22 days in Andalucia Itinerary

22 days in Andalucia Itinerary

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Train to Madrid, Fly to Reykjavik


Malaga — 4 nights

Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
You'll explore and learn at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga and Automobile and Fashion Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga and El Torcal de Antequera. Venture out of the city with trips to La Carihuela (in Torremolinos), Butterfly Park of Benalmadena (in Benalmadena) and Marbella Old Town (in Marbella). Next up on the itinerary: browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Atarazanas, look for gifts at Mijas Magic, kick back and relax at Burriana Beach, and step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro.

To find photos and tourist information, refer to the Malaga trip planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Malaga is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Reykjavik to Malaga due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Reykjavik in January, plan for much hotter days in Malaga, with highs around 20°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pampaneira.
Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Beaches
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Find places to stay Jan 11 — 15:

Pampaneira — 1 night

Pampaneira is a village located in the province of Granada, Spain. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Taller textil Mercedes Carrascosa, then stop by Bodega La Moralea, and then hike along Capileira Mountain Trail.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Pampaneira online itinerary planner.

Getting from Malaga to Pampaneira by car takes about 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Malaga in January; daily highs in Pampaneira reach 13°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Ronda.
Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Shopping
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Find places to stay Jan 15 — 16:

Ronda — 5 nights

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 Ciudad Romana de Ocuri. Get in touch with nature at Parque Nacional Sierra de las Nieves and Parque natural de la Sierra de Grazalema. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ronda: Convento de Capuchinos (in Ubrique), Castillo de Olvera (in Olvera) and Embalses Guadalhorce-Guadalteba (in Ardales). Next up on the itinerary: learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery, view the masterpieces at Scott Simpson Fine Art, take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, and delve into the distant past at Castillo de Jimena de la Frontera.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ronda tour planner.

You can drive from Pampaneira to Ronda in 3 hours. When traveling from Pampaneira in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ronda: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Tarifa.
Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Jan 16 — 21:

Tarifa — 2 nights

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.
On the 22nd (Tue), head outdoors with Landsailing Tarifa, get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia, and then kick back and relax at Playa de Bolonia. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Atlas Beach, then stop by Vejer ArtesanIa, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Zahara.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tarifa vacation app.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Tarifa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Ronda in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Tarifa, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Seville.
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Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:

Seville — 4 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Archaeological Ensemble of Italica and Tienda Consorcio de Jabugo. Un Gato en Bicicleta and Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Seville: Cadiz (Catedral de Cadiz & La Caleta Beach), Castillo De Cortegana (in Cortegana) and Gruta de las Maravillas (in Aracena). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Plaza del Triunfo, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Sevilla, take in nature's colorful creations at Casa de Pilatos, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de la Macarena.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Seville online holiday builder.

You can drive from Tarifa to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Seville when traveling from Tarifa in January, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Cordoba.
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Cordoba — 5 nights

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.
Do your shopping at Mercado Victoria and Sala el Potro. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo de Julio Romero de Torres and Palacio de Viana. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cordoba: Perez Barquero (in Montilla) and Ceramica Alcaide (in La Rambla). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Casa de Sefarad, make a trip to Cairuan Street, explore the world behind art at Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parroquia de la Trinidad.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cordoba trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Cordoba are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours
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Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 1:

Andalucia travel guide

Historic Sites · Castles · Landmarks
A region of geographic contrasts, Andalucía is home to ancient cities, sun-warmed beaches, deserts, and mountains. Spanning almost the entire southern section of Spain, it boasts a rich Moorish heritage, with numerous outstanding examples of Islamic architecture. Today, it’s a popular vacation destination for European tourists drawn to the modern resorts of Costa del Sol, but these beachside hotel complexes don’t overshadow Andalucía’s fascinating history. Numerous secluded corners of the coast remain unblemished by crowds. Farther inland, in cozy villages frozen in time, the local bar is the center of all activity, and farmers are the unofficial tour guides.