If you are planning a route through Andalusia in 10 days, we have designed this itinerary to get to know the most emblematic places in this region of southern Spain.
Andalusia has its own identity which is reflected in the culture of the place with its Andalusian accent, its tapas nights, its flamenco and its fiestas.
The main cities of the autonomous community dazzle with their imposing historic buildings that safeguard the legacy left by the Muslims in southern Spain over several centuries, present today in ancient mosques, fortifications and towers.
The region’s villages, with their historical heritage and narrow streets, are also of great beauty, whether they are located in the mountains or by the sea.
For this reason, this recommended itinerary through Andalusia in 10 days takes in the most important cities and charming villages. Are you coming?
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Map of Andalusia in 10 days
Day 1 & 2: Seville, the main city of Andalusia
There is nothing better than starting the route in the majestic city of Seville. One of the most important cities in Spain with many attractions to discover. As soon as you approach the historic centre, you will see the Cathedral of Seville and its Giralda tower. Just opposite is one of the Moorish legacies, the Real Alcázar with its architecture of arches, courtyards and tiles.
📷 Book the tour of the Alcazar, the Cathedral and the Giralda with entrance tickets included here. You will tour the three most important monuments of Seville with an English speaking guide who will explain all the details. The best thing? Including tickets!
The walk through the historic centre can be continued along the Santa Cruz neighbourhood, the old Jewish Quarter with its narrow streets, the Plaza de España and the Maria Luisa Park, to continue along the banks of the Guadalquivir river and into the famous Triana neighbourhood, where Andalusian traditions continue to be handed down from generation to generation.
📷 Take a look at the best free tours to do in Seville. It´s free!
If you want to enjoy tapas and beer at night, what better place to do it than in the Alameda area, where the youthful atmosphere can be felt. Finally, if you go with children, a good option is to go to the Isla de la Cartuja and enjoy the Isla Mágica theme park, where fun is guaranteed.
🏨 Check out this article with the hotels we recommend to stay in Seville. You’ll love them!
🔝 Check out this article on things to do in Seville.
Day 3: Cadiz, its beaches and monuments
Cadiz has the particularity of being joined to the mainland by a small strip of sand. On the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, it stands out for its wide beaches such as the Victoria or Santa María, and a smaller one called La Caleta, the closest to the historic centre and surrounded by two old fortifications.
Apart from swimming in the sea and watching the sunset from the sand, Cádiz has many walks to do: one is the Genovés park, a green space that looks like a botanical garden because of the great variety of plants and trees , and the other one is the avenue Campos del Sur, on the seafront, with fantastic views of the Cathedral and the city centre.
📷 If you want a tour in Spanish that explains everything about the city, we recommend you to take the Guided Tour of Cadiz.
You can also look out over the city and the sea from various viewpoints. The Tavira Tower is one of them and the viewpoint between cathedrals is the other point to marvel at the surroundings of Cadiz.
🏨 Find here the best hotels in Cádiz.
🔝 Check out this article on things to do in Cádiz in one day.
Day 4: Setenil de las Bodegas and Ronda, towns to see in Andalusia in 10 days
The peculiarity of Setenil de las Bodegas lies in its location, as it was built on the canyon of the river Guadalporcún, and therefore, many of the white houses that make up this village have the rocky wall as their roof. The most famous street of the place and the one that seems to be the cover image in many articles is Cueva del Sol, full of bars with terraces and where the shadow produced by the rock on the street allows the temperature to be not so high. Ideal for a cold beer!
📷 Discover the cave houses and all the magic of the village with this free tour of Setenil de las Bodegas.
Ronda is one of those magical villages, nestled in a gorge through which the waters of the river Guadalevín flow. The Puente Nuevo is its great symbol, built in the 18th century and more than 100 metres high, it is the one that imposes elegance. The town has more places to visit such as the Santa María la Mayor church, the Socorro square, the bullring and the viewpoints overlooking the mountainous surroundings such as the Balcón del Coño.
📷 Explore all the charming corners of this town, hiring a guided tour of Ronda.
🏨 Find here the best hotels in Ronda.
Day 5 and 6: Malaga and all its splendour along the coastline
Malaga is worth at least two days. Nestled on the shores of the Mediterranean, its port is one of the most important in Spain, a place to stroll and have a drink or a bite to eat in the gastronomic establishments. Next to the port, the Malagueta beach is a wide sandy area to relax, together with the Malaga Park, a large garden with fountains, sculptures and palm trees.
In the historic centre are the Cathedral and two ancient fortifications, the Gibralfaro Castle and the Alcazaba, both with spectacular views of the city and the Mediterranean Sea. If you are looking for cultural activities, the Picasso Museum is the city’s reference point with works by the local artist.
📷 Book here the free tour through the centre of Malaga with an expert guide.
The surroundings of Malaga also have their attractions, especially the Costa del Sol with its beaches and the glamour of Marbella.
🏨 Find here the best hotels in Malaga.
Day 7: Nerja and Frigiliana, between the sea and the mountains
Nerja is situated by the sea. Its main attraction is the so-called Balcón de Europa, a viewpoint that seems to plunge into the sea with beautiful views. If you’ve watched the series Verano Azul, another place you can’t miss is Chanquete’s boat. Nerja also has a large number of beaches and coves for relaxation. In the surrounding area, you can visit the Cahorros del río Chillar or the caves.
Frigiliana, just seven kilometres from Nerja, is one of the most beautiful white villages in Andalusia. Narrow, cobbled and ascending streets give it the appearance that attracts visitors. The flowers and flowerpots that adorn the exterior of the houses add to its unequalled beauty. The views of the mountains and the sea from the viewpoints are not to be missed.
📷 Book the half day excursion to Frigiliana from Nerja with guide, lunch and transfers.
🏨 Find here the best hotels in Nerja.
Day 8: Granada, a must-see in Andalusia in 10 days
Granada is synonymous with the Alhambra, the ancient Nasrid fortress with its palaces, gates and gardens that towers high on the hill. This spectacular monument is a World Heritage Site and one of the essential things to see in Andalusia in 10 days. Its beauty is striking, both in the architecture and in the details of the fountains, walls and ceilings.
But not everything in Granada is La Alhambra. The Albaicín neighbourhood has maintained its traditional character of low white-painted houses, narrow sloping streets and a strong local accent. Here you can breathe flamenco and you have one of the best postcards of the Alhambra from the viewpoint of San Nicolas.
📷 Don’t miss the details of your visit by booking this tour of the Alhambra. Including tickets!
Finally, the historic centre of Granada is home to the Cathedral of Santa María de la Encarnación and the Royal Chapel of Granada, where the remains of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand are housed. For shopping, there is nothing better than La Alcaicería, a kind of street market where locals sell handicrafts, souvenirs and other objects.
🏨 Find here the best hotels in Granada.
🔝 Check out this article on things to do in Granada besides the Alhambra.
Day 9: Alpujarra Granadina, charming villages on the mountain range
Near Granada and at the foot of the Sierra Nevada there are many beautiful villages that make up the Alpujarra Granadina. They stand out mainly for their low buildings painted in white, the narrow streets and the mountainous environment that surrounds them.
A route through the Alpujarra of Granada in one day starts in the village of Lanjarón, and after 50 kilometres with many bends and charming villages, ends in Trevélez. Along the way you will come across curious places such as Soportújar, the village of witches, and even a Buddhist retreat centre for meditation.
📷 Ready for adventure? Book the excursion for hiking in the Sierra Nevada.
🏨 Find here the best hotels in the Alpujarra of Granada.
Day 10: Cordoba and its beautiful historic centre
The historic centre of Cordoba can be covered in one day. The Mosque-Cathedral is the most important monument, which is a mixture of various architectural styles and which inside is marked by the difference between the old mosque built by the Arabs and the cathedral that was built on top of it during the Christian reconquest.
The Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos is another of the great monuments to see in Cordoba and the place where the kings met with Cristobal Colon before he set out on his voyage to discover the American continent. The gardens, rooms and ramparts overlooking the city are the main attractions of this fortress.
📷 Don’t miss out on the details of your visit to the Mosque Cathedral by taking a guided tour.
Other places to visit are the Jewish quarter with its network of narrow streets, the Roman bridge that crosses the Guadalquivir river, the Calahorra tower and the lively Plaza de la Corredera.
📷 To get the most out of your visit to the Alcazar of Cordoba, it is best to take a guided tour. It also includes the Jewish Quarter!
🏨 Find here the best hotels in Córdoba.
🔝 Check out this article on things to do in Cordoba.
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