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Spain Road Trip in Andalusia and Southern Spain

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Experience the vibrant soul of Spain in Andalusia, moving freely in your rental car between hilltop villages, natural parks and historic towns. Feel the pulse of flamenco in Seville and stop by the Alhambra Palace complex before learning about Moorish culture in Granada. Stop to stretch your legs in Cazorla National Park, savour local wine at a family-run estate and chill out on the...

Experience the vibrant soul of Spain in Andalusia, moving freely in your rental car between hilltop villages, natural parks and historic towns. Feel the pulse of flamenco in Seville and stop by the Alhambra Palace complex before learning about Moorish culture in Granada. Stop to stretch your legs in Cazorla National Park, savour local wine at a family-run estate and chill out on the coast of Cadiz. This all-encompassing journey doesn't skip a beat in showing you the best of this beloved region. 

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This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrival in Malaga

Hit the road for Granada

Pick up your rental car and take the 1.5-hour drive from Malaga to Granada
• You can opt to make a stop on the coast in Nerja and Frigiliana along the way
• Kick start your adventures in Spain with a flamenco show this evening in Granada

Visited:
Málaga, Granada
Accommodation
Palacio de las Navas (Granada)

Day 2: Guided tour of the Alhambra Palace

An icon of Moorish heritage

​• Today you will take a guided tour of the majestic Alhambra and discover this group of lavishly decorated palaces and their immaculate gardens
• The tour will focus on the Alcazaba, the Nasrid Palaces, Charles V Palace and the Generalife gardens

Visited:
Granada
Accommodation
Palacio de las Navas (Granada)

Day 3: Úbeda and Baeza

The homes of the Andalusian Renaissance

• Today you'll take the two-hour drive from Granada to Úbeda
• With your local guide, you'll discover two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Úbeda and Baeza, including a stop for lunch
• Discover the towns' artisansarchitectural masterpieces and Renaissance history
• Included are visits of the Sacra Capilla del Salvador of Úbeda and the Cathedral of Baeza 

Visited:
Granada
Accommodation
Palacio de las Navas (Granada)

Day 4: Cazorla National Park

A day in nature

• Drive about 50 minutes from Ubeda to the village of Cazorla at the entrance of Cazorla park for a day at leisure
• There are many loops of varying difficulty for you to take on—one of our favourites is the three-hour Río Borosa hike
• Another option is to head down the river for some kayaking or rafting

Visited:
Granada, Úbeda
Accommodation
La Caseria de Tito (Úbeda)

Day 5: Guided tour of Cordoba

Traditional crafts and Medieval marvels

• Depart Ubeda for Córdoba, about 1.5-hour drive
• Take a walking tour of Córdoba with your local guide and learn the history of the Jewish community on a visit to one of three remaining synagogues in Spain
• Explore corners like the Alley of the Flowers, the souk and the orange trees in the courtyard of the Mosque-Cathedral 
• See local artisans in action on a visit to a ceramic workshop, a silversmith and a saddle-maker

Visited:
Úbeda,
Accommodation
Carpe Diem ()

Day 6: Sevilla Bound 

The sizzling capital of Andalusia

• Take the 1.5- hour drive from Cordoba to Seville, opting to stop in the beautiful cities of Ecija and Carmona along the way
• Enjoy free time in Sevilla, known for its architecture, cuisine and nightlife (this is the birthplace of flamenco!)
• Immerse yourself in the Moorish and Christian heritage with a visit to monuments such as the Cathedral, the Fine Arts Museum and Las Dueñas Palace
• Delight your senses at food markets like Lonja del Barranco and Triana

Visited:
, Seville
Accommodation
Alcazar Hotel (Seville)

Day 7: Visit the Alcazar Palace

...and wander its perfectly tended gardens

• Enjoy a half-day visit to the Alcazar with your expert guide
• Following your visit, stop by the Jewish quarter of Santa Cruz, the Plaza de España, the market or the Cathedral (entrance tickets not included)

Visited:
Seville
Accommodation
Alcazar Hotel (Seville)

Day 8: Traditional Horse Show in Jerez

At the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art

• This morning make the one-hour drive from Sevilla to Jerez where, every Tuesday and Thursday at noon, you can visit the famous Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art
• See pure-bred Spanish horses and their skilled riders dazzle in an equestrian ballet
• After, hit the road again for the 40-minute drive to Cadiz

Visited:
Seville, Jerez de la Frontera
Accommodation
Argantonio Hotel (Cadiz)

Day 9: Coastal Cadiz

Relaxing beach time

• Enjoy free time in Cadiz, crossing the old town through its narrow streets to check out the cathedral and Tavira's tower for a panoramic view of the town
• Don't miss out on stopping by La Caleta, an urban beach in the old town and one of Cadiz's most picturesque places of Cadiz
• Feeling hungry? Head to the Abastos Marketset in a gorgeous 19thC building—for some tapas!

Visited:
Cadiz
Accommodation
Argantonio Hotel (Cadiz)

Day 10: The Journey from Cadiz to Ronda

Depart the coast for the countryside

• You have free time today to explore the town of Ronda
• Start with the Puente Nuevo, a bridge that stretches across a gorge to connect two parts of the city
• Next, visit Don Bosco’s house or the Mondragon Palace and the Plaza de Toros, one of the oldest bullrings in Spain

Let us know if you want to spend this day with a local guide.

Visited:
Cadiz, Ronda
Accommodation
Hotel Polo (Ronda)

Day 11: Taste Andalusian Wine

Learn about the varietals at a family-run estate

• Travel 15 minutes by car from Ronda for a private tour of the Cortijo Los Aguilares winery (15 minutes from Ronda) with a guide
• After touring the estate, indulge in a tasting of three different wines
• After, take the approximately 90-minute drive from Ronda to Málaga to drop off your car at the Málaga train station

Visited:
Ronda, Málaga
Accommodation
Soho Boutique Malaga (Málaga)

Day 12: Adiós, Andalusia!

But not before discovering Malaga by bike!

• Wrap up your trip in Malaga with a private-guided bike tour 
• From the saddle, learn about the city's history and its iconic residents
• After a stop for some tapas, head to one of the oldest bodegas of Malaga to taste the region's Vino Dulce

Electric bikes are available upon request.

Visited:
Málaga

Málaga Granada Úbeda Seville Jerez de la Frontera Cadiz Ronda

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $1,700 / 12 days
Excluding international flights
2 pax4 pax
Price per person$2,140$1,640

Included in price:

  • Hotel and tourist services taxes
  • English speaking assistance of our team 24h/24 during the trip
  • Car rental
  • All breakfasts (not guaranteed if leaving the hotel very early)
  • Lunch and diner indicated as « included » in each day
  • Nights in indicated hotels or equivalent in double room
  • Guides, entrance fees and activities indicated as « included » in each day

Not included in price:

  • International flight with airport taxes
  • Options
  • Gas, road toll and car park
  • Hospitalization/medical repatriation insurance (mandatory (often included if payment by credit card or by your insurance)
  • Tips (restaurants, guides and drivers)

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