11 days in South of Spain Itinerary

11 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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11 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Start: Cairo
+2
Fly + bus + train:  9​h 45​min
1
Cordoba
— 1 night
train:  45​min
2
Seville
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Antequera
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Granada
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Nerja
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
6
Velez-Malaga
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Marbella
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Cairo

1
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.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Palacio de la Merced, see the interesting displays at Centro Flamenco Fosforito, then pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de San Lorenzo Mártir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Calleja del Panuelo.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cordoba driving holiday planning app .

Cairo, Egypt to Cordoba is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Cordoba. Traveling from Cairo in January, things will get slightly colder in Cordoba: highs are around 17°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites 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

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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.
On the 18th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Alcázar of Seville, gain insight at Royal Tobacco Factory, then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla.

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Getting from Cordoba to Seville by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Antequera.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites
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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
Antequera

Antequera ©
On the 19th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Dolmen de Menga, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios, then look for all kinds of wild species at El Torcal de Antequera, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at El Carmen Church. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Machaquito Anis & Licores, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Anis, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario de Nuestra Senora de Araceli, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de Belen, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de San Sebastian.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Antequera trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Seville to Antequera in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. January in Antequera sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Granada.

Things to do in Antequera

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Rute, Santuario de Nuestra Senora de Araceli
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El Torcal de Antequera ©
El Torcal de Antequera
Museo del Anis ©
Museo del Anis
Convento de Belen ©
Convento de Belen

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, step into the grandiose world of Nasrid Palaces, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Granada trip itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Antequera to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antequera in January, expect Granada to be a bit cooler, temps between 14°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

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

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Nerja

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, identify plant and animal life at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador, and finally shop like a local with Kitty Harri's Sculpture Garden.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nerja online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Granada to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Nerja, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Velez-Malaga.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kitty Harri's Sculpture Garden
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Nerja Donkey Sanctuary ©
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Church of El Salvador ©
Church of El Salvador

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Velez-Malaga

Velez-Malaga ©
Vélez-Málaga is a municipality and the capital of the Axarquía comarca in the province of Málaga, in the Spanish autonomous community of Andalusia. On the 23rd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Teatro del Carmen, explore the world behind art at C.A.C. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Francisco Hernández, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Maria de la Encarnacion, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Santa Maria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of San Francisco.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Velez-Malaga trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Nerja to Velez-Malaga takes an hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nerja in January; daily highs in Velez-Malaga reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marbella.

Things to do in Velez-Malaga

Historic Sites Museums
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Teatro del Carmen ©
Teatro del Carmen
Convent of San Francisco ©
Convent of San Francisco
Church of Santa Maria ©
Church of Santa Maria

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nights
Marbella

Marbella ©
Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabopino Beach, get outside with Experience Box Spain, then take a stroll through Marbella Old Town, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida del Mar, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, examine the collection at Museo Lara, then explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes, and finally take in the awesome beauty at La Concha.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Marbella trip planner .

Drive from Velez-Malaga to Marbella in 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Marbella can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Ronda
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Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Avenida del Mar ©
Avenida del Mar
Baños Arabes ©
Baños Arabes

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