20 days in South of Spain Itinerary

20 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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20 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Start: Lima
+3
Fly + Train + Foot + Train:  17 h 30 min
1
Ronda
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Marbella
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Nerja
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Granada
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Cordoba
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
6
Seville
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Lima

3
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda, walk around Alameda Del Tajo, and explore by horseback at Caballos y Vino.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ronda trip planner.

Lima, Peru to Ronda is an approximately 17,5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of flight, ferry, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Lima to Ronda. While traveling from Lima, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Ronda, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Marbella.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marbella: Adventure Rider Centre (in Mijas Pueblo), Riding Fun In The Sun (in Casares) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Malaga). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, make a trip to Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Santo Christo, and identify plant and animal life at Eco Reserva Ojen.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Marbella vacation planning website.

Take a bus from Ronda to Marbella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Ronda in agosto, plan for a bit cooler days in Marbella, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Marbella

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mijas, Centro Historico de Estepona, Riding Fun In The Sun, Eco Reserva Ojen, Wine Tours & Tastings
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Climbing Tours
Riding Fun In The Sun ©
Riding Fun In The Sun
Eco Reserva Ojen ©
Eco Reserva Ojen

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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. Nerja is known for nature, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe, stroll through Playa El Salon, enjoy the sand and surf at Capistrano Playa, and explore the activities along Río Chíllar.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nerja road trip planner.

Drive from Marbella to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In agosto, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Río Chíllar ©
Río Chíllar
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja

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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.
Granada is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Alhambra, admire the natural beauty at Generalife, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, and visit Albayzin.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Granada trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Nerja to Granada in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In agosto in Granada, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cordoba.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

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.
On the 27th (Thu), visit Jewish Quarter (Juderia), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo del Guadameci Omeya. Exposicion de Ramon Garcia Romero y Jose Carlos V. Garcia.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cordoba road trip planning site.

Drive from Granada to Cordoba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in agosto, you will find days in Cordoba are a bit warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Walking tours
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)

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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.
Seville is known for historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, admire the landmark architecture of Torre del Oro, stop by Barrio Santa Cruz, and walk around Parque de Maria Luisa.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Seville vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cordoba in agosto, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Seville: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Theme Parks
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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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