11 days in Andalucia Itinerary

11 days in Andalucia Itinerary

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11 days in Andalucia Itinerary

Start: Bordeaux
Fly:  5​h
1
Malaga
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Alora
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Cordoba
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
5
Seville
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
6
Malaga
— Few hours
Fly:  5​h
End: Bordeaux

2
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Catedral de la Encarnación de Málaga, then steep yourself in history at Castillo de Gibralfaro, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Burriana.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Malaga travel itinerary planner.

Bordeaux, France to Malaga is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bordeaux in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Malaga: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Alora.

Things to do in Malaga

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

Side Trips

Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, Burriana Beach
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Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral

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Alora

Alora ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Archaeological Dolmens of Antequera and then steep yourself in history at Dolmen de Menga. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at El Torcal Natural Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Alora vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Malaga to Alora takes an hour. In May in Alora, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Alora

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Antequera
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El Torcal Natural Park ©
El Torcal Natural Park
Dolmen de Menga ©
Dolmen de Menga
Dolmenes de Antequera ©
Dolmenes de Antequera

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral and Royal Chapel (Capilla Real), then admire the striking features of Generalife, and then admire the landmark architecture of Alhambra. Keep things going the next day: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, and then get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Granada holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Alora to Granada takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

#Historic Sites, #Adventure, #Tours
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Generalife ©
Generalife
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), snap pictures at Roman Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, and finally admire the striking features of Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Calleja de las Flores, then don't miss a visit to Patios de Cordoba, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally look for gifts at El Collar de la Paloma.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cordoba vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Cordoba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Neighborhoods
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos ©
Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)

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night
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.
On the 23rd (Tue), admire the striking features of Plaza de Espana, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and finally don't miss a visit to Metropol Parasol. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Sevilla), pause for some photo ops at Torre Giralda, then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Pilatos.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Seville trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Seville, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Seville

#Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods, #Parks
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Seville Cathedral ©
Seville Cathedral
Plaza de Espana ©
Plaza de Espana

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hours
Malaga

Malaga
For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Malaga itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Seville to Malaga takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seville in May: highs in Malaga hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 17°C. You will leave for home on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Malaga

#Outdoors, #Nightlife, #Tours
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