8 days in Spain Itinerary

8 days in Spain Itinerary

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8 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Malaga
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Ronda
— 1 day
bus:  2​h
3
Seville
— 1 night
4
Cordoba
— 1 night
5
Granada
— 1 night
6
Alicante
— 1 night
7
Valencia
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Bucharest

2
nights
Malaga

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 30th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga, take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Malaga Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro, then identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, and finally make a trip to Nerja Donkey Sanctuary.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Malaga trip planner.

Bucharest, Romania to Malaga is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bucharest to Malaga, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bucharest in July, Malaga is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Malaga

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, Nerja Donkey Sanctuary
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary ©
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary

1
day
Ronda

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 1st (Thu): stroll through Reservatauro Ronda, delve into the distant past at Baños Arabes, then admire the striking features of La Casa Del Rey Moro, then see the interesting displays at Museo Lara, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palacio de Mondragon.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ronda online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Malaga to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Malaga in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Ronda, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Baños Arabes ©
Baños Arabes
Palacio de Mondragon ©
Palacio de Mondragon

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Fri), don't miss a visit to Metropol Parasol and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Ronda in August, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Metropol Parasol ©
Metropol Parasol

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 2nd (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Calleja del Panuelo and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cordoba travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Seville in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Sat) before leaving for Granada.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Calleja del Panuelo ©
Calleja del Panuelo
Calahorra Tower ©
Calahorra Tower

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 3rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Alhambra.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Granada trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Cordoba to Granada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cordoba in August: highs in Granada hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 22°C. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Alicante.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla ©
Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla

1
night
Alicante

Alicante ©
As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): make a trip to Plaza de Los Luceros and then explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Santa Barbara.

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You can drive from Granada to Alicante in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Granada in August since evenings lows in Alicante dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Valencia.

Things to do in Alicante

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

El Castell de Guadalest
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El Castell de Guadalest ©
El Castell de Guadalest
Castillo de Santa Barbara ©
Castillo de Santa Barbara
Explanada de Espana ©
Explanada de Espana

1
night
Valencia

Valencia ©
A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 6th (Tue), admire the striking features of La Lonja de la Seda, contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Plaza de la Virgen.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Valencia sightseeing planner .

Getting from Alicante to Valencia by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. August in Valencia sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Valencia

Historic Sites
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Valencia Cathedral ©
Valencia Cathedral
La Lonja de la Seda ©
La Lonja de la Seda
Plaza de la Virgen ©
Plaza de la Virgen

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