18 days in Province of Seville, Cordoba & Province of Malaga Itinerary

18 days in Province of Seville, Cordoba & Province of Malaga Itinerary

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Seville
— 4 nights
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Cordoba
— 3 nights
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Ronda
— 3 nights
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Marbella
— 4 nights
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Nerja
— 3 nights
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Seville

— 4 nights

City of Towers

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Royal Alcázar of Seville, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla, don't miss a visit to Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), and stroll around Parque de Maria Luisa.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Seville trip itinerary tool.

Atlanta, USA to Seville is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Atlanta to Seville, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Wineries
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:

Cordoba

— 3 nights

Pearl of Muslim Spain

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cordoba: Los Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana (in Rute) and Iberfauna (in Zuheros). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), and steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cordoba online visit planner.

You can take a train from Seville to Cordoba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Seville in December since evenings lows in Cordoba dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Ronda.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:

Ronda

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, examine the collection at Museo Lara, get great views at Mirador puente nuevo de Ronda, and deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Paddock Paradise Ronda.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ronda travel route planner.

You can take a train from Cordoba to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Ronda are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

Marbella

— 4 nights

Spanish Riviera

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marbella: Hammam Almanzor (in Mijas), Malaga (Santuario de la Victoria, Alcazaba, &more) and Benalmadena (Parque De La Paloma & Puerto Marina Benalmadena). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the resident critters at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Marbella travel planner.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Marbella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Marbella are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Marbella

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:

Nerja

— 3 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe, kick back and relax at Playa Torrecilla, savor the flavors at El Colmao Wine and Experiences, and don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Nerja trip planner.

You can drive from Marbella to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, Nerja is a bit cooler than Marbella - with highs of 53°F and lows of 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:

Province of Seville travel guide

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Historic Sites · Churches · Architectural Buildings
Relatively few tourists venture beyond the urban tourist attractions of the Province of Seville, thus missing the charms of a region noted for its imposing religious buildings and countryside of dense oak forests. It’s also home to culinary treats rare anywhere else in the world, including cured sausages and aniseed liquor. The Guadalquivir, one of Spain’s most important rivers, dominates the region’s landscape, creating a fertile valley filled with an endless patchwork of colorful wheat fields and olive groves. Much of this land was once in the hands of a few very wealthy landowners. Today the area remains divided up into large farm estates and thriving towns abundant with places to visit, such as ornate palaces, medieval cathedrals, and modern flamenco clubs.

Province of Malaga travel guide

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Nightlife · Landmarks · Marinas
The Province of Málaga is best known for its string of coastal resorts with sandy beaches and seaside cafes that make for a relaxed vacation. The countryside is dotted by charming villages of Moorish origin, each with its own colorful character, history, and architecture. Its diverse landscapes also include rugged mountains. Don’t miss a chance to tour its natural wonders, including dramatic gorges, excellent walking areas, and one of Europe’s main flamingo breeding grounds.