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: Funchal, Madeira
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Almeria
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Nerja
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Marbella
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
El Chorro
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Ronda
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Cadiz
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
8
Cordoba
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
9
Seville
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Funchal, Madeira

1
night
Almeria

Almeria ©
Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, situated in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba, learn about all things military at Museo Refugio de la Guerra Civil, then immerse yourself in nature at Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park, and finally get lost in a book at Biblioteca Publica Provincial Francisco Villaespesa.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Almeria route planning tool .

Funchal, Portugal to Almeria is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Funchal to Almeria due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Funchal in November, Almeria is little chillier at night with lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Almeria

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park ©
Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park
Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba ©
Museo Refugio de la Guerra Civil ©
Museo Refugio de la Guerra Civil

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 7th (Thu): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the striking features of Alhambra, then don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): trek along Llano de la Perdiz, then admire the natural beauty at Generalife, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada trip planner .

Traveling by car from Almeria to Granada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Almeria in November, expect Granada to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Llano de la Perdiz ©
Llano de la Perdiz

3
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fundación Cueva de Nerja and Río Chíllar. Escape the urban bustle at Burriana Beach and Nerja Donkey Sanctuary. Take a break from Nerja with a short trip to Los Olivillos in Competa, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Balcon de Europa, take in the dramatic natural features at Paseo de los Carabineros, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador, and enjoy the sand and surf at Capistrano Playa.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nerja trip planning app .

Getting from Granada to Nerja by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. November in Nerja sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Los Olivillos
Highlights from your plan
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Río Chíllar ©
Río Chíllar
Acantilados de Maro Cerro Gordo ©
Acantilados de Maro Cerro Gordo

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): take a stroll through Marbella Old Town, contemplate the long history of Castillo de Gibralfaro, make a trip to Puerto de Málaga, admire the striking features of Malaga Cathedral, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally see the interesting displays at Automobile and Fashion Museum. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Experience Box Spain, walk around Parque De La Paloma, then head outdoors with Adventure Rider Centre, and finally steep yourself in history at Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Marbella road trip site .

Traveling by car from Nerja to Marbella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nerja in November, expect Marbella to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to El Chorro.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Malaga, Parque De La Paloma, Adventure Rider Centre
Highlights from your plan
Adventure Rider Centre ©
Adventure Rider Centre
Parque De La Paloma ©
Parque De La Paloma
Room Escape Games

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El Chorro

El Chorro ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro, get outside with Garganta del Chorro, and then take in breathtaking views at Caminito Del Re.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the El Chorro online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Marbella to El Chorro takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in El Chorro

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Caminito Del Re
Highlights from your plan
El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro ©
El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro
Garganta del Chorro ©
Garganta del Chorro
Caminito Del Re ©
Caminito Del Re

3
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to El Tajo de Ronda and El Torcal de Antequera. Escape the urban bustle at Paddock Paradise Ronda and Climbing Tours. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and Head underground at Cueva del Gato.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ronda attractions app .

Drive from El Chorro to Ronda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cadiz.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

El Torcal de Antequera
Highlights from your plan
Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
El Torcal de Antequera ©
El Torcal de Antequera

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night
Cadiz

Cadiz ©
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): make a trip to Playa Victoria, walk around Park Genoves, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Tavira, then kick back and relax at La Caleta Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Cadiz.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cadiz attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from Ronda to Cadiz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Cadiz, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Cadiz

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Caleta Beach ©
La Caleta Beach
Torre Tavira ©
Torre Tavira
Playa Victoria ©
Playa Victoria

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, get to know the fascinating history of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), snap pictures at Roman Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then don't miss a visit to Patio de los Naranjos, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Casa de Sefarad. On the next day, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to Patios de Cordoba, get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana, then take an in-depth tour of Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Almodovar.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cordoba road trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Cadiz to Cordoba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cadiz in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Cordoba, with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Castillo de Almodovar
Highlights from your plan
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Historic Centre of Cordoba ©
Historic Centre of Cordoba
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge

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 discover tucked-away gems like Centro Historico de Sevilla and Parque de Maria Luisa. Take a break from Seville with a short trip to Plaza Gruta de las Maravillas in Aracena, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Los Refinadores, and take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Seville online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Plaza Gruta de las Maravillas
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Centro Ecuestre Entrepinares ©
Centro Ecuestre Entrepinares
Centro Historico de Sevilla ©
Centro Historico de Sevilla

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