23 days in South of Spain Itinerary

23 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South of Spain visit planner

Make it your trip
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Marbella
— 3 nights
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Ronda
— 4 nights
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Antequera
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nerja
— 4 nights
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Granada
— 2 nights
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Cordoba
— 1 night
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Seville
— 4 nights
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Marbella

— 3 nights

Spanish Riviera

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Explore Marbella's surroundings by going to Adventure Rider Centre (in Mijas Pueblo), Riding Fun In The Sun (in Casares) and Malaga (Alcazaba, Santuario de la Victoria, &more). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Eco Reserva Ojen, stroll around Parque De La Paloma, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ermita del Santo Cristo, and play a few rounds at Santana Golf.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Marbella attractions tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Marbella is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Marbella: highs are around 82°F and lows about 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Marbella

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

Ronda

— 4 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, get great views at Mirador puente nuevo de Ronda, explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, and snap pictures at Puente Nuevo.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ronda day trip tool.

You can drive from Marbella to Ronda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Antequera.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:

Antequera

— 4 nights
Change things up with a short trip to Iberfauna in Zuheros (about 1h 5 min away).

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Antequera trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Antequera takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Ronda in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Antequera, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Antequera

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 26:

Nerja

— 4 nights
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Venture out of the city with trips to Revive Massage (in Competa), Iglesia de Santa Maria de la Encarnacion (in Velez-Malaga) and Sala de Exposiciones Moclinejo (in Moclinejo). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe, explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo, and make a trip to Nerja Donkey Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Nerja day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Antequera to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Antequera in September since evenings lows in Nerja dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:

Granada

— 2 nights

Pearl of Spain

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Generalife, steep yourself in history at Alhambra, and then make a trip to Carrera del Darro. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada, then get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally take a stroll through Albayzin.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada trip maker.

Traveling by car from Nerja to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Granada are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Spas
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:

Cordoba

— 1 night

Pearl of Muslim Spain

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally see the interesting displays at Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cordoba online trip builder.

Getting from Granada to Cordoba by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Granada in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Cordoba, with highs around 82°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

Seville

— 4 nights

City of Towers

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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and make a trip to Torre del Oro.

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Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Seville are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 7: