9 days in South of Spain Itinerary

9 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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9 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Seville
— 1 night
2
Cordoba
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Ronda
— 2 nights
4
Granada
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Malaga
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla.

Plan trip to Seville with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Amsterdam, Holland to Seville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in August, expect Seville to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the 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.
On the 5th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, don't miss a visit to Patios de Cordoba, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then snap pictures at Roman Bridge, and finally take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia).

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cordoba trip planner .

Getting from Seville to Cordoba by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in August, expect nights in Cordoba to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 43°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Ronda.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Historic Centre of Cordoba ©
Historic Centre of Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Puente Nuevo, then do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and then stop by Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, wander the streets of Old City, then explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes, and finally identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ronda trip builder .

Take a train from Cordoba to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Ronda sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Wineries Nature
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Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Old City ©
Old City

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Cartuja, then wander the streets of Albayzin, and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Granada driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Ronda to Granada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Monasterio Cartuja ©
Monasterio Cartuja
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

3
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Do your shopping at Art Gallery Gravura and Vom Fass Fuengirola. Get outdoors at Burriana Beach and Playa de la Cala el Canuelo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Malaga: Butterfly Park of Benalmadena (in Benalmadena), Marbella Old Quarter (in Marbella) and La Carihuela (in Torremolinos). There's much more to do: Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, take in the spiritual surroundings of Malaga Cathedral, make a trip to El Puente del Águila, and steep yourself in history at Castillo de Gibralfaro.

To find out how to plan a trip to Malaga, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Granada to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Malaga. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Nerja, La Carihuela, Marbella Old Town, Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, Vom Fass Fuengirola
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Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach

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