8 days in South of Spain Itinerary

8 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South of Spain visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Seville
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Ronda
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Malaga
— 2 nights
Train
4
Cordoba
— 1 night
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Seville

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, then contemplate the long history of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, and then steep yourself in history at Plaza de España. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, visit Barrio Santa Cruz, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Seville trip planner.

New York City, USA to Seville is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Seville is 6 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in January, with highs in Seville at 58°F and lows at 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Ronda

— 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.
On the 18th (Mon), relax in the rural setting at Reservatauro Ronda, learn about winemaking at Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto, take an in-depth tour of Museo Del Bandolero, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, and finally get interesting insight from TopBuggy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): take in the views from Puente Nuevo, then take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, and then take a stroll through Old City.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ronda online trip builder.

You can drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January in Ronda, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Ronda

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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.
On the 20th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Ifergan Collection, pick up some local products at Mercado Central de Atarazanas, view the masterpieces at Mahatma Showroom, then take a leisurely stroll along Puerto de Málaga, then steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Gravura Taller de Grabado. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro, then wander the streets of La Carihuela, then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Carihuela, and finally examine the collection at Automobile and Fashion Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Malaga trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ronda in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 47°F in Malaga. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Malaga

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · 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 22nd (Fri): take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then take in the views from Roman Bridge, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cordoba trip planning website.

You can take a train from Malaga to Cordoba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Malaga in January, with highs in Cordoba at 59°F and lows at 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods