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One week in Andalucia

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Hello, my husband and I are planning to go to Andalucia for our wedding anniversary at the beginning of October. Lots of things still up in the air, but we do know we want to go to Granada as he has yet to see the Alhambra. But other than that, still planning the itinerary. Thinking of flying to either Sevilla or Malaga and then taking the train to Granada. We both don't drive so relying on public transport to get around. Would also love to spend some days at the beach. Cadiz has long been on our list but not sure if maybe it's too far away this time around and to leave it for a different trip. What do you guys think? Is it worth going to Cadiz after Granada or are we better off around the area of Nerja? If so, any recommendations? Thank you!!!

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Re The Alhambra….

In order to visit the “best” bit , (The Nasrid Palace) you need to book in advance and be given a time slot as they limit the numbers. In there.

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Personally i would save cadiz for another trip as theres also places like jerez de la frontera, the roman ruins at bolonia beach, arcos de la fontera and vejer which are imo must sees when in the area.

Flying into either seville or malaga you need to spend time in these cities if you havnt before. Dependibg on wHt you like to see 3 nights in sevile and maybe 2 in malaga, 3 nights in granada.

If you are looking for a resort south of granada then nerja is you best bet. Very pretty and very popular

Edited: 22 August 2021, 18:15
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For me Seville is one of the major tapas areas of Spain, with its attractions worth at least 3 nights.

Malaga has beach life and wonderful attractions, so again three nights.

For me Granada not worth 3 nights.

Easy to do all three venues via public transport.

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I would say 3 nights for granada if you are visiting the alhambra as that gives you one full day in the city centre and the day you arrive.otherwise a couple would prob be enough

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You are clearly going to need a 9-day week!

I think it is a pity to visit Andalucia and not see the beautiful town of Estepona, the garden of the Costa del Sol. But I am not a neutral advisor here. 😉 I just so love it!

At least have a look at some photos of its gorgeous 100+ pedestrianised and flower-filled streets!

http://bit.do/EstCentHis

Best wishes for a lovely holiday, wherever you choose to go.

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If it were me, I’d try to stretch the week; flights permitting; assuming working week, fly out on Friday return Sunday. I too think Cadiz is a squeeze as there is so much in that area

Day 0: Fly to Seville

Day 1: Seville

Day 2: Seville

Day 3: travel to Granada, mooch around, visit points of interest to you

Day 4: Alhambra with booked entrance to the palace (much easier than previously, ignore any info on the internet that precedes 2020)

Day 5: travel to Malaga

Day 6: Malaga region

Day 7: Malaga region

Day 8: Malaga region

Day 9: Fly home

You have lots of options for beach relaxation at the end of the week. Although the weather doesn’t always play the game you want.

Once in Malaga, options:

Stay in the city which has lots to offer; history, art and beaches within walking and short bus journeys.

Take a bus east to Nerja which is a pretty and busy tourist town.

Take the local train west to any of the towns between Malaga and Fuengirola; beaches, promenades and quick and inexpensive public transport to Malaga centre and the airport.

The suggestion above gives 3 full days for R&R and sightseeing but one of these days could be added to Seville or Granada. (Others may suggest Cordoba enroute to Granada) or of course start or finish a day sooner

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Ah Tourista, great minds. I think 7 days is too short.

Sorry I didn't even consider Estepona for this trip😮

How very dare I ?😟

Indeed my suggested itinerary would allow for a day trip to Estepona 😁

Edited: 22 August 2021, 20:18
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👍

Kildare, I was going to put an emoji of a cowboy and say "Bang, bang, you're dead!", but that is probably not allowed nowadays. 😉 How could you not include Estepona! 😁

But 3 days in Malaga area, one day Nerja, one day Malaga city, one day Estepona sounds about right!

Have a good week when it begins.

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Turista, they are very boring with emoji, no sense of satire !

I wonder if any of the suggestions have been useful to anisali.

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Hello everybody, you guys are the best. I got quite emotional reading all your helpful thoughts and comments. Thank you so much kind Internet strangers for all your help. You've made our day.

We are gonna see if we can extend the trip by a few days (to eat all the tapas) and will definitely leave Cadiz for another trip. Next steps is booking our Alhambra slot and flights and start planning in detail.

Thank you very very much. Lots of social distance internet hugs.

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