43 days in Andalucia Itinerary

43 days in Andalucia Itinerary

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43 days in Andalucia Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Drive:  8 h 30 min
1
Granada
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Nerja
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Marbella
— 7 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Ronda
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Cadiz
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Seville
— 8 nights
Train:  45 min
7
Cordoba
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Barcelona

7
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla and Jaén Cathedral. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alhambra and Monasterio Cartuja. Change things up with these side-trips from Granada: Fortaleza de la Mota (in Alcala la Real), Castillo de Santa Catalina (in Jaen) and Sinagoga del Agua (in Ubeda). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Jerome Monastery, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Sabiote, and admire the masterpieces at Milenium Gallery.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada trip planner.

Barcelona to Granada is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in January, Granada is little chillier at night with lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Guadix, Jaen, Pampaneira, Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla, Fortaleza de la Mota
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Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla ©
Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios

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. Church of El Salvador and Punta Lara are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Fundación Cueva de Nerja and Restaurante la Cantina del Ingenio. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Capistrano Playa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Molino de Papel, make a trip to Balcon de Europa, and explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Nerja online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Granada to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Nerja sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Restaurante la Cantina del Ingenio
Highlights from your plan
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe

7
nights
Marbella

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castillo de Gibralfaro and Senda Litoral Dunas de Artola. We've included these beaches for you: Playa La Carihuela and Cabopino Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Marbella side-trips: Malaga (English Cemetery at Malaga, Malaga Cathedral, & more), Castillo de Colomares (in Benalmadena) and Safaris (in Mijas). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Marbella Old Town, try to win big at Riding Fun In The Sun, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia Sto. Cristo del Calvario, and steep yourself in history at Dolmenes de Antequera.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Marbella itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Nerja to Marbella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nerja in February, things will get a bit warmer in Marbella: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Marbella

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Malaga, Mijas, Antequera, Casares, Castillo de Colomares
Highlights from your plan
Riding Fun In The Sun ©
Riding Fun In The Sun
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral

7
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto and Scott Simpson Fine Art. Get some cultural insight at Old City and Bodega Kieninger. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ronda: Salto del Cabrero (in Grazalema), Castillo Zahara de la Sierra (in Zahara de la Sierra) and Parque natural de la Sierra de Grazalema (in El Bosque). There's much more to do: take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes, identify plant and animal life at Sierra De Las Nieves, and explore the historical opulence of Castle of the Star (Castillo de la Estrella).

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ronda trip builder site .

Traveling by bus from Marbella to Ronda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Marbella in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ronda, with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Cadiz.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Olvera, Castle of the Star (Castillo de la Estrella), Botanical Garden of Cacti and Succulent Plants 'Mora i Bravard' of Casarabonela, Sierra De Las Nieves, Castillo Zahara de la Sierra
Highlights from your plan
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Old City ©
Old City
Baños Arabes ©
Baños Arabes

3
nights
Cadiz

Cadiz ©
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Popular historic sites such as Church of San Antonio and Cartuja de Jerez are in your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Playa de Costa Ballena and Las Playas de Canos de Meca. Explore Cadiz's surroundings by going to Arcos de la Frontera (in Arcos de la Frontera) and Palacio del Virrey Laserna (in Jerez De La Frontera). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Bodegas Tradicion, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oatorio de San Felipe Neri, pause for some serene contemplation at Oratorio de La Santa Cueva, and look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Natural Las Brenas.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Cadiz trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Ronda to Cadiz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Cadiz can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Cadiz

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Jerez De La Frontera, Plaza de Toros, Arcos de la Frontera, Playa de Costa Ballena
Highlights from your plan
Las Playas de Canos de Meca ©
Las Playas de Canos de Meca
Playa de Costa Ballena ©
Playa de Costa Ballena
Arcos de la Frontera ©
Arcos de la Frontera

8
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa de Cuesta Maneli and Playa de Punta Umbria. Step off the beaten path and head to Archaeological Ensemble of Italica and Parque Nacional de Donana. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seville: Alcazar de la Puerta de Sevilla, Carmona (in Carmona), Fieldwork Riotinto (in Minas de Riotinto) and Colegiata de Osuna (in Osuna). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, gain insight at Royal Tobacco Factory, and hunt for treasures at Mercado de Triana.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cadiz to Seville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Playa de Punta Umbria, Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, Hermitage of El Rocío, Fieldwork Riotinto, Alcazar de la Puerta de Sevilla, Carmona
Highlights from your plan
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana and Bodegas Lagar Blanco. Church of San Pablo and Parroquia de San Lorenzo Mártir are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cordoba: Banos de la Encima Castle (in Banos de la Encina), Parque Natural Sierra de Andujar (in Andujar) and Centro Historico (in Ubeda). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Centro Flamenco Fosforito and look for all kinds of wild species at Iberfauna.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cordoba visit planner .

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Cordoba are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Ubeda, Iberfauna, Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana, Banos de la Encima Castle, Parque Natural Sierra de Andujar
Highlights from your plan
Church of San Pablo ©
Church of San Pablo
Bodegas Lagar Blanco ©
Bodegas Lagar Blanco

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