16 days in South of Spain Itinerary

16 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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16 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  18​h
1
Granada
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Nerja
— 3 nights
3
Ronda
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h
4
Seville
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: San Francisco

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Malaga (Jardines de Pedro Luis Alonso, Alcazaba, & more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, don't miss a visit to La Silla Del Moro, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Granada day trip planner .

San Francisco, USA to Granada is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. October in Granada sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Malaga
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Room Escape Games

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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. Nerja is known for nature, beaches, nightlife, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Alberquilla, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Torrecilla, Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, and explore the striking landscape at Acantilados de Maro Cerro Gordo.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Nerja visit planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Nerja, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Vista Panoramica
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Playa de la Alberquilla ©
Playa de la Alberquilla
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Playa del Molino de Papel ©
Playa del Molino de Papel

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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.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, museums, nightlife, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, and take a stroll through Old City.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ronda online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Nerja to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Ronda, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Wine Tours & Tastings
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de 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.
Go for a jaunt from Seville to Cordoba to see Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, make a trip to Torre del Oro, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Seville holiday builder app .

You can take a bus from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Seville are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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