8 days in South of Spain Itinerary

8 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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8 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Seville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Malaga
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Manila, Luzon

2
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.
Plaza de España and Royal Alcázar of Seville will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, and enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda.

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

Manila, Philippines to Seville is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Philippines Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Traveling from Manila in December, expect Seville to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Granada.

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

2
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, get to know the fascinating history of Plaza de los Aljibes, then contemplate the long history of Generalife, and finally step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Plaza de Isabel La Catolica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, then don't miss a visit to Convento de Santa Catalina de Zafra, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Granada trip planner .

Drive from Seville to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Seville in December, things will get little chillier in Granada: highs are around 15°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Nasrid Palaces ©
Nasrid Palaces

1
night
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, don't miss a visit to Puerto de Málaga, then steep yourself in history at Castillo de Gibralfaro, then contemplate the long history of Alcazaba, and finally admire the striking features of Malaga Cathedral.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Malaga trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Granada to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, Malaga is somewhat warmer than Granada - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral

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