21 days in South of Spain Itinerary

21 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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21 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Seville
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
2
Cordoba
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Ronda
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Fuengirola
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Nerja
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Granada
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires

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.
Royal Alcázar of Seville and Plaza de España will appeal to history buffs. Do your shopping at Mercado de Triana and La Oleoteca de Sevilla. Olive Oil Tasting. Change things up with a short trip to Bodegas Grupo Estevez in Jerez De La Frontera (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla, admire the landmark architecture of Metropol Parasol, and catch a live event at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Seville trip planner .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Seville is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time (ART) to Central European Time (CET) is 4 hours. When traveling from Buenos Aires in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Seville: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Bodegas Grupo Estevez
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Victoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), shop like a local with Sala el Potro, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Calleja del Panuelo.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cordoba visit website .

Getting from Seville to Cordoba by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can take a train to Ronda.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Mercado Victoria ©
Mercado Victoria

4
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Head to Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto and Scott Simpson Fine Artfor plenty of shopping. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Baños Arabes and Ruinas de Acinipo. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, wander the streets of La Ciudad, and explore the historical opulence of Palacio de Mondragon.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Ronda route maker .

You can take a train from Cordoba to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fuengirola.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery
Old City ©
Old City

2
nights
Fuengirola

Fuengirola ©
An enchanting mix of tranquil beaches and urban atmosphere, the metropolis of Fuengirola remains one of the Costa del Sol’s most visited cities.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the views from Rio Fuengirola Pedestrian Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Hawaii Playa, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Paraiso Beach Torremolinos. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Cala Mijas, then look for gifts at Vom Fass Fuengirola, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Ronda Paco.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fuengirola holiday planner.

You can drive from Ronda to Fuengirola in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Fuengirola, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Fuengirola

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Torremolinos, Playa de la Cala Mijas
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Vom Fass Fuengirola ©
Vom Fass Fuengirola
Rio Fuengirola Pedestrian Bridge ©
Rio Fuengirola Pedestrian Bridge

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. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa El Salon and Playa de la Alberquilla. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Playa del Molino de Papel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador, look for gifts at Torrox Costa Promenade, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Nerja road trip site .

Traveling by car from Fuengirola to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Fuengirola in November; daily highs in Nerja reach 18°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Torrox Costa Promenade
Highlights from your plan
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Playa Torrecilla ©
Playa Torrecilla

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.
Alhambra and Generalife will appeal to history buffs. For shopping fun, head to Mercado San Agustin or Milenium Gallery. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Albayzin, explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, contemplate the long history of Monasterio Cartuja, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de Nuestra Senora de las Angustias.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Granada trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Nerja to Granada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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