13 days in South of Spain Itinerary

13 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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13 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Start: Calgary
+2
Fly + train + bus:  18​h
1
Nerja
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Granada
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Antequera
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Ronda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Seville
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Calgary

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. Get in touch with nature at Playa de la Alberquilla and Playa Torrecilla. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Playa El Salon and Playa El Playazo. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa del Molino de Papel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burriana Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico Detunda Cueva De Nerja.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nerja vacation planning app .

Calgary, Canada to Nerja is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Calgary to Nerja due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Calgary in October, things will get much warmer in Nerja: highs are around 29°C and lows about 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

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Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Acantilados de Maro Cerro Gordo ©
Acantilados de Maro Cerro Gordo

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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.
On the 8th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio Cartuja, take a stroll through Albayzin, and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, then take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Granada day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nerja to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Antequera.

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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

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Antequera

Antequera ©
On the 10th (Thu), head outdoors with Penon de los Enamorados, identify plant and animal life at El Torcal Natural Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at El Carmen Church.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Antequera day trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Granada to Antequera takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Antequera when traveling from Granada in October, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Ronda.

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El Torcal Natural Park ©
El Torcal Natural Park
Penon de los Enamorados ©
Penon de los Enamorados

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Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 11th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, then explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes, then take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda, and finally ride a horse along Paddock Paradise Ronda. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Cueva del Gato, do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, then examine the collection at Museo Lara, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

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You can take a train from Antequera to Ronda in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, daytime highs in Ronda are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Seville.

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Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Alcázar of Seville and Catedral de Sevilla. Escape the urban bustle at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise du Divin Sauveur, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, and brush up on your military savvy at Torre del Oro.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Seville online tour planner .

You can drive from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; 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 by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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