25 days in Spain Itinerary

25 days in Spain Itinerary

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25 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly:  6​h
1
Malaga
— 3 nights
2
Cordoba
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
3
Seville
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
4
Jerez De La Frontera
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
5
Cadiz
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
6
Tarifa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
7
Estepona
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Granada
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Benalmadena
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

3
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Malaga: Nerja (Fundación Cueva de Nerja, Church of El Salvador, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Alcazaba, don't miss a visit to Puerto de Málaga, step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Gibralfaro, and see the interesting displays at Automobile and Fashion Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Malaga trip itinerary maker website .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Malaga is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in July: highs in Malaga hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Cordoba.

Things to do in Malaga

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Nerja
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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja

2
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.
On the 13th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of Cordoba, wander the streets of Jewish Quarter (Juderia), then snap pictures at Roman Bridge, then steep yourself in history at Alcazar de los Reyes Cristianos, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cordoba online route builder .

Traveling by train from Malaga to Cordoba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Malaga in July, expect nights in Cordoba to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 44°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Cordoba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba ©
Mezquita Cathedral de Cordoba
Jewish Quarter (Juderia) ©
Jewish Quarter (Juderia)
Historic Centre of Cordoba ©
Historic Centre of Cordoba

4
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.
Seville is known for parks, nightlife, historic sites, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Plaza de España, admire the striking features of Metropol Parasol, don't miss a visit to Torre del Oro, and wander the streets of Barrio Santa Cruz.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Seville online holiday planner .

Take a train from Cordoba to Seville in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cordoba in July: highs in Seville hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Jerez De La Frontera.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

2
nights
Jerez De La Frontera

Jerez De La Frontera ©
A culturally and historically rich city, Jerez de la Frontera is known around the world for the production of Spanish sherry.
On the 18th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Jerez de la Frontera, then admire the landmark architecture of Palacio del Virrey Laserna, then learn about winemaking at Bodegas Tio Pepe, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Playa de Valdelagrana, then learn about winemaking at Bodegas Luis Perez, and then make a trip to Alcazar Jerez de la Frontera.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jerez De La Frontera trip planner .

Getting from Seville to Jerez De La Frontera by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Seville in July since evenings lows in Jerez De La Frontera dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Cadiz.

Things to do in Jerez De La Frontera

Outdoors Wineries Tours

Side Trip

Playa de Valdelagrana
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Bodegas Luis Perez ©
Bodegas Luis Perez
Horseback Riding Tours
Playa de Valdelagrana ©
Playa de Valdelagrana

2
nights
Cadiz

Cadiz ©
Cádiz is a city and port in southwestern Spain. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Genoves, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Barrosa, and then don't miss a visit to Museo Municipal. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Cadiz, kick back and relax at La Caleta Beach, get engrossed in the history at Yacimiento Arqueologico Gadir, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Tavira, and finally don't miss a visit to Playa Victoria.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cadiz planner .

Traveling by train from Jerez De La Frontera to Cadiz takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jerez De La Frontera in July, expect nights in Cadiz to be a bit warmer, around 24°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Tarifa.

Things to do in Cadiz

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa de la Barrosa, Museo Municipal
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Playa de la Barrosa ©
Playa de la Barrosa
Playa Victoria ©
Playa Victoria
Torre Tavira ©
Torre Tavira

2
nights
Tarifa

Tarifa ©
As the southernmost point in Europe, Tarifa is famous for having the continent’s best windsurfing conditions, making it a well-known surfer’s paradise.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Bolonia and then kick back and relax at Playa de Zahara de los Atunes. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Los Lances Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Valdevaqueros.

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Take a bus from Cadiz to Tarifa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Tarifa are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Estepona.

Things to do in Tarifa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Playa de Zahara de los Atunes
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Playa de Zahara de los Atunes ©
Playa de Zahara de los Atunes
Playa Bolonia ©
Playa Bolonia
Los Lances Beach ©
Los Lances Beach

2
nights
Estepona

Estepona ©
Estepona is a town and municipality in the comarca of the Costa del Sol, southern Spain. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Estepona: Puerto Banus Marina (in Marbella) and Ronda (Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, Climbing Tours, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Marbella Old Quarter and don't miss a visit to Centro Historico de Estepona.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Estepona road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tarifa to Estepona takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Estepona sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Granada.

Things to do in Estepona

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Ronda, Marbella
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Climbing Tours
Marbella Old Quarter ©
Marbella Old Quarter

3
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.
Granada is known for historic sites, nightlife, parks, spas, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Alhambra, appreciate the extensive heritage of Albayzin, take in nature's colorful creations at Carmen de los Martires, and don't miss a visit to Carrera del Darro.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Granada tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Estepona to Granada takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Estepona in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Granada: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Benalmadena.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Generalife ©
Generalife

4
nights
Benalmadena

Benalmadena ©
Stretching from the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas mountain range to the Mediterranean ocean, Benalmádena offers all the highlights of southern Spain: traditional whitewashed villages, beautiful Costa del Sol beaches, and strong Andalusian influence.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Benalmadena: Marbella (Puerto Banus Marina & Marbella Old Quarter) and Ronda (El Tajo de Ronda, Cortijo Los Aguilares, & more). And it doesn't end there: go for a stroll along the water at Benalmadena Puerto Marina, walk around Parque De La Paloma, wander the streets of Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village), and identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Benalmadena vacation maker app .

Getting from Granada to Benalmadena by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Granada in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Benalmadena: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Benalmadena

Parks Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ronda, Marbella, La Carihuela, Bioparc, Recuerdame
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Benalmadena Puerto Marina ©
Benalmadena Puerto Marina
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo

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