28 days in Andalucia Itinerary

28 days in Andalucia Itinerary

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28 days in Andalucia Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
1
Granada
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Marbella
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Tarifa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Ronda
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Seville
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
6
Cordoba
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Jaen
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Reykjavik

3
nights
Granada

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Take a break from the city and head to Cazorla Nature Park (Parque Natural de Cazorla) and El Torcal Natural Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sinagoga del Agua and Galeria Alea. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Granada: Taller textil Mercedes Carrascosa (in Pampaneira), Burriana Beach (in Nerja) and Chocolates Sierra Nevada (in Pitres). The adventure continues: delve into the lush surroundings at Area Recreativa Rio Dilar and don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Granada journey maker .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Granada is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Reykjavik in January: high temperatures in Granada hover around 14°C and lows are around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marbella.

Things to do in Granada

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Taller textil Mercedes Carrascosa, El Torcal Natural Park, Area Recreativa Rio Dilar, Sinagoga del Agua, Chocolates Sierra Nevada
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El Torcal Natural Park ©
El Torcal Natural Park
Sinagoga del Agua ©
Sinagoga del Agua
Chocolates Sierra Nevada ©
Chocolates Sierra Nevada

5
nights
Marbella

Marbella ©
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.
Relax by the water at Playa La Carihuela and Puerto Cabopino Beach and Marina. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga and Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga. Venture out of the city with trips to Malaga (Automobile and Fashion Museum, Mercado Central de Atarazanas, & more), La Carihuela (in Torremolinos) and Sunshine Golf (in La Cala de Mijas). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, stop by Mijas Magic, trek along Senda Litoral Dunas de Artola, and take a stroll through Marbella Old Quarter.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Marbella online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Granada to Marbella takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Granada in January: high temperatures in Marbella hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tarifa.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Malaga, Torremolinos, Mijas, Benalmadena, Bioparc
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Playa La Carihuela ©
Playa La Carihuela
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Marbella Old Quarter ©
Marbella Old Quarter

3
nights
Tarifa

Tarifa ©
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Playa de Zahara de los Atunes and Playa de la Barrosa. Head to Vejer ArtesanIa and Atlas Beachfor some retail therapy. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia, kick back and relax at Playa Bolonia, and head outdoors with Landsailing Tarifa.

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Drive from Marbella to Tarifa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Marbella in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in Tarifa. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Tarifa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Vejer ArtesanIa, Playa de la Barrosa, Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia, Playa de Zahara de los Atunes
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Playa de la Barrosa ©
Playa de la Barrosa
Playa de Zahara de los Atunes ©
Playa de Zahara de los Atunes
Playa Bolonia ©
Playa Bolonia

4
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old City and Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto. Take a break from the city and head to El Tajo de Ronda and SierrAventura Ronda. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ronda: El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro (in El Chorro), Ciudad Romana de Ocuri (in Ubrique) and Sierra De Las Nieves (in El Burgo). There's more to do: head outdoors with Parque natural de la Sierra de Grazalema and catch a live event at Plaza de Toros.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ronda day trip tool .

Getting from Tarifa to Ronda by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tarifa in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Ronda. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Sierra De Las Nieves, Ciudad Romana de Ocuri, El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro, Parque natural de la Sierra de Grazalema
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El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro ©
El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro
Old City ©
Old City

2
nights
Seville

Seville ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): ride a horse along Centro Ecuestre Entrepinares, then experience rural life at Les Visites du Campo Bravo, and then steep yourself in history at Real Fabrica de Tabacos. On your second day here, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, stop by Zaguan 24, and then steep yourself in history at Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Seville trip planner .

Getting from Ronda to Seville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Centro Ecuestre Entrepinares ©
Centro Ecuestre Entrepinares

6
nights
Cordoba

Cordoba ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sala el Potro and Parroquia de la Trinidad. Get outdoors at La Caleta and Parque Natural Sierra de Andujar. Venture out of the city with trips to Ceramica Alcaide (in La Rambla) and Montilla (Perez Barquero Winery & Wine Tours & Tastings). The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Mercado Victoria, see the interesting displays at Centro Flamenco Fosforito, admire the landmark architecture of Posada del Potro, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cordoba day trip website .

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in Cordoba, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cordoba

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Parque Natural Sierra de Andujar, Perez Barquero Winery, La Caleta, Ceramica Alcaide
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3
nights
Jaen

Jaen ©
Jaén is a city in south-central Spain. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de la Magdalena. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Pablo, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Nicolas, then look for gifts at La Casa Del Aceite, then contemplate the long history of Church of San Ildefonso, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Jaen.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Jaen trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Cordoba to Jaen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Jaen, with lows of 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Jaen

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ubeda, Baeza
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Iglesia de San Pablo ©
Iglesia de San Pablo
Iglesia de San Nicolas ©
Iglesia de San Nicolas
Church of San Ildefonso ©
Church of San Ildefonso

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