60 days in South of Spain & Community of Madrid Itinerary

60 days in South of Spain & Community of Madrid Itinerary

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Malaga
— 5 nights
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Granada
— 12 nights
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Ronda
— 5 nights
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Cadiz
— 3 nights
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Seville
— 11 nights
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Cordoba
— 10 nights
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San Lorenzo de El Escorial
— 6 nights
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Alcala De Henares
— 6 nights
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Malaga

— 5 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Step out of the city life by going to Butterfly Park of Benalmadena and El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro. Visit Teatro Romano and Malaga Cathedral for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malaga: Bioparc (in Fuengirola), El Torcal de Antequera (in Antequera) and Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja & Burriana Beach). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro, head outdoors with Buceo Aqualia La Herradura, and examine the collection at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Malaga trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Malaga is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vancouver to Malaga. Traveling from Vancouver in April, things will get a bit warmer in Malaga: highs are around 72°F and lows about 54°F. You will leave for Granada on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Malaga

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Granada

— 12 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Let the collections at Centro Cultural Baños Árabes and Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla and Cueva del Agua y Santuario de Tiscar. Change things up with these side-trips from Granada: ​​Cueva Museo (in Purullena), Castellon Alto (in Galera) and Baza (Banos Arabes de la Marzuela & Museo Argueologico de Baza). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Sabiote, get engrossed in the history at Archive Saint John of God Museum, get outside with Sierra Mágina, and contemplate the long history of Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Granada driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Malaga to Granada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Malaga in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 47°F in Granada. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Ronda

— 5 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Escape the urban bustle at El Tajo de Ronda and Cueva de la Pileta. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Lara and Visitas guiadas Ciudad Romana de Ocuri. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ronda: Museo de Arte Contemporaneo (in Genalguacil), Salto del Cabrero (in Grazalema) and El Bosque (Sendero Rio Majaceite & Parque natural de la Sierra de Grazalema). There's lots more to do: experience rural life at Reservatauro Ronda, identify plant and animal life at Sierra De Las Nieves, take in the views from Puente Nuevo, and ride a horse along Ride Andalucia.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ronda sightseeing planning site.

Drive from Granada to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daytime highs in Ronda are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cadiz.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cadiz

— 3 nights
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Real Instituto y Observatorio de la Armada and Catedral de Cadiz will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to La Caleta Beach and Playa de la Barrosa. Change things up with these side-trips from Cadiz: Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia (in Bolonia), Playa de Bolonia (in Tarifa) and Oceanus Cadiz (in Chiclana de la Frontera).

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cadiz driving holiday planner.

Drive from Ronda to Cadiz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Cadiz, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Cadiz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Seville

— 11 nights

City of Towers

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Fieldwork Riotinto and Parque Moret. Get some historical perspective at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador and Castillo De Cortegana. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seville: Dolmen de Soto (in Trigueros), Europe Equitation Horse riding (in Sanlucar la Mayor) and Casa Museo Zenobia Y Juan Ramón Jiménez (in Moguer). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Plaza del Triunfo, explore the historical opulence of Palacio de San Telmo, steep yourself in history at Monasterio San Jeronimo de Buenavista, and admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Seville online travel route planner.

Drive from Cadiz to Seville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Seville are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf · Parks

Side Trips

Cordoba

— 10 nights

Pearl of Muslim Spain

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 in touch with nature at Parque Natural Sierra de Andujar and Club de Campo de Córdoba. Palacio de Viana and Casa de Sefarad are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Cordoba's surroundings by going to Santuario de Nuestra Senora Virgen de la Cabeza (in Andujar), Banos de la Encima Castle (in Banos de la Encina) and Museo Aguilar y Eslava (in Cabra). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Almodovar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Mateo, explore the world behind art at Museo de Julio Romero de Torres, and see the interesting displays at Centro Flamenco Fosforito.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cordoba day trip planner.

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can take a train to San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

San Lorenzo de El Escorial

— 6 nights
San Lorenzo de El Escorial, also known as El Escorial de Arriba is a town and municipality in the Community of Madrid, Spain, located to the northwest of the region in the southeastern side of the Sierra de Guadarrama, at the foot of Mount Abantos and Las Machotas, 29mi from Madrid. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castillo de Manzanares el Real and Ermita de Nuestra Senora del Rosario. Casita de Infante and Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from San Lorenzo de El Escorial: Rascafria (Penalara Natural Park & Senda de la Cascada del Purgatorio), EoloFLY (in Segovia) and Navacerrada (Amadablam Aventura & De Pino a Pino). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at La Silla de Felipe II, pause for some photo ops at Valley of the Fallen, ponder the world of politics at Madrid Deep Space Communications Complex NASA, and look for gifts at Las Rozas Village.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Lorenzo de El Escorial trip maker.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to San Lorenzo de El Escorial takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Alcala De Henares.

Things to do in San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Alcala De Henares

— 6 nights
Alcalá de Henares, meaning Citadel on the river Henares, in Arabic قلعة النار, is a Spanish city located 35km northeast of the country's capital, Madrid. Visit Museo Cerralbo and Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Plaza mayor de Chinchon and Ruta de Molino a Molino. Change things up with these side-trips from Alcala De Henares: Iglesia de la Magdalena (in Torrelaguna), Boca del Asno (in Valsain) and Ruta los Oficios de la Vida (in La Hiruela). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Palace of Aranjuez, explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, examine the collection at Museo Ulpiano Checa, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Alcala De Henares using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from San Lorenzo de El Escorial to Alcala De Henares takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Alcala De Henares, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alcala De Henares

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Community of Madrid travel guide

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Art Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
The area surrounding the capital city, the Community of Madrid is located in the very heart of the country. Densely populated and quite industrialized, the region still retains some remarkably unspoiled and diverse habitats and landscapes, including tall mountain peaks, dense oak forests, and low-lying plains. The region’s lush valleys are noted for sheltering the last bastions of the Spanish imperial eagle, as well as several other species nearly extinct everywhere else in the world. Though the region’s main attraction is undoubtedly the city of Madrid, it is the impressive biodiversity of the area that draws tourism to this part of Spain.