9 days in Spain Itinerary

9 days in Spain Itinerary

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9 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Malaga
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Rute
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Lucena
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cordoba
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Barcelona

6
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Escape the urban bustle at SierrAventura Ronda and Nerja Diving. Popular historic sites such as Albayzin and Catedral de la Encarnación de Málaga are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Malaga: Ronda (Museo Lara & El Tajo), Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja, Burriana Beach, & more) and Granada (Mirador de San Nicolas & Basilica of San Juan de Dios). Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Montes de Malaga Natural Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, explore the world behind art at Picasso Museum Málaga, and step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Malaga trip website .

Barcelona to Malaga is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In February in Malaga, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rute.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Nerja, Granada, Ronda
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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

1
night
Rute

Rute ©
Rute is a municipality in the province of Córdoba, Spain. On the 12th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Museos del Aguardiente Anisado de Rute y España.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rute trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Malaga to Rute in 1.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Malaga in February: high temperatures in Rute hover around 17°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lucena.

Things to do in Rute

Museums
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Lucena

Lucena
Lucena is a town in southern Spain, in the province of Córdoba, Andalusia, 60 km southeast of Córdoba, 85 km north of Málaga, 140 km east of Seville, 105 km west of Granada, and 90 km southwest of Jaén. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santiago.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Lucena day trip planning site .

Lucena is very close to Rute. In February, daytime highs in Lucena are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Lucena

Historic Sites

1
day
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.
On the 14th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then snap pictures at Roman Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita de Córdoba.

Before you visit Cordoba, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Lucena to Cordoba in an hour. In February, daily temperatures in Cordoba can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cordoba

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

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