15 days in Spain & New Orleans Itinerary

15 days in Spain & New Orleans Itinerary

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15 days in Spain & New Orleans Itinerary

Start: New Orleans, United States
1
New Orleans, United States
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  17​h
2
Marbella, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Nerja, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: New Orleans, United States


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3
nights
New Orleans, United States

New Orleans
Known for its Creole cuisine, rich musical tradition, and nearby swamps and plantations, New Orleans is one of the nation's oldest cities.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Chalmette National Historical Park. Garden District and Jackson Square will appeal to history buffs. Step out of New Orleans to go to Folsom and see Global Wildlife Center, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of French Quarter, see the interesting displays at The National WWII Museum, explore the striking landscape of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, and admire the striking features of St. Louis Cathedral.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New Orleans road trip planner.

If you are flying in from Austria, the closest major airports are Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Gulfport Biloxi International Airport and Lafayette Regional Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Orleans

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Nature & Wildlife Tours, Global Wildlife Center
Highlights from your plan
The National WWII Museum
The National WWII Museum
French Quarter ©
French Quarter
Garden District ©
Garden District

2
nights
Marbella, Spain

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro, explore the galleries of Alcazaba, then admire the landmark architecture of Malaga Cathedral, and finally head outdoors with Experience Box Spain. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Marbella Old Town, then identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, and then go for a stroll along the water at Benalmadena Puerto Marina.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Marbella route builder app .

Explore your travel options from New Orleans to Marbella with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from New Orleans to Marbella. Traveling from New Orleans in October, you will find days in Marbella are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are little chillier (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Malaga, Benalmadena
Highlights from your plan
Benalmadena Puerto Marina ©
Benalmadena Puerto Marina
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral

2
nights
Nerja, Spain

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 6th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador, then explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ermita de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Juan Bautista, steep yourself in history at Teatro del Carmen, then pause for some serene contemplation at Convent of San Francisco, then contemplate the long history of Casa Cervantes, and finally steep yourself in history at Punta Lara.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nerja road trip planning website .

You can drive from Marbella to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Nerja when traveling from Marbella in October, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Velez-Malaga
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Church of El Salvador ©
Church of El Salvador
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary ©
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja

2
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, delve into the distant past at Baños Arabes, then explore the historical opulence of Palacio de Mondragon, then take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, and finally get great views at Mirador de Aldehuela. On the next day, snap pictures at Centro de Interpretacion del Puente Nuevo, snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, then contemplate the long history of Casa Del Rey Moro, and finally wander the streets of Old City.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ronda driving holiday planner.

Getting from Nerja to Ronda by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

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

3
nights
Seville, Spain

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 10th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory and then explore the striking landscape of Parque Nacional de Donana.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Seville trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Seville sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Parque Nacional de Donana
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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