60 days in South of Spain & Community of Madrid Itinerary

60 days in South of Spain & Community of Madrid Itinerary

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Malaga
— 5 nights
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Granada
— 12 nights
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Ronda
— 5 nights
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Cadiz
— 3 nights
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Seville
— 11 nights
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Cordoba
— 10 nights
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San Lorenzo de El Escorial
— 6 nights
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Alcala De Henares
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Malaga

— 5 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Step out of the city life by going to Butterfly Park of Benalmadena and Fundación Cueva de Nerja. Visit Teatro Romano and Malaga Cathedral for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malaga: El Torcal de Antequera (in Antequera), Bioparc (in Fuengirola) and El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro (in Ardales). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga, examine the collection at Automobile and Fashion Museum, see some colorful creatures with Buceo Aqualia La Herradura, and stroll through Burriana Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Malaga trip itinerary planning website.

Vancouver, Canada to Malaga is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Malaga is 9 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in April, things will get a bit warmer in Malaga: highs are around 72°F and lows about 54°F. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 11:

Granada

— 12 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.
Let the collections at Centro Cultural Baños Árabes and Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla and ​​Cueva Museo. Change things up with these side-trips from Granada: Castellon Alto (in Galera), Baza (Banos Arabes de la Marzuela & Museo Argueologico de Baza) and Telar de jarapas Hilacar ArtesAna (in Bubion). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinagoga del Agua, get engrossed in the history at Archive Saint John of God Museum, get outside with Sierra Mágina, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Nicolas.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Granada trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Malaga to Granada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Malaga in April since evenings lows in Granada dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Granada

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 23:

Ronda

— 5 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Escape the urban bustle at El Tajo de Ronda and Cueva de la Pileta. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Lara and Museo de Arte Contemporaneo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ronda: El Bosque (Sendero Rio Majaceite & Parque natural de la Sierra de Grazalema), Sierra De Las Nieves (in El Burgo) and Salto del Cabrero (in Grazalema). Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Reservatauro Ronda, stroll through Via Verde de la Sierra, explore by horseback at Ride Andalucia, and delve into the distant past at Visitas guiadas Ciudad Romana de Ocuri.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Ronda day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Granada to Ronda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daytime highs in Ronda are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Cadiz.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 28:

Cadiz

— 3 nights
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Real Instituto y Observatorio de la Armada and Catedral de Cadiz will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to La Caleta Beach and Playa de Bolonia. Change things up with these side-trips from Cadiz: Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia (in Bolonia) and Chiclana de la Frontera (Playa de la Barrosa & Oceanus Cadiz).

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cadiz driving holiday planner.

Drive from Ronda to Cadiz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Cadiz, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Cadiz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:

Seville

— 11 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Fieldwork Riotinto and Europe Equitation Horse riding. Get some historical perspective at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador and Plaza del Triunfo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seville: Dolmen de Soto (in Trigueros), Parque Moret (in Huelva) and Casa Museo Zenobia Y Juan Ramón Jiménez (in Moguer). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de la Macarena, step into the grandiose world of Palacio de San Telmo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santa Cruz, and explore the ancient world of Archaeological Ensemble of Italica.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Cadiz to Seville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Seville sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 12:

Cordoba

— 10 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Parque Natural Sierra de Andujar and Club de Campo de Córdoba. Palacio de Viana and Museo Arqueologico de Cordoba are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Cordoba's surroundings by going to Santuario de Nuestra Senora Virgen de la Cabeza (in Andujar), Museo Aguilar y Eslava (in Cabra) and Banos de la Encima Castle (in Banos de la Encina). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Almodovar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Mateo, explore the world behind art at Museo de Julio Romero de Torres, and see the interesting displays at Centro Flamenco Fosforito.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cordoba day trip planner.

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can take a train to San Lorenzo de El Escorial.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums · Golf · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 12 — 22:

San Lorenzo de El Escorial

— 6 nights
San Lorenzo de El Escorial, also known as El Escorial de Arriba is a town and municipality in the Community of Madrid, Spain, located to the northwest of the region in the southeastern side of the Sierra de Guadarrama, at the foot of Mount Abantos and Las Machotas, 29mi from Madrid. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castillo de Manzanares el Real and Ermita de Nuestra Senora del Rosario. Casita de Infante and Real Sitio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from San Lorenzo de El Escorial: Navacerrada (Amadablam Aventura & De Pino a Pino), Rascafria (Penalara Natural Park & Senda de la Cascada del Purgatorio) and EoloFLY (in Segovia). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at La Silla de Felipe II, pause for some photo ops at Valley of the Fallen, ponder the world of politics at Madrid Deep Space Communications Complex NASA, and look for gifts at Las Rozas Village.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Lorenzo de El Escorial trip maker.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to San Lorenzo de El Escorial takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Alcala De Henares.

Things to do in San Lorenzo de El Escorial

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 28:

Alcala De Henares

— 6 nights
Alcalá de Henares, meaning Citadel on the river Henares, in Arabic قلعة النار, is a Spanish city located 35km northeast of the country's capital, Madrid. Visit Museo Cerralbo and Iglesia de la Magdalena for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Plaza mayor de Chinchon and Museo Ulpiano Checa. Change things up with these side-trips from Alcala De Henares: Madrid (Museo Sorolla, Catedral de Sta Maria la Real de la Almudena, &more), Boca del Asno (in Valsain) and La Hiruela (Ruta de Molino a Molino & Ruta los Oficios de la Vida). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Palace of Aranjuez, browse the different shops at Centro Comercial Madrid Xanadú, and make a trip to Convento de las Clarisas de San Diego.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Alcala De Henares trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from San Lorenzo de El Escorial to Alcala De Henares in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Alcala De Henares, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alcala De Henares

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 3:

Community of Madrid travel guide

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Art Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
The area surrounding the capital city, the Community of Madrid is located in the very heart of the country. Densely populated and quite industrialized, the region still retains some remarkably unspoiled and diverse habitats and landscapes, including tall mountain peaks, dense oak forests, and low-lying plains. The region’s lush valleys are noted for sheltering the last bastions of the Spanish imperial eagle, as well as several other species nearly extinct everywhere else in the world. Though the region’s main attraction is undoubtedly the city of Madrid, it is the impressive biodiversity of the area that draws tourism to this part of Spain.