9 days in Andalucia Itinerary

9 days in Andalucia Itinerary

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9 days in Andalucia Itinerary

Start: Lyon
tram + Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Seville
— 2 nights
2
Cordoba
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Ronda
— 2 nights
4
Granada
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Malaga
— 2 nights
Fly + tram:  5​h
End: Lyon

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica de la Macarena and then take some stellar pictures from Seville Cathedral.

To find out how to plan a trip to Seville, use our trip itinerary maker.

Lyon, France to Seville is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Lyon in May, things will get a bit warmer in Seville: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

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

1
night
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 7th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Calleja de las Flores, snap pictures at Roman Bridge, then wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nuestra Senora de Gracia Church, then make a trip to Patios de Cordoba, and finally take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cordoba online tour planner .

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Cordoba sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Ronda.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge

2
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
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 9th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at SierrAventura Ronda, take a stroll through Old City, and then take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ronda trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Cordoba to Ronda by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Ronda

Nature Parks Tours
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El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Old City ©
Old City
SierrAventura Ronda ©
SierrAventura Ronda

1
night
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.
On the 10th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Generalife and then admire the striking features of Alhambra. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Sacromonte, then take a stroll through Albayzin, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Ronda to Granada by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Granada, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Granada

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

2
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro, see the interesting displays at Automobile and Fashion Museum, then wander the streets of La Carihuela, and finally wander the streets of Marbella Old Quarter. On the next day, stroll through Bioparc Fuengirola and then stroll through Playa Ronda Paco.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Malaga trip planner .

Traveling by car from Granada to Malaga takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Granada in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Malaga, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fuengirola, La Carihuela, Marbella Old Town
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Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town
La Carihuela ©
La Carihuela

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