31 days in South of Spain Itinerary

31 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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31 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  22 h 15 min
1
Seville
— 5 nights
Bus:  2 h
2
Ronda
— 6 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Marbella
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Nerja
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Granada
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  26 h
End: Manila, Luzon

5
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.
Take a break from Seville with a short trip to Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba in Cordoba, about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, admire the landmark architecture of Setas de Sevilla (Metropol Parasol), and catch a live event at Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Seville holiday planning app.

Manila, Philippines to Seville is an approximately 22.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Philippines Time (PHT) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Manila in September, things will get a bit cooler in Seville: highs are around 33°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

6
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, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, and look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ronda journey builder website.

Take a bus from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Ronda, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Marbella.

Things to do in Ronda

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

5
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marbella: Malaga (Wine Tours & Tastings & Alcazaba), Benalmadena (Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village), Prison Island, &more) and Riding Fun In The Sun (in Casares). Next up on the itinerary: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, get outside with Adventure Rider Centre, make a trip to Centro Historico de Estepona, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Marbella trip planner.

You can take a bus from Ronda to Marbella in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Ronda in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Marbella: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Benalmadena, Mijas, Malaga, Playa Ronda Paco, Riding Fun In The Sun
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Climbing Tours
Riding Fun In The Sun ©
Riding Fun In The Sun
Wine Tours & Tastings

6
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. Get out of town with these interesting Nerja side-trips: Sayalonga (Bodegas Bentomiz & Mirador del Cementerio Redondo). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Balcony of Europe, kick back and relax at Playa El Salon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Capistrano Playa, and Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Nerja trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Marbella to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Marbella in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Nerja. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sayalonga
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Río Chíllar ©
Río Chíllar
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja

5
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.
Explore Granada's surroundings by going to Baeza Old Town (in Baeza) and Plaza Vazquez de Molina (in Ubeda). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Alhambra, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the natural beauty at Generalife.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Granada online trip builder.

You can drive from Nerja to Granada in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Granada sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Tours Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Plaza Vazquez de Molina, Baeza Old Town
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

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