22 days in South of Spain Itinerary

22 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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22 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Almeria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Cartagena
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Granada
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Malaga
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Cordoba
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Cadiz
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Seville
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Toronto

2
nights
Almeria

Almeria ©
Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, situated in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Relax by the water at Playa de los Muertos and Cala del Plomo. Take a break from the city and head to Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park and Playa El Corral. Explore Almeria's surroundings by going to Monsul Beach (in San Jose) and Mirador Isleta del Moro (in La Isleta). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba and brush up on your military savvy at Museo Refugio de la Guerra Civil.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Almeria trip itinerary site.

Toronto, Canada to Almeria is an approximately 13- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Almeria due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in August; daily highs in Almeria reach 37°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Almeria

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Carboneras, Monsul Beach, Cala del Plomo, Mirador Isleta del Moro
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Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba ©
Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba
Playa de los Muertos ©
Playa de los Muertos
Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park ©
Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park

3
nights
Cartagena

Cartagena ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Del Teatro Romano and Cathedral de Santa Maria. Visiting Playa de Calblanque and Playa Del Rincon will get you outdoors. Explore Cartagena's surroundings by going to La Botavara Nautical Boutique (in La Manga del Mar Menor), Faro Cabo de palos (in Cabo de Palos) and Puerto de Mazarron (Playa de la Isla & Playa Castellar).

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cartagena trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Almeria to Cartagena in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. August in Cartagena sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Cartagena

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Puerto de Mazarron, Murcia, La Botavara Nautical Boutique, Playa Del Rincon, Faro Cabo de palos
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Faro Cabo de palos ©
Faro Cabo de palos
Museo Del Teatro Romano ©
Museo Del Teatro Romano
Cathedral de Santa Maria ©
Cathedral de Santa Maria

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Chapel of Granada and Saint Jerome Monastery. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica de San Juan de Dios and Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias). Venture out of the city with trips to Jarapas y Artesania (in Pampaneira) and Jaén Cathedral (in Jaen). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Cartuja, make a trip to Carrera del Darro, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Granada tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Granada when traveling from Cartagena in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Jarapas y Artesania, Jaén Cathedral
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Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Jaén Cathedral ©
Jaén Cathedral

3
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Get some cultural insight at Castillo de Gibralfaro and Automobile and Fashion Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro and Marbella Old Town. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malaga: Puente Nuevo (in Ronda), La Carihuela (in Torremolinos) and Butterfly Park of Benalmadena (in Benalmadena). It doesn't end there: browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Atarazanas and admire the masterpieces at Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Malaga day trip planning site.

You can drive from Granada to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in August, Malaga is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro, Puente Nuevo, La Carihuela, Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, Marbella Old Town
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El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro ©
El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro
Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Jewish Quarter (Juderia) and Roman Bridge. Museum-lovers will get to explore Palacio de Viana and Museo Del Turron y Frabrica de Dulces y Mantecados Garrido. Get out of town with these interesting Cordoba side-trips: Castillo de Almodovar (in Almodovar del Rio) and Galleros Artesanos (in Rute). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Casa de Sefarad, take an in-depth tour of Calahorra Tower, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cordoba tour planner.

Take a train from Malaga to Cordoba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Malaga in August, you will find days in Cordoba are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are little chillier (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Cadiz.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Rute, Castillo de Almodovar
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Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Castillo de Almodovar ©
Castillo de Almodovar
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge

3
nights
Cadiz

Cadiz ©
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Step off the beaten path and head to Playa de Bolonia and Mercado Central. You'll get in some beach time at Playa de la Barrosa and Playa El Palmar. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cadiz: Playa de Zahara (in Zahara de los Atunes), Fundacion Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre (in Jerez De La Frontera) and Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia (in Bolonia). The adventure continues: stroll through La Caleta Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Cadiz, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre Tavira.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cadiz day trip site.

Getting from Cordoba to Cadiz by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cordoba in August: highs in Cadiz hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Cadiz

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa de la Barrosa, Playa de Bolonia, Playa de Zahara, Fundacion Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre, Playa El Palmar
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Mercado Central ©
Mercado Central
Playa de Zahara ©
Playa de Zahara
Playa de la Barrosa ©
Playa de la Barrosa

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Historico de Sevilla and Muelle de las Carabelas. Get some cultural insight at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador and La Rabida Monastery. Change things up with a short trip to Gruta de las Maravillas in Aracena (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de la Macarena, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, explore the ancient world of Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa de Pilatos.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Seville trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Cadiz to Seville in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Cadiz in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Seville, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, Gruta de las Maravillas, La Rabida Monastery, Muelle de las Carabelas
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Centro Historico de Sevilla ©
Centro Historico de Sevilla
Muelle de las Carabelas ©
Muelle de las Carabelas
Iglesia Colegial del Salvador ©
Iglesia Colegial del Salvador

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