8 days in Spain & Algarve Itinerary

8 days in Spain & Algarve Itinerary

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8 days in Spain & Algarve Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Albufeira, Portugal
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Seville, Spain
— 1 night
train:  45​min
3
Cordoba, Spain
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Ronda, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Granada, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Alhambra, Spain
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Malaga, Spain
— 1 night
End: Lisbon, Portugal


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Albufeira, Portugal

Albufeira ©
Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
On the 13th (Sat), stroll through Praia do Camilo and then take in the dramatic natural features at Ponta Da Piedale. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Algarve, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then kick back and relax at Praia dos Olhos de Água.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Albufeira vacation planning app .

Lisbon to Albufeira is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Albufeira are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lagos, Algarve
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Praia do Camilo ©
Praia do Camilo
 Praia dos Olhos de Água ©
Praia dos Olhos de Água
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Seville, Spain

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre Giralda, and then wander the streets of Centro Historico de Sevilla.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Seville travel route planner.

You can drive from Albufeira to Seville in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albufeira to Seville. Traveling from Albufeira in July, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Centro Historico de Sevilla ©
Centro Historico de Sevilla
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Torre Giralda ©
Torre Giralda

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Cordoba, Spain

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 16th (Tue): make a trip to Patio de los Naranjos, don't miss a visit to Patios de Cordoba, then snap pictures at Roman Bridge, 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 other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cordoba trip planner .

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Seville, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Cordoba, ranging from highs of 44°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can take a train to Ronda.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Historic Centre of Cordoba ©
Historic Centre of Cordoba
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge

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Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the views from Puente Nuevo and then take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ronda online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Cordoba, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ronda, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Nature
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El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo

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Granada, Spain

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 18th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, then don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro, and then make a trip to Plaza de San Nicolas.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Granada trip builder .

Traveling by car from Ronda to Granada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Alhambra.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Plaza de San Nicolas ©
Plaza de San Nicolas
Carrera del Darro ©
Carrera del Darro

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Alhambra, Spain

Alhambra ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Area Recreativa Rio Dilar and then make a trip to Justice Gate.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Alhambra day trip planning app .

Alhambra is just a stone's throw from Granada. In July, daytime highs in Alhambra are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Alhambra

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Area Recreativa Rio Dilar
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Area Recreativa Rio Dilar ©
Area Recreativa Rio Dilar
Justice Gate ©
Justice Gate

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Malaga, Spain

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 20th (Sat), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Bajondillo.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Malaga online road trip planner .

You can drive from Alhambra to Malaga in 2 hours. While traveling from Alhambra, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Malaga, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa El Bajondillo, Butterfly Park of Benalmadena
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Playa El Bajondillo ©
Playa El Bajondillo
Butterfly Park of Benalmadena ©
Butterfly Park of Benalmadena
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