13 days in Spain Itinerary

13 days in Spain Itinerary

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13 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Seville
1
Seville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Malaga
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Frigiliana
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
4
Nerja
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Marbella
— 1 night
Bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Ronda
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Arcos de la Frontera
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h
9
Madrid
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Toronto

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.
On the 2nd (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Catedral de Sevilla. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then see where the action happens at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, then stop by Productos de la Sierra, and finally take a stroll through Calle Sierpes.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Seville trip itinerary planning website .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Sevilla Airport, Jerez Airport and Málaga Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Malaga.

Things to do in Seville

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

2
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): kick back and relax at Playa El Bajondillo, wander the streets of La Carihuela, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Calle San Miguel, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro. On the next day, indulge your taste buds at Mercado Central de Atarazanas, kick back and relax at Playa de La Malagueta, then browse the exhibits of Alcazaba, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Malaga Cathedral.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Malaga tour itinerary builder website .

Take a bus from Seville to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Frigiliana.

Things to do in Malaga

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Torremolinos
Highlights from your plan
Playa El Bajondillo ©
Playa El Bajondillo
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro

few
hours
Frigiliana

Frigiliana
Frigiliana is a town and municipality in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Frigiliana trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Malaga to Frigiliana takes an hour. Traveling from Malaga in September, expect Frigiliana to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Frigiliana

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Torrox Costa Promenade

1
night
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 7th (Sat), stroll through Burriana Beach.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Nerja visit planner .

Nerja is very close to Frigiliana. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Church of El Salvador ©
Church of El Salvador
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, then view the masterpieces at Reez, then steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Granada, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Nerja to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Granada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Generalife ©
Generalife

1
night
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 10th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bioparc, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Cala Mijas, then take a stroll through Marbella Old Quarter, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Marbella sightseeing website .

Getting from Granada to Marbella by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Granada in September, Marbella is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Playa de la Cala Mijas, Bioparc
Highlights from your plan
Bioparc ©
Bioparc
Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town
Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion ©
Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion

1
night
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 11th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Baños Arabes, take a stroll through Old City, admire the landmark architecture of La Casa Del Rey Moro, then take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, and finally get great views at Mirador de Aldehuela.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ronda trip planner .

You can drive from Marbella to Ronda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Ronda sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Arcos de la Frontera.

Things to do in Ronda

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Old City ©
Old City
Baños Arabes ©
Baños Arabes

1
night
Arcos de la Frontera

Arcos de la Frontera ©
Arcos de la Frontera is a town and municipality in the Sierra de Cádiz comarca, province of Cádiz, in Andalusia, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Arcos de la Frontera, then head outdoors with Circuito de velocidad de Jerez, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica Menor de Santa Maria.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Arcos de la Frontera online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Ronda to Arcos de la Frontera by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Arcos de la Frontera

Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Circuito de velocidad de Jerez
Highlights from your plan
Arcos de la Frontera ©
Arcos de la Frontera
Basilica Menor de Santa Maria ©
Basilica Menor de Santa Maria

1
night
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): wander the streets of Gran Via, admire the masterpieces at Royal Palace of Madrid, then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of San Ginés.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Madrid trip itinerary tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Arcos de la Frontera to Madrid. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Gran Via ©
Gran Via

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