15 days in South of Spain, Athens & Delphi Itinerary

15 days in South of Spain, Athens & Delphi Itinerary

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15 days in South of Spain, Athens & Delphi Itinerary

Start: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Fly + Bus:  17 h 30 min
1
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Nerja, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
4
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
5
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Delphi, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Colombo, Sri Lanka

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin, and then steep yourself in history at Monasterio Cartuja.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka to Granada is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Colombo to Granada. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Colombo in April: high temperatures in Granada hover around 23°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Monasterio Cartuja ©
Monasterio Cartuja

2
nights
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 12th (Sun): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Nerja Book Centre, make a trip to El Puente del Águila, then Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, then take in nature's colorful creations at Detunda Botanical Garden, and finally ponder the design of Fuente del Esparto. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Capistrano Playa, then don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, and finally explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo.

To find out how to plan a trip to Nerja, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Granada to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Nerja are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo ©
Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary ©
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary

2
nights
Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): make a trip to Casa Don Bosco, stroll through Reservatauro Ronda, do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, then take a stroll through Old City, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Del Bandolero. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Ntra. Sra. de la Paz, shop like a local with Scott Simpson Fine Art, take some stellar pictures from Mirador Paseo Blas Infante, then take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Aldehuela, then explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, and finally contemplate the long history of Puerta de Almocabar.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ronda tour planner.

You can drive from Nerja to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Wineries Nature
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda

3
nights
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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, browse the exhibits of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), and wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Seville journey site.

Traveling by bus from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Seville are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 19th (Sun), visit Plaka, then explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at National Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, then appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and finally explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Athens travel planner.

Fly from Seville to Athens in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seville to Athens. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Delphi, Greece

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
On the 21st (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temple of Apollo In Delphi, delve into the distant past at Delphi, then take an in-depth tour of Delphi Archaeological Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hosios Loukas and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Parnassus.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Delphi tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Athens to Delphi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Delphi, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ieros Naos Agiou Georgiou, Metamorfoseos tou Sotiros Church, Hosios Loukas
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Delphi ©
Delphi
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum

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