30 days in South of Spain Itinerary

30 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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30 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Seville
— 16 nights
Bus:  2​h
2
Ronda
— 4 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Marbella
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Nerja
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Granada
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: London

16
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.
Explore Seville's surroundings by going to Plaza Gruta de las Maravillas (in Aracena), Finca la Suerte (in Galaroza) and Bodegas Luis Perez (in Jerez De La Frontera). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Plaza de España, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Seville tour itinerary maker tool .

London, UK to Seville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Seville. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Seville at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Fieldwork Riotinto, Finca la Suerte, Parque Nacional de Donana, Bodegas Luis Perez, Gruta de las Maravillas
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

4
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 Dona Felisa Winery, explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, make a trip to Alameda Del Tajo, and take some stellar pictures from Puente Nuevo.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ronda day trip app .

Take a bus from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Ronda, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Marbella.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marbella: Malaga (Alcazaba, Malaga Cathedral, & more) and Puerto Marina Benalmadena (in Benalmadena). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Experience Box Spain, wander the streets of Marbella Old Town, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Marbella trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Ronda to Marbella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Marbella sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Marbella

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Malaga, Puerto Marina Benalmadena
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Room Escape Games
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba

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: make a trip to Balcon de Europa, kick back and relax at Burriana Beach, admire the local landmark of Fuente del Esparto, and take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Nerja attractions planning app .

You can drive from Marbella to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, Nerja is a bit cooler than Marbella - with highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa
Fuente del Esparto ©
Fuente del Esparto

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.
Go for a jaunt from Granada to Rute to see Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada, have fun at El Reino Escape Room, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Granada driving holiday planning app .

Getting from Nerja to Granada by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. January in Granada sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana
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El Reino Escape Room ©
El Reino Escape Room
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Generalife ©
Generalife

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