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8 days in Andalusia! Help with itinerary!

by marls90 »

Hi all,

Its my boyfriend and my first time to Spain in September. We have 8 full days (10 total with flights) and are looking to try some great food & experience the culture. We both prefer rustic and cobblestone type streets over huge busy cities.

I think I have an itinerary in mind, but the train routes are a bit confusing to me and I want to know the quickest route/order to go to these cities.

We are flying in and out of Madrid (due to the cheapest tickets)

Cities Im interested in seeing - Seville, Cordoba, Granada (a must), Malaga, Ronda, a little in Madrid. - I know we dont have time for all of these so I need help widdling down. Is Seville worth it if we see Granada and Cordoba? What about Malaga? (my boyfriend wants to see a spanish beach, but is it worth it?)

Im thinking:

Arrive in Madrid 10pm Thursday - stay night in Madrid

Friday - train to Seville - stay night in Seville

Saturday - Day trip to Cordoba - staying in Seville

Sunday - Train to Granada - stay in Granada

Monday - Granada

Tuesday - Train to Malaga - stay night in Malaga

Wednesday - Malaga

Thursday - Train or domestic flight back to Madrid- stay in Madrid

Friday - Madrid

Saturday - flight from Madrid back home



RE: 8 days in Andalusia! Help with itinerary!

by ktr_schlz »


Your itinerary looks reasonable and quite logical. I would definitely recommend a day trip to Ronda if you have time. Since you will be in Malaga, Costa del Sol (the Spanish beach) is right there, so you don't have to compromise anything to see the beach. For traveling back Malaga - Madrid, a flight is a better option.


RE: 8 days in Andalusia! Help with itinerary!

by ktr_schlz »

Oh missed one thing, there is no train between Granada and Malaga, so take a bus, it takes about 2 hours to get there.


RE: 8 days in Andalusia! Help with itinerary!

by whatsallthis »

I would agree with a day trip to Ronda - it was very different and one of my favorite places. The Alcazaba in Malaga is really cool. I enjoyed seeing the beach there, but it was my very first glimpse of the Mediterranean, so if you've seen it elsewhere it might not be as special. 

You don't have much time for Seville itself. But that's the way of the 1 week vacation; no way to fit it all in!