12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

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12 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Seville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Cordoba
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Malaga
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

3
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.
Seville is known for parks, nightlife, historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, admire the striking features of Metropol Parasol, stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa, and steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Seville online day trip planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Seville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, expect Seville to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, steep yourself in history at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and then take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia).

For photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cordoba holiday website .

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Cordoba sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Cordoba

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Food Tours
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)

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.
On the 18th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas, then explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, then admire the natural beauty at Generalife, and finally indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Granada trip planner .

Getting from Cordoba to Granada by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cordoba in October: highs in Granada hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

5
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Change things up with these side-trips from Malaga: Ronda (Roman Bridge, Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, & more) and Nerja (Balcon de Europa, Church of El Salvador, & more). Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Pasaje de Chinitas, and admire the landmark architecture of Malaga Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Malaga road trip website .

Drive from Granada to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Malaga, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ronda, Nerja
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Wine Tours & Tastings

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