12 days in South of Spain Itinerary

12 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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12 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Malaga
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Cordoba
— 1 night
train:  45​min
3
Seville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Ronda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Granada
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Dubai

2
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Explore hidden gems such as Balcon de Europa and Parque De La Paloma. Explore Malaga's surroundings by going to Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja & Church of El Salvador), Marbella Old Quarter (in Marbella) and Butterfly Park of Benalmadena (in Benalmadena). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Puerto de Málaga, pause for some serene contemplation at Malaga Cathedral, look for gifts at Vom Fass Fuengirola, and explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Malaga route maker site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Malaga is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Dubai to Malaga, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Dubai in July; daily highs in Malaga reach 36°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nerja, Benalmadena, La Carihuela, Vom Fass Fuengirola, Marbella Old Quarter
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Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa
Marbella Old Quarter ©
Marbella Old Quarter

1
night
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 9th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then take in the views from Roman Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cordoba travel planner.

Take a train from Malaga to Cordoba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Malaga in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 44°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Historic Centre of Cordoba ©
Historic Centre of Cordoba
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): admire the striking features of Plaza de España, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Virgen de los Reyes, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Metropol Parasol, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, and then get great views at Catedral de Sevilla.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Seville online route planner .

Getting from Cordoba to Seville by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in July, you will find days in Seville are a bit cooler (38°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Parque de Maria Luisa ©
Parque de Maria Luisa

2
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 12th (Fri), snap pictures at Centro de Interpretacion del Puente Nuevo, take in the views from Puente Nuevo, and then do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Plaza de Toros, explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, then get great views at Mirador puente nuevo de Ronda, and finally experience rural life at Reservatauro Ronda.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ronda trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Ronda, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Nature Wineries
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

2
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 14th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Alhambra and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio Cartuja, wander the streets of Albayzin, then admire the natural beauty at Generalife, and finally don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Ronda to Granada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Granada sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Walking tours
Carrera del Darro ©
Carrera del Darro

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