12 days in Andalucia Itinerary

12 days in Andalucia Itinerary

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12 days in Andalucia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  16​h
1
Seville
— 1 night
Train:  45​min
2
Cordoba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ubeda
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Marbella
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Ronda
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  19​h
End: Johannesburg

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): wander the streets of Centro Historico de Sevilla, contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Casa de Pilatos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Plaza del Triunfo, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, then take a stroll through Triana, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Macarena.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Seville holiday builder site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Seville is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Seville is minus 1 hour. In March, Seville is little chillier than Johannesburg - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza ©
Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza
Archaeological Ensemble of Italica ©
Centro Historico de Sevilla ©
Centro Historico de Sevilla

2
nights
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
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 21st (Thu), don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calleja de las Flores, then wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then snap pictures at Roman Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Calleja del Panuelo, don't miss a visit to Patios de Cordoba, get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana, then take an in-depth tour of Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Almodovar del Rio.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cordoba road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Cordoba, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ubeda.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Castillo de Almodovar
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Castillo de Almodovar ©
Castillo de Almodovar
Calleja de las Flores ©
Calleja de las Flores
Calleja del Panuelo ©
Calleja del Panuelo

1
night
Ubeda

Ubeda ©
Úbeda is a town in the province of Jaén in Spain's autonomous community of Andalusia, with some 36,025 inhabitants. On the 23rd (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Pablo, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Nicolas, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Sabiote, step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Marques de la Rambla, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Synagogue de L'eau, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinagoga del Agua.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ubeda journey builder .

Traveling by car from Cordoba to Ubeda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marbella.

Things to do in Ubeda

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castillo de Sabiote
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Castillo de Sabiote ©
Castillo de Sabiote
Palace of the Marques de la Rambla ©
Church of San Pablo ©
Church of San Pablo

2
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 24th (Sun): take a stroll through La Carihuela, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then see the interesting displays at Automobile and Fashion Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, take a stroll through Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village), then meet the residents at Bioparc Fuengirola, and finally wander the streets of Marbella Old Quarter.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Marbella attractions website .

You can drive from Ubeda to Marbella in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Marbella when traveling from Ubeda in March, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marbella

Neighborhoods Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Malaga, Benalmadena, La Carihuela, Bioparc
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Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
La Carihuela ©
La Carihuela

3
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Merced Ronda, learn about winemaking at Joaquin Fernandez Bodega, and then get outside with Parque natural de la Sierra de Grazalema. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Ruinas de Acinipo, then do a tasting at Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto, then explore the ancient world of Ciudad Romana de Ocuri, and finally take an in-depth tour of Leather Museum of Ubrique.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ronda day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Marbella to Ronda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites Wineries Outdoors

Side Trips

Ubrique, Parque natural de la Sierra de Grazalema, Castle of Jimena de la Frontera
Highlights from your plan
Castle of Jimena de la Frontera ©
Castle of Jimena de la Frontera
Museo de la Piel de Ubrique ©
Museo de la Piel de Ubrique

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