29 days in South of Spain Itinerary

29 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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Fly to Madrid, Train to Ronda
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Ronda
— 3 nights
Drive
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Seville
— 4 nights
Train
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Cordoba
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ubeda
— 1 night
Drive
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Castril De La Pena
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sorbas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Granada
— 4 nights
Drive
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Malaga
— 7 nights
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Old City and Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto. Shop till you drop at Lanas del Rio and ArtesamArt. Change things up with a short trip to Sierra De Las Nieves in El Burgo (about 34 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, see where the action happens at Plaza de Toros de Ronda, head outdoors with SierrAventura Ronda, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Gato.

For traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Ronda trip planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Ronda is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reykjavik to Ronda due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Reykjavik, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Ronda, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:

Seville

— 4 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.
Royal Alcázar of Seville and Catedral de Sevilla will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Centro Historico de Sevilla and Barrio Santa Cruz. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Seville: Mercado de Abastos (in Sanlucar de Barrameda), La Bellotera (in Jerez De La Frontera) and Gresierra (in Chiclana de la Frontera). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, look for gifts at Sangrespanola, browse for treasures at Ceramicas Sevilla, and view the masterpieces at Un Gato en Bicicleta.

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Getting from Ronda to Seville by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 18:

Cordoba

— 4 nights

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Jewish Quarter (Juderia) and Roman Bridge. Get some cultural insight at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba and Historic Centre of Cordoba. Change things up with these side-trips from Cordoba: Parque Natural Cardena Montoro (in Cardena), Ceramica Alcaide (in La Rambla) and Ermita de Madre de Dios (in Canete de las Torres). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana, look for gifts at Ana Martina, hunt for treasures at Mercado Victoria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de la Trinidad.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cordoba trip builder app.

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ubeda.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:

Ubeda

— 1 night
Úbeda is a town in the province of Jaén in Spain's autonomous community of Andalusia, with some 36,025 inhabitants. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sinagoga del Agua, look for gifts at La Casa Del Aceite, explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Sabiote, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Pablo, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Nicolas, and finally stop by Forja Tiznajo.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ubeda travel route planner.

You can drive from Cordoba to Ubeda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Cordoba in January since evenings lows in Ubeda dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Castril De La Pena.

Things to do in Ubeda

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 23:

Castril De La Pena

— 2 nights
On the 24th (Thu), take in the pleasant sights at Sendero del Nacimiento del Rio Castril, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria Colegiata, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cortijo Buho. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Castle of Castril, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sendero de la Magdalena, and then explore the striking landscape at Castril de la Pena.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Castril De La Pena trip planner.

You can drive from Ubeda to Castril De La Pena in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sorbas.

Things to do in Castril De La Pena

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:

Sorbas

— 2 nights
Sorbas is a municipality of Almería province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Villaricos Street Market, hunt for treasures at Weekly Street Market, and then learn something new at Taller de Ceramica y Alfareria Juan Simon. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Cactus Nijar and then tee off at Alboran Golf.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sorbas route builder site.

Getting from Castril De La Pena to Sorbas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Castril De La Pena in January since evenings lows in Sorbas dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Granada.

Things to do in Sorbas

Golf · Outdoors · Shopping · Classes

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:

Granada

— 4 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.
Appreciate the collections at Tienda Souvenirs La Alborea and Patio de los Perfumes. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chocolates Sierra Nevada and Chocolate Abuela ili. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Granada: Casa Tomas (in Priego de Cordoba), Montefrio (Las Penas De Los Gitanos & Iglesia de la Villa) and Pampaneira (Taller textil Mercedes Carrascosa & Bodega La Moralea). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, stop by Albayzin, stop by Munira Leather, and get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Granada itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Sorbas to Granada takes 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sorbas in January, with highs in Granada at 14°C and lows at 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 27 — 31:

Malaga

— 7 nights

Capital of the Costa del Sol

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Escape the urban bustle at El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro and Burriana Beach. Do your shopping at Mercado Central de Atarazanas and Vom Fass Fuengirola. Venture out of the city with trips to Fuengirola (Los Boliches & Bioparc), Marbella (Marbella Old Town & Vinacoteca Castillejos) and El Torcal de Antequera (in Antequera). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga, stop by Recuerdame, get to know the resident critters at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, and wander the streets of Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village).

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Malaga vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Granada in January; daily highs in Malaga reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. On the 7th (Thu), you're off to home.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 7: