18 days in Spain & Algarve Itinerary

18 days in Spain & Algarve Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Granada, Spain
— 2 nights
2
Nerja, Spain
— 2 nights
3
Marbella, Spain
— 2 nights
4
Ronda, Spain
— 4 nights
5
Albufeira, Portugal
— 3 nights
6
Seville, Spain
— 3 nights


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2
nights
Granada, Spain

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Royal Chapel of Granada. On your second day here, take a stroll through Albayzin, appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, see the interesting displays at Palacio de los Olvidados, then explore the historical opulence of Nasrid Palaces, and finally make a trip to Carrera del Darro.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Granada tour itinerary tool.

Rome, Italy to Granada is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Granada

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

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Nerja, Spain

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador, then take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Burriana Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, explore the activities along Río Chíllar, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nerja trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Granada to Nerja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Nerja sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo ©
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo
Río Chíllar ©
Río Chíllar

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Marbella, Spain

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 6th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion, steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, then take a leisurely stroll along Puerto Banus Marina, and finally take a stroll through Marbella Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña, then stroll around Parque De La Paloma, and then go for a stroll along the water at Puerto Marina Benalmadena.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Marbella attractions planner.

Drive from Nerja to Marbella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Marbella when traveling from Nerja in September, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Benalmadena, Malaga, Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña
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Puerto Banus Marina ©
Puerto Banus Marina
Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town
Puerto Marina Benalmadena ©
Puerto Marina Benalmadena

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Ronda, Spain

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
When in Ronda, make a side trip to see Playa El Palmar in Vejer de la Frontera, approximately Vejer de la Frontera away. There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, and admire the striking features of Casa Don Bosco.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ronda route app.

You can drive from Marbella to Ronda in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Albufeira.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Playa El Palmar
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Climbing Tours
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda

3
nights
Albufeira, Portugal

Along Portugal's southern Algarve region sits Albufeira, a city boasting 20 beaches for visitors to choose from.
Change things up with these side-trips from Albufeira: Ponta da Piedade (in Lagos) and Praia Da Rocha (in Praia da Rocha). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Zoomarine Algarve, tour the pleasant surroundings at Falesia Beach, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Albufeira trip planner.

You can drive from Ronda to Albufeira in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Ronda to Albufeira, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ronda in September, expect nights in Albufeira to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Seville.

Things to do in Albufeira

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Ponta da Piedade, Praia Da Rocha
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ponta da Piedade ©
Ponta da Piedade
Praia Da Rocha ©
Praia Da Rocha

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nights
Seville, Spain

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 historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Plaza de España, pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Sevilla, take a stroll through Barrio Santa Cruz, and admire the striking features of Torre Giralda.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Seville online vacation maker.

Drive from Albufeira to Seville in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Albufeira to Seville due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Seville are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Fun & Games
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Plaza de España ©
Plaza de España
Royal Alcázar of Seville ©
Royal Alcázar of Seville
Catedral de Sevilla ©
Catedral de Sevilla

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