17 days in South of Spain Itinerary

17 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Granada
— 3 nights
2
Ronda
— 4 nights
3
Seville
— 3 nights
4
Cordoba
— 2 nights
5
Malaga
— 4 nights

3
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.
Popular historic sites such as Alhambra and Court of the Lions are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Royal Chapel of Granada and Nasrid Palaces. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio Cartuja, examine the collection at Casa de Zafra, explore the world behind art at Monasterio de la Concepcion, and wander the streets of Albayzin.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Granada trip planning app.

Istanbul, Turkey to Granada is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Granada, with highs around °C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Monasterio Cartuja ©
Monasterio Cartuja

4
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Popular historic sites such as Casa Del Rey Moro and Plaza del Socorro are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Lara and Bodega Garcia Hidalgo. Explore Ronda's surroundings by going to Playa El Palmar (in Vejer de la Frontera) and Playa de Bolonia (in Tarifa). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Puente Nuevo, view the masterpieces at Scott Simpson Fine Art, learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, and examine the collection at Museo Peinado.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ronda trip planner.

Getting from Granada to Ronda by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ronda, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Playa El Palmar, Playa de Bolonia
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Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
Playa de Bolonia ©
Playa de Bolonia
Playa El Palmar ©
Playa El Palmar

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Centro Historico de Sevilla and Casa de Pilatos. Get some historical perspective at Plaza de España and Royal Alcázar of Seville. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, admire the striking features of Plaza de Santa Marta, contemplate the long history of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, and browse for treasures at Antiguedades el Museo.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Seville holiday site.

You can drive from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Seville sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

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Centro Historico de Sevilla ©
Centro Historico de Sevilla
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

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.
On the 14th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Calleja del Panuelo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, thentake in the views from Roman Bridge, thenwander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Almodovar, thendon't miss a visit to Patios de Cordoba, and then take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cordoba travel route builder site.

Getting from Seville to Cordoba by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seville in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Malaga.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Castillo de Almodovar
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Castillo de Almodovar ©
Castillo de Almodovar

4
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Let the collections at Automobile and Fashion Museum and Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Malaga Cathedral and La Carihuela. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Malaga: Butterfly Park of Benalmadena (in Benalmadena), Eco Reserva Ojen (in Ojen) and El Torcal de Antequera (in Antequera). There's still lots to do: go for a walk through Marbella Old Town, examine the collection at Revello de Toro Museum, steep yourself in history at Castillo de Gibralfaro, and appreciate the history behind Estatua del Cenachero.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Malaga trip planner.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in September, plan for slightly colder days in Malaga, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, Eco Reserva Ojen, Marbella Old Town, El Torcal de Antequera, La Carihuela
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Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral
Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum

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