8 days in South of Spain Itinerary

8 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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Start: Johannesburg
+6
Train + Foot + Fly + Foot + Train + Foot + Bus:  17 h 30 min
1
Nerja
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Fuengirola
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Ronda
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 45 min
4
Seville
— 2 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): stroll through Burriana Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Capistrano Playa, then stop by DEGUSTA ANDALUCIA, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Nerja Book Centre. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Playa El Salon, then kick back and relax at Papagayo Beach, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Nerja Market.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Nerja road trip site.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Nerja is an approximately 19.5- hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Nerja. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in April; daily highs in Nerja reach 24°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Fuengirola.

Things to do in Nerja

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Papagayo Beach ©
Papagayo Beach

1
night
Fuengirola

Fuengirola ©
An enchanting mix of tranquil beaches and urban atmosphere, the metropolis of Fuengirola remains one of the Costa del Sol’s most visited cities.
On the 4th (Thu), kick back and relax at Playa La Carihuela, hunt for treasures at Calle San Miguel, then stop by Mijas Magic, and finally shop like a local with Galeria Martin & Reich.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fuengirola online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Nerja to Fuengirola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April in Fuengirola, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Fuengirola

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Torremolinos, Mijas Magic
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Mijas Magic ©
Mijas Magic
Playa La Carihuela ©
Playa La Carihuela
Calle San Miguel
Calle San Miguel

1
night
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto, learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, take in the exciting artwork at Scott Simpson Fine Art, then explore the stunning scenery at El Tajo de Ronda, and finally browse the exhibits of Centro de Interpretacion del Puente Nuevo.

To find out how to plan a trip to Ronda, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Fuengirola to Ronda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Seville.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries Nature Parks
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Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto ©
Bodegas Cortijo Morosanto
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

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 6th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Royal Alcázar of Seville, view the masterpieces at Delimbo, then view the masterpieces at Di Gallery, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de España. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Un Gato en Bicicleta, shop like a local with Calle Sierpes, view the masterpieces at Sorolla Art Gallery, then look for gifts at La Oleoteca de Sevilla, then enjoy breathtaking views from Torre Giralda, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral de Sevilla.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Seville travel planning app.

You can take a bus from Ronda to Seville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites Shopping 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

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