12 days in Andalucia Itinerary

12 days in Andalucia Itinerary

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Seville — 2 nights

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 Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Las Moradas, Artesania Andalusi. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, stop by Zaguan 24, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and hunt for treasures at Mercadillo Historico del Jueves.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Seville online visit planner.

Malaga to Seville is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In October in Seville, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can take a train to Cordoba.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Wildlife
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Cordoba — 2 nights

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.
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Malaga — 4 nights

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 Marbella Old Town. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castillo de Gibralfaro and Alcazaba. Venture out of the city with trips to Nerja (Nerja Quad Tours, Fundación Cueva de Nerja, &more) and Ronda (Wine Tours & Tastings, ArtesamArt, &more). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Puerto de Málaga.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Malaga visit planner.

Getting from Cordoba to Malaga by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Malaga are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Granada.
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Granada — 3 nights

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 Mirador de San Nicolas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Subterranea and EL Zoco Nazari. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Albayzin, look for gifts at Artesania del Arbol, and take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Granada driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Malaga to Granada takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Malaga in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Granada, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive back home.
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Andalucia travel guide

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A region of geographic contrasts, Andalucía is home to ancient cities, sun-warmed beaches, deserts, and mountains. Spanning almost the entire southern section of Spain, it boasts a rich Moorish heritage, with numerous outstanding examples of Islamic architecture. Today, it’s a popular vacation destination for European tourists drawn to the modern resorts of Costa del Sol, but these beachside hotel complexes don’t overshadow Andalucía’s fascinating history. Numerous secluded corners of the coast remain unblemished by crowds. Farther inland, in cozy villages frozen in time, the local bar is the center of all activity, and farmers are the unofficial tour guides.