23 days in France & Andalucia Itinerary

23 days in France & Andalucia Itinerary

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23 days in France & Andalucia Itinerary

Start: Seville, Spain
Fly + bus:  5​h 30​min
1
Arles, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Marseille, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Nice, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Carmona, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Cordoba, Spain
— Few hours
train:  1​h 45​min
8
Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
9
Grazalema, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
11
Jerez De La Frontera, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
12
Cadiz, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Seville, Spain


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3
nights
Arles, France

Arles ©
Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Camargue Nature Park, admire the landmark architecture of Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, then explore the world behind art at Carrieres des Lumieres, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Montmajour, and finally delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre (les Arenes). Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St-Trophime Cloister (Cloitre St-Trophime), take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Trophime, then identify plant and animal life at Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, then delve into the distant past at Arenes de Nimes, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Espiguette Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Arles road trip planner .

Seville, Spain to Arles is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Seville in November, with highs in Arles at 17°C and lows at 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Marseille.

Things to do in Arles

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau, Arenes de Nimes, Carrieres des Lumieres, Monastery Saint-Paul de Mausole, Espiguette Beach
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Carrieres des Lumieres ©
Carrieres des Lumieres
Amphitheatre (les Arenes) ©
Amphitheatre (les Arenes)
Eglise St-Trophime ©
Eglise St-Trophime

2
nights
Marseille, France

Marseille ©
The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Calanques, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Saint Victor, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Chateau La Coste en Provence, then don't miss a visit to Cours Mirabeau, then see the interesting displays at Granet Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Marseille road trip website .

You can take a train from Arles to Marseille in an hour. Another option is to drive. November in Marseille sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, Calanques, Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
Highlights from your plan
Chateau La Coste en Provence ©
Chateau La Coste en Provence
Calanques ©
Calanques
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine ©
Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine

2
nights
Nice, France

Nice ©
Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Haut de Cagnes, contemplate the long history of Villa Kerylos, then wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.

Before you visit Nice, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cannes, Haut de Cagnes, Villa Kerylos
Highlights from your plan
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
La Croisette ©
La Croisette

1
night
Granada, Spain

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.
On the 15th (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Los Cahorros, then look and learn at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias), and then admire the striking features of Alhambra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, stroll through Generalife, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral and Royal Chapel, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Mayor de Granada, and finally wander the streets of Albayzin.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Granada trip planning site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Nice to Granada in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Nice in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Granada, with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Los Cahorros
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios

2
nights
Seville, Spain

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.
On the 17th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza, tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seville Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Centro Ecuestre Entrepinares, then head outdoors with Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Espana.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville trip builder app .

You can drive from Granada to Seville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Seville, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Carmona.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
nights
Carmona, Spain

Carmona ©
Carmona is a town of south-western Spain, in the province of Seville; it lies 33 km north-east of Seville.Carmona is built on a ridge overlooking the central plain of Andalusia; to the north is the Sierra Morena, with the peak of San Cristobal to the south. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Alcazar de la Puerta de Sevilla, Carmona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Alcazar de Arriba (Upper Fortress), get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Ensemble of Carmona, stroll the grounds of Roman Necropolis, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Maria de la Asuncion, and finally hike along Los Castanares.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Carmona trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Seville to Carmona in an hour. In November, daytime highs in Carmona are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Cordoba.

Things to do in Carmona

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Palma Del Rio, Los Castanares, Ermita de Setefilla
Highlights from your plan
Palacio Portocarrero ©
Palacio Portocarrero
Iglesia de Santa Maria de la Asuncion ©
Ermita de Setefilla ©
Ermita de Setefilla

few
hours
Cordoba, Spain

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.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cordoba holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Carmona to Cordoba takes 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Cordoba when traveling from Carmona in November, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can take a train to Ronda.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba

2
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): wander the streets of La Ciudad, learn about winemaking at Joaquin Fernandez Bodega, explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes, then step into the grandiose world of Palacio de Mondragon, and finally take a stroll through Old City.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ronda trip planner .

You can take a train from Cordoba to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 10°C. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Grazalema.

Things to do in Ronda

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Old City ©
Old City
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Baños Arabes ©
Baños Arabes

2
nights
Grazalema, Spain

Grazalema ©
Grazalema is a village located in the northeastern part of the province of Cádiz, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. On the 23rd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Zahara de la Sierra and then explore the historical opulence of Castillo Zahara de la Sierra.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Grazalema journey app .

Traveling by car from Ronda to Grazalema takes an hour. November in Grazalema sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Grazalema

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Zahara de la Sierra, Aguzaderas Castle in El Coronil, Parque natural de la Sierra de Grazalema, Castillo-Palacio de los Ribera, Museo Taurino Jesulin de Ubrique
Highlights from your plan
Castillo Zahara de la Sierra ©
Castillo Zahara de la Sierra
Castillo-Palacio de los Ribera ©
Castillo-Palacio de los Ribera
Aguzaderas Castle in El Coronil ©
Aguzaderas Castle in El Coronil

2
nights
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Alcazaba, then explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, then kick back and relax at Playa El Bajondillo, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Carihuela. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Castillo de Gibralfaro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Malaga Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Puerto Cabopino Beach and Marina, and finally stroll through Playa de la Cala Mijas.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Malaga driving holiday planning site .

Drive from Grazalema to Malaga in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Malaga can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Jerez De La Frontera.

Things to do in Malaga

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Torremolinos, Cabopino Beach, Playa de la Cala Mijas
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral
Playa La Carihuela ©
Playa La Carihuela

2
nights
Jerez De La Frontera, Spain

Jerez De La Frontera ©
A culturally and historically rich city, Jerez de la Frontera is known around the world for the production of Spanish sherry.
On the 27th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Museo de la Atalaya, learn about winemaking at Bodegas Lustau, and then hike along Playa de Matalascanas. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Bodegas Luis Perez, do a tasting at Bodegas Tio Pepe, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Medina Sidonia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario de Nuestra Senora de Regla, and finally examine the collection at Museo Arqueologico de Jerez.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jerez De La Frontera trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Malaga to Jerez De La Frontera takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Jerez De La Frontera, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cadiz.

Things to do in Jerez De La Frontera

Wineries Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Arcos de la Frontera, Playa de Matalascanas, Santuario de Nuestra Senora de Regla, Palace of Medina Sidonia
Highlights from your plan
Bodegas Luis Perez ©
Bodegas Luis Perez
Playa de Matalascanas ©
Playa de Matalascanas
Arcos de la Frontera ©
Arcos de la Frontera

few
hours
Cadiz, Spain

Cadiz ©
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Cadiz attractions planning app .

Cadiz is very close to Jerez De La Frontera. In November, daytime highs in Cadiz are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cadiz

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Oatorio de San Felipe Neri ©
Oatorio de San Felipe Neri
Catedral de Cadiz ©
Catedral de Cadiz
Archivo Municipal de San Fernando ©
Archivo Municipal de San Fernando

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