17 days in South of Spain Itinerary

17 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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17 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+2
Fly + Subway + Train:  35 h
1
Seville
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Cordoba
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Malaga
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Granada
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Ronda
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Vejer de la Frontera
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  36 h
End: Melbourne

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.
Head to Jamones Eiriz Jabugo and Las Moradas, Artesania Andalusifor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Barrio Santa Cruz and Plaza de Espana. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Royal Alcázar of Seville, wander the streets of Triana, admire the landmark architecture of Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Sevilla), and stop by Malanga.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Seville trip itinerary maker.

Melbourne, Australia to Seville is an approximately 35-hour combination of car and flight. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Melbourne to Seville due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Tours

Side Trip

Eiriz Jamones & Embutidos De Bellota
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Historic Centre of Cordoba and Roman Bridge. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Mercado Victoria and Meryan - Cordovan Leather. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana, see the interesting displays at Casa de las Cabezas, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and look for gifts at El Collar de la Paloma.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cordoba travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Seville to Cordoba by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. April in Cordoba sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can take a train to Malaga.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Palacio de Viana ©
Palacio de Viana
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge

2
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 8th (Sat), browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Central Atarazanas, steep yourself in history at Castillo de Gibralfaro, and then see the interesting displays at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, then look for gifts at Recuerdame, then wander the streets of La Carihuela, and finally examine the collection at Museo Automovilistico.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read Malaga vacation planner.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Malaga in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April in Malaga, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Recuerdame, La Carihuela, Butterfly Park of Benalmadena
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Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga ©

4
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 Hilacar Artes Ana. Get some historical perspective at Alhambra and Albayzin. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Granada: Pampaneira (Bodega la Moralea & Abuela ili Chocolate). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas, wander the streets of Sacromonte, stop by Munira C B, and admire the landmark architecture of Generalife.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Granada trip builder.

Traveling by car from Malaga to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Granada when traveling from Malaga in April, with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Pampaneira, Chocolates Sierra Nevada, Hilacar ArtesAna
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the views from Puente Nuevo, then take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo, then stop by ArtesamArt, and finally wander the streets of Old City.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ronda trip generator.

Traveling by car from Granada to Ronda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Ronda are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vejer de la Frontera.

Things to do in Ronda

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
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El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Old City ©
Old City
ArtesamArt ©
ArtesamArt

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 14th (Fri): browse the fresh offerings at Mercado de Abastos and then stroll through La Barrosa. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Colmado Selecto Palomita, then stop by Ya En Tu Casa - El sabor de Andalucía, then look for gifts at Vejer ArtesanIa, and finally stop by Tienda la Solea, Vejer de la Frontera, Cadiz.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Vejer de la Frontera travel planner.

Getting from Ronda to Vejer de la Frontera by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ronda in April: highs in Vejer de la Frontera hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vejer de la Frontera

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Chiclana de la Frontera
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Ya En Tu Casa - El sabor de Andalucía ©
Playa de la Barrosa ©
Playa de la Barrosa
Colmado Selecto Palomita ©
Colmado Selecto Palomita

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