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: New York City
Fly + train:  12​h 30​min
1
Cordoba
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Antequera
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Nerja
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Marbella
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Ronda
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Seville
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: New York City

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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then take in the views from Roman Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Parroquia de la Trinidad.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cordoba trip planner .

New York City, USA to Cordoba is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New York City in October: highs in Cordoba hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Antequera.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites 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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Antequera

Antequera ©
On the 13th (Sun), head outdoors with Penon de los Enamorados, explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Torcal Natural Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at El Carmen Church.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Antequera road trip tool .

You can drive from Cordoba to Antequera in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cordoba in October: highs in Antequera hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Granada.

Things to do in Antequera

Nature Wildlife Outdoors
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El Torcal Natural Park ©
El Torcal Natural Park
Penon de los Enamorados ©
Penon de los Enamorados

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, admire the natural beauty at Generalife, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Monasterio Cartuja, then take a stroll through Albayzin, and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Granada tour planning tool .

Traveling by train from Antequera to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antequera in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 54°F in Granada. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Wildlife
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

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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 outdoors at Playa de la Alberquilla and Fundación Cueva de Nerja. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Playa El Salon, enjoy the sand and surf at Burriana Beach, and take in the dramatic natural features at Acantilados de Maro Cerro Gordo.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Nerja trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Granada to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in October, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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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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Marbella

Marbella ©
Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get outside with Beach Fit Marbella, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then explore by horseback at Riding Fun In The Sun. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion, tour the pleasant surroundings at La Concha, and then head outdoors with Adventure Rider Centre.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Marbella online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Nerja to Marbella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nerja in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Marbella, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trips

Adventure Rider Centre, Riding Fun In The Sun
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Riding Fun In The Sun ©
Riding Fun In The Sun
Adventure Rider Centre ©
Adventure Rider Centre
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Get outdoors at El Tajo de Ronda and Reservatauro Ronda. Popular historic sites such as Baños Arabes and Palacio de Congresos de Ronda are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: ride a horse along Paddock Paradise Ronda, see the interesting displays at Museo de Caza, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Gato, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Ntra. Sra. de la Paz.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ronda online vacation maker .

You can take a bus from Marbella to Ronda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Ronda, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Outdoors Parks
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El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda
Palacio de Congresos de Ronda ©
Palacio de Congresos de Ronda

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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.
Royal Alcázar of Seville and Torre del Oro will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, get great views at Catedral de Sevilla, and admire the striking features of Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville trip website .

Getting from Ronda to Seville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. October in Seville sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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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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