19 days in South of Spain & Dublin Itinerary

19 days in South of Spain & Dublin Itinerary

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19 days in South of Spain & Dublin Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  18​h
1
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Nerja, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Marbella, Spain
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Ronda, Spain
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
5
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: San Francisco, United States

2
nights
Granada, Spain

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, parks, baths, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Alhambra, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, get your game on at El Reino Escape Room, and look for gifts at Munira.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Granada tour itinerary site .

San Francisco, USA to Granada is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from San Francisco to Granada. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from San Francisco in August, with highs in Granada at 92°F and lows at 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

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

3
nights
Nerja, Spain

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, nightlife, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, don't miss a visit to Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, and explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Nerja vacation planner .

You can drive from Granada to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in August, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Marbella.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Río Chíllar ©
Río Chíllar
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja

2
nights
Marbella, Spain

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion, try your luck at Riding Fun In The Sun, then head outdoors with Experience Box Spain, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Prison Island. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Playa Ronda Paco, get outside with Adventure Rider Centre, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Marbella trip planner .

You can drive from Nerja to Marbella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Marbella are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Fuengirola, Prison Island, Adventure Rider Centre, Riding Fun In The Sun
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:
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Riding Fun In The Sun ©
Riding Fun In The Sun
Adventure Rider Centre ©
Adventure Rider Centre
Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion ©
Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion

3
nights
Ronda, Spain

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, museums, nightlife, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ronda attractions planner .

You can take a bus from Marbella to Ronda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Parks Wineries
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

3
nights
Seville, Spain

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, parks, nightlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Seville trip planner.

Take a bus from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, walk around St Stephens Green, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

Before you visit Dublin, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Seville to Dublin takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Seville in September, expect nights in Dublin to be little chillier, around 48°F, while days are cooler, around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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