16 days in South of Spain Itinerary

16 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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16 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
bus + Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Granada
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Antequera
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Seville
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Ronda
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Marbella
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Nerja
— 3 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Alhambra. On the next day, get outside with Sierra & Sol.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Granada day trip site .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Granada is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sao Paulo in December, with highs in Granada at 15°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to take a train to Antequera.

Things to do in Granada

Outdoors Historic Sites
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Sierra & Sol ©
Sierra & Sol

2
nights
Antequera

Antequera ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at El Torcal Natural Park, pause for some serene contemplation at San Pedro Church, and then get outside with Penon de los Enamorados. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Lobo Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de Belen, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at El Carmen Church, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Pena de los Enamorados.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Antequera trip planner.

Getting from Granada to Antequera by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Granada in December, expect Antequera to be a bit warmer, temps between 20°C and 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Seville.

Things to do in Antequera

Parks Nature Wildlife
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El Torcal Natural Park ©
El Torcal Natural Park
Convento de Belen ©
Convento de Belen
Penon de los Enamorados ©
Penon de los Enamorados

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Plaza de España, steep yourself in history at Royal Tobacco Factory, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Alcázar of Seville, and finally browse the exhibits of Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Catedral de Sevilla, then get outside with Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, and then ride a horse along Centro Ecuestre Entrepinares.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Seville trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Antequera to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
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Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

3
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Escape the urban bustle at El Tajo de Ronda and Paddock Paradise Ronda. Get some historical perspective at Cave of Pileta and Palacio de Congresos de Ronda. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, get great views at Mirador de Aldehuela, examine the collection at Museo Peinado, and shop like a local with Scott Simpson Fine Art.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ronda trip tool .

Drive from Seville to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Ronda sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Marbella.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Cave of Pileta
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El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda

2
nights
Marbella

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 29th (Sun): explore by horseback at Riding Fun In The Sun and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Dust Devils. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion, head outdoors with Adventure Rider Centre, and then take in the awesome beauty at La Concha.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Marbella online visit planner .

You can take a bus from Ronda to Marbella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Marbella are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Adventure Rider Centre, Riding Fun In The Sun
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Adventure Rider Centre ©
Adventure Rider Centre
Riding Fun In The Sun ©
Riding Fun In The Sun

3
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. Ermita de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios and Church of El Salvador will appeal to history buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Fundación Cueva de Nerja and Burriana Beach. Take a break from Nerja with a short trip to Ruta de la Pasa in Comares, about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Acantilados de Maro Cerro Gordo, enjoy the sand and surf at Papagayo Beach, stroll through Capistrano Playa, and look for all kinds of wild species at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Nerja tour itinerary site .

You can drive from Marbella to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Marbella in December, with highs in Nerja at 14°C and lows at 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ermita de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios, Ruta de la Pasa
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Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Acantilados de Maro Cerro Gordo ©
Acantilados de Maro Cerro Gordo
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary ©
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary

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