43 days in South of Spain Itinerary

43 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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Start: Lisbon
Fly:  4 h
1
Seville
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Antequera
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Granada
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Nerja
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Marbella
— 6 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
6
Ronda
— 11 nights
Drive:  6 h
End: Lisbon

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seville: Cordoba (Tiered Gardens of The Alcazaba & Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, stop by Barrio Santa Cruz, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Seville trip builder app.

Lisbon, Portugal to Seville is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Seville. In September, daytime highs in Seville are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Antequera.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cordoba
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

6
nights
Antequera

Antequera ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antequera: Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana (in Rute) and Castle of the Star (Castillo de la Estrella) (in Teba).

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Antequera day trip site.

Traveling by car from Seville to Antequera takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Antequera are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can take a train to Granada.

Things to do in Antequera

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana, Castle of the Star (Castillo de la Estrella)
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Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana ©
El Torcal de Antequera ©
El Torcal de Antequera
Alcazaba de Antequera ©
Alcazaba de Antequera

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.
Granada is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Alhambra, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada, and step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Granada vacation planning website.

You can take a train from Antequera to Granada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Antequera in October since evenings lows in Granada dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Generalife ©
Generalife
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

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. Nerja is known for nature, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, and stroll through Papagayo Beach.

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

Getting from Granada to Nerja by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Nerja sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Marbella.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bodegas Bentomiz
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Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla
Río Chíllar ©
Río Chíllar
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo ©
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo

6
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marbella: Casares (Riding Fun In The Sun & Carlos III Fountain), Malaga (Wine Tours & Tastings, Malaga Cathedral, &more) and Adventure Rider Centre (in Mijas Pueblo). There's much more to do: get outside with Experience Box Spain, see Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing, take a stroll through Marbella Old Town, and get your game on at Prison Island.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Marbella day trip site.

Drive from Nerja to Marbella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nerja in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Marbella, with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Malaga, Benalmadena, Casares, Mijas, Eco Reserva Ojen
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Climbing Tours
Wine Tours & Tastings
Adventure Rider Centre ©
Adventure Rider Centre

11
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, wander the streets of Old City, see the interesting displays at Museo Peinado, and explore the striking landscape at El Tajo de Ronda.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Ronda online road trip planner.

Take a bus from Marbella to Ronda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Ronda, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Wine Tours & Tastings
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo

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