9 days in South of Spain Itinerary

9 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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9 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Start: New York City
fly + Train:  11​h
1
Malaga
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Granada
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Cordoba
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Seville
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Ronda
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  14​h
End: New York City

1
night
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): kick back and relax at Playa de la Cala Mijas.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Malaga trip itinerary planner .

New York City, USA to Malaga is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New York City to Malaga. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Malaga, ranging from highs of 78°F to lows of 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa de la Cala Mijas, Playa La Carihuela
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Playa La Carihuela ©
Playa La Carihuela
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba

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night
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.
For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Granada itinerary planner .

You can drive from Malaga to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Malaga in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Granada, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Generalife ©
Generalife
Iglesia del Sagrario ©
Iglesia del Sagrario

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Lorenzo Mártir, appreciate the extensive heritage of Calleja del Panuelo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then step into the grandiose world of Palacio de la Merced, then hunt for treasures at El Zoco, and finally examine the collection at Museo Municipal de Arte Taurino.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cordoba route builder .

Traveling by car from Granada to Cordoba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in October, expect nights in Cordoba to be about the same, around 57°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 82°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Palacio de la Merced ©
Palacio de la Merced
Parroquia de San Lorenzo Mártir ©
Parroquia de San Lorenzo Mártir

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory and then admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, snap pictures at Puente de Isabel II (Puente de Triana), admire the striking features of Metropol Parasol, then explore the ancient world of Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Seville online route planner .

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Seville sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 61°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums 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

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nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Ciudad Romana de Ocuri, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Olvera, wander the streets of Old City, then delve into the distant past at Baños Arabes, then take in the views from Puente de San Miguel, and finally snap pictures at Puente Viejo.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ronda online road trip planner .

Getting from Seville to Ronda by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Castle of Jimena de la Frontera, Ciudad Romana de Ocuri, Castillo de Olvera
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Ciudad Romana de Ocuri ©
Ciudad Romana de Ocuri
Old City ©
Old City
Baños Arabes ©
Baños Arabes

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