13 days in South of Spain Itinerary

13 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South of Spain Trip Planner

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Granada
— 3 nights
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Ronda
— 2 nights
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Seville
— 3 nights
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Cordoba
— 1 day
Train
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Malaga
— 1 night
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Granada

— 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alhambra and Mirador de San Nicolas. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Lolita's Closet and EL Zoco Nazari. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Albayzin, look for gifts at Gil de Avalle, steep yourself in history at Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Granada trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Granada is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Granada is minus 9 hours. When traveling from Sydney in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Granada, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay May 6 — 10:

Ronda

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

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 10th (Wed): wander the streets of Old City, look for gifts at ArtesamArt, examine the collection at Museo Lara, then explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, and finally snap pictures at Puente Nuevo. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, look for gifts at La Tienda de Trinidad, then explore the historical opulence of Palacio de Mondragon, and finally don't miss a visit to Plaza de Toros de Ronda.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ronda trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Granada to Ronda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Ronda are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

Seville

— 3 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.
For shopping fun, head to Zaguan 24 or Las Moradas, Artesania Andalusi. Popular historic sites such as Plaza de España and Catedral de Sevilla are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, browse the exhibits of Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and admire the striking features of Torre del Oro.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Seville sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:

Cordoba

— 1 day

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 15th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cordoba trip planner.

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Cordoba, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Malaga.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 15 — 16:

Malaga

— 1 night

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): pick up some local products at Mercado Central de Atarazanas, steep yourself in history at Alcazaba, then contemplate the long history of Castillo de Gibralfaro, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Malaga day trip website.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in May, you will find days in Malaga are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay May 15 — 16: