30 days in South of Spain & Barcelona Itinerary

30 days in South of Spain & Barcelona Itinerary

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Start: Phoenix
Fly + Train:  18 h
1
Cordoba
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Seville
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Ronda
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Malaga
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Priego de Cordoba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Granada
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Cartagena
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
Almeria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h
9
Barcelona
— 5 nights
Fly:  18 h 30 min
End: Phoenix

3
nights
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.
Do your shopping at Ceramica Alcaide and Sala el Potro. Popular historic sites such as Jewish Quarter (Juderia) and Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba are in your itinerary. Take a break from Cordoba with a short trip to Alvear in Montilla, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Medina Azahara - Conjunto Arqueológico Madinat al-Zahra, explore the activities along Banos de Popea, don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, and steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos.

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Phoenix, USA to Cordoba is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Phoenix to Cordoba, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in August; daily highs in Cordoba reach 99°F and lows reach 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Alvear, Ceramica Alcaide
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Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Roman Bridge ©
Roman Bridge
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Royal Alcázar of Seville and Catedral de Sevilla. Barrio Santa Cruz and Casa Palacio de Las Duenas will appeal to history buffs. When in Seville, make a side trip to see Playa de Matalascanas in Matalascanas, approximately Matalascanas away.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Seville travel route builder website.

Traveling by train from Cordoba to Seville takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cordoba in August, expect nights in Seville to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 91°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Playa de Matalascanas
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz
Casa Palacio de Las Duenas ©
Casa Palacio de Las Duenas

3
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Step out of the city life by going to El Tajo de Ronda and Reservatauro Ronda. You'll explore and learn at Museo de la Piel de Ubrique and Scott Simpson Fine Art. Explore Ronda's surroundings by going to Parasailing & Paragliding (in Algodonales), Arcos de la Frontera (in Arcos de la Frontera) and Casares (Casares Cemetery & Riding Fun In The Sun). There's lots more to do: visit La Ciudad, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Santa Maria la Mayor, and see the interesting displays at Museo Lara.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ronda road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Seville to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Ronda sees daily highs of 87°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Malaga.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Casares, Parasailing & Paragliding, Arcos de la Frontera, Museo de la Piel de Ubrique
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El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Riding Fun In The Sun ©
Riding Fun In The Sun
Museo de la Piel de Ubrique ©
Museo de la Piel de Ubrique

4
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Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Malaga Cathedral and Museo Picasso Malaga. Step off the beaten path and head to Marbella Old Town and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Explore Malaga's surroundings by going to Playa de la Cala Mijas (in La Cala de Mijas), Playa La Carihuela (in Torremolinos) and Castillo de Colomares (in Benalmadena). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Río Chíllar, pick up some local products at Mercado Central de Atarazanas, enjoy the sand and surf at Burriana Beach, and explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Gibralfaro.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Malaga trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Malaga takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Priego de Cordoba.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Torremolinos, Nerja, Marbella Old Town, Castillo de Colomares, Playa de la Cala Mijas
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Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral

2
nights
Priego de Cordoba

Priego de Cordoba ©
Priego de Córdoba is a town and municipality of Andalucia Spain in the extreme southeastern portion of the province of Córdoba, near the headwater of the Guadajoz River, and on the northern slope of the Sierra de Priego. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Lobo Park, steep yourself in history at Alcaudete, and then explore the historical opulence of Fortaleza de la Mota. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Cisternas Romanas de Monturque, learn about winemaking at Bodegas Lagar Blanco, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Aurora, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Niceto Alcalá-Zamora y Torres.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Priego de Cordoba trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Malaga to Priego de Cordoba takes 2 hours. Traveling from Malaga in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Priego de Cordoba, with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Priego de Cordoba

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Bodegas Lagar Blanco, Cisternas Romanas de Monturque, Alcaudete, Fortaleza de la Mota, Lobo Park
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Fortaleza de la Mota ©
Fortaleza de la Mota
Cisternas Romanas de Monturque ©
Cisternas Romanas de Monturque
Bodegas Lagar Blanco ©
Bodegas Lagar Blanco

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Alhambra and Basilica de San Juan de Dios are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Science Park (Parque de las Ciencias) and Kitty Harri's Sculpture Garden. There's much more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin, steep yourself in history at Mirador de San Nicolas, and take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Granada trip website.

Drive from Priego de Cordoba to Granada in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Granada can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cartagena.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Kitty Harri's Sculpture Garden
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Basilica de San Juan de Dios ©
Basilica de San Juan de Dios
Wine Tours & Tastings

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Cartagena

Cartagena ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): wander the streets of Calle Mayor, see the interesting displays at Museo Del Teatro Romano, thenexplore the ancient world of Casa de la Fortuna, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Las Charcas Mud Baths, and finally browse the different shops at Zenia Boulevard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Centro de Artesania de Cartagena, thenmake a trip to Faro Cabo de palos, thenglide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Cartagena trip site.

You can drive from Granada to Cartagena in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Granada in September since evenings lows in Cartagena dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can go by car to Almeria.

Things to do in Cartagena

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Cabo de Palos, Zenia Boulevard, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Las Charcas Mud Baths
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Museo Del Teatro Romano ©
Museo Del Teatro Romano
Faro Cabo de palos ©
Faro Cabo de palos
Zenia Boulevard ©
Zenia Boulevard

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Almeria

Almeria ©
Almería is a city in Andalusia, Spain, situated in the southeast of Spain on the Mediterranean Sea. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba, examine the collection at Centro de Interpretacion Patrimonial de Almeria, get a taste of the local shopping with Almería Central Market, thenexamine the collection at Museum of Almeria, and finally examine the collection at ARCHEOSITE® Los Millares. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at El Playazo and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Cabo De Gata.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Almeria road trip app.

Traveling by car from Cartagena to Almeria takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Almeria, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Almeria

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

El Playazo
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Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba ©
Conjunto Monumental de La Alcazaba
El Playazo ©
El Playazo
Museum of Almeria ©
Museum of Almeria

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Barcelona

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Vila Vella (Old Town). Escape the urban bustle at Fenals Beach and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Salou (Illuminated Fountain & Llevant Beach), Art Gallery Blanco Grane - Tossa de Mar (in Tossa de Mar) and Anfiteatro de Tarragona (in Tarragona). The adventure continues: stroll around Parc Guell, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Almeria to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Almeria in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Salou, Tossa de Mar, Fenals Beach, Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Anfiteatro de Tarragona
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Vila Vella (Old Town) ©
Vila Vella (Old Town)
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Anfiteatro de Tarragona ©
Anfiteatro de Tarragona

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