6 days in South of Spain Itinerary

6 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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6 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Start: Madrid
train:  2​h 45​min
1
Seville
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
2
Cordoba
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Granada
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Nerja
— 1 night
bus + train:  5​h
End: Madrid

2
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.
Plaza de España and Barrio Santa Cruz are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Archaeological Ensemble of Italica and Colegiata de Osuna. Step out of Seville with an excursion to Parasailing & Paragliding in Algodonales--about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, admire the striking features of Torre Giralda, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza del Triunfo.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Seville day trip tool .

Madrid to Seville is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in April, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Seville, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Colegiata de Osuna, Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

1
night
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 1st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then snap pictures at Roman Bridge, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cordoba trip maker website .

Take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seville in April: highs in Cordoba hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Cordoba

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Generalife, steep yourself in history at Alhambra, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Granada route planner .

You can drive from Cordoba to Granada in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cordoba in May: highs in Granada hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Generalife ©
Generalife

1
night
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. On the 3rd (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo, then Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burriana Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nerja trip planner .

Getting from Granada to Nerja by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Nerja are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo ©
Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo

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