29 days in South of Spain Itinerary

29 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South of Spain travel planner

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Marbella
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ronda
— 5 nights
Drive
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Seville
— 4 nights
Train
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Cordoba
— 2 nights
Train
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Granada
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nerja
— 4 nights
Drive
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Antequera
— 4 nights
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Marbella

— 4 nights

Spanish Riviera

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.
Explore Marbella's surroundings by going to Museo Historico-Etnologico (in Mijas), Mijas Pueblo (Adventure Rider Centre & Parque La Muralla) and Malaga (Plaza de la Merced, Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga, &more). Next up on the itinerary: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, go for a stroll along the water at Puerto Banus Marina, stroll through Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, and see Born to be Wild.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Marbella journey planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Marbella is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Ottawa to Marbella. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Ottawa in September; daily highs in Marbella reach 32°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 22:

Ronda

— 5 nights

City of Dreams

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, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, and examine the collection at Museo Lara.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Ronda trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Marbella to Ronda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Ronda, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 27:

Seville

— 4 nights

City of Towers

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and make a trip to Torre del Oro.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Seville sightseeing website.

You can drive from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Wineries
Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1:

Cordoba

— 2 nights

Pearl of Muslim Spain

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 2nd (Fri): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then examine the collection at Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia, then steep yourself in history at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally don't miss a visit to Roman Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of life in the country at Entre Toros y Caballos, then steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Cordoba vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Cordoba sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Granada.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

Granada

— 4 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Granada is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, visit Albayzin, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Granada journey maker tool.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Granada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Cordoba, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Granada, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 7:

Nerja

— 4 nights
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Go for a jaunt from Nerja to Competa to see Los Olivillos about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Balcony of Europe, enjoy the sand and surf at Capistrano Playa, Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nerja trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Granada to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Nerja, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Antequera.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 11:

Antequera

— 4 nights
When in Antequera, make a side trip to see Los Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana in Rute, approximately Rute away.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Antequera travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Nerja to Antequera takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Nerja in October since evenings lows in Antequera dip to 18°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antequera

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 15: