18 days in South of Spain Itinerary

18 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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18 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Start: Seville
1
Seville
— 4 nights
2
Cordoba
— 2 nights
3
Cadiz
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Arcos de la Frontera
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Ronda
— 2 nights
6
Granada
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Malaga
— 2 nights
End: Malaga

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Centro Historico de Sevilla, Hospital de los Venerables, Casa de Pilatos, and other attractions you added. Your inner history buff will appreciate Catedral de Sevilla and Barrio Santa Cruz. Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Plaza de España.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Seville trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Sevilla Airport, Jerez Airport and Málaga Airport. May in Seville sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 58°F at night. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda and then take in the views from Roman Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): admire the striking features of Posada del Potro, examine the collection at Centro Flamenco Fosforito, view the masterpieces at Sala el Potro, then make a trip to Calleja del Panuelo, then stop by Tienda Gourmet Casa Pedro, and finally explore the world behind art at Centro de Arte Rafael Boti.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cordoba vacation planning app .

Getting from Seville to Cordoba by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 84°F in May, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Cadiz.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba

3
nights
Cadiz

Cadiz ©
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Palacio del Virrey Laserna and then take in the exciting artwork at Bodegas Tradicion.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cadiz tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Cordoba to Cadiz by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in May, you will find days in Cadiz are slightly colder (74°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel to Arcos de la Frontera.

Things to do in Cadiz

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jerez De La Frontera
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Bodegas Tradicion ©
Bodegas Tradicion
Museum of Cadiz ©
Museum of Cadiz
Palacio del Virrey Laserna ©
Palacio del Virrey Laserna

few
hours
Arcos de la Frontera

Arcos de la Frontera ©
Arcos de la Frontera is a town and municipality in the Sierra de Cádiz comarca, province of Cádiz, in Andalusia, Spain. On the 19th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Arcos de la Frontera, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Pedro, then don't miss a visit to Palacio del Mayorazgo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Menor de Santa Maria.

To see maps and other tourist information, use the Arcos de la Frontera visit planner.

Getting from Cadiz to Arcos de la Frontera by car takes about an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Arcos de la Frontera can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Arcos de la Frontera

Historic Sites
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Arcos de la Frontera ©
Arcos de la Frontera
Iglesia de San Pedro ©
Iglesia de San Pedro
Palacio del Mayorazgo ©
Palacio del Mayorazgo

2
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Museo Del Bandolero as well as Setenil de las bodegas.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ronda route maker app .

Getting from Arcos de la Frontera to Ronda by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in May, and nighttime lows around 55°F. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Setenil de las bodegas
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Old City ©
Old City
Baños Arabes ©
Baños Arabes
Setenil de las bodegas ©
Setenil de las bodegas

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sacromonte as well as Alhambra. Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica de San Juan de Dios and Cathedral and Royal Chapel. Get some historical perspective at Monasterio Cartuja and Generalife. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin, contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and get a taste of the local shopping with Milenium Gallery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Granada day trip planning app .

You can drive from Ronda to Granada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Granada sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 53°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Sat) before leaving for Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
Monasterio Cartuja ©
Monasterio Cartuja

2
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
You've now added Arab Baths Hammam Al Andalus Malaga to your itinerary. On the 25th (Sat), browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Atarazanas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Malaga Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, and finally delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Alcazaba and then soak away your stress at Arab Baths Hammam Al Andalus Malaga.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Malaga holiday builder .

Drive from Granada to Malaga in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 59°F in Malaga. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites Spas
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Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral
Museo Picasso Malaga ©
Museo Picasso Malaga
Roman Theatre ©
Roman Theatre

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