22 days in South of Spain Itinerary

22 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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Fly
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Almeria
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Cartagena
— 3 nights
Drive
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Granada
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Malaga
— 3 nights
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Cordoba
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cadiz
— 3 nights
Drive
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Seville
— 3 nights
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Almeria — 2 nights

Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, situated in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Relax by the water at Playa de los Muertos and Monsul Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park and Playa El Corral. Explore Almeria's surroundings by going to Cala del Plomo (in Agua Amarga) and Mirador Isleta del Moro (in La Isleta). There's more to do: steep yourself in history at Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba and brush up on your military savvy at Museo Refugio de la Guerra Civil.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Almeria trip itinerary site.

Toronto, Canada to Almeria is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Almeria due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in August; daily highs in Almeria reach 37°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cartagena.
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Cartagena — 3 nights

Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Del Teatro Romano and Cathedral de Santa Maria. Visiting Playa de Calblanque and Playa Castellar will get you outdoors. Explore Cartagena's surroundings by going to La Botavara Nautical Boutique (in La Manga del Mar Menor), Faro Cabo de palos (in Cabo de Palos) and Playa de la Isla (in Puerto de Mazarron).

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cartagena online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Almeria to Cartagena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Cartagena, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Granada.
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Granada — 3 nights

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Chapel of Granada and Monasterio Cartuja. Get a sense of the local culture at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) and Basilica de San Juan de Dios. Venture out of the city with trips to Jarapas y Artesania (in Pampaneira) and Jaén Cathedral (in Jaen). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Jerome Monastery, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and make a trip to Paseo de los Tristes.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Granada online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cartagena in August since evenings lows in Granada dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Malaga.
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Malaga — 3 nights

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Automobile and Fashion Museum and Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga. Get a sense of the local culture at Castillo de Gibralfaro and La Carihuela. Venture out of the city with trips to El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro (in Ardales), Butterfly Park of Benalmadena (in Benalmadena) and Marbella Old Town (in Marbella). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Puente Nuevo and get a taste of the local shopping with Mercado Central de Atarazanas.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Malaga visit planner.

Drive from Granada to Malaga in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Malaga. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Cordoba.
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Cordoba — 3 nights

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.
Let the collections at Palacio de Viana and Calahorra Tower capture your imagination. Visit Jewish Quarter (Juderia) and Casa de Sefarad for their historical value. Explore Cordoba's surroundings by going to Castillo de Almodovar (in Almodovar del Rio) and Rute (Museo Del Turron y Frabrica de Dulces y Mantecados Garrido & Galleros Artesanos). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, browse the eclectic array of goods at El Zoco, and snap pictures at Roman Bridge.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cordoba trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from Malaga to Cordoba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Malaga in August, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Cordoba: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cadiz.
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Cadiz — 3 nights

Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Step off the beaten path and head to Catedral de Cadiz and La Caleta Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Playa de Bolonia and Playa de Zahara. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cadiz: Fundacion Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre (in Jerez De La Frontera), Playa El Palmar (in Vejer de la Frontera) and Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia (in Bolonia). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Playa de la Barrosa, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Tavira, and get a taste of the local shopping with Mercado Central.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cadiz road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Cordoba to Cadiz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Cordoba in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cadiz: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Seville.
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Seville — 3 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Centro Historico de Sevilla and La Rabida Monastery. Get some cultural insight at Muelle de las Carabelas and Casa de Pilatos. Change things up with a short trip to Gruta de las Maravillas in Aracena (about 1h 20 min away). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Macarena, delve into the distant past at Archaeological Ensemble of Italica, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Colegial del Salvador, and take in nature's colorful creations at Parque de Maria Luisa.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Seville trip planner.

Getting from Cadiz to Seville by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Cadiz, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Seville, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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