11 days in Iberia Itinerary

11 days in Iberia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain route maker

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Barcelona
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Cordoba
— 2 nights
Train
3
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Marbella
— 3 nights
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Barcelona

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Shop till you drop at La Boqueria and Blue Pottery. Step out of the city life by going to Fenals Beach and Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona. Go for a jaunt from Barcelona to Lloret de Mar to see Parish Church of Sant Roma about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Barcelona is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Barcelona is minus 2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in September; daily highs in Barcelona reach 30°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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 26th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Almodovar, then steep yourself in history at Molino de la Albolafia, then snap pictures at Roman Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla Mudejar de San Bartolome, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Casa de Sefarad, then wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cordoba trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Cordoba takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Granada.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Alhambra, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Jerome Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, then make a trip to Plaza de San Nicolas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Cartuja, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Granada holiday planner.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Granada, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marbella.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours

Marbella

— 3 nights

Spanish Riviera

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida del Mar, get a taste of the local shopping with Mercado Central de Atarazanas, pause for some serene contemplation at Malaga Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Playa El Bajondillo, and finally look for gifts at Vom Fass Fuengirola.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Marbella itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Granada to Marbella in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Granada in September, Marbella is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips