19 days in South of Spain Itinerary

19 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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19 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Seville
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Arcos de la Frontera
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Tarifa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Ronda
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Malaga
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Nerja
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Granada
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Zurich

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Archaeological Ensemble of Italica and Faro del Sur, Viajes y Aventuras. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Centro de Interpretacion Juderia de Sevilla, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de los Marineros, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capilla de San Jose, and make a trip to Plaza de San Francisco.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Seville visit planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Seville is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Zurich in April, things will get a bit warmer in Seville: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Arcos de la Frontera.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, Faro del Sur, Viajes y Aventuras
Highlights from your plan
Capilla de San Jose ©
Capilla de San Jose
Archaeological Ensemble of Italica ©

3
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Huerta de Albala, explore the activities along Cola del Embalse de Arcos, look for all kinds of wild species at Paraje Natural Cola del Embalse de Arcos, then play a few rounds at Arcos Gardens Golf Club & Country Estate, and finally explore the historical opulence of Arcos de la Frontera. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Pedro, make a trip to Palacio del Mayorazgo, don't miss a visit to Monjas Mercedarias Descalzas, explore the world behind art at Mundiarte, then make a trip to Plaza del Cabildo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Casa Ordonez.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Arcos de la Frontera trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Seville to Arcos de la Frontera takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tarifa.

Things to do in Arcos de la Frontera

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Casa Ordonez, Salinas de Iptuci
Highlights from your plan
Iglesia de San Pedro ©
Iglesia de San Pedro
Huerta de Albala ©
Huerta de Albala
Salinas  de Iptuci ©
Salinas de Iptuci

3
nights
Tarifa

Tarifa ©
As the southernmost point in Europe, Tarifa is famous for having the continent’s best windsurfing conditions, making it a well-known surfer’s paradise.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Sendero La Garganta del Capitan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Punta Paloma, head outdoors with Mirador del Estrecho, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Mateo, then pause for some photo ops at Puerta de Jerez, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monumento al General Copons.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tarifa attractions planner .

Getting from Arcos de la Frontera to Tarifa by car takes about 2 hours. While traveling from Arcos de la Frontera, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Tarifa, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Tarifa

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Castle of Jimena de la Frontera, Sendero La Garganta del Capitan, Torre de Guadalmansa
Highlights from your plan
Mirador del Estrecho ©
Mirador del Estrecho
Castle of Jimena de la Frontera ©
Castle of Jimena de la Frontera
Sendero La Garganta del Capitan ©
Sendero La Garganta del Capitan

1
night
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 13th (Mon), admire the striking features of Casa Don Bosco, then explore by horseback at Paddock Paradise Ronda, then head outdoors with Parque natural de la Sierra de Grazalema, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ride Andalucia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Sierra De Las Nieves and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ronda trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Tarifa to Ronda by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tarifa in April: highs in Ronda hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ride Andalucia, Sierra De Las Nieves, Parque natural de la Sierra de Grazalema
Highlights from your plan
Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda
Sierra De Las Nieves ©
Sierra De Las Nieves

3
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Episcopal Palace and Caminito Del Re. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Malaga: Safaris (in Mijas), Marbella (Speed Boats Tours & Waterskiing & Jetskiing) and Adventure Rider Centre (in Mijas Pueblo). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Los Martires, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares, and examine the collection at Museum Jorge Rando.

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You can drive from Ronda to Malaga in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. April in Malaga sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Malaga

Outdoors Museums Tours

Side Trips

Mijas, Marbella, Caminito Del Re
Highlights from your plan
Adventure Rider Centre ©
Adventure Rider Centre
Episcopal Palace ©
Episcopal Palace
Museo de Artes y Costumbres Populares ©

2
nights
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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, then contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Paseo Maritimo. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Las Alpujarras, then admire the natural beauty at Parque Botanico El Majuelo, then kick back and relax at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, and finally don't miss a visit to El Puente del Águila.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Nerja route builder site .

Getting from Malaga to Nerja by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Nerja when traveling from Malaga in April, with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Parque Botanico El Majuelo, Paseo Maritimo, Las Alpujarras
Highlights from your plan
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary ©
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary
Church of El Salvador ©
Church of El Salvador
Río Chíllar ©
Río Chíllar

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 20th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Palacio de Alcazar Genil, then ride a horse along Pegasus Riding Centre, then admire the natural beauty at Orgiva Tea Garden, and finally discover the riches below the earth's surface at Alquife Mines. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Real Chancilleria, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then contemplate the long history of Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Granada trip planner .

You can drive from Nerja to Granada in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Orgiva, Alquife Mines
Highlights from your plan
Pegasus Riding Centre ©
Pegasus Riding Centre
Orgiva Tea Garden ©
Orgiva Tea Garden

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