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 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 Mirador Isleta del Moro (in La Isleta) and Monsul Beach (in San Jose). 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 Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Carboneras, Mirador Isleta del Moro, Cala del Plomo, 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

3
nights
Cartagena

Cartagena ©
Let the collections at Museo Del Teatro Romano and Castillo de Fajardo capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like El Faro de Cabo de Palos and Museo Arqueologico. Change things up with these side-trips from Cartagena: Puerto de Mazarron (Playa de la Isla & Playa Castellar), La Botavara Nautical Boutique (in La Manga del Mar Menor) and Murcia (Cathedral de Santa Maria & Real Casino de Murcia).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, 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; or take a train. 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

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Puerto de Mazarron, Murcia, Museo Arqueologico, La Botavara Nautical Boutique, El Faro de Cabo de Palos
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El Faro de Cabo de Palos ©
El Faro de 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 Jaén Cathedral. Change things up with a short trip to Jarapas y Artesania in Pampaneira (about 1h 15 min away). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio Cartuja, make a trip to Carrera del Darro, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and look and learn at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias).

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Granada online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cartagena to Granada in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Cartagena in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Granada, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to 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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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 Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malaga: Butterfly Park of Benalmadena (in Benalmadena), Marbella Old Town (in Marbella) and La Carihuela (in Torremolinos). It doesn't end there: browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Atarazanas and take in the views from Puente Nuevo.

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 Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro, Marbella Old Town, La Carihuela, Puente Nuevo
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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 Historic Centre of Cordoba. 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: snap pictures at Roman Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Calahorra Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Casa de Sefarad, and hunt for treasures at El Zoco.

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 Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia. You'll get in some beach time at Playa de la Barrosa and Playa de Zahara. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cadiz: Playa El Palmar (in Vejer de la Frontera) 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.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Cadiz day trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Cadiz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de Bolonia, Playa El Palmar, Playa de la Barrosa, Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia, Playa de Zahara
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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 Basilica de la Macarena. Get some cultural insight at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador and Archaeological Ensemble of Italica. Venture out of the city with trips to Gruta de las Maravillas (in Aracena), La Rabida Monastery (in Huelva) and Muelle de las Carabelas (in Palos de la Frontera). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Parque de Maria Luisa and steep yourself in history at Casa de Pilatos.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Seville road trip website.

Traveling by car from Cadiz to Seville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cadiz in August: highs in Seville hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to 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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