12 days in Andalucia Itinerary

12 days in Andalucia Itinerary

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12 days in Andalucia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Nerja
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Marbella
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Ronda
— 3 nights
Bus:  2​h
5
Seville
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Manchester

2
nights
Granada

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Albayzin, then get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, then steep yourself in history at La Madraza, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Granada route site .

Manchester, UK to Granada is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Manchester to Granada, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In June, Granada is a bit warmer than Manchester - with highs of 35°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Generalife ©
Generalife

2
nights
Nerja

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. On the 25th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Molino de Papel, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Nerja Book Centre, then contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar, and finally do a tasting at Bodegas Bentomiz. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Alberquilla, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, then explore the world behind art at Museo de Nerja, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nerja road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Granada to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Nerja, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marbella.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bodegas Bentomiz
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Río Chíllar ©
Río Chíllar
Bodegas Bentomiz ©
Bodegas Bentomiz
Museo de Nerja ©
Museo de Nerja

2
nights
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.
On the 27th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and finally get outside with Experience Box Spain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Marbella Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buddist Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, and finally contemplate the long history of Castillo de Gibralfaro.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Marbella trip planner.

You can drive from Nerja to Marbella in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nerja in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Marbella, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Malaga, Buddist Temple
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Climbing Tours
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro

3
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo and La Ciudad are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Dona Felisa Winery, take a pleasant ride with Caballos y Vino, snap pictures at Centro de Interpretacion del Puente Nuevo, and wander the streets of Old City.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ronda online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by bus from Marbella to Ronda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Marbella in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Ronda, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries Parks Tours
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery
Old City ©
Old City

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, and then contemplate the long history of Plaza de España.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville visit planning site .

Traveling by bus from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

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

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