11 days in Spain Itinerary

11 days in Spain Itinerary

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11 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Malaga
1
Malaga
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Seville
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Antequera
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Granada
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Nerja
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Marbella
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h
End: Malaga

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nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Arab Baths Hammam Al Andalus Malaga, Museo Interactivo de la Musica, Malaga Adventures, and other attractions. Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana and CAC Malaga Contemporary Art Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcazaba and Teatro Romano. Change things up with a short trip to Safaris in Mijas (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Colección del Museo Ruso.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Malaga tour itinerary builder tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Málaga Airport, Jerez Airport and Sevilla Airport. In February, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Seville.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

Riding Fun In The Sun, Safaris, Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, Museos del aguardiente anisado de Rute y Espana, Old City
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Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
CAC Malaga Contemporary Art Center ©
CAC Malaga Contemporary Art Center

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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 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Plaza de España, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Seville trip planner.

Take a bus from Malaga to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Antequera.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla
Barrio Santa Cruz ©
Barrio Santa Cruz

2
nights
Antequera

Antequera ©
Dolmen de Menga has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Museo Municipal De Antequera, pause for some serene contemplation at El Carmen Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Convento de Belen, don't miss a visit to Granada Gate, then contemplate the long history of Dolmen del Romeral, and finally steep yourself in history at Dolmen de Menga. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Cisternas Romanas de Monturque, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of Our Lady of Grace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Convento de la Trinidad, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Antequera travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Seville to Antequera takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Antequera can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Granada.

Things to do in Antequera

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cisternas Romanas de Monturque, Chapel of Our Lady of Grace
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Dolmen de Menga ©
Dolmen de Menga
Cisternas Romanas de Monturque ©
Cisternas Romanas de Monturque
Convento de Belen ©
Convento de Belen

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Anton, explore the world behind art at Monasterio de la Concepcion, browse the exhibits of Archive Saint John of God Museum, then steep yourself in history at Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla, and finally contemplate the long history of Cuarto Real de Santo Domingo.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Granada day trip site.

You can take a train from Antequera to Granada in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Antequera in March; daily highs in Granada reach 61°F and lows reach 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

Museums Historic Sites
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Monasterio de la Concepcion ©
Monasterio de la Concepcion
Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla ©
Casa-Museo de Manuel de Falla
Iglesia de San Anton ©
Iglesia de San Anton

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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. On the 6th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Burriana Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, then get engrossed in the history at Museo de Nerja, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nerja trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Granada to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Nerja are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Nerja Donkey Sanctuary ©
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Museo de Nerja ©
Museo de Nerja

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Avenida del Mar. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): stop by Marbella Old Town, enjoy the sand and surf at Cabopino Beach, then head outdoors with Experience Box Spain, then get to know the fascinating history of Avenida del Mar, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Cala Mijas, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at La Concha, and then ride a horse along Paddock Paradise Ronda.

To see where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Marbella trip planner.

You can drive from Nerja to Marbella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nerja in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Marbella, with lows of 50°F. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus back home.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ronda, Playa de la Cala Mijas
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Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda
Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town
Museo Lara ©
Museo Lara

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