36 days in South of Spain Itinerary

36 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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Start: Brussels
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Almeria
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Granada
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Malaga
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Cordoba
— 7 nights
Train:  45 min
5
Seville
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Cadiz
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Shuttle + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Brussels

6
nights
Almeria

Almeria ©
Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, situated in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Explore hidden gems such as Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park and Playa de los Muertos. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Monsul Beach and Playa del Algarrobico. Venture out of the city with trips to Castillo Fortaleza Arabe (in Huercal-Overa), El Cortijo del Fraile (in Nijar) and Carboneras (Playa El Corral & Parque Andaluz). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba, kick back and relax at Playa Castellar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa San Miguel, and brush up on your military savvy at Museo Refugio de la Guerra Civil.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Almeria online trip itinerary maker.

Brussels, Belgium to Almeria is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brussels in October, expect nights in Almeria to be a bit warmer, around 20°C, while days are much warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Almeria

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Carboneras, San Jose, Castillo Fortaleza Arabe, Playa de La Bajadilla, Museo Del Teatro Romano
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Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park ©
Cabo de Gata-Níjar Natural Park
Playa de los Muertos ©
Playa de los Muertos
Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba ©
Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba

6
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla and La Charca de Maspalomas. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Royal Chapel of Granada and Basilica de San Juan de Dios. Get out of town with these interesting Granada side-trips: Sinagoga del Agua (in Ubeda), Baeza Old Town (in Baeza) and Jaén Cathedral (in Jaen). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Jerome Monastery, contemplate the long history of Monasterio Cartuja, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Isabel La Catolica, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Granada travel app.

Drive from Almeria to Granada in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Almeria in October since evenings lows in Granada dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

La Charca de Maspalomas, Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla, Embalse de Cubillas, Sinagoga del Agua, Baeza Old Town
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Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
Jaén Cathedral ©
Jaén Cathedral

6
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Step off the beaten path and head to El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro and El Torcal de Antequera. Castillo de Gibralfaro and Castillo de Colomares will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Malaga: Marbella Old Town (in Marbella), Castillo de Alora (in Alora) and Nerja (Balcony of Europe & Fundación Cueva de Nerja). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Malaga Cathedral, take in the waterfront at Puerto de Málaga, pause for some serene contemplation at Santuario de la Victoria, and kick back and relax at Playa La Carihuela.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Malaga trip planner.

Traveling by car from Granada to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Malaga when traveling from Granada in October, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Benalmadena, Torremolinos, Nerja, El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro, El Torcal de Antequera
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El Torcal de Antequera ©
El Torcal de Antequera
El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro ©
El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja

7
nights
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Jewish Quarter (Juderia) and Castillo de Almodovar. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Roman Bridge and Historic Centre of Cordoba. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cordoba: Castillo de Lopera (in Lopera), Parque Natural Cardena Montoro (in Cardena) and Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion (in Porcuna). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Casa de Sefarad, take an in-depth tour of Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, make a trip to Patio de los Naranjos, and steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos.

For ratings and more tourist information, go to the Cordoba trip planner.

You can take a train from Malaga to Cordoba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cordoba can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Ubeda, Castillo de Lopera, Parque Natural Cardena Montoro, Castillo de Almodovar, Iglesia de San Mateo
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Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Castillo de Almodovar ©
Castillo de Almodovar
Casa de Sefarad ©
Casa de Sefarad

6
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.
Visit Playa Torre de Rio de Oro and Playa de El Portil for some beach relaxation. Explore hidden gems such as Iglesia Colegial del Salvador and Wine Tours & Tastings. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seville: Villa Onuba (in Fuenteheridos), Iglesia Parroquial San Miguel Arcangel (in Cumbres Mayores) and Gruta de las Maravillas (in Aracena). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de la Macarena, take a leisurely stroll along Muelle de las Carabelas, admire the natural beauty at Casa de Pilatos, and gain insight at Royal Tobacco Factory.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Seville day trip tool.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cadiz.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Alanis, Huelva, Nacimiento del Hueznar, Playa Torre de Rio de Oro, Archaeological Ensemble of Italica
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Basilica de la Macarena ©
Basilica de la Macarena
Iglesia Colegial del Salvador ©
Iglesia Colegial del Salvador
Archaeological Ensemble of Italica ©
Archaeological Ensemble of Italica

4
nights
Cadiz

Cadiz ©
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Step out of the city life by going to Playa de Bolonia and La Caleta Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Playa de la Barrosa and Playa de Zahara. Change things up with these side-trips from Cadiz: Playa El Palmar (in Vejer de la Frontera), Piscinas Naturales de Bolonia (in Bolonia) and Fundacion Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre (in Jerez De La Frontera). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Cadiz, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Mayor de San Pedro y San Pablo, stroll around Park Genoves, and don't miss a visit to Playa Victoria.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cadiz day trip planner.

Getting from Seville to Cadiz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in November, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cadiz

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa El Palmar, Piscinas Naturales de Bolonia, Fundacion Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre, Playa de la Barrosa, Playa de Zahara
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Playa de la Barrosa ©
Playa de la Barrosa
Playa de Zahara ©
Playa de Zahara
Playa de Bolonia ©
Playa de Bolonia

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