13 days in Iberia Itinerary

13 days in Iberia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Spain route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Alicante
— 3 nights
Drive
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Granada
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cordoba
— 1 night
Drive
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Torremolinos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Malaga
— 2 nights
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Alicante

— 3 nights

City of Sun

As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
On the 12th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Museo The Ocean Race, don't miss a visit to Marina de Alicante, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Nicolas de Bari Procathedral, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Centro de Interpretacion Sobre Los Refugios Antiaereoos. On the next day, examine the collection at Museu de Aguas de Alicante, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de San Juan.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Alicante online trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Alicante is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in September, with highs in Alicante at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Alicante

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Granada

— 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Court of the Lions and Museo Cuevas del Sacromonte. Explore hidden gems such as Monasterio Cartuja and Iglesia De La Virgen De Las Angustias. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Granada: Guadix (Ermita de Gracia – Iglesia Cueva de Guadix, Centro de Interpretacion Cuevas de Guadix, &more). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Albayzin, explore the world behind art at Monasterio de la Concepcion, examine the collection at Palacio de los Olvidados, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Granada trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alicante to Granada takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Alicante in September, Granada is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Cordoba

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Tiered Gardens of The Alcazaba, make a trip to Puerta del Almodovar, then see the interesting displays at Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally examine the collection at Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cordoba travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Cordoba takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in September, expect nights in Cordoba to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Torremolinos.

Things to do in Cordoba

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Torremolinos

— 3 nights
Torremolinos is a municipality on the Costa del Sol of the Mediterranean, immediately to the west of the city of Málaga, in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa La Carihuela and Cabopino Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Church of San Miguel and Marbella Old Town. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa El Bajondillo, browse the eclectic array of goods at Calle San Miguel, stroll through Paraiso Beach Torremolinos, and admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico Molino de Inca.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Torremolinos tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Cordoba to Torremolinos by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in September, plan for slightly colder days in Torremolinos, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Torremolinos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Malaga

— 2 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Paseo de Los Canadienses, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Constitucion Malaga, then see the interesting displays at Museo del Vino-Málaga, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Malaga trip builder.

Malaga is just a short distance from Torremolinos. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites