22 days in South of Spain Itinerary

22 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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1
Almeria
— 2 nights
2
Cartagena
— 3 nights
3
Granada
— 3 nights
4
Malaga
— 3 nights
5
Cordoba
— 3 nights
6
Cadiz
— 3 nights
7
Seville
— 3 nights

2
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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 Cala del Plomo. 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 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 °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cartagena.

Things to do in Almeria

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carboneras, Monsul Beach, Mirador Isleta del Moro, Cala del Plomo
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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 Castillo de Fajardo. Visiting Playa de Calblanque and Playa Castellar will get you outdoors. Explore Cartagena's surroundings by going to Faro Cabo de palos (in Cabo de Palos), Murcia (Cathedral de Santa Maria & Real Casino de Murcia) and La Botavara Nautical Boutique (in La Manga del Mar Menor).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cartagena road trip planner.

Drive from Almeria to Cartagena in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Cartagena, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Cartagena

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Puerto de Mazarron, Murcia, Faro Cabo de palos, Playa Del Rincon, Museo Arqueologico
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Cathedral de Santa Maria ©
Cathedral de Santa Maria
Museo Del Teatro Romano ©
Museo Del Teatro Romano
Faro Cabo de palos ©
Faro Cabo de palos

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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 Saint Jerome Monastery. Get a sense of the local culture at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) and Monasterio Cartuja. Venture out of the city with trips to Jaén Cathedral (in Jaen) and Jarapas y Artesania (in Pampaneira). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, make a trip to Carrera del Darro, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Granada online tour itinerary planner.

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

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Jaén Cathedral, Jarapas y Artesania
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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 La Carihuela. Automobile and Fashion Museum and Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malaga: El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro (in El Chorro), Marbella Old Town (in Marbella) 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 °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, Marbella Old Town, La Carihuela, Puente Nuevo, Butterfly Park of Benalmadena
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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 Roman Bridge. 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) and Castillo de Almodovar (in Almodovar del Rio). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Casa de Sefarad, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, browse the eclectic array of goods at El Zoco, and don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cordoba visit 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 (°C), and nights are slightly colder (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cadiz.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

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 La Caleta Beach. 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: shop like a local with Mercado Central, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Cadiz, and take in panoramic vistas at Torre Tavira.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cadiz day trip site.

Getting from Cordoba to Cadiz by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cordoba in August: highs in Cadiz hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Cadiz

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de Zahara, Playa de Bolonia, Playa El Palmar, Fundacion Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre, 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 Basilica de la Macarena. Get some cultural insight at Muelle de las Carabelas and Archaeological Ensemble of Italica. Venture out of the city with trips to Gruta de las Maravillas (in Aracena) and La Rabida Monastery (in Huelva). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador, take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, and contemplate the long history of Casa de Pilatos.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Seville road trip app.

Drive from Cadiz to Seville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cadiz in August, you will find days in Seville are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°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

Gruta de las Maravillas, Muelle de las Carabelas, Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, La Rabida Monastery
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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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