14 days in Madrid, South of Spain & Tangier Itinerary

14 days in Madrid, South of Spain & Tangier Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Seville, Spain
— 1 night
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Cadiz, Spain
— 1 night
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Ronda, Spain
— 2 nights
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Marbella, Spain
— 1 night
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Tarifa, Spain
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Tangier, Morocco
— 2 nights
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Tarifa, Spain
— 1 night
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Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
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Madrid, Spain
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Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, then browse the fresh offerings at Mercado de San Antón, and finally get outside with Picnic Madrid.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip builder site.

Washington DC, USA to Madrid is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Washington DC to Madrid, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In October in Madrid, expect temperatures between 73°F during the day and 53°F at night. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Seville, Spain

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): soak away your stress at AIRE Ancient Baths Sevilla.

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Getting from Madrid to Seville by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Seville, with lows around 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cadiz.

Things to do in Seville

Spas · Baths
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Cadiz, Spain

— 1 night
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. On the 5th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Juan de Dios, don't miss a visit to Alameda Apodaca, learn about winemaking at Bodegas Gutierrez Colosia, then see where the action happens at Plaza de Toros, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia Mayor Prioral.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cadiz tour itinerary planning app.

Getting from Seville to Cadiz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Cadiz sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 62°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Cadiz

Historic Sites · Wineries

Side Trip

Ronda, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Get some cultural insight at Old City and La Ciudad. Explore hidden gems such as El Tajo de Ronda and Museo Peinado. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ronda: Salto del Cabrero (in Grazalema) and Castillo Zahara de la Sierra (in Zahara de la Sierra). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Baños Arabes, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardines de Cuenca, steep yourself in history at Casa Del Rey Moro, and don't miss a visit to Puerta de Almocabar.

To find where to stay and tourist information, use the Ronda trip planner.

Getting from Cadiz to Ronda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Ronda are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marbella.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Marbella, Spain

— 1 night

Spanish Riviera

Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Marbella online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Marbella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 60°F. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tarifa.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors · Nightlife · Tours · Parks

Tarifa, Spain

Wind Capital of Europe

As the southernmost point in Europe, Tarifa is famous for having the continent’s best windsurfing conditions, making it a well-known surfer’s paradise.
On the 9th (Sat), stroll through Playa de Valdevaqueros.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tarifa online tour planner.

You can drive from Marbella to Tarifa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Tarifa can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Tangier.

Things to do in Tarifa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Tangier, Morocco

— 2 nights
Separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier remains a mix of North African, French, Spanish, and Portuguese cultural influences.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Petit Socco. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Paradise Beach Kaf Lahmam and then contemplate the long history of Cromlech de Mzoura.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Tangier online attractions planner.

You can ride a ferry from Tarifa to Tangier in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tarifa to Tangier is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Tarifa in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Tangier, with highs around 78°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can ride a ferry to Tarifa.

Things to do in Tangier

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Tarifa, Spain

— 1 night

Wind Capital of Europe

Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Muralla urbana de Tarifa, then appreciate the history behind Monumento al General Copons, and then sample some tasty brews at Beer Bike Tarifa.

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Traveling by ferry from Tangier to Tarifa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Tangier in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Tarifa: temperatures range from 72°F by day to 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Tarifa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Granada, Spain

— 2 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.
Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museo Cuevas del Sacromonte, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Mayor de Granada, and then get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Granada trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tarifa to Granada takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Granada when traveling from Tarifa in October, with lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Museums

Madrid, Spain

— 1 night

Cultural Capital of Spain

Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Puerta de Alcala and then explore the world behind art at Museo Sorolla.

Discover how to plan a Madrid trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Drive from Granada to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums

Morocco travel guide

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Flea Markets · Gardens · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.