13 days in South of Spain Itinerary

13 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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13 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Start: Rotterdam
Drive:  4 h
1
Malaga
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Granada
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Baeza
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Cordoba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Antequera
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
6
Ardales
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Malaga
— Few hours
Drive:  21 h 30 min
End: Rotterdam

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Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mercado Central de Atarazanas, Alcazaba and Malaga Cathedral. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Atarazanas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Malaga Cathedral, and then get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Malaga trip itinerary builder site .

Rotterdam, The Netherlands to Malaga is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rotterdam in November; daily highs in Malaga reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Mercado Central de Atarazanas ©
Mercado Central de Atarazanas
Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alhambra, Barrio de Albaicin and Walk in Granada Tours. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Albayzin and Mirador de San Nicolas. Shop till you drop at Munira and La Talega - Andalucia Slow Food. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral and Royal Chapel, contemplate the long history of Monasterio Cartuja, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de San Juan de Dios.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Granada trip planner .

Traveling by car from Malaga to Granada takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Malaga in November, with highs in Granada at 19°C and lows at 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

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Baeza

Baeza ©
On the 11th (Sun), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Pablo, and then take a stroll through Centro Historico.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Baeza online tour planner .

You can drive from Granada to Baeza in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Baeza are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. On the 12th (Mon), you'll travel to Cordoba.

Things to do in Baeza

Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ubeda
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Church of San Pablo ©
Church of San Pablo

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palacio de Viana and Posada del Potro. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba and Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita-Catedral De Cordoba, make a trip to Puerta del Almodovar, see the interesting displays at Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda, and take a stroll through Jewish Quarter (Juderia).

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cordoba trip planner .

You can drive from Granada to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Granada in November: highs in Cordoba hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 8°C. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Antequera.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Casa de las Cabezas- Patios de Leyenda ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)

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Antequera

Antequera ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alcazaba de Antequera as well as Dolmenes de Antequera. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Dolmenes de Antequera, then steep yourself in history at Dolmen del Romeral, then steep yourself in history at Dolmen de Menga, and finally admire all the interesting features of Alcazaba de Antequera.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Antequera journey builder website .

Traveling by train from Granada to Antequera takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Antequera, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cordoba.

Things to do in Antequera

Historic Sites
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Alcazaba de Antequera ©
Alcazaba de Antequera
Dolmen de Menga ©
Dolmen de Menga
Dolmenes de Antequera ©
Dolmenes de Antequera

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Ardales

Ardales ©
Ardales is a town and municipality in the province of Málaga, part of the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Get some historical perspective at Ciudad Romana de Ocuri and Castillo de Castellar de la Frontera. Let the collections at Museo de Arte Contemporaneo and Museo Arqueologico de Medinasidonia capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ardales: Iglesia Parroquial Matriz De Santa Maria La Mayor La Coronada (in Medina-Sidonia), Casares (Casares Cemetery & Finca Cortesin Golf Club) and Lanas del Rio (in Gaucin). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and take in nature's colorful creations at Tower park Benalhavis.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ardales trip planner .

You can drive from Antequera to Ardales in an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Malaga.

Things to do in Ardales

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Medina-Sidonia, Casares, Visitas guiadas Ciudad Romana de Ocuri, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Tower park Benalhavis
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Malaga

Malaga
On the 18th (Sun), browse the eclectic array of goods at Calle San Miguel and then buy something for everyone on your list at Muelle Uno.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Malaga journey builder website .

Traveling by car from Marbella to Malaga takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Outdoors Nightlife Tours
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