22 days in South of Spain Itinerary

22 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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Almeria
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Cartagena
— 3 nights
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Granada
— 3 nights
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Malaga
— 3 nights
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Cordoba
— 3 nights
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Cadiz
— 3 nights
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Seville
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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 Playa El Corral. Take a break from the city and head to Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park and Monsul Beach. Explore Almeria's surroundings by going to Cala del Plomo (in Agua Amarga) 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 reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Almeria trip itinerary site.

Toronto, Canada to Almeria is an approximately 13-hour flight. 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, Cala del Plomo, Mirador Isleta del Moro, Monsul Beach
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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

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Cartagena

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

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Cartagena trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Almeria to Cartagena by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Cartagena, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Cartagena

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Puerto de Mazarron, Murcia, Playa Del Rincon, La Botavara Nautical Boutique, Museo Arqueologico
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Cathedral de Santa Maria ©
Cathedral de Santa Maria
Museo Del Teatro Romano ©
Museo Del Teatro Romano
Real Casino de Murcia ©
Real Casino de Murcia

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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 Jaén Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) and Basilica de San Juan de Dios. Change things up with a short trip to Jarapas y Artesania in Pampaneira (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Jerome Monastery, make a trip to Paseo de los Tristes, steep yourself in history at Monasterio Cartuja, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, 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 · Childrens Museums · 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

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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 Marbella Old Town. Automobile and Fashion Museum and Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malaga: La Carihuela (in Torremolinos), El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro (in Ardales) and Butterfly Park of Benalmadena (in Benalmadena). There's more to do: pick up some local products at Mercado Central de Atarazanas and snap pictures at Puente Nuevo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Malaga online vacation planner.

Drive from Granada to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Malaga, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Puente Nuevo, La Carihuela, El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro, 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

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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 a sense of the local culture at Jewish Quarter (Juderia) and Castillo de Almodovar. Museum-lovers will get to explore Palacio de Viana and Calahorra Tower. Get out of town with these interesting Cordoba side-trips: Rute (Museo Del Turron y Frabrica de Dulces y Mantecados Garrido & Galleros Artesanos). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Roman Bridge, browse the eclectic array of goods at El Zoco, take in the spiritual surroundings of Casa de Sefarad, and make a trip to Patios de Cordoba.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cordoba tour planner.

Take a train from Malaga to Cordoba in 2 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 go by car to Cadiz.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

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

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Cadiz

Cadiz ©
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Step off the beaten path and head to Playa de Bolonia and Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia. 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) and Fundacion Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre (in Jerez De La Frontera). There's much more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Mercado Central, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Cadiz, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Tavira, and tour the pleasant surroundings at La Caleta Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Cadiz day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Cordoba to Cadiz in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in August, you will find days in Cadiz are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Cadiz

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa de Zahara, Playa El Palmar, Fundacion Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre, Playa de Bolonia, Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia
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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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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 La Rabida Monastery and Casa de Pilatos. Change things up with a short trip to Gruta de las Maravillas in Aracena (about 1h 10 min away). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Macarena, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador, and delve into the distant past at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Seville trip planner.

Getting from Cadiz to Seville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Cadiz, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seville, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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

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