9 days in Spain Itinerary

9 days in Spain Itinerary

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9 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Seville
1
Seville
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
2
Cordoba
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Granada
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Malaga
— 1 night
End: Malaga

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, take in panoramic vistas at Torre Giralda, then visit Barrio Santa Cruz, and finally stroll through Casa de Pilatos. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de la Macarena, wander the streets of Triana, then take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa, and finally make a trip to Plaza de España.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Seville trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from France, the closest major aiports are Sevilla Airport, Jerez Airport and Málaga Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Parque de Maria Luisa ©
Parque de Maria Luisa

2
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.
On the 17th (Sat), make a trip to Patios de Cordoba, don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, then take in the views from Roman Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take an in-depth tour of Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, then get engrossed in the history at Calahorra Tower, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Calleja de las Flores.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cordoba travel route planner.

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 4°C in Cordoba. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Historic Centre of Cordoba ©
Historic Centre of Cordoba
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge

2
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.
On the 19th (Mon), enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Escuela Delengua, stroll through Generalife, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada, and finally stop by Munira. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, make a trip to Plaza de San Nicolas, then don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro, and finally explore the historical opulence of Alhambra.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Granada route planner.

Traveling by car from Cordoba to Granada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Granada: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 2°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Carrera del Darro ©
Carrera del Darro

1
night
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba and then don't miss a visit to Puerto de Málaga.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Malaga online day trip planner.

Drive from Granada to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Granada in December, expect Malaga to be a bit warmer, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Parque De La Paloma, Balcony of Europe
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Parque De La Paloma ©
Parque De La Paloma
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe
Puerto de Málaga ©
Puerto de Málaga

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