34 days in South of Spain Itinerary

34 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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34 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Granada
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Nerja
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Mijas
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Casares
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ronda
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Minas de Riotinto
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Seville
— 5 nights
train:  45​min
8
Cordoba
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Madrid

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Cueva del Tesoro in Rincon de la Victoria (about 1h 35 min away). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Alhambra, get outside with Sierra & Sol, take a memorable tour with Tours, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Llano de la Perdiz.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Granada vacation builder .

Madrid to Granada is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Cueva del Tesoro, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

6
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. Get outdoors at Fundación Cueva de Nerja and Playa del Molino de Papel. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Alberquilla, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Salon, contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar, and identify plant and animal life at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nerja trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Granada to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Nerja are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mijas.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Acantilados de Maro Cerro Gordo ©
Acantilados de Maro Cerro Gordo
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary ©
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary

5
nights
Mijas

Mijas ©
Step out of the city life by going to Experience Box Spain and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get out of town with these interesting Mijas side-trips: Marbella (Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Marbella Buddies, & more) and Cueva de las Columnas (in Ojen).

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mijas road trip tool .

Getting from Nerja to Mijas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nerja in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Mijas, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Casares.

Things to do in Mijas

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Marbella, Fuengirola, Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, Cueva de las Columnas
Highlights from your plan
Adventure Rider Centre ©
Adventure Rider Centre
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Marbella Buddies ©
Marbella Buddies

3
nights
Casares

Casares ©
Casares is a town and municipality in Spain, located in Málaga province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia.Geography and demographyThe municipality has a population of 4,051, an area of 160 km². Get in touch with nature at Riding Fun In The Sun and Amaneceres, Actividades Ecuestres. When in Casares, make a side trip to see Scorched Earth Chilli Farm in Estepona, approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: trek along El Hacho, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at El Canuto de la Utrera, and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Casares tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Mijas to Casares takes 1.5 hours. In October in Casares, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Casares

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Estepona, El Canuto de la Utrera, El Hacho
Highlights from your plan
Riding Fun In The Sun ©
Riding Fun In The Sun
El Canuto de la Utrera ©
El Canuto de la Utrera
Centro Historico de Estepona ©
Centro Historico de Estepona

6
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Get outdoors at El Tajo de Ronda and Photography Tours. Take a break from Ronda with a short trip to El Torcal de Antequera in Antequera, about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, take in the views from Puente Nuevo, get outside with Ronda Dressage, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ronda driving holiday planning tool .

Getting from Casares to Ronda by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Casares in October, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Ronda: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Minas de Riotinto.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Caminito Del Re, El Torcal de Antequera
Highlights from your plan
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda

1
night
Minas de Riotinto

Minas de Riotinto ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): head outdoors with Fieldwork Riotinto.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Minas de Riotinto travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Minas de Riotinto takes 3 hours. October in Minas de Riotinto sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Minas de Riotinto

Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Fieldwork Riotinto ©
Fieldwork Riotinto

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.
Get outdoors at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Parque Nacional de Donana. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, take an in-depth tour of Royal Alcázar of Seville, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Seville road trip planning app .

You can drive from Minas de Riotinto to Seville in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Parque Nacional de Donana
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Parque Nacional de Donana ©
Parque Nacional de Donana
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Sendero del Bronce and Rio Bailon. Explore Cordoba's surroundings by going to Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana (in Rute), Iberfauna (in Zuheros) and Parque Natural Sierra de Andujar (in Andujar). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, stop by Tienda Gourmet Casa Pedro, and take in the views from Roman Bridge.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cordoba day trip site .

Take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Cordoba

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Zuheros, Parque Natural Sierra de Andujar, Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana, Sendero del Bronce
Highlights from your plan
Iberfauna ©
Iberfauna
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba

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