36 days in South of Spain Itinerary

36 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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Almeria
— 6 nights
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Granada
— 6 nights
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Malaga
— 6 nights
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Cordoba
— 7 nights
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Seville
— 6 nights
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Cadiz
— 4 nights
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Almeria

— 6 nights
Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, situated in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Explore hidden gems such as Playa de los Muertos and Monsul Beach. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa El Corral and Playa de La Bajadilla. Venture out of the city with trips to Castillo Fortaleza Arabe (in Huercal-Overa), El Cortijo del Fraile (in Nijar) and Carboneras (Parque Andaluz & Playa del Algarrobico). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Museo Refugio de la Guerra Civil, kick back and relax at Playa Castellar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa San Miguel, and admire the majestic nature at Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Almeria online trip itinerary maker.

Brussels, Belgium to Almeria is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brussels in October, expect nights in Almeria to be a bit warmer, around 20°C, while days are much warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Almeria

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Granada

— 6 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Escape the urban bustle at Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla and La Charca de Maspalomas. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Saint Jerome Monastery and Basilica de San Juan de Dios. Get out of town with these interesting Granada side-trips: Baeza Old Town (in Baeza), Jaén Cathedral (in Jaen) and Sinagoga del Agua (in Ubeda). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Cartuja, don't miss a visit to Plaza de San Nicolas, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and identify plant and animal life at Embalse de Cubillas.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, you can read our Granada sightseeing website.

You can drive from Almeria to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Almeria in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Granada, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Malaga

— 6 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Step off the beaten path and head to Teatro Romano and Playa La Carihuela. Santuario de la Victoria and Castillo de Alora will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Malaga: El Torcal de Antequera (in Antequera), Marbella Old Town (in Marbella) and Nerja (Balcony of Europe & Fundación Cueva de Nerja). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Colomares, stop by La Carihuela, walk around Parque De La Paloma, and contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Malaga trip planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Malaga when traveling from Granada in October, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cordoba

— 7 nights

Pearl of Muslim Spain

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castillo de Almodovar and Sinagoga. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Casa de Sefarad and Patio de los Naranjos. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cordoba: Castillo de Lopera (in Lopera), Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion (in Porcuna) and Parque Natural Cardena Montoro (in Cardena). The adventure continues: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Pedro, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Andres, and steep yourself in history at Casa Andalusi.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cordoba trip planner.

You can take a train from Malaga to Cordoba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cordoba can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Seville

— 6 nights

City of Towers

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.
Visit Playa Torre de Rio de Oro and Playa de El Portil for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Archaeological Ensemble of Italica and Muelle de las Carabelas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seville: Gruta de las Maravillas (in Aracena), Iglesia Parroquial San Miguel Arcangel (in Cumbres Mayores) and Villa Onuba (in Fuenteheridos). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of La Rabida Monastery, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ermita de Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno, and explore the activities along Nacimiento del Hueznar.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Seville tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Seville are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cadiz.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Cadiz

— 4 nights
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Step out of the city life by going to Playa El Palmar and La Caleta Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Park Genoves and Piscinas Naturales de Bolonia. Change things up with these side-trips from Cadiz: Playa de la Barrosa (in Chiclana de la Frontera), Playa de Bolonia (in Tarifa) and Playa de Zahara (in Zahara de los Atunes). There's much more to do: make a trip to Playa Victoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Tavira, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Cadiz, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Mayor de San Pedro y San Pablo.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cadiz trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Seville to Cadiz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Cadiz, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Cadiz

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Andalucia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Castles · Landmarks
A region of geographic contrasts, Andalucía is home to ancient cities, sun-warmed beaches, deserts, and mountains. Spanning almost the entire southern section of Spain, it boasts a rich Moorish heritage, with numerous outstanding examples of Islamic architecture. Today, it’s a popular vacation destination for European tourists drawn to the modern resorts of Costa del Sol, but these beachside hotel complexes don’t overshadow Andalucía’s fascinating history. Numerous secluded corners of the coast remain unblemished by crowds. Farther inland, in cozy villages frozen in time, the local bar is the center of all activity, and farmers are the unofficial tour guides.