28 days in Andalucia Itinerary

28 days in Andalucia Itinerary

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Granada — 3 nights

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chocolates Sierra Nevada and Galeria Alea. Visiting Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla and Burriana Beach will get you outdoors. Explore Granada's surroundings by going to El Torcal de Antequera (in Antequera), Taller textil Mercedes Carrascosa (in Pampaneira) and Sinagoga del Agua (in Ubeda). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro and take a peaceful walk through Area Recreativa Rio Dilar.

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Reykjavik, Iceland to Granada is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Reykjavik in January; daily highs in Granada reach 14°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Marbella.
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Marbella — 5 nights

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa La Carihuela and Senda Litoral Dunas de Artola. You'll discover tucked-away gems like CAC Malaga Contemporary Art Center and Cabopino Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Malaga (Automobile and Fashion Museum, Mercado Central de Atarazanas, &more), Mijas Magic (in Mijas) and La Carihuela (in Torremolinos). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village), tee off at Sunshine Golf, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Bioparc.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Marbella trip planner.

Drive from Granada to Marbella in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, Marbella is a bit warmer than Granada - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tarifa.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums
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Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:

Tarifa — 3 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.
Relax by the water at Playa de Zahara and Playa de Bolonia. Escape the urban bustle at Landsailing Tarifa and Playa de la Barrosa. When in Tarifa, make a side trip to see Vejer ArtesanIa in Vejer de la Frontera, approximately Vejer de la Frontera away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia and view the masterpieces at Atlas Beach.

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Getting from Marbella to Tarifa by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Marbella in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Tarifa, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Ronda.
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Find places to stay Jan 20 — 23:

Ronda — 4 nights

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Old City and Ciudad Romana de Ocuri. Step out of the city life by going to Parque Nacional Sierra de las Nieves and Parque natural de la Sierra de Grazalema. Take a break from Ronda with a short trip to El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro in Ardales, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto, shake up your sightseeing with SierrAventura Ronda, explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, and see where the action happens at Plaza de Toros de Ronda.

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You can drive from Tarifa to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Tarifa in January, expect little chillier with lows of 5°C in Ronda. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Seville.
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Find places to stay Jan 23 — 27:

Seville — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Centro Ecuestre Entrepinares, then experience rural life at Les Visites du Campo Bravo, and then gain insight at Royal Tobacco Factory. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Barrio Santa Cruz, then look for gifts at Zaguan 24, and then steep yourself in history at Museo Palacio de la Condesa de Lebrija.

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Traveling by car from Ronda to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Seville sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.
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Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:

Cordoba — 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to La Caleta and Puerta del Almodovar. Get some historical perspective at Parroquia de la Trinidad and Calleja del Panuelo. Change things up with these side-trips from Cordoba: Parque Natural Sierra de Andujar (in Andujar), Ceramica Alcaide (in La Rambla) and Perez Barquero (in Montilla). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Cairuan Street, see the interesting displays at Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia, admire the landmark architecture of Posada del Potro, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado Victoria.

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You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. On the 4th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Jaen.
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Find places to stay Jan 29 — Feb 4:

Jaen — 3 nights

Jaén is a city in south-central Spain. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de la Magdalena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Pablo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de San Nicolas, then stop by La Casa Del Aceite, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Ildefonso, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo de Jaen.

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Traveling by car from Cordoba to Jaen takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cordoba in February since evenings lows in Jaen dip to 1°C. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Find places to stay Feb 4 — 7:

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.