12 days in Andalucia Itinerary

12 days in Andalucia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Andalucia vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Málaga Airport, Drive to Nerja
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Nerja
— 2 nights
Drive
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Granada
— 2 nights
Train
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Cordoba
— 1 night
Train
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Seville
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ronda
— 4 nights
Drive to Málaga Airport, Fly to King Fahd International Airport

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Nerja

— 2 nights
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Burriana Beach, identify plant and animal life at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, browse for treasures at Nerja Book Centre, then take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to El Puente del Águila, Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Nerja Market, then steep yourself in history at Punta Lara, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ermita de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Nerja trip planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Nerja is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dammam to Nerja. When traveling from Dammam in December, plan for cooler days in Nerja, with highs around 14°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:

Granada

— 2 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 21st (Mon), get your game on at El Reino Escape Room, look for gifts at Lolita's Closet, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Mayor de Granada, then steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally take some stellar pictures from Torres Bermejas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, then step into the grandiose world of Cuesta del Rey Chico, and then get to know the fascinating history of Albayzin.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Granada online route planner.

Getting from Nerja to Granada by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December in Granada, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:

Cordoba

— 1 night

Pearl of Muslim Spain

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 23rd (Wed): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the striking features of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and then don't miss a visit to Ruta Perla de Sefarad.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cordoba online attractions planner.

Take a train from Granada to Cordoba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Granada in December: highs in Cordoba hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

Seville

— 2 nights

City of Towers

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 24th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, then stop by Zaguan 24, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), then get to know the fascinating history of Barrio Santa Cruz, then make a trip to Torre del Oro, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de España.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Seville trip planning site.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Seville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Seville when traveling from Cordoba in December, with lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Spas
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

Ronda

— 4 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Mirador Paseo Blas Infante, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Ntra. Sra. de la Paz, do a tasting at Dona Felisa Winery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Alameda Del Tajo.

To plan Ronda vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Ronda are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks · Museums · Wineries · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:

Andalucia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Castles · Landmarks
A region of geographic contrasts, Andalucía is home to ancient cities, sun-warmed beaches, deserts, and mountains. Spanning almost the entire southern section of Spain, it boasts a rich Moorish heritage, with numerous outstanding examples of Islamic architecture. Today, it’s a popular vacation destination for European tourists drawn to the modern resorts of Costa del Sol, but these beachside hotel complexes don’t overshadow Andalucía’s fascinating history. Numerous secluded corners of the coast remain unblemished by crowds. Farther inland, in cozy villages frozen in time, the local bar is the center of all activity, and farmers are the unofficial tour guides.