11 days in South of Spain Itinerary

11 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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11 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Start: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Fly:  23 h 15 min
1
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Seville
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
3
Ronda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Zahara de los Atunes
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: San Juan, Puerto Rico

2
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Playa de Burriana and Fundación Cueva de Nerja. Albayzin and Mirador de San Nicolas will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, look for gifts at Lolita's Closet, contemplate the long history of Generalife, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basílica de San Juan de Dios.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Granada itinerary builder.

San Juan, Puerto Rico to Granada is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from San Juan to Granada, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Juan in May, you will find days in Granada are little chillier (30°C), and nights are colder (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Nerja
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

3
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.
Do your shopping at Malanga and Mercado de Triana. You'll explore and learn at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Torre del Oro. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, stop by Productos de la Sierra, explore the galleries of Seville Museum of Fine Arts, and admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de Espana.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Seville vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Seville takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Seville sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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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 24th (Thu), relax in the rural setting at Reservatauro Ronda, explore the striking landscape at El Tajo, examine the collection at Museo Lara, then look for gifts at ArtesamArt, and finally stop by La Tienda de Trinidad.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ronda trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Ronda, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Zahara de los Atunes.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Nature Shopping
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El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Museo Lara ©
Museo Lara

1
night
Zahara de los Atunes

Zahara de los Atunes ©
Zahara de los Atunes is a village on the Costa de la Luz of Spain in the province of Cádiz and the autonomous region of Andalusia. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): make a trip to NMAC Foundation, indulge your taste buds at Ya En Tu Casa - El sabor de Andalucía, and then stroll through La Barrosa. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Playa de Bolonia and then kick back and relax at Playa de Zahara de los Atunes.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Zahara de los Atunes itinerary planner.

Drive from Ronda to Zahara de los Atunes in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Ronda in May, expect nights in Zahara de los Atunes to be somewhat warmer, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zahara de los Atunes

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vejer de la Frontera, Playa de Bolonia, Playa de la Barrosa
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Ya En Tu Casa - El sabor de Andalucía ©
Playa de Zahara ©
Playa de Zahara
Playa de la Barrosa ©
Playa de la Barrosa

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