16 days in Andalucia Itinerary

16 days in Andalucia Itinerary

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16 days in Andalucia Itinerary

Start: Columbus
Fly:  16​h
1
Malaga
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Ronda
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Seville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Marbella
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Cadiz
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Columbus

1
day
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 12th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, then get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Malaga journey planner .

Columbus, USA to Malaga is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Columbus to Malaga is 6 hours. In May, daytime highs in Malaga are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Room Escape Games
Museo Picasso Malaga ©
Museo Picasso Malaga

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then admire the natural beauty at Generalife, and then admire the striking features of Alhambra. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces, appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin, get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de Isabel La Catolica.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Granada trip builder .

Getting from Malaga to Granada by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Granada when traveling from Malaga in May, with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

2
nights
Ronda

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 15th (Fri): snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, then take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda, and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Del Rey Moro. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, delve into the distant past at Baños Arabes, then see the interesting displays at Museo Lara, and finally take a stroll through Old City.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ronda travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Granada to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

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.
On the 17th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then admire the striking features of Torre Giralda, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Puente de San Bernardo, admire the striking features of Metropol Parasol, then stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de España.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Seville trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by bus from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Marbella.

Things to do in Seville

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

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Marbella side-trips: Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village) (in Benalmadena) and Adventure Rider Centre (in Mijas Pueblo). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Experience Box Spain, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, don't miss a visit to Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña, and identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Marbella attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Seville to Marbella takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Cadiz.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Fuengirola, Mijas, Benalmadena, Centro Historico de Estepona
Highlights from your plan
Adventure Rider Centre ©
Adventure Rider Centre
Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town
Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village) ©

3
nights
Cadiz

Cadiz ©
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. On the 23rd (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Cadiz, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Tavira, then don't miss a visit to Yacimiento Arqueologico Gadir, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Bolonia. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Caleta Beach, kick back and relax at Playa de la Barrosa, and then make a trip to Iglesia Mayor de San Pedro y San Pablo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Cadiz route planner.

Traveling by car from Marbella to Cadiz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Cadiz sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 59°F at night. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cadiz

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Iglesia Mayor de San Pedro y San Pablo, Playa de la Barrosa, Feria del Caballo, Playa de Bolonia
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Bolonia ©
Playa de Bolonia
Feria del Caballo ©
Feria del Caballo
Playa de la Barrosa ©
Playa de la Barrosa

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