16 days in Madrid & South of Spain Itinerary

16 days in Madrid & South of Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Madrid
— 2 nights
2
Cordoba
— 2 nights
3
Seville
— 3 nights
4
Ronda
— 2 nights
5
Malaga
— 2 nights
6
Granada
— 3 nights
7
Madrid
— 1 night

2
nights
Madrid

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): stroll around Parque del Retiro, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum of Spain, explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla, then explore the galleries of Museo Cerralbo, and finally steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Madrid vacation site.

Paris, France to Madrid is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Madrid: highs are around 39°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Museo Sorolla ©
Museo Sorolla

2
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Parque Natural Sierra de Andujar and Xtreme Gene Watersports & Waterski. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba and Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia. Venture out of the city with trips to Iberfauna (in Zuheros), Museo Del Vino Menciano (in Dona Mencia) and Santuario de Nuestra Senora de Araceli (in Lucena). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Terra Oleum Museo Activo Del Aceite De Oliva, step into the grandiose world of Castillo Trovador Macias, and make a trip to Puerta del Almodovar.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cordoba driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Madrid to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Xtreme Gene Watersports & Waterski, Terra Oleum Museo Activo Del Aceite De Oliva, Iberfauna, Museo Del Vino Menciano, Parque Natural Sierra de Andujar
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Iberfauna ©
Iberfauna
Parque Natural Sierra de Andujar ©
Parque Natural Sierra de Andujar

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla de los Marineros. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Hospital de los Venerables, contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza del Triunfo.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Seville trip website.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in August, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure
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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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Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 22nd (Sat), explore by horseback at Paddock Paradise Ronda, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then take in the exciting artwork at Scott Simpson Fine Art, then see the interesting displays at Museo Lara, and finally explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, Head underground at Cueva del Gato, then delve into the distant past at Baños Arabes, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Del Rey Moro, and finally glide through the air with Volar Andalucia.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ronda trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Seville to Ronda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites
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El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda
Museo Lara ©
Museo Lara

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nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Misericordia, steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Museum Jorge Rando, then kick back and relax at Playa La Carihuela, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Bajondillo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Playa de La Malagueta, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de la Victoria, delve into the distant past at Teatro Romano, then get engrossed in the history at Museo de Malaga, and finally take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Malaga trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Ronda to Malaga by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Ronda in August, you will find days in Malaga are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Torremolinos
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Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral
Playa La Carihuela ©
Playa La Carihuela
Playa El Bajondillo ©
Playa El Bajondillo

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gualay Aventura and Court of the Lions. Get a sense of the local culture at Alhambra and Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museo Cuevas del Sacromonte, don't miss a visit to Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia del Sagrario, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia De La Virgen De Las Angustias.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Granada trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Malaga to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Malaga in August, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Granada. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Gualay Aventura ©
Gualay Aventura
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

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night
Madrid

Madrid ©
On the 30th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, take a stroll through La Latina, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planner.

You can fly from Granada to Madrid in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia ©
La Latina ©
La Latina
Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida ©
Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida

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