50 days in South of Spain Itinerary

50 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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50 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Start: Cordoba
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Nerja
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Antequera
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Cordoba
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
4
Seville
— 10 nights
bus:  1​h
5
Huelva
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Chiclana de la Frontera
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Tarifa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Marbella
— 10 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
9
Ronda
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Cordoba

8
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. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo and Burriana Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Alhambra and Mirador de San Nicolas. Change things up with these side-trips from Nerja: Malaga (Catedral de la Encarnación de Málaga, Playa de La Malagueta, & more) and Granada (Albayzin, Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla, & more). Next up on the itinerary: choose your vessel at Nerja Diving, explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, make a trip to Balcon de Europa, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Nerja itinerary planner.

Cordoba, Argentina to Nerja is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone changes from Argentine Time (ART) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Cordoba in September; daily highs in Nerja reach 31°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Antequera.

Things to do in Nerja

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Granada, Malaga
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

1
night
Antequera

Antequera ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Lobo Park and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Torcal Natural Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): head outdoors with Penon de los Enamorados.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Antequera trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Nerja to Antequera in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nerja in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Antequera. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Cordoba.

Things to do in Antequera

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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El Torcal de Antequera ©
El Torcal de Antequera
Penon de los Enamorados ©
Penon de los Enamorados

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba and Roman Bridge. Jewish Quarter (Juderia) and Capilla Mudejar de San Bartolome will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Cordoba side-trips: Castillo de Santa Catalina (in Jaen) and Church of Santa Cruz (in Ecija). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, get outside with Cordoba en Bicicleta, and admire the landmark architecture of Posada Del Potro.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cordoba travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Antequera to Cordoba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Antequera in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Parroquia Mayor De Santa Cruz, Castillo de Santa Catalina
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos ©
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos

10
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Barrio Santa Cruz and Seville Cathedral. Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Alcázar of Seville and Seville Museum of Fine Arts. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Espana, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, relax in the rural setting at Les Visites du Campo Bravo, and steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Seville itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cordoba in September: highs in Seville hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Huelva.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

4
nights
Huelva

Huelva ©
Huelva is a city in southwestern Spain, the capital of the province of Huelva in the autonomous region of Andalusia. Escape the urban bustle at Parque Nacional de Donana and Guadianaxtremme. La Rabida Monastery and Bodegas Iglesias are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Huelva side-trips: Virgin of El Rocio (in Almonte) and Zipline (in Sanlucar de Guadiana). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Niebla, play a few rounds at Club De Golf El Rompido, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Juan Bautista Church, and Head underground at Dolmen de Soto.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Huelva vacation planner.

You can drive from Seville to Huelva in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Huelva are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Chiclana de la Frontera.

Things to do in Huelva

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Guadianaxtremme, Virgin of El Rocio, Dolmen de Soto, Club De Golf El Rompido, Parroquia De San Juan Bautista
Highlights from your plan
Guadianaxtremme ©
Guadianaxtremme
Parque Nacional de Donana ©
Parque Nacional de Donana
Parroquia De San Juan Bautista ©
Parroquia De San Juan Bautista

2
nights
Chiclana de la Frontera

Chiclana de la Frontera ©
Chiclana de la Frontera is a town and municipality in southwestern Spain, in the province of Cádiz, Andalusia, near the Gulf of Cádiz. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at La Caleta Beach and then kick back and relax at Playa de la Barrosa. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Bodegas Luis Perez and then stroll through Playa El Palmar.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Chiclana de la Frontera trip planner.

Drive from Huelva to Chiclana de la Frontera in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Chiclana de la Frontera can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tarifa.

Things to do in Chiclana de la Frontera

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodegas Luis Perez, La Caleta Beach, Playa El Palmar
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Bodegas Luis Perez ©
Bodegas Luis Perez
Playa de la Barrosa ©
Playa de la Barrosa
La Caleta Beach ©
La Caleta Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa Bolonia and then stroll through Playa de Zahara de los Atunes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Los Lances Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de Valdevaqueros.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tarifa trip generator.

You can drive from Chiclana de la Frontera to Tarifa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Chiclana de la Frontera, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Tarifa, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Tarifa

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Playa de Zahara
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Playa de Zahara ©
Playa de Zahara
Playa de Bolonia ©
Playa de Bolonia
Los Lances Beach ©
Los Lances Beach

10
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.
Popular historic sites such as Castillo de Colomares and Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Playa El Bajondillo and Crocodile Park. Get out of town with these interesting Marbella side-trips: Benalmadena (Borrasca Experience, Garden of Eagles (Jardin de Las Aguilas), & more), Torremolinos (La Carihuela, Playa La Carihuela, & more) and Estepona (Sailing The Strait, Del Cristo Beach, & more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Marbella Old Quarter, get outside with ToroTrail, identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, and tee off at La Cala Golf.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Marbella itinerary planner.

Getting from Tarifa to Marbella by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Benalmadena, Torremolinos, Estepona, Fuengirola, La Cala Golf
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Playa El Bajondillo ©
Playa El Bajondillo
Sailing The Strait ©
Sailing The Strait
Playa La Carihuela ©
Playa La Carihuela

6
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 Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Merced. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dona Felisa Winery and Wine Tours & Tastings. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ronda: Casares (Finca Cortesin Golf Club & Playa de la Sal). The adventure continues: experience rural life at Reservatauro Ronda, learn about winemaking at Joaquin Fernandez Bodega, take in breathtaking views at SierrAventura Ronda, and wander the streets of La Ciudad.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Ronda itinerary builder.

You can drive from Marbella to Ronda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Casares
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SierrAventura Ronda ©
SierrAventura Ronda
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

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