9 days in South of Spain Itinerary

9 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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Fly to Malaga, Bus to Granada
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Granada
— 1 night
Drive
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Marbella
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Ronda
— 1 night
Train
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Cordoba
— 1 night
Train
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Seville
— 3 nights
Fly

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Granada — 1 night

Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 15th (Fri), wander the streets of Albayzin and then explore the historical opulence of Alhambra.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Granada trip planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Granada is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. While traveling from Rio de Janeiro, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Granada, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Marbella.
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Marbella — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): head outdoors with Experience Box Spain, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Born to be Wild, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion. Here are some ideas for day two: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, head outdoors with ToroTrail, and then stroll through Eco Reserva Ojen.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Marbella road trip website.

Traveling by car from Granada to Marbella takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Granada in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Marbella, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ronda.
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Ronda — 1 night

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Palacio de Mondragon and then take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ronda trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Marbella to Ronda in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Ronda are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.
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Cordoba — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and then steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cordoba trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Ronda to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Cordoba can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can take a train to Seville.
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Seville — 3 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 20th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, wander the streets of Centro Historico de Sevilla, and then take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, contemplate the long history of Real Maestranza de Caballeria de Sevilla, then admire the landmark architecture of Torre del Oro, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de España.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Seville trip itinerary planning website.

Take a train from Cordoba to Seville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in April, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
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