9 days in Andalucia & Gibraltar Itinerary

9 days in Andalucia & Gibraltar Itinerary

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9 days in Andalucia & Gibraltar Itinerary

Start: Riga, Latvia
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Nerja, Spain
— Few hours
Drive:  45​min
3
Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Ronda, Spain
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Seville, Spain
— 2 nights
Train:  45​min
7
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Riga, Latvia

1
night
Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 10th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malaga Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Colomares, then stroll through Playa La Carihuela, then delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre, and finally take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Maria de la Victoria and then identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Malaga trip planner .

Riga, Latvia to Malaga is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Riga to Malaga, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riga in October, expect Malaga to be much hotter, temps between 30°C and 19°C. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Benalmadena, Playa La Carihuela
Highlights from your plan
Castillo de Colomares ©
Castillo de Colomares
Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral
Playa La Carihuela ©
Playa La Carihuela

few
hours
Nerja, Spain

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Nerja itinerary site .

You can drive from Malaga to Nerja in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Nerja when traveling from Malaga in October, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Nerja

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Church of El Salvador ©
Church of El Salvador
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe

1
night
Malaga, Spain

Malaga
To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Malaga travel route planner .

You can drive from Nerja to Malaga in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Nerja in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Malaga, with lows of 19°C. On the 12th (Sat), you'll travel to Ronda.

Things to do in Malaga

Outdoors Nightlife Tours

1
day
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 12th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Joaquin Fernandez Bodega, take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, then snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, and finally wander the streets of Old City.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ronda travel route app .

Getting from Malaga to Ronda by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October in Ronda, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Nature Wineries
Highlights from your plan
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Old City ©
Old City
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo

1
night
Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar ©
A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at St. Michael's Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park, and then take a stroll through Main Street.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gibraltar online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ronda to Gibraltar in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Ronda in October, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Gibraltar: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Gibraltar

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Alameda Wildlife Conservation Park ©
St. Michael's Cave ©
St. Michael's Cave
Main Street ©
Main Street

2
nights
Seville, Spain

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.
On the 14th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then get outside with Les Visites du Campo Bravo, and then admire the striking features of Plaza de Espana.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Seville journey planning app .

Drive from Gibraltar to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Seville, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España

1
day
Cordoba, Spain

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 15th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita-Catedral De Cordoba, and finally don't miss a visit to Puerta del Almodovar.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cordoba trip planner .

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cordoba are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos ©
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos

2
nights
Granada, Spain

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 16th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Area Recreativa Rio Dilar and then take in breathtaking views at Los Cahorros. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, wander the streets of Albayzin, and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Granada online travel route planner .

Getting from Cordoba to Granada by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in October, plan for little chillier days in Granada, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Area Recreativa Rio Dilar, Los Cahorros
Highlights from your plan
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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