13 days in Andalucia Itinerary

13 days in Andalucia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Auckland
Fly + Shuttle:  34 h
1
Granada
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
2
Tarifa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Seville
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Cordoba
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Malaga
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  31 h
End: Auckland

1
night
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 12th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, contemplate the long history of Generalife, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios. On your second day here, take a stroll through Sacromonte, wander the streets of Albayzin, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, then make a trip to Plaza de San Nicolas, and finally make a trip to Carrera del Darro.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada day trip planning tool.

Auckland, New Zealand to Granada is an approximately 33- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Granada is minus 11 hours. When traveling from Auckland in August, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Granada: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Tarifa.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

2
nights
Tarifa

Tarifa ©
As the southernmost point in Europe, Tarifa is famous for having the continent’s best windsurfing conditions, making it a well-known surfer’s paradise.
On the 14th (Tue), kick back and relax at Playa de Zahara and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Bolonia. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Palmar, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Zahora, and then get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Tarifa trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Granada to Tarifa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Granada in August: highs in Tarifa hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Tarifa

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia, Playa de Zahara, Playa de Zahora, Playa El Palmar
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Playa de Zahara ©
Playa de Zahara
Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia ©
Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia
Playa de Bolonia ©
Playa de Bolonia

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, contemplate the long history of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, then wander the streets of Triana, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de España. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Casa de Pilatos, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and finally take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Seville online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tarifa to Seville in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tarifa in August, you will find days in Seville are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, take in the views from Roman Bridge, then stop by Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Calleja de las Flores, don't miss a visit to Patios de Cordoba, take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Santa Marina de Aguas Santas, and finally take an in-depth tour of Calahorra Tower.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cordoba trip planner.

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in August, expect nights in Cordoba to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 43°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Malaga.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba

2
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): examine the collection at Automobile and Fashion Museum, stop by La Carihuela, then take a stroll through Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village), and finally contemplate the long history of Castillo de Gibralfaro. On your second day here, wander the streets of Marbella Old Town, get to know the resident critters at Bioparc, and then see the interesting displays at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Malaga trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Cordoba to Malaga by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cordoba in August: highs in Malaga hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Neighborhoods Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village), Marbella Old Town, Bioparc, La Carihuela
Highlights from your plan
Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga ©
Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga

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