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Table of Contents

Overview Of The Southern Spain Itinerary For 10 Days
Europe Travel Checklist
Full Information Guide For Andalusia
Interesting Facts About Andalusia
How To Get To Southern Spain?
How To Get Around Southern Spain
Where to stay in Sevilla: My TOP TIPS for Accommodation
Sightseeing in Sevilla
Experience Andalucian Olive Oil Farm & Olive Oil Tasting
Sightseeing in Córdoba
Where to stay in Córdoba: My TOP TIPS for Accommodation
Where to stay in Granada: My TOP TIPS for Accommodation
Sightseeing in Granada
Sightseeing in Málaga
Where to stay in Málaga: My TOP TIPS for Accommodation
7. DAY: DAY TRIPS FROM MÁLAGA (Caminito del Rey, Marbella, Ronda)
Sightseeing in Tarifa
Where to stay in Tarifa: My TOP TIPS for Accommodation
Sightseeing in Cádiz
Where to stay in Cádiz: My TOP TIPS for Accommodation
Budget You’ll Need To Visit Southern Spain
Best Time To Visit Southern Spain
Southern Spain Itinerary For 10 Days: FAQs
More Tips For Spain Travel

Southern Spain offers some of the Spain’s highlights that every visitor has to experience. Andalusia is one of the larger regions in Spain, covering most of southern Spain. 

From sun-kissed beaches and vibrant culture and festivals to mouthwatering cuisine, and diverse landscape, this place offers some of the most notable attractions. And of course, how can we forget that it’s also the land of the enthralling flamenco and bullfighting.

I’m sure you are tempted to apply for a Schengen visa after reading this. Take this southern Spain road trip itinerary for your visit and see the highlights.

Before we get round to our southern Spain itinerary for 10 days, let’s check out the fun and interesting facts about Andalusia, its region, and cities.

Overview Of The Southern Spain Itinerary For 10 Days

  1. DAY: Sevilla
  2. DAY: Olive oil farm near Sevilla
  3. DAY: Sevilla ⇒ Córdoba
  4. DAY: Córdoba ⇒ Granada
  5. DAY: Granada
  6. DAY: Granada ⇒ Málaga
  7. DAY: Day trips from Málaga (Caminito del Rey, Marbella, Ronda)
  8. DAY: Málaga ⇒ Tarifa
  9. DAY: Tarifa ⇒ Cádiz
  10. DAY: Cádiz

Europe Travel Checklist

Before you set off for your Southern Spain adventure, there are a couple of things you’ll need to manage. Here are the top essentials for you to think of before traveling to Europe/Spain:

  • travel insurance
  • car rental/train pass/tickets
  • book a flight
  • passport
  • visa
  • accommodation

Travel Insurance For Europe

Choosing travel insurance can be doubting. So I’ve done extensive research for you on the best travel insurance for Europe. Check out my article for a comparison of the best 3 travel insurance companies, so you can choose for yourself.

Car Rental/Train Pass

You’ll need to decide whether you want to do this itinerary as a road trip and rent a car in Spain, or travel by train. If you want to rent a car, check out Local Rent company for the best deals.

For private transfers, check out Get Transfers. They offer reliable transfer services within Europe. Especially if you travel in a small group, it can be a good deal to book with them.

In case you decide to make this itinerary by train, I suggest getting an Interrail or Eurail Pass. Both enable you to travel for a certain number of days within a month or two throughout Europe. You can select the number of days and countries, and it gets much cheaper than buying a simple ticket.

  • Interrail Pass is for European residents
  • Eurail Pass is for residents outside of Europe

If you decide to buy single tickets, check Trainline company. I always use them to search for and buy train tickets as they can reduce your fares significantly.

*Note that it’s much easier to make this itinerary with a car. Simply because you won’t get by train everywhere.

Book A Flight

Another thing you’ll need to do is to book a flight ticket.

Use flight aggregators to check the top flight deals. They gather information and all flight tickets from airlines around the world and select the best deals for you. Among the best are Skyscanner, Hopper, Kayak, and Priceline.

After you see the results in their search engines, I recommend going to the website of the particular airline they showed you. Check on the airline site for how much they offer for the same flight ticket.

If the price is more or less the same, book directly with the airline (simply because it’s easier to communicate with them if issues happen during your journey). If a flight aggregator has a much cheaper ticket, book with them.

Passport & Visa

Check the expiration date of your passport. Most airlines don’t even take you on board if your passport expires in 6 months. Avoid issues with boarding and on the road. Make sure your passport won’t expire in the next 8 months. Think about how long you’ll travel as you still have to come back home with the passport.

Lastly, check if you need visa to Spain. One of the best site for visa pre-check is iVisa. They also inform you about other necessary documents you might need to travel to Spain.


When you go through this southern Spain road trip itinerary, you’ll get accommodation tips from me in each place/city. So just scroll down and find the best hotel deals and beautiful accommodation spots in each day.

Full Information Guide For Andalusia

Spain is divided into so-called autonomous communities (small states). Each of them has a separate politics and its own regime. Altogether, there are 17 autonomous communities in entire Spain.

Andalusia is one of them, and it is the second-largest community by area in Spain (after Castile and Leon). It’s also quite different from the rest of Spain, thanks to its diverse cultures, architecture, and unique art.

Andalusia is one of the most beautiful communities in Spain and deserves special attention. I would love you to see its beauty, and that’s why I’ve designed this unique southern Spain itinerary for 10 days for you. So take it, immerse into the culture, and enjoy the highlights of Andalusia.

map of southern Spain Andalusia
Map of southern Spain – Andalusia

Interesting Facts About Andalusia

  1. Has the second-highest life expectancy in the world after Japan.
  2. Is home to the largest arid desert in Europe called Tabernas.
  3. The Mulhacen part of Sierra Nevada Mountain range is the highest peak of mainland Spain. It is situated in the province of Granada and lies at 3478 meters above sea level.
  4. The cities of Sevilla, Granada, and Córdoba make the Golden Triangle in Andalusia.
  5. You can reach Morocco from Andalusia by ferry in only 70 minutes.
  6. Tarifa is a surfer’s and windsurfer’s paradise.
  7. The Málaga airport has the lowest rates for car hire in Europe.
  8. With more than 110 golf courses, it has the highest concentration of golf courses in all of Europe.

History Of Andalusia

  1. The name Andalusia is derived from the Arabic name Al-Andalus; territory under Muslim control in the Iberian Peninsula. Andalusia was under Moorish rule for close to 800 years.
  2. Christopher Columbus departed for America from Huelva city.

Food & Drinks Of Andalusia

  1. Is the largest producer of Olive oil in the world. Jaen is the olive oil producing capital of Spain.
  2. It is the birthplace of ‘Tapas,’ which means cover or a lid in the local language. These are small snacks with drinks even today.
  3. One of the most favorite wine, Sherry, is made with white grapes that locals grow near the town of Jerez de la Frontera in Andalusia. In fact, the word Sherry is an anglicized version of the word Jerez.
  4. Chestnut is the traditional crop in the region.
  5. Jabugo is known for producing the best quality ham.
southern Spain itinerary 10 days Cordoba
Southern Spain itinerary 10 days: Me exploring Cordoba

Famous Personalities From Andalusia

  1. The world-renowned Spanish painter Pablo Picasso was a native of Málaga.
  2. Antonia Bandera, the famous Hollywood actor, is a native of Andalusia.

Culture of Andalusia

  1. It’s also the birthplace of the famous art and dance form Flamenco.
  2. The Osborne Bull is well-known as the symbol of Spanish culture. Bullfighting is a very popular sport in the region. There are more than 70 bullrings here, and the most important one is in Sevilla Real Maestranza.
Andalusia dancers culture
Andalusia dancers: Andalusian culture

Let’s get round to our southern Spain itinerary for 10 days. We’ll start in the beautiful city of Sevilla packed with historical monuments and cultural events.

How To Get To Southern Spain?

You can get to southern Spain in 3 different ways: by plane, bus, or train.

We’ll start our southern Spain itinerary in Sevilla, the major city in Andalusia.

Sevilla has an international airport, so booking a flight directly to Sevilla is easy. You can look for flight tickets via Skyscanner, Hopper, Kayak, or eSky.

If you’re already in Europe and want to get to Sevilla by bus, I suggest booking Flixbus or Alza. Flixbus is an affordable bus company with great connections and deals. Alza buses run mainly within Spain.

Alternatively, you can take a train from other parts of Spain. The national railway is called RENFE. Check train connections via the RENFE website or Trainline.

How To Get Around Southern Spain

For this road trip, I highly recommend you rent a car on day 3. It’ll be much easier for you to get to other destinations. Buses and trains run in between the places, but it would slow your journey significantly. So rent a car in Sevilla, and make an unforgettable road trip through Andalusia.

You can rent a car at Localrent or Rentalcars. Check out the table below for car availability in Sevilla.


Welcome to Sevilla, one of the most beautiful cities in Andalusia and entire Spain. We’ll start our southern Spain road trip itinerary here. But before anything else, I’ll leave you some time to relax after your journey, get into your hotel, and get the first insights into the city.

In the evening, you walk alongside the River Guadalquivir and even hop on a cruise as your first activity in Sevilla. If not, just chill and go to a tapas bar. You’re in the birthplace of tapas.

Where to stay in Sevilla: My TOP TIPS for Accommodation






Hands down one of the most famous cities in the country, Sevilla is brimming with cobblestone pathways, bustling neighborhoods, lively festivals, distinctive local culture, elegant plazas, and the beautiful flamenco dance.

It’s the capital city of Andalusia and the largest in the region. Today, we’ll explore some famous attractions, including the Cathedral of Sevilla, the Alcazar (Moorish Castle), the Barrio Santa Cruz, and the marvelous city square Plaza de España.

Sightseeing in Sevilla

  • Cathedral of Sevilla – see the tomb of Christoph Colombus
  • Giralda Tower with stunning views of the city
  • Alcazar (Moorish Castle) – nowadays used by the Spanish Royal family
  • Barrio Santa Cruz (Jewish Quarter) – get lost in the little streets, check out some shops, and have a good coffee
  • Plaza España (Spanish Square) – one of the most spectacular squares in Spain, featuring different regions of Spain in the form of azulejos (typical ceramics with tiles)
southern Spain itinerary 10 days Sevilla
Southern Spain itinerary 10 days: Sevilla – Plaza Espana

Sevilla is the birthplace of tapas, so in between your sightseeing, you need to sit down in one of the bars and enjoy some tapas experience.

TAPAS – means to ‘cover or to top.’ Sevilla’s legend says that tapas were created when Sevillans took a slice of bread topped with ham and put it onto their glass of wine or any other drink to prevent flies from dipping into it. That is how tapas culture started here in Sevilla and was spread to other parts of Spain.

Book Attractions in Advance + Skip-the-Line Tickets

I always tell my readers that they should book attractions such as Alcazar, Cathedral de Sevilla, and Giralda in advance. This is because these places are very popular among visitors, and there are usually long queues.

To avoid wasting your time in a queue, I recommend you book skip-the-line tickets for the following attractions in Sevilla.

I personally love doing guided tours in such cities packed with history and culture. In Sevilla, I recommend you do the following guided tour with all the skip-the-line tickets for the top 3 attractions already included:


Book COMBO TICKET with all 3 excursions

In case you don’t want to do a guided tour and want to visit only one of two of these attractions, you can book the following skip-the-line tickets:


Cathedral + Giralda Skip-the-Line Ticket

Royal Alcazar Skip-the-Line Ticket


How would it be being in Andalucia and not visiting one of the amazing olive oil farms out here?

This itinerary won’t let you leave Andalusia without having a proper experience on an olive farm, seeing and learning how olive oil is produced, and tasting some of the best samples of olive oil in the world.

In the end, Andalusia is the largest producer of olive oil globally, so it’s time to experience olive oil production in reality.

southern Spain itinerary Seville olive oil farm
Southern Spain itinerary: Seville olive oil farm

Experience Andalucian Olive Oil Farm & Olive Oil Tasting

Today, you’ll enjoy a day trip from Sevilla, taking you to an authentic olive oil farm located 20 minutes away. They’ll pick you up from your accommodation in the morning.

The owner of the farm will explain to you everything about growing olives and producing olive oil. After, you’ll visit their factory and see how they produce the oil in a traditional Andalusian way. In addition, you’ll taste various types of olive oil, including sweet, spicy, and bitter flavours with local bread.

In the afternoon, they’ll drive you back to Sevilla, where you can spend the rest of the day exploring the city.


Book Your Olive Oil Farm Experience

Famous Spanish Festivals In Sevilla

Sevilla is also home to 2 famous Spanish festivals: Semana Santa and Feria de Abril. These festivals perfectly reflect Spanish culture. So I highly recommend planning your itinerary for the months when these Spanish festivals are organized. It’s usually in March, April, and May. Check the exact dates in my article about the 6 best famous Spanish festivals.


It’s time to set off for our big southern Spain adventure. We’ll drive to another city, Córdoba. If you still haven’t rented a car, you can do so today in the morning.

Distance Sevilla ⇒ Córdoba: 1 hour and 40 minutes (by car)

Córdoba has a rich history as many kingdoms occupied it in the past. It has many photographic spots and Insta-worthy places due to its beautiful streets with colorful flowers and pots.

A key highlight of this place is the UNESCO World Heritage site Mezquita of Córdoba, also known as the Great Mosque of Córdoba. This imposing structure symbolizes Muslim architecture with Byzantine-style mosaics, a gilded prayer nook, impressive domes, marble columns, and arches. The Jewish Quarter and Puente Romano (an ancient Roman bridge) are other highlights of this place.

Sightseeing in Córdoba

  • Mezquita of Córdoba – Great Mosque of Córdoba
  • Jewish Quarter
  • Puente Romano – ancient Roman bridge
southern Spain itinerary 10 days Cordoba city
Southern Spain itinerary 10 days: Cordoba city

Check-in to your accommodation and head to the Jewish Quarter for some good lunch and coffee. After, explore the ancient Roman bridge and stroll through the city’s tiny streets.

Where to stay in Córdoba: My TOP TIPS for Accommodation




Famous Spanish Festivals In Córdoba

Córdoba is also home to a famous Spanish festival called Festival de Patios. Locals decorate their patios (courtyards) and compete for the most beautiful ones. The streets of the city are lively; everyone sings, dances, drinks, and eats delicious food.

So check out my article about 6 best famous Spanish festivals and visit Córdoba when the Festival de Patio is organized.


Today, we’ll visit one of the most famous and important landmarks of Andalusian and Spanish history, the Great Mosque of Córdoba.

The Great Mosque of Córdoba

Would you believe me that the mosque’s official name is actually Cathedral of Our Lady of Assumption? Confused? Don’t worry, I was too. That’s because this mosque reflects many religious changes that happened in Córdoba over the past centuries.

This monument was initially built as a Catholic church until, in the 700s, the Moors conquered the city and occupied it for a long time. Back then, the complex was divided into Muslim and Christian parts. Soon, Muslims built the Great Mosque, which became one of the biggest buildings in the Islamic world.

In 1236, thanks to the Reconquista, Christians defeated the Muslim rule over Córdoba, and the building converted into a Roman Catholic Church.

Nowadays, you can admire its stunning arches and the entire complex with a park and courtyard.

Skip-the-Line Tickets For The Great Mosque Of Cordoba

As with Giralda and Cathedral of Sevilla, I suggest you book skip-the-line tickets to visit the Great Mosque of Córdoba. When I visited Córdoba for the first time, I didn’t get inside, because of the lack of tickets and huge queues. So save your time and book the tickets now to avoid any trouble during your road trip.


Great Mosque Skip-the-Line Ticket + Guided Tour

In the evening, pack your bags and make the way down to Granada. Check-in to your accommodation, and you can try to get some free tapas in a local bar. That’s what Granada is famous for. Other than that, have a good sleep and tomorrow, we’ll explore this exciting city.

Distance Córdoba ⇒ Granada: 2 hours and 15 minutes (by car)

Where to stay in Granada: My TOP TIPS for Accommodation






Granada has a great blend of ancient and modern attractions, making it a complete family-friendly destination. Well-known for the magnificent Alhambra, incredible tapas culture, fascinating history, and delightful neighborhoods. 

Granada is one of the most visited places in Spain. A few things that must surely make to your itinerary are the UNESCO-listed Albaicín neighborhood, the exotic cave dwellings of Sacromonte, the Granada Cathedral, and the traditional Arab quarter. You can see a lot of Moorish, Jewish, Christian, and Roman influences in the city.

Sightseeing in Granada

  • Alhambra
  • Cathedral of Granada
  • Royal Chapel – burial places of Spanish Monarchs, Queen Isabella I. and King Ferdinand (who started Reconquista against the Muslim rule in Spain)
  • Alcaiceria – the Great Bazaar of Granada
  • Albaicín –  Arab Quarter
  • St. Nicolas Square – best views of Alhambra and Sierra Nevada mountain
  • Sacromonte – the best place to see a flamenco show
Spain itinerary 14 days Alhambra Granada
Spain itinerary 14 days: Alhambra Granada

Visit Alhambra In The Morning

Today, I recommend you start your sightseeing with the most popular site of all time: Alhambra.

Again, you’ll need to plan ahead as getting tickets for Alhambra is not possible on the spot. They are usually fully booked even 3 months in advance.

This is one of the most important attractions on our southern Spain itinerary in 10 days. Therefore, I highly recommend you book the skip-the-line tickets before your trip.

Skip-the-Line Tickets for Alhambra


Alhambra Tickets With Guided Tour

So the program for today is to first visit Alhambra in the morning. Go as soon as possible to avoid the crowds. After, have a good lunch in a tapas bar.

In the afternoon, check out other sites such as the CathedralSacromonteAlbaicín neighborhood, get lost in the Great Bazaar (Alcaiceria), and walk up to the Mirador de San Nicolas (viewpoint) for the best sunset views and spectacular views of Alhambra.

Flamenco Show In The Evening

Granada is the birthplace of flamenco. The best place to see it is the Sacromonte neighborhood, which is home to gypsies. Thanks to them, it became the best place to see an authentic flamenco show. This is one of the best flamenco shows you can get in Granada, so check it out:


Flamenco Show in Sacromonte


Good morning to Granada. Have some nice breakfast and pack your bags because another destination awaits us for today. We’re heading to Málaga.

Distance Granada ⇒ Málaga: 1 hour and 40 minutes (by car)

The second-largest city in Andalucia is well known for its bevy of resorts and spotless beaches. While most tourists flock to Málaga for sun, sand, and surf, it is also home to major historical sites. These include the Alcazaba Moorish palace, the remarkable Catedral de la Encarnación de Málaga, the Roman Amphitheatre, and Málaga’s Picasso Museum, which are a delight to art and history buffs.

If you are a foodie, stop by the Atarazanas market for fresh local produce and yummy snacks, and explore their tapas bars and fresco-dining terraces. You can also sign up for a food tour.

PRO TIP: Here in Málaga, you don’t have to care about skip-the-line tickets anymore. Instead, you can buy admissions for any of these attractions easily on the spot.

Sightseeing in Málaga

  • Castilo de Gibralfaro
  • Alcazaba Moorish Palace
  • Málaga Cathedral
  • Roman Theatre
  • Ataranzas Market
  • Picasso Museum
  • Picasso’s house

Enjoy your time in Málaga visiting some or all of the sites from the list above. Don’t forget to check out Picasso’s house and museum and get the best views of the city from the Castilo de Gibralfaro.

Málaga is a great place for day trips around Andalusia, so you can stay in the same accommodation for a few nights now. Tomorrow, you can choose to make some of the best day trips from Málaga. Whether you like adrenaline, history, or just relaxing, there is something for you.

Spain itinerary 14 days Malaga
Spain itinerary 14 days: Malaga

Where to stay in Málaga: My TOP TIPS for Accommodation




HOTEL BOUTIQUE VILLA LORENA BY CHARMING STAYfor those who want to be off the city


Today, I’ve got some exciting day trips from Málaga for you. Choose on based on your interests and feelings. If you like to do more, just extend your road trip and add one more day trip to your itinerary.

1. Caminito Del Rey

The first day trip I have for you is the amazing and thrilling pathway, Caminito del Rey. It’s located in the Gorge Desfiladero, just 40 minutes drive from Málaga. This pathway was built to provide access to the hydroelectric plant on the Gorge.

Nowadays, it’s a famous attraction known as the Caminito del Rey: The king’s little pathway. It is 7.7km long, and you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the Gorge and surrounding nature.

You’ll need to book tickets in advance. I recommend you join an organized tour from Get Your Guide. They have awesome tours, and you don’t have to think about getting there. They’ll also provide you with equipment on the spot. Just take some snacks with you.


Caminito del Rey – Guided Day Trip from Málaga

Caminito del Rey
Caminito del Rey

2. Marbella

The elegant town of Marbella is your second option for a day trip. It boasts pristine beachestrendy boutiques, high-end restaurants, and lively nightclubs. The majestic Sierra-Nevada mountains form a stunning background for this coastal town.

Marbella is one of Spain’s most famous beach resorts. It’s mainly known for its glitzy and glamorous beach parties. However, there is another less-explored artistic side to this lovely town that is fun to visit too. Head to the Old Town (Casco Antiguo), where you can see peaceful courtyards, winding cobblestone lanes, historic churches, sidewalk cafés, and excellent boutiques.

So if you like to explore another beautiful town in southern Spain and need some relaxation on one of the most beautiful beaches, this day trip is for you.

3. Ronda

Ronda’s dramatic location has attracted millions of visitors every year. Perched on both sides of the El Tajo Gorge in the Sierra de las Nieves National Park, this picturesque historic town has inspired several writers and poets.

Ronda is mainly known for inventing modern bullfighting and the iconic Puente Nuevo bridge. It’s one of the most visited in Andalucia. The city has two areas- the old one has many Islamic landmarks such as The Moorish Palace and the Arab Baths. In contrast, the new area is the hub for shopping and dining.


Ronda – Guided Day Trip from Málaga

southern Spain itinerary 10 days Ronda
Southern Spain itinerary 10 days: Ronda

These are the 3 day trips you can make from Málaga. As I mentioned above, you can do more of them and extend your southern Spain itinerary for 10 days. Why not see all of it since you’re in Andalusia.


Let’s head to the surfers’ paradise. Even if you’re not a surfer or a windsurfer, you’ll absolutely love Tarifa. Not to mention that it’s one of the most southern points of entire Europe and you can already see Morocco, Africa from it.

So pack your bags, and let’s drive down south to explore another beautiful Andalusian place.

Distance Málaga ⇒ Tarifa: 2 hours (by car)

Tarifa is the European capital of kite-surfing. It also has a great beach to chill on, and its perfect coffee culture and tiny little streets will be a great point to take some time off road-tripping for now.

Its laid-back atmosphere will give you the time to relax and prepare for the rest of our southern Spain itinerary.

Sightseeing in Tarifa

  • Moorish fort – the first place from where the Moorish invasion started
  • beach
  • kite-surfing
  • Tarifa centre
  • great nightlife

Take your time to relax, drink a good cup of coffee, and head to a tapas bar for dinner. Enjoy your time in Tarifa.

southern Spain itinerary 10 days Tarifa
Southern Spain itinerary 10 days: Tarifa

Where to stay in Tarifa: My TOP TIPS for Accommodation




As our last destination on this southern Spain itinerary, we’ll explore Europe’s oldest inhabited city, Cádiz. In the morning, drive from Tarifa and check in to your accommodation in Cádiz. After, get round to exploring.

Distance Tarifa ⇒ Cádiz: 1 hour & 20 minutes (by car)

Cádiz is Europe’s oldest inhabited city and is famous for its white houses surrounded by sea. Tourists often overlook this coastal city for more popular cities in the region. Still, a trip here is worth your time.

This charming city is located on the Atlantic Ocean and offers splendid beachesdelicious foodmajestic castles, and fabulous beaches. Don’t miss out on sweeping views of the city from the top of the Tavira Tower. Another highlight is the La Caleta beach, famous for the castle of San Sebastián on the left and the castle of Santa Catalina on the right.

Sightseeing in Cádiz

  • Cathedral of Cádiz
  • Roman Theatre
  • Plaza de San Juan de Dios
  • Tavira Tower
  • Cádiz Market
  • San Sebastian Castle
  • Santa Catalina Castle
  • La Caleta Beach
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Southern Spain itinerary 10 days: Cadiz

Where to stay in Cádiz: My TOP TIPS for Accommodation




Today marks the last day of our southern Spain itinerary for 10 days. Enjoy the last moment in Cádiz before making your way back to Sevilla, where we started our road trip.

Distance Cádiz ⇒ Sevilla: 1 hour & 30 minutes (by car)

This is my southern Spain itinerary for you guys. Feel free to extend it if you need more time in one of the cities or make more day trips from Málaga. Hope you’ll have a wonderful time in southern Spain.

Andalusia was the poorest region in Spain before. Still, now it has emerged as one of the major tourist destinations in the country. So enjoy it to the fullest.

After, you can head to Portugal and visit Algarve, its beautiful beaches, and sandstone rock formations.

Budget You’ll Need To Visit Southern Spain

Like any holiday, a trip to Spain depends on what kind of holiday you want, what type of accommodation you book, whether you want to eat at local eateries or fine-dining restaurants, and how much in advance you plan it.

Usually, a week-long vacation to Andalucia costs approximately 800-900$ per person for basic accommodation, food, entertainment, etc. It may go upwards based on the season, flight, food, drinks, and the likes and if you want more comfort and luxury.

If you are traveling with kids, the flight, hotel accommodation, etc., may be more economical due to sharing rooms and cheaper flight tickets. On average, you must be ready to spend around 100-150$ per person per day at least for a decent holiday.

Best Time To Visit Southern Spain

Spring and autumn are the best times to visit Andalusia, southern Spain. I recommend this road trip in April, May, September, October, or November.

During spring and autumn, there are fewer tourists, fewer crowds, and the temperatures are perfect for your walking tours.

You can also visit southern Spain in the summer (June, July, and August), but be prepared for many crowds, so it might be less enjoyable overall. Also, temperatures can rise up to 40°C in summer, which is a lot.

southern Spain itinerary 10 days Sevilla Plaza Espana
Southern Spain itinerary 10 days: Sevilla Plaza Espana

Southern Spain Itinerary For 10 Days: FAQs

To help you plan your trip to Andalusia even more, I’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions for you. Check the answers below.

If you need additional help planning your itinerary, don’t hesitate to reach out to me on Instagram or email me.

Is Southern Spain Worth Visiting?

Southern Spain is well worth visiting. I always tell my clients that if they don’t have much time to see Spain, they should at least explore southern Spain.

Andalusia is my favorite Spanish region. It’s mainly because of its traditional cuisine, rich history, stunning architecture, and authentic culture. It has a special vibe, and when you visit Spain, spending a few days in southern Spain is a must.

How Many Days Do You Need In Southern Spain?

10 days is the perfect time to explore southern Spain. Of course, you can also explore its highlights in 7 days, but you would be a bit in a rush.

If you want to extend your trip and see more things, such as Gibraltar, relax on the beaches of Costa del Sol, and do a cooking class, you can easily spend 14 days in southern Spain.

How Do I Spend A Week In Southern Spain?

If you only have a week in southern Spain, I recommend visiting major cities such as Sevilla, Granada, and Cordoba. Then allocate 2 days for some day trips to Ronda, Caminito del Rey, Gibraltar, or visiting an olive oil farm.

Skip Cadiz and Tarifa if you only have 7 days. And focus on the 3 major cities with these day trips.

Is 2000 EURs Enough For 2 Weeks In Spain?

Yes, 2000 EURs are enough for 2 weeks in Spain. I’ve also designed a detailed Spain itinerary for 14 days. The mid-range budget for 2 weeks in Spain is between 1500 EUR and 1800 EUR, depending on your activities and the hotels you stay at.

Having 2000 EURs for 2 weeks in Spain is a perfect budget to explore everything and enjoy your trip to the fullest.

Check out my detailed Spain itinerary for 14 days to explore the highlights of Spain.

More Tips For Spain Travel

If you like more inspiration for your Spain trips, check out my other articles about Spain and the top places to see in my Spain section. Read about the top 8 road trip from Barcelona or get my Barcelona itinerary that will show you the highlights of this wonderful city in 3 days.

Don’t forget to check out the 6 best famous Spanish festivals you shouldn’t miss on your itinerary. Perhaps some of these festivals take place when you are visiting Sevilla or Córdoba. So don’t miss them and learn more about these festivals.

If you like to explore more of Spain, get my Spain itinerary for 14 days, including many places from this itinerary and other major cities and attractions.

Southern Spain is also a great destination to visit in November. If you plan your vacation for November, check out the best places to visit in Europe in November.

Do you have more time to travel? Visit Portugal with my Portugal road trip itinerary for 10 days. Or simply use the second half of this itinerary and explore Algarve region, southern Portugal with its beautiful beaches and stunning rock formations. Get ideas in my Portugal road trip itinerary. If you are visiting Portugal in October, check out the best things you can do there. 

Get my Europe itinerary for 2 weeks if you want to see the highlights of Europe and have the best time of your life.

Order Food In Spanish

I’ve designed Spanish Sheets for you that will teach you how to order food in a restaurant in Spanish language like a local. Get these Spanish sheets now for free and learn how to order food in Spanish. After, once you travel to Spain, practice ordering food in a restaurant. It’s honestly so much fun and locals will appreciate it a lot.

And on this southern Spain itinerary, you might get even more tapas for free when speaking Spainsh :D.

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