11 days in South of Spain Itinerary

11 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South of Spain trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Malaga
— 1 day
Drive
2
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Ronda
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Seville
— 2 nights
Train
5
Cordoba
— 2 nights
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Malaga

— 1 day

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 25th (Wed): browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Atarazanas, take in the exciting artwork at Gravura Taller de Grabado, then contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Puerto de Málaga, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Malaga online trip builder.

Sydney, Australia to Malaga is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Sydney to Malaga due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in Malaga reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stop by Artesania Del Arbol, step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza de los Aljibes, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Milenium Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin, then contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally view the masterpieces at Kitty Harri's Sculpture Garden.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada journey planning app.

You can drive from Malaga to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Malaga in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Granada, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

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 28th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, then do a tasting at Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto, and then take in the views from Puente Nuevo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): shop like a local with Scott Simpson Fine Art, take a stroll through Old City, see where the action happens at Plaza de Toros de Ronda, then visit La Ciudad, and finally learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ronda trip planner.

You can drive from Granada to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Granada in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ronda, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Seville

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Un Gato en Bicicleta, contemplate the long history of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, and then admire the striking features of Plaza de España. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

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Traveling by car from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Cordoba

— 2 nights

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 2nd (Wed), look for gifts at Tienda Gourmet Casa Pedro, wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), take in the views from Roman Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then don't miss a visit to Calleja del Panuelo, and finally view the masterpieces at Sala el Potro.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cordoba holiday builder site.

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Cordoba sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums