12 days in Andalucia Itinerary

12 days in Andalucia Itinerary

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12 days in Andalucia Itinerary

Start: Cork
Bus + Fly:  3 h
1
Malaga
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
2
Seville
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Cordoba
— Few hours
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Granada
— 2 nights
Bus:  2 h
5
Nerja
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Bus:  3 h
End: Cork

2
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Malaga trip planner.

Cork, Ireland to Malaga is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cork to Malaga is 1 hour. In April, Malaga is somewhat warmer than Cork - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Seville.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral
Ifergan Collection ©
Ifergan Collection

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Parque de Maria Luisa as well as Royal Alcázar of Seville. Visit Plaza de España and Catedral de Sevilla for their historical value. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ceramicas Sevilla 1952 and Calle Sierpes. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, explore the world behind art at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, make a trip to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), and contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville online road trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Malaga to Seville takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Seville, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Calahorra Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and then get engrossed in the history at Palacio de Viana.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cordoba trip planner.

Take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in April, expect nights in Cordoba to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Palacio de Viana ©
Palacio de Viana
Calahorra Tower ©
Calahorra Tower

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasterio Cartuja, get to know the fascinating history of Mirador de San Nicolas, take in the exciting artwork at Milenium Gallery, then browse for treasures at Galeria Alea, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of Granada.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Granada road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Cordoba to Granada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in April, expect nights in Granada to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Los Cahorros
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Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios

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nights
Nerja

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Relax by the water at Burriana Beach and Playa El Salon. Get outdoors at Capistrano Playa and Papagayo Beach. Take a break from Nerja with a short trip to Bodegas Bentomiz in Sayalonga, about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo de Nerja, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico Detunda Cueva De Nerja, don't miss a visit to El Puente del Águila, and pause for some photo ops at La Dorada 1a - Barco de Chanquete.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Nerja trip planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Nerja are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Bodegas Bentomiz
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Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach

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