40 days in South of Spain Itinerary

40 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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40 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+3
Fly + train + foot + train:  29​h
1
Seville
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Ronda
— 8 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Marbella
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Antequera
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Nerja
— 9 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  29​h
End: Melbourne

7
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.
Seville is known for parks, nightlife, historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Plaza de Espana, experience rural life at Les Visites du Campo Bravo, admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and see where the action happens at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Seville trip site .

Melbourne, Australia to Seville is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Central European Time is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in July, things will get much warmer in Seville: highs are around 38°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Fun & Games Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

8
nights
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: snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, wander the streets of Old City, explore the striking landscape at El Tajo de Ronda, and make a trip to Ronda.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ronda trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Seville to Ronda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Marbella.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Outdoors Wineries
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

7
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marbella: Fuengirola (Los Boliches, Playa Ronda Paco, & more), Casares (Casares Cemetery & Riding Fun In The Sun) and Benalmadena (Borrasca Experience, Prison Island, & more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Alcazaba, wander the streets of Marbella Old Quarter, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de Los Martires.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Marbella travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Ronda to Marbella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ronda in July: highs in Marbella hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Antequera.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Malaga, Mijas, Casares
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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Puerto Marina Benalmadena ©
Puerto Marina Benalmadena
Parque De La Paloma ©
Parque De La Paloma

6
nights
Antequera

Antequera ©
Antequera is known for historic sites, nature, wildlife, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Torcal Natural Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Lobo Park, pause for some photo ops at Triunfo de la Inmaculada, and pause for some serene contemplation at Convento de Belen.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Antequera day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Marbella to Antequera takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Antequera

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Caminito Del Re
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El Torcal de Antequera ©
El Torcal de Antequera
Alcazaba de Antequera ©
Alcazaba de Antequera
Dolmen de Menga ©
Dolmen de Menga

9
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. Take a break from Nerja with a short trip to Iglesia de Santa Maria de la Encarnacion in Velez-Malaga, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Balcon de Europa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Salon, contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar, and kick back and relax at Playa El Playazo.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nerja route planner .

You can drive from Antequera to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Nerja sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C at night. You will leave for home on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Torre del Mar, Iglesia de Santa Maria de la Encarnacion, Bodegas Bentomiz, SailandStay Luxury Sailing Charters
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Río Chíllar ©
Río Chíllar
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja

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