17 days in South of Spain Itinerary

17 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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1
Granada
— 3 nights
2
Ronda
— 4 nights
3
Seville
— 3 nights
4
Cordoba
— 2 nights
5
Malaga
— 4 nights

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Alhambra and Court of the Lions are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Royal Chapel of Granada and Casa de Zafra. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Cartuja, admire the natural beauty at Generalife, contemplate the long history of Parroquia de los Santos Justo y Pastor, and stop by Albayzin.

For traveler tips and tourist information, read Granada journey planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Granada is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Granada due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Istanbul, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Granada, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Monasterio Cartuja ©
Monasterio Cartuja

4
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Popular historic sites such as Casa Del Rey Moro and Plaza del Socorro are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Lara and Museo Peinado. Explore Ronda's surroundings by going to Playa de Bolonia (in Tarifa) and Playa El Palmar (in Vejer de la Frontera). There's lots more to do: take in the views from Puente Nuevo, identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, and make a trip to Ronda.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ronda trip planner.

You can drive from Granada to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ronda, with lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Playa de Bolonia, Playa El Palmar
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Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
Playa de Bolonia ©
Playa de Bolonia
Playa El Palmar ©
Playa El Palmar

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Casa Palacio de Las Duenas and Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Plaza de España and Catedral de Sevilla. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Sevilla, see where the action happens at Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, and admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Santa Marta.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Seville holiday site.

You can drive from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Seville sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Centro Historico de Sevilla ©
Centro Historico de Sevilla
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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.
On the 14th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Calleja del Panuelo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then take in the views from Roman Bridge, then wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Almodovar, then don't miss a visit to Patios de Cordoba, and then take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cordoba travel route builder site.

Getting from Seville to Cordoba by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seville in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Malaga.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Castillo de Almodovar
Highlights from your plan
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge

4
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Let the collections at Automobile and Fashion Museum and Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Malaga Cathedral and Marbella Old Town. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Malaga: Butterfly Park of Benalmadena (in Benalmadena), La Carihuela (in Torremolinos) and El Torcal de Antequera (in Antequera). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga, take in the waterfront at Puerto de Málaga, appreciate the history behind Estatua del Cenachero, and get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Malaga tour planner.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cordoba, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Malaga, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, La Carihuela, El Torcal de Antequera, Marbella Old Town, Eco Reserva Ojen
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral
Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum

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