12 days in Andalucia Itinerary

12 days in Andalucia Itinerary

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12 days in Andalucia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Seville
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Ronda
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Casares
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Nerja
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Granada
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Manchester

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the views from Puente de San Bernardo and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise du Divin Sauveur. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seville attractions site .

Manchester, UK to Seville is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Seville due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in May, with highs in Seville at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, explore by horseback at Paddock Paradise Ronda, relax in the rural setting at Reservatauro Ronda, and explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ronda trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Casares.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo

1
night
Casares

Casares ©
Casares is a town and municipality in Spain, located in Málaga province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia.Geography and demographyThe municipality has a population of 4,051, an area of 160 km². Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): play a few rounds at Finca Cortesin Golf Club, then head outdoors with Sierra Bermeja, then hike along El Hacho, and finally try your luck at Riding Fun In The Sun.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Casares online vacation planner .

You can drive from Ronda to Casares in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Ronda in May, plan for little chillier days in Casares, with highs around 25°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Nerja.

Things to do in Casares

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Sierra Bermeja, El Hacho
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Riding Fun In The Sun ©
Riding Fun In The Sun
Finca Cortesin Golf Club ©
Finca Cortesin Golf Club
Sierra Bermeja ©
Sierra Bermeja

3
nights
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. Nerja is known for nature, beaches, nightlife, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Playa El Salon, explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Alberquilla, and contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nerja trip planner .

You can drive from Casares to Nerja in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Casares in May: highs in Nerja hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla
Playa del Molino de Papel ©
Playa del Molino de Papel

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take a stroll through Albayzin, then contemplate the long history of Alhambra, and then get your game on at El Reino Escape Room. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, then go for a walk through Cuesta del Rey Chico, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Granada road trip planning tool .

Getting from Nerja to Granada by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
El Reino Escape Room ©
El Reino Escape Room

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