5 days in Spain Itinerary

5 days in Spain Itinerary

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5 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Malaga
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
2
Marbella
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Ronda
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
4
Seville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Cordoba
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Granada
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Nerja
— 1 night
+2
bus + train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London


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1
day
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Los Alamos / El Canuelo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Bajondillo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Malaga trip planner .

London, UK to Malaga is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Malaga hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Marbella.

Things to do in Malaga

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Torremolinos
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Playa El Bajondillo ©
Playa El Bajondillo
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Playa Los Alamos / El Canuelo ©
Playa Los Alamos / El Canuelo

1
night
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.
For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Marbella trip app .

You can take a bus from Malaga to Marbella in an hour. Another option is to drive. August in Marbella sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. You'll set off for Ronda on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Nightlife Tours

1
day
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Baños Arabes, take some stellar pictures from Mirador de los Viajeros Romanticos, take in the views from Puente Viejo, then steep yourself in history at Casa Del Rey Moro, and finally wander the streets of Old City.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ronda trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Marbella to Ronda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Marbella in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ronda, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Old City ©
Old City
Baños Arabes ©
Baños Arabes
Casa Del Rey Moro ©
Casa Del Rey Moro

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de los Marineros, then admire the landmark architecture of Catedral de Sevilla, and finally make a trip to Plaza del Triunfo.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Seville trip maker app .

Take a bus from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Ronda, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Seville, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
Highlights from your plan
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Archaeological Ensemble of Italica ©
Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
Capilla de los Marineros ©
Capilla de los Marineros

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Calleja del Panuelo.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cordoba visit planner.

Getting from Seville to Cordoba by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seville in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Calleja del Panuelo ©
Calleja del Panuelo

1
day
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.
On the 26th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Jerome Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio Cartuja, explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, then make a trip to Plaza de Isabel La Catolica, and finally contemplate the long history of La Madraza.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Granada trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Cordoba to Granada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Granada: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
Monasterio Cartuja ©
Monasterio Cartuja
Nasrid Palaces ©
Nasrid Palaces

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): don't miss a visit to El Puente del Águila, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador, then don't miss a visit to Balcon de Europa, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nerja journey planner.

You can drive from Granada to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Nerja sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Church of El Salvador ©
Church of El Salvador
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa

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