10 days in Andalucia, Tangier & Gibraltar Itinerary

10 days in Andalucia, Tangier & Gibraltar Itinerary

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10 days in Andalucia, Tangier & Gibraltar Itinerary

Start: Malaga, Spain
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Malaga, Spain
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
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Marbella, Spain
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Seville, Spain
— 1 day
5
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 day
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Granada, Spain
— 1 night
bus:  4​h 15​min
7
Tangier, Morocco
— 1 night
+2
Fly + train + bus:  3​h 30​min
8
Nerja, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Malaga, Spain

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Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Bajondillo, kick back and relax at Playa La Carihuela, and then admire the masterpieces at CAC Malaga Contemporary Art Center. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Museo de Malaga, then take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, then explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Malaga Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Malaga trip builder app .

If you are flying in from Romania, the closest major airports are Málaga Airport, Jerez Airport and Sevilla Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Malaga can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Marbella.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Torremolinos
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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Playa La Carihuela ©
Playa La Carihuela
Playa El Bajondillo ©
Playa El Bajondillo

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Marbella, Spain

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.
On the 5th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabopino Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Cala Mijas, and then take a stroll through Marbella Old Town.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Marbella trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by bus from Malaga to Marbella takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Marbella can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Playa de la Cala Mijas
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Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town

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Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 6th (Sun), do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, learn about winemaking at Joaquin Fernandez Bodega, then do a tasting at Bodega Kieninger, and finally wander the streets of Old City.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Ronda trip site .

You can take a bus from Marbella to Ronda in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Seville.

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Wineries Neighborhoods
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Old City ©
Old City
Bodega Kieninger ©
Bodega Kieninger

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Seville, Spain

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 7th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Seville tour planner .

You can take a bus from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Seville, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

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Cordoba, Spain

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): examine the collection at Centro Flamenco Fosforito, examine the collection at Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then examine the collection at Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda, and finally take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia).

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cordoba trip planner .

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Granada, Spain

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.
On the 9th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia De La Virgen De Las Angustias, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Granada trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Cordoba to Granada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cordoba in October: highs in Granada hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tangier.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios

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Tangier, Morocco

Tangier ©
Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Tangier Casbah, examine the collection at American Legation, and then make a trip to Petit Socco.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tangier road trip site .

Traveling by bus from Granada to Tangier takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Granada to Tangier due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Granada in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Tangier. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nerja.

Things to do in Tangier

Historic Sites Museums
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Petit Socco ©
Petit Socco
Tangier Casbah ©
Tangier Casbah
American Legation ©
American Legation

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night
Nerja, Spain

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 11th (Fri): kick back and relax at Playa de Cantarrijan and then kick back and relax at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Tangier to Nerja takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Tangier in October since evenings lows in Nerja dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gibraltar.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Playa de Cantarrijan
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Playa de la Cala el Canuelo ©
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo
Playa de Cantarrijan ©
Playa de Cantarrijan

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Gibraltar, Gibraltar

Gibraltar
A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Gibraltar day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Marbella to Gibraltar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Gibraltar, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 9th (Wed), you'll travel to Ronda.

Things to do in Gibraltar

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