21 days in Andalucia Itinerary

21 days in Andalucia Itinerary

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21 days in Andalucia Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Granada
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Nerja
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Marbella
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Ronda
— 5 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Seville
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  6​h 30​min
End: Cardiff

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.
Step out of Granada with an excursion to Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana in Rute--about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and admire the landmark architecture of Court of the Lions.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada trip website .

Cardiff, UK to Granada is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cardiff to Granada is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cardiff in December: highs in Granada hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Fun & Games Tours

Side Trip

Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

4
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. Step out of Nerja to go to Competa and see Mirador Panoramico, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Balcon de Europa, browse for treasures at Nerja Book Centre, contemplate the long history of Punta Lara, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nerja holiday planner .

You can drive from Granada to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Mirador Panoramico
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Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa
Fuente del Esparto ©
Fuente del Esparto

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marbella: Riding Fun In The Sun (in Casares), Malaga (Alcazaba, Room Escape Games, & more) and Adventure Rider Centre (in Mijas Pueblo). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Experience Box Spain and look for gifts at Vom Fass Fuengirola.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Marbella tour itinerary maker site .

Getting from Nerja to Marbella by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nerja in January, things will get a bit warmer in Marbella: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Tours Fun & Games

Side Trips

Malaga, Adventure Rider Centre, Riding Fun In The Sun, Vom Fass Fuengirola
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Adventure Rider Centre ©
Adventure Rider Centre
Room Escape Games

5
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Dona Felisa Winery, explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, explore by horseback at Caballos y Vino, and head outdoors with Ronda Dressage.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ronda trip itinerary tool .

You can take a bus from Marbella to Ronda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors Tours Wineries
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

4
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.
Take a break from Seville with a short trip to Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba in Cordoba, about 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Seville trip builder app .

You can take a bus from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba

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