29 days in South of Spain Itinerary

29 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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29 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
1
Marbella
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Nerja
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Granada
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Antequera
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Ronda
— 6 nights
bus:  2​h
6
Seville
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Newark

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Marbella side-trips: Bikestardo (in La Cala de Mijas), Riding Fun In The Sun (in Casares) and Malaga (Wine Tours & Tastings, Alcazaba, & more). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Experience Box Spain, identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, stop by Vom Fass Fuengirola, and walk around Parque De La Paloma.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Marbella route planner.

Newark, USA to Marbella is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Newark to Marbella, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Newark in October, expect Marbella to be a bit warmer, temps between 75°F and 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Marbella

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Malaga, Benalmadena, Mijas, Riding Fun In The Sun, Vom Fass Fuengirola
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Adventure Rider Centre ©
Adventure Rider Centre
La Casa de las Habitaciones Malaga ©

5
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. Nerja is known for nature, beaches, nightlife, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Playa El Salon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador, explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, and stroll through Playa del Molino de Papel.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nerja road trip planner .

You can drive from Marbella to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Marbella in October, Nerja is little chillier at night with lows of 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa

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.
Granada is known for historic sites, nightlife, parks, baths, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, appreciate the history behind Royal Chapel of Granada, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Granada trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Nerja to Granada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Granada sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Antequera.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

4
nights
Antequera

Antequera ©
Take a break from Antequera with a short trip to Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana in Rute, about 54 minutes away.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Antequera trip planner .

You can take a train from Granada to Antequera in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 60°F in Antequera. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can take a train to Ronda.

Things to do in Antequera

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Caminito Del Re, Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana
Highlights from your plan
El Torcal de Antequera ©
El Torcal de Antequera
Penon de los Enamorados ©
Penon de los Enamorados

6
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 Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, head outdoors with Ronda Dressage, don't miss a visit to Roman Bridge, and take in the views from Puente Nuevo.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ronda trip builder site .

Traveling by train from Antequera to Ronda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Ronda are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Wine Tours & Tastings
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba in Cordoba (about 1h 45 min away). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville online visit planner .

Take a bus from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in Seville, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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