7 days in South of Spain Itinerary

7 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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7 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  20 h 45 min
1
Seville
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Cordoba
— 2 nights
Train + Bus:  1 h 45 min
3
Benalmadena
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  16 h 30 min
End: New York City

2
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.
On the 14th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Royal Alcázar of Seville, wander the streets of Triana, then admire the striking features of Plaza de Espana, and finally explore the world behind art at Seville Museum of Fine Arts. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Seville Cathedral (Catedral de Sevilla), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, then stroll through Casa de Pilatos, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Baile Flamenco.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Seville holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Seville is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Seville, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in March, things will get a bit warmer in Seville: highs are around 66°F and lows about 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Museo Mezquita Catedral de Córdoba, delve into the distant past at Roman Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Patios de Cordoba, then make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, and finally get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Calleja de las Flores, then get engrossed in the history at Calahorra Tower, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Ensemble of Madinat Al-Zahra.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cordoba itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Cordoba are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Benalmadena.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Calahorra Tower ©
Calahorra Tower

1
night
Benalmadena

Benalmadena ©
Stretching from the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas mountain range to the Mediterranean ocean, Benalmádena offers all the highlights of southern Spain: traditional whitewashed villages, beautiful Costa del Sol beaches, and strong Andalusian influence.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museo Automovilistico, then steep yourself in history at Castillo de Gibralfaro, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga, and finally take a stroll through Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village).

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Benalmadena trip builder.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Benalmadena in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Benalmadena are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Benalmadena

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Malaga, La Carihuela
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La Carihuela ©
La Carihuela
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum

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