29 days in South of Spain Itinerary

29 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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29 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Fly + train:  11​h 15​min
1
Ronda
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Seville
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
3
Cordoba
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Ubeda
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Castril De La Pena
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Sorbas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Granada
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Malaga
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Reykjavik

3
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Step out of the city life by going to SierrAventura Ronda and Sierra De Las Nieves. For shopping fun, head to Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto or La Tienda de Trinidad. Go for a jaunt from Ronda to Gaucin to see Lanas del Rio about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stop by ArtesamArt, learn about winemaking at Joaquin Fernandez Bodega, take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, and Head underground at Cueva del Gato.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ronda trip maker app .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Ronda is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reykjavik to Ronda. While traveling from Reykjavik, expect much hotter 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) so you can drive to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Wineries Wildlife

Side Trips

Lanas del Rio, Sierra De Las Nieves
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SierrAventura Ronda ©
SierrAventura Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Sierra De Las Nieves ©
Sierra De Las Nieves

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ceramica Creativa GresSierra and Sangrespanola. You'll explore and learn at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Un Gato en Bicicleta. Venture out of the city with trips to Mercado de Abastos (in Sanlucar de Barrameda) and LA BELLOTERA (in Jerez De La Frontera). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, look for gifts at TenTiles, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Ceramicas Sevilla, and take some stellar pictures from Seville Cathedral.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Seville trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Seville, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Mercado de Abastos, LA BELLOTERA, Ceramic Creative GresSierra
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de Espana ©
Plaza de Espana
Seville Cathedral ©
Seville Cathedral

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sala el Potro and Ceramica Alcaide. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Roman Bridge and El Collar de la Paloma. Change things up with these side-trips from Cordoba: Ermita de Madre de Dios (in Canete de las Torres) and Parque Natural Cardena Montoro (in Cardena). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de la Trinidad, and take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cordoba trip planner .

Take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. 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 up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Ubeda.

Things to do in Cordoba

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Ermita de Madre de Dios, Ceramica Alcaide, Parque Natural Cardena Montoro
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Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge

1
night
Ubeda

Ubeda ©
Úbeda is a town in the province of Jaén in Spain's autonomous community of Andalusia, with some 36,025 inhabitants. Start 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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Pablo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Nicolas, and finally look for gifts at Forja Tiznajo.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Ubeda online vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Cordoba to Ubeda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Ubeda when traveling from Cordoba in January, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Castril De La Pena.

Things to do in Ubeda

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

La Casa Del Aceite, Castillo de Sabiote
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Sinagoga del Agua ©
Sinagoga del Agua
Castillo de Sabiote ©
Castillo de Sabiote
Iglesia de San Nicolas ©
Iglesia de San Nicolas

2
nights
Castril De La Pena

Castril De La Pena ©
On the 24th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Sendero del Nacimiento del Rio Castril, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Maria, and then identify plant and animal life at Cortijo Buho. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castle of Castril, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sendero de la Magdalena, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Castril de la Pena.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Castril De La Pena trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Ubeda to Castril De La Pena takes 2 hours. In January in Castril De La Pena, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Sorbas.

Things to do in Castril De La Pena

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Iglesia de Santa Maria, Cortijo Buho
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Castril de la Pena ©
Castril de la Pena
Iglesia de Santa Maria ©
Iglesia de Santa Maria
Castle of Castril ©
Castle of Castril

2
nights
Sorbas

Sorbas ©
Sorbas is a municipality of Almería province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Villaricos Street Market, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Weekly Street Market, and then look for gifts at Taller de Ceramica y Alfareria Juan Simon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Cactus Nijar and then play a few rounds at Alboran Golf.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sorbas trip builder app .

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

Things to do in Sorbas

Shopping Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Weekly Street Market, Cactus Nijar, Alboran Golf, Villaricos Street Market
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Alboran Golf ©
Alboran Golf
Cactus Nijar ©
Cactus Nijar

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alhambra and Albayzin. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Chocolates Sierra Nevada and Artesania Del Arbol. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Granada: Casa Tomas (in Priego de Cordoba), Montefrio (Penas de los Gitanos & Iglesia de la Villa) and Pampaneira (Taller textil Mercedes Carrascosa, Abuela ili chocolate, & more). There's lots more to do: stop by Munira, contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas, and view the masterpieces at Galeria Alea.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Granada attractions website .

You can drive from Sorbas to Granada in 2 hours. In January, Granada is slightly colder than Sorbas - with highs of 14°C and lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Pampaneira, Montefrio, Casa Tomas, Chocolates Sierra Nevada
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

7
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Visiting El Torcal Natural Park and Bioparc Fuengirola will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Automobile and Fashion Museum and Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Burriana Beach (in Nerja), Marbella (Marbella Old Quarter & Vinacoteca Castillejos) and Fuengirola (Los Boliches & Vom Fass Fuengirola). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro, wander the streets of La Carihuela, browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Atarazanas, and stop by Recuerdame.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Malaga trip planner .

Traveling by car from Granada to Malaga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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'll travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Fuengirola, Benalmadena, Marbella, Mijas, El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro
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El Torcal Natural Park ©
El Torcal Natural Park
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum

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