8 days in South of Spain Itinerary

8 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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8 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Seville
— 1 day
train:  45​min
2
Cordoba
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Ronda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Malaga
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: New York City

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Alcázar of Seville, steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, and finally get great views at Catedral de Sevilla.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville route planner .

New York City, USA to Seville is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. Traveling from New York City in May, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, snap pictures at Roman Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Casa de Sefarad, then get to know the fascinating history of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cordoba online attractions planner .

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cordoba can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Ronda.

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

2
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 26th (Sun), get a dose of the wild on Paddock Paradise Ronda, then get great views at Mirador de Aldehuela, then explore the ancient world of Palacio de Congresos de Ronda, and finally get great views at Puente Nuevo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Reservatauro Ronda, explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes, then take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda, and finally learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ronda trip site .

You can take a train from Cordoba to Ronda in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. May in Ronda sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Baños Arabes ©
Baños Arabes

3
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Escape the urban bustle at El Torcal Natural Park and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castillo de Gibralfaro and Malaga Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Malaga side-trips: El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro (in El Chorro), Nerja (Balcon de Europa & Fundación Cueva de Nerja) and Bioparc (in Fuengirola). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Automobile and Fashion Museum and get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Malaga trip builder website .

Drive from Ronda to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nerja, Fuengirola, El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro, El Torcal Natural Park
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Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
El Torcal Natural Park ©
El Torcal Natural Park
El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro ©
El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro

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