17 days in Spain Itinerary

17 days in Spain Itinerary

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17 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Malaga
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Ronda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Granada
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Cordoba
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
5
Seville
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Seattle

3
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Popular historic sites such as Alcazaba de Antequera and Iglesia de Los Martires are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore CAC Malaga Contemporary Art Center and Alcazaba. Take a break from Malaga with a short trip to Dolmen de Menga in Antequera, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de la Victoria, admire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga, and get engrossed in the history at Museo de Malaga.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Malaga online road trip planner .

Seattle, USA to Malaga is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Malaga. Traveling from Seattle in April, things will get a bit warmer in Malaga: highs are around 72°F and lows about 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Antequera
Highlights from your plan
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Alcazaba de Antequera ©
Alcazaba de Antequera
CAC Malaga Contemporary Art Center ©
CAC Malaga Contemporary Art Center

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 30th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Aldehuela, explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, get a taste of the local shopping with Scott Simpson Fine Art, then delve into the distant past at Baños Arabes, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Sierra De Las Nieves. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Parque natural de la Sierra de Grazalema, then make a trip to Artesania textil de Grazalema, then steep yourself in history at Ciudad Romana de Ocuri, and finally tour in harmony with nature at Paddock Paradise Ronda.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ronda vacation planner.

Drive from Malaga to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Artesania textil de Grazalema, Ciudad Romana de Ocuri, Sierra De Las Nieves, Parque natural de la Sierra de Grazalema
Highlights from your plan
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda
Baños Arabes ©
Baños Arabes

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla and Monasterio Cartuja. Get some historical perspective at Alhambra and Basilica de San Juan de Dios. Change things up with these side-trips from Granada: Guadix Cathedral (in Guadix), Jaen (Jaén Cathedral & Centro Cultural Baños Árabes) and Castillo de Sabiote (in Sabiote). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Jerome Monastery, take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the stunning scenery at Los Cahorros, and step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Granada travel route builder site .

Traveling by car from Ronda to Granada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Granada, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Jaen, Los Cahorros, Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla, Castillo de Sabiote, Guadix Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla ©
Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba and Church of San Mateo. You'll explore and learn at Museo del Anis and Centro Flamenco Fosforito. Change things up with these side-trips from Cordoba: Iberfauna (in Zuheros), Santuario de Nuestra Senora de Araceli (in Lucena) and Banos de la Encima Castle (in Banos de la Encina). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Lorenzo Mártir, examine the collection at Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda, admire the masterpieces at Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia, and sample the fine beverages at Machaquito Anis & Licores.

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You can drive from Granada to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Granada in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Rute, Lucena, Banos de la Encima Castle, Iberfauna
Highlights from your plan
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Church of San Mateo ©
Church of San Mateo
Parroquia de San Lorenzo Mártir ©

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Las Duenas and Archaeological Ensemble of Italica. Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Alcázar of Seville and Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija. Step out of Seville to go to Huelva and see Parque Nacional de Donana, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de los Marineros, gain insight at Royal Tobacco Factory, and get to know the fascinating history of Plaza del Triunfo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Seville route builder website .

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cordoba, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Seville, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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

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