15 days in South of Spain Itinerary

15 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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15 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  19 h 30 min
1
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Ronda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Vejer de la Frontera
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Seville
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Cordoba
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
6
Malaga
— 3 nights
Fly:  18 h 15 min
End: Washington DC

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Chocolates Sierra Nevada and Sacromonte. For shopping fun, head to Bodega la Moralea or Hilacar Artes Ana. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Alhambra, stop by London Room, contemplate the long history of Generalife, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral and Royal Chapel (Capilla Real).

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Granada travel planner.

Washington DC, USA to Granada is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Washington DC to Granada due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in July, Granada is slightly colder at night with lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Hilacar ArtesAna, Bodega La Moralea, Chocolates Sierra Nevada
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

2
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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 19th (Wed): take a stroll through Old City, then snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, then take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo, and finally admire all the interesting features of Plaza de Toros de Ronda.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ronda holiday planner.

You can drive from Granada to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Ronda, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Vejer de la Frontera.

Things to do in Ronda

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

1
night
Vejer de la Frontera

Vejer de la Frontera ©
Vejer de la Frontera is a Spanish hilltop town and municipality in the province of Cádiz, Andalusia, on the right bank of the river Barbate. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): stop by Colmado Selecto Palomita, then look for gifts at Vejer ArtesanIa, then look for gifts at Ya En Tu Casa - El sabor de Andalucía, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Palmar.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Vejer de la Frontera trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Ronda to Vejer de la Frontera in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ronda in July: highs in Vejer de la Frontera hover around 82°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Seville.

Things to do in Vejer de la Frontera

Shopping Beaches Parks
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Ya En Tu Casa - El sabor de Andalucía ©
Colmado Selecto Palomita ©
Colmado Selecto Palomita

2
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Barrio Santa Cruz and Plaza de Espana. Do your shopping at Zaguán 24 and Productos de la Sierra. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Royal Alcázar of Seville, admire the landmark architecture of Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Sevilla), steep yourself in history at Casa de Pilatos, and wander the streets of Triana.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Seville itinerary planner.

Drive from Vejer de la Frontera to Seville in 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Vejer de la Frontera in July: highs in Seville hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

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

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic Centre of Cordoba and Palacio de Viana. Shop till you drop at Mercado Victoria and Meryan - Cordovan Leather. There's much more to do: take in the views from Roman Bridge, examine the collection at Casa de las Cabezas, take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Ensemble of Madinat Al-Zahra, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Calleja de las Flores.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cordoba online itinerary creator.

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Seville in July: highs in Cordoba hover around 98°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Malaga.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba

3
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central Atarazanas, take a stroll through La Carihuela, then wander the streets of Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village), and finally examine the collection at Museo Automovilistico. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Calle San Miguel, then take a stroll through Los Boliches, and finally look for gifts at Recuerdame.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Malaga itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Malaga takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cordoba in July: highs in Malaga hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 70°F. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Malaga

Neighborhoods Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Torremolinos, Recuerdame, Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village), Los Boliches
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La Carihuela ©
La Carihuela
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village) ©

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