30 days in Andalucia Itinerary

30 days in Andalucia Itinerary

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30 days in Andalucia Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly + Bus:  12 h
1
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Ubeda
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Cordoba
— 4 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Seville
— 4 nights
Bus:  1 h
5
Huelva
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Cadiz
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Ronda
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Almeria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Malaga
— 6 nights
Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Riyadh

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Alhambra and Generalife. Get some cultural insight at Mirador de San Nicolas and Albayzin. There's still lots to do: get curious at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias), steep yourself in history at La Madraza, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Miguel Bajo, and don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Granada trip itinerary builder app .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Granada is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Riyadh in August, expect nights in Granada to be cooler, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ubeda.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) ©

3
nights
Ubeda

Ubeda ©
Úbeda is a town in the province of Jaén in Spain's autonomous community of Andalusia, with some 36,025 inhabitants. Your inner history buff will appreciate Jaén Cathedral and Palace of the Marques de la Rambla. Step off the beaten path and head to Castillo de Jodar and Sinagoga del Agua. Explore Ubeda's surroundings by going to Galera (Castellon Alto & Museo de Galera) and Castillo de Santa Catalina (in Jaen). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Nicolas, look for gifts at Forja Tiznajo, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio de Jabalquinto, and contemplate the long history of Synagogue de L'eau.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ubeda trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Granada to Ubeda in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Granada in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Ubeda, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cordoba.

Things to do in Ubeda

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Galera, Jaen, Baeza, Castillo de Jodar
Highlights from your plan
Jaén Cathedral ©
Jaén Cathedral
Sinagoga del Agua ©
Sinagoga del Agua
Castellon Alto ©
Castellon Alto

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra and Palacio de Viana. Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba and Calleja de las Flores are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cordoba: Church of San Mateo (in Lucena), Cisternas Romanas de Monturque (in Monturque) and Iglesia de San Gil (in Ecija). The adventure continues: snap pictures at Roman Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuestra Senora de Gracia Church, get engrossed in the history at Calahorra Tower, and explore the world behind art at Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cordoba journey builder app .

Drive from Ubeda to Cordoba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ubeda in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cordoba, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Church of San Mateo, Cisternas Romanas de Monturque, Iglesia de San Gil
Highlights from your plan
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Casa de Sefarad ©
Casa de Sefarad

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.
Get some historical perspective at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Barrio Santa Cruz. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Seville Cathedral and Basilica de la Macarena. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Espana, make a trip to Plaza del Triunfo, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Seville trip planner.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Seville: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Huelva.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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
Huelva

Huelva ©
Huelva is a city in southwestern Spain, the capital of the province of Huelva in the autonomous region of Andalusia. Get some cultural insight at Cortegana Castle and Casa Museo Zenobia Y Juan Ramón Jiménez. Get some historical perspective at Muelle de las Carabelas and San Juan Bautista Church. Go for a jaunt from Huelva to Bollullos Par del Condado to see Bodegas Iglesias about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Tejada la Vieja, pause for some serene contemplation at La Rabida Monastery, and kick back and relax at Playa Del Parador.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Huelva trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Seville to Huelva takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Seville, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Huelva, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Cadiz.

Things to do in Huelva

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Palos de la Frontera, Playa Del Parador, Casa Museo Zenobia Y Juan Ramón Jiménez, Parroquia De San Juan Bautista, Bodegas Iglesias
Highlights from your plan
Muelle de las Carabelas ©
Muelle de las Carabelas
La Rabida Monastery ©
La Rabida Monastery
Castillo De Cortegana ©
Castillo De Cortegana

1
night
Cadiz

Cadiz ©
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. On the 6th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Cadiz, then stroll through La Caleta Beach, then don't miss a visit to Torre Tavira, and finally make a trip to Playa Victoria.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cadiz trip itinerary site .

Drive from Huelva to Cadiz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Huelva in September, expect nights in Cadiz to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Cadiz

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
La Caleta Beach ©
La Caleta Beach
Catedral de Cadiz ©
Catedral de Cadiz
Playa Victoria ©
Playa Victoria

3
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Explore hidden gems such as Old City and Castle of Jimena de la Frontera. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castillo-Palacio de los Ribera and Ermita Rupestre de la Virgen de la Cabeza. Venture out of the city with trips to Ciudad Romana de Ocuri (in Ubrique) and Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (in Genalguacil). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at El Tajo de Ronda, catch a live event at Plaza de Toros, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Merced Ronda, and delve into the distant past at Alcasaba de Ronda.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ronda trip planner .

You can drive from Cadiz to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Cadiz in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Ronda, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Almeria.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Castillo-Palacio de los Ribera, Visitas guiadas Ciudad Romana de Ocuri, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Castle of Jimena de la Frontera
Highlights from your plan
Castillo-Palacio de los Ribera ©
Castillo-Palacio de los Ribera
Old City ©
Old City
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo ©
Museo de Arte Contemporaneo

2
nights
Almeria

Almeria ©
Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, situated in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Faro de Cabo de Gata and then immerse yourself in nature at Cabo de Gata - Nijar Natural Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Santa Ana, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Romanilla, then contemplate the long history of Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba, and finally admire the striking features of Antigua Estacion de Ferrocarril.

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Drive from Ronda to Almeria in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Almeria

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Roquetas de Mar
Highlights from your plan
Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba ©
Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba
Antigua Estacion de Ferrocarril ©
Antigua Estacion de Ferrocarril
Castillo de Santa Ana ©
Castillo de Santa Ana

6
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
You'll explore and learn at Automobile and Fashion Museum and Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castillo de Gibralfaro and Malaga Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Malaga: Marbella (Avenida del Mar & Marbella Old Quarter), Benalmadena (Butterfly Park of Benalmadena & Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village)) and La Carihuela (in Torremolinos). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bioparc Fuengirola, take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and wander the streets of Los Boliches.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Malaga online route planner .

Drive from Almeria to Malaga in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Malaga sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. You will leave for home on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trips

Marbella, Torremolinos, Fuengirola, Benalmadena
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum
Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral

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