15 days in South of Spain Itinerary

15 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South of Spain trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Seville
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Ronda
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Marbella
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Nerja
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Granada
— 3 nights
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Seville

— 3 nights

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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, make a trip to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz, and pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville online vacation planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Seville is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Riyadh in January, with highs in Seville at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Neighborhoods

Ronda

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Aldehuela, take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, and don't miss a visit to Ronda.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ronda driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January in Ronda, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife

Marbella

— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marbella: Malaga (Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga, Parque de Malaga, &more). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Experience Box Spain and identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Marbella travel route builder site.

Drive from Ronda to Marbella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Marbella

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Nerja

— 2 nights
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. On the 27th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, then don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, then enjoy breathtaking views from Balcony of Europe, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Maro Cerro Gordo, explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, then admire the masterpieces at Museo de Nerja, and finally head outdoors with Los Olivillos.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nerja trip app.

Getting from Marbella to Nerja by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Marbella in January, expect Nerja to be a bit cooler, temps between 13°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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.
On the 29th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Paseo de los Tristes, then stroll through Generalife, and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro, then get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Granada trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nerja to Granada by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Spas