19 days in South of Spain & Dublin Itinerary

19 days in South of Spain & Dublin Itinerary

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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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Alhambra, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada, take a stroll through Albayzin, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Granada trip itinerary planner.

San Francisco, USA to Granada is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Granada is 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in August; daily highs in Granada reach 92°F and lows reach 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
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
El Reino Escape Room ©
El Reino Escape Room

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe, make a trip to Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, and explore the activities along Río Chíllar.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nerja attractions planning app.

Traveling by car from Granada to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 30:
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Río Chíllar ©
Río Chíllar
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo ©
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon

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): take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion, try your luck at Riding Fun In The Sun, then get outside with Experience Box Spain, and finally get your game on at Prison Island. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Ronda Paco, head outdoors with Adventure Rider Centre, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Marbella trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Nerja to Marbella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Marbella can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can 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:
Highlights from your plan
Riding Fun In The Sun ©
Riding Fun In The Sun
Prison Island ©
Prison Island
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Dona Felisa Winery, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Aldehuela, and stroll around Alameda Del Tajo.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Ronda trip planner.

Take a bus from Marbella to Ronda in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in September, and nighttime lows around 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
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro 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, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Plaza de España, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, and admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol).

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Seville holiday planning website.

Getting from Ronda to Seville by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Seville can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Food Tours
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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and walk around Phoenix Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Dublin online journey planner.

You can fly from Seville to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Seville to Dublin. Traveling from Seville in September, you will find days in Dublin are colder (62°F), and nights are a bit cooler (48°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to 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 Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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