60 days in South of Spain Itinerary

60 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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60 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Start: Houston
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Almeria
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Granada
— 9 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Nerja
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Marbella
— 8 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Ronda
— 9 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Cadiz
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Seville
— 9 nights
Train:  45 min
8
Cordoba
— 6 nights
Train + Fly:  18 h
End: Houston

3
nights
Almeria

Almeria ©
Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, situated in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Do your shopping at Museo Casa Ibanez and Weekly Street Market. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba and Arte21 Almeria. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Almeria: Playa de los Muertos (in Carboneras), Bedar Arts Centre (in Bedar) and Monsul Beach (in San Jose). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Cabo de Gata - Nijar Natural Park, browse the fresh offerings at Almería Central Market, stroll through Playa Cabo De Gata, and kick back and relax at Playa San Miguel.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Almeria trip planning site .

Houston, USA to Almeria is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Almeria is 7 hours. Traveling from Houston in June, things will get a bit cooler in Almeria: highs are around 83°F and lows about 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Granada.

Things to do in Almeria

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Weekly Street Market, Monsul Beach, Bedar Arts Centre, Playa de los Muertos, Museo Casa Ibanez
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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

9
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 outdoors at Natural Park Sierra de Cazorla and River Rafting & Tubing. Get some historical perspective at Basilica de San Juan de Dios and Monasterio Cartuja. Go for a jaunt from Granada to Ubeda to see Sinagoga del Agua about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Alhambra, take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral and Royal Chapel, and get curious at Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias).

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Granada trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Almeria to Granada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Almeria in June, expect little chillier with lows of 61°F in Granada. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Sinagoga del Agua, Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla
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Royal Chapel of Granada ©
Royal Chapel of Granada
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla ©
Natural Park Sierras de Cazorla

8
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. Kitty Harri's Sculpture Garden and Ermita de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Burriana Beach and Fundación Cueva de Nerja. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nerja: El Ingenio Mall (in Torre del Mar) and Mirador del Cementerio Redondo (in Sayalonga). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Río Chíllar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, kick back and relax at Playa del Molino de Papel, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nerja online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Granada to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Nerja, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Marbella.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kitty Harri's Sculpture Garden, Torrox Costa Promenade, Centro Comercial El Ingenio, Ermita de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios, Mirador del Cementerio Redondo
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Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach

8
nights
Marbella

Marbella ©
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.
For shopping fun, head to Mercado Central de Atarazanas or Calle San Miguel. Do some cultural sightseeing at Automobile and Fashion Museum and Castillo de Gibralfaro. Explore Marbella's surroundings by going to El Torcal Natural Park (in Antequera), Benalmadena (Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village), Parque De La Paloma, & more) and Malaga (Malaga Cathedral, Art Gallery Gravura, & more). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Marbella Old Quarter, stroll through Playa Ronda Paco, explore by horseback at Riding Fun In The Sun, and contemplate the long history of Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Marbella road trip website .

Getting from Nerja to Marbella by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nerja in June, Marbella is a bit warmer at night with lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Malaga, Fuengirola, Benalmadena, Torremolinos, El Torcal de Antequera
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El Torcal de Antequera ©
El Torcal de Antequera
Automobile and Fashion Museum ©
Automobile and Fashion Museum
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro

9
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Scott Simpson Fine Art and Centro de Interpretacion del Puente Nuevo. Get in touch with nature at El Tajo de Ronda and Climbing Tours. When in Ronda, make a side trip to see El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro in El Chorro, approximately 1h 05 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Old City, do a tasting at Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto, take a memorable tour with Tours, and snap pictures at Puente Nuevo.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ronda online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Marbella to Ronda by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Marbella in June: highs in Ronda hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cadiz.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Outdoors Wineries

Side Trip

El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro
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El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro ©
El Caminito Del Rey, El Chorro
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Old City ©
Old City

6
nights
Cadiz

Cadiz ©
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Get some historical perspective at Catedral de Cadiz and Lighthouse at Cape Trafalgar. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Playa El Palmar and Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia. Get out of town with these interesting Cadiz side-trips: Chiclana de la Frontera (Playa de la Barrosa & Ceramic Creative GresSierra), Bodegas Luis Perez (in Jerez De La Frontera) and Playa de Zahara de los Atunes (in Zahara de los Atunes). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Playa Bolonia, shop like a local with Bodegas Tradicion, examine the collection at Toro Gallery, and stroll through Playa de La Fontanilla.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Cadiz online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Ronda to Cadiz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Ronda in July, plan for little chillier days in Cadiz, with highs around 83°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Cadiz

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Chiclana de la Frontera, Jerez De La Frontera, Playa de Zahara, Playa de La Fontanilla, Lighthouse at Cape Trafalgar
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Playa de la Barrosa ©
Playa de la Barrosa
Playa de Zahara ©
Playa de Zahara
Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia ©

9
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.
Do your shopping at Un Gato en Bicicleta and La Oleoteca de Sevilla. Olive Oil Tasting. Visit Royal Alcázar of Seville and Iglesia Colegial del Salvador for their historical value. Take a break from Seville with a short trip to Plaza Gruta de las Maravillas in Aracena, about 1h 30 min away. Pack the 22nd (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Isla Magica. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Centro Historico de Sevilla, admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla, and view the masterpieces at Delimbo.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Seville route app .

Drive from Cadiz to Seville in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cadiz in July: highs in Seville hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Gruta de las Maravillas
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jewish Quarter (Juderia) and Roman Bridge. Visit Castillo de Almodovar del Rio and Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Cordoba: Museo Toro Albala (in Aguilar de la Frontera) and Montilla (Alvear & Perez Barquero Winery). The adventure continues: make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, hunt for treasures at Mercado Victoria, take an in-depth tour of Palacio de Viana, and contemplate the long history of Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cordoba trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Seville in July, you will find days in Cordoba are somewhat warmer (100°F), and nights are about the same (66°F). You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Montilla, Castillo de Almodovar, Museo Toro Albala
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Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Castillo de Almodovar ©
Castillo de Almodovar
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba

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