12 days in Spain Itinerary

12 days in Spain Itinerary

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1
Seville
— 2 nights
2
Cordoba
— 2 nights
3
Malaga
— 4 nights
4
Granada
— 3 nights

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Plaza de España and Catedral de Sevilla. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, stop by Coco Sevilla, hunt for treasures at Mercadillo Historico del Jueves, and visit Barrio Santa Cruz.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Seville trip builder tool.

Malaga to Seville is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. October in Seville sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): make a trip to Historic Centre of Cordoba, stop by Meryan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Almodovar. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Casa Andalusi, pause for some serene contemplation at Capilla Mudejar de San Bartolome, then wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, and finally don't miss a visit to Barrio de la Villa.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cordoba trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by train from Seville to Cordoba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cordoba are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Malaga.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Castillo de Almodovar, Barrio de la Villa
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Castillo de Almodovar ©
Castillo de Almodovar
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba

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nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Malaga Cathedral and Castillo de Gibralfaro. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Marbella Old Town and Bodega Garcia Hidalgo. Change things up with these side-trips from Malaga: Ronda (Wine Tours & Tastings, ArtesamArt, &more) and Nerja (Nerja Quad Tours, Fundación Cueva de Nerja, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Puerto de Málaga and get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Malaga online trip builder.

Getting from Cordoba to Malaga by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October in Malaga, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Malaga

Tours · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Ronda, Nerja, Marbella Old Town
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Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral

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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.
Alhambra and Generalife are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Lolita's Closet and Gil de Avalle. There's much more to do: visit Albayzin, look for gifts at Munira Leather, and contemplate the long history of Mirador de San Nicolas.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Malaga to Granada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Malaga in October, Granada is little chillier at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Granada

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas

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