40 days in Andalucia Itinerary

40 days in Andalucia Itinerary

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40 days in Andalucia Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Almeria
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Ubeda
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Granada
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Tarifa
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Ronda
— 5 nights
Bus:  1​h 45​min
6
Seville
— 6 nights
Train:  45​min
7
Cordoba
— 6 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
8
Malaga
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Tel Aviv

4
nights
Almeria

Almeria ©
Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, situated in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cabo de Gata - Nijar Natural Park and Taller de Ceramica y Alfareria Juan Simon. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Villaricos Street Market and Mercado Central de Almeria. Venture out of the city with trips to Playa de los Muertos (in Carboneras), Faro de Cabo de Gata (in El Cabo de Gata) and Cabo de Gata (Playa de La Fabriquilla & Playa de Monsul). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Nicolas de Bari, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Cabo De Gata, and enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Barronal.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Almeria using our trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Almeria is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Almeria. Traveling from Tel Aviv in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Almeria. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ubeda.

Things to do in Almeria

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Villaricos Street Market, Playa del Barronal, Playa de los Muertos, Iglesia de San Nicolas de Bari, Taller de Ceramica y Alfareria Juan Simon
Highlights from your plan
Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park ©
Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park
Playa de los Muertos ©
Playa de los Muertos
Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba ©
Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba

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. Get outdoors at Cazorla Nature Park (Parque Natural de Cazorla) and Sendero de La Osera. Shop till you drop at La Titereria and La Aceitera Jaenera. Get out of town with these interesting Ubeda side-trips: Aventura2 (in La Puerta de Segura) and Sendero del Nacimiento del Rio Castril (in Castril De La Pena). The adventure continues: stop by Forja Tiznajo and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinagoga del Agua.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ubeda driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Almeria to Ubeda in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Almeria in October, Ubeda is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Ubeda

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla, Sendero del Nacimiento del Rio Castril, La Titereria, La Aceitera Jaenera, Sendero de La Osera
Highlights from your plan
Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla ©
Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla
Sinagoga del Agua ©
Sinagoga del Agua
Forja Tiznajo ©
Forja Tiznajo

6
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.
Alhambra and Albayzin will appeal to history buffs. Do your shopping at Chocolates Sierra Nevada and Artesania Del Arbol. Get out of town with these interesting Granada side-trips: Pampaneira (Bodega La Moralea, Taller textil Mercedes Carrascosa, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Generalife, don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro, buy something for everyone on your list at Nevada Shopping, and wander the streets of Sacromonte.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Granada trip planning app .

Getting from Ubeda to Granada by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tarifa.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Pampaneira, Area Recreativa Rio Dilar, Chocolates Sierra Nevada
Highlights from your plan
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios

4
nights
Tarifa

Tarifa ©
As the southernmost point in Europe, Tarifa is famous for having the continent’s best windsurfing conditions, making it a well-known surfer’s paradise.
Take a break from the city and head to Playa Bolonia and Playa de la Barrosa. Get a sense of the local culture at Ceramica Creativa GresSierra and Atlas Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tarifa: Vejer ArtesanIa (in Vejer de la Frontera), Playa de Zahara de los Atunes (in Zahara de los Atunes) and Conil de la Frontera (Cala Encendida & Playa de Castilnovo). There's lots more to do: stop by Sailboards Tarifa, kick back and relax at Punta Paloma, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia, and get outside with Landsailing Tarifa.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tarifa trip builder .

You can drive from Granada to Tarifa in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Granada in October since evenings lows in Tarifa dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Tarifa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Chiclana de la Frontera, Conil de la Frontera, Playa de Zahara, Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia, Vejer ArtesanIa
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Zahara ©
Playa de Zahara
Playa de la Barrosa ©
Playa de la Barrosa
Playa de Bolonia ©
Playa de Bolonia

5
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Get some historical perspective at Palacio de Mondragon and Alcasaba de Ronda. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to El Tajo de Ronda and Old City. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ronda: discovery (in Algodonales), Lanas del Rio (in Gaucin) and Carla Sade (in Ubrique). There's still lots to do: stop by Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto, do a tasting at Dona Felisa Winery, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Toros, and experience rural life at Reservatauro Ronda.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ronda driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Tarifa to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tarifa in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Ronda, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Lanas del Rio, discovery, Carla Sade
Highlights from your plan
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Old City ©
Old City
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo

6
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza and La Caleta Beach. Do your shopping at Tienda Consorcio de Jabugo and Productos de la Sierra. Explore Seville's surroundings by going to Catedral de Cadiz (in Cadiz), Mercado de Abastos (in Sanlucar de Barrameda) and Cortegana Castle (in Cortegana). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Seville Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de la Macarena, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Pilatos.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Seville tour site .

Getting from Ronda to Seville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November in Seville, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Cadiz, Castillo De Cortegana, Tienda Consorcio de Jabugo, Mercado de Abastos, Playa de Regla
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

6
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.
Get some cultural insight at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba and Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra. Roman Bridge and Calleja de las Flores will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Cordoba: Palacio Portocarrero (in Palma Del Rio), Ceramica Alcaide (in La Rambla) and Church of Santa Barbara (in Ecija). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Casa de Sefarad, take an in-depth tour of Calahorra Tower, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Victoria.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cordoba travel route planning site .

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Seville in November since evenings lows in Cordoba dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can take a train to Malaga.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ceramica Alcaide, Church of Santa Barbara, Ruta Perla de Sefarad, Palacio Portocarrero
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Cordoba ©
Historic Centre of Cordoba
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba

5
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Calle San Miguel and Castillo de Gibralfaro. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Marbella Old Quarter and Automobile and Fashion Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Malaga side-trips: Bioparc Fuengirola (in Fuengirola), El Torcal Natural Park (in Antequera) and Butterfly Park of Benalmadena (in Benalmadena). There's much more to do: pick up some local products at Mercado Central de Atarazanas, take a stroll through La Carihuela, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Salon, and buy something for everyone on your list at Muelle Uno.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Malaga tour planner .

Take a train from Cordoba to Malaga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Malaga. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Nerja, Torremolinos, Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, Marbella Old Town, Bioparc
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
El Torcal de Antequera ©
El Torcal de Antequera
La Carihuela ©
La Carihuela

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