31 days in Andalucia Itinerary

31 days in Andalucia Itinerary

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Santa Elena
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Granada
— 14 nights
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Ronda
— 10 nights
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Cadiz
— 6 nights
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Santa Elena

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Virgen Del Castillo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepcion, and then examine the collection at Museo de la Batalla de las Navas de Tolosa.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Santa Elena online driving holiday planner.

Madrid to Santa Elena is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Traveling from Madrid in August, Santa Elena is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Granada.

Things to do in Santa Elena

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

Granada

— 14 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.
Shop till you drop at Calle San Miguel and Mahatma Showroom. You'll explore and learn at Alcazaba and Gravura Taller de Grabado. Change things up with these side-trips from Granada: Malaga (Iglesia de Los Martires, Automobile and Fashion Museum, &more), Nerja (Punta Lara, Off-Road Tours, &more) and Ermita de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios (in Velez-Malaga). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas, don't miss a visit to Sala de las Dos Hermanas, visit Albayzin, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Granada journey planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Elena to Granada takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Granada are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 15:

Ronda

— 10 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Scott Simpson Fine Art and Museo Lara will appeal to museum buffs. Dona Felisa Winery and Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Ronda: El Hacho (in Gaucin), Casares (Finca Cortesin Golf Club, Riding Fun In The Sun, &more) and Amaneceres, Actividades Ecuestres (in Estepona). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, take a stroll through La Ciudad, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and take in the views from Puente Nuevo.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ronda day trip planner.

Getting from Granada to Ronda by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cadiz.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 25:

Cadiz

— 6 nights
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. For shopping fun, head to Ya En Tu Casa - El sabor de Andalucía or Mercado de Abastos. Appreciate the collections at Yacimiento Arqueologico Gadir and Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia. Explore Cadiz's surroundings by going to Tarifa (Playa de Bolonia, Faro de Camarinal, &more), Playa de Zahara (in Zahara de los Atunes) and Conil de la Frontera (Cala Encendida, Cala de Roche, &more). Spend the 30th (Sun) exploring nature at Parque Nacional de Donana. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Barrosa, do a tasting at Spirit Sherry Enoturismo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Cadiz.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Cadiz road trip planning website.

You can drive from Ronda to Cadiz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Ronda, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cadiz, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Cadiz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 31:

Andalucia travel guide

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Historic Sites · Castles · Landmarks
A region of geographic contrasts, Andalucía is home to ancient cities, sun-warmed beaches, deserts, and mountains. Spanning almost the entire southern section of Spain, it boasts a rich Moorish heritage, with numerous outstanding examples of Islamic architecture. Today, it’s a popular vacation destination for European tourists drawn to the modern resorts of Costa del Sol, but these beachside hotel complexes don’t overshadow Andalucía’s fascinating history. Numerous secluded corners of the coast remain unblemished by crowds. Farther inland, in cozy villages frozen in time, the local bar is the center of all activity, and farmers are the unofficial tour guides.