9 days in South of Spain Itinerary

9 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South of Spain tour planner

Make it your trip
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Seville
— 2 nights
Train
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Cordoba
— 1 night
Train
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Ronda
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marbella
— 1 night
Drive
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Granada
— 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Plaza de España and Wine Tours & Tastings. Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Alcázar of Seville and Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, admire the striking features of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and steep yourself in history at Casa de Pilatos.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Seville trip planning site.

London, UK to Seville is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Seville, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from London in March, with highs in Seville at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries · Neighborhoods

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, then look for gifts at Meryan, then steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, and finally make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cordoba day trip planning site.

Take a train from Seville to Cordoba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cordoba can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can take a train to Ronda.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ruinas de Acinipo and Palacio de Mondragon. Get outdoors at Paddock Paradise Ronda and Climbing Tours. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Joaquin Fernandez Bodega, wander the streets of La Ciudad, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Ntra. Sra. de la Paz, and get engrossed in the history at Museo Del Bandolero.

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

Getting from Cordoba to Ronda by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In March, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Marbella.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Marbella

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, soothe aching muscles at The Flow Academy, then identify plant and animal life at Eco Reserva Ojen, then make a trip to Ermita del Santo Cristo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Marbella trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Marbella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Marbella, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Marbella

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Granada

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio Cartuja, wander the streets of Albayzin, and then step into the grandiose world of Alhambra.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Granada route maker app.

You can drive from Marbella to Granada in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Marbella in April, Granada is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Province of Malaga travel guide

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Landmarks · Nightlife · Marinas
The Province of Málaga is best known for its string of coastal resorts with sandy beaches and seaside cafes that make for a relaxed vacation. The countryside is dotted by charming villages of Moorish origin, each with its own colorful character, history, and architecture. Its diverse landscapes also include rugged mountains. Don’t miss a chance to tour its natural wonders, including dramatic gorges, excellent walking areas, and one of Europe’s main flamingo breeding grounds.