landmark architecture of La Casa Del Rey Moro, then wander the streets of Old City, and finally explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes.

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Traveling by bus from Marbella to Ronda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in April, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Chiclana de la Frontera.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Old City ©
Old City
Baños Arabes ©
Baños Arabes
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

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night
Chiclana de la Frontera

Chiclana de la Frontera ©
Chiclana de la Frontera is a town and municipality in southwestern Spain, in the province of Cádiz, Andalusia, near the Gulf of Cádiz. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Arcos de la Frontera, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cartuja de Jerez, then learn about winemaking at Bodegas Luis Perez, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Barrosa. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ermita de Santa Ana, look for gifts at Ya En Tu Casa - El sabor de Andalucía, then tee off at Sancti Petri Hills Golf, and finally admire the striking features of Palacio del Virrey Laserna.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Chiclana de la Frontera trip maker site .

Getting from Ronda to Chiclana de la Frontera by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Ronda in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Chiclana de la Frontera, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Chiclana de la Frontera

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Jerez De La Frontera, Ya En Tu Casa - El sabor de Andalucía, Arcos de la Frontera
Highlights from your plan
Bodegas Luis Perez ©
Bodegas Luis Perez
Playa de la Barrosa ©
Playa de la Barrosa
Arcos de la Frontera ©
Arcos de la Frontera

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nights
Seville

Seville ©
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 22nd (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, gain insight at Royal Tobacco Factory, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, and finally contemplate the long history of Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seville route planning app .

You can drive from Chiclana de la Frontera to Seville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for the bus ride to Malaga.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santo Cristo de la Salud Church and then explore the world behind art at Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Alcazaba de Antequera, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Carihuela, and then explore the world behind art at Colección del Museo Ruso.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Malaga trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Seville to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa La Carihuela, Alcazaba de Antequera
Highlights from your plan
Colección del Museo Ruso ©
Colección del Museo Ruso
Alcazaba de Antequera ©
Alcazaba de Antequera
Playa La Carihuela ©
Playa La Carihuela

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