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Jim19130 Jul 17th, 2016 06:49 PM

5 nights in Andalusia
Hi. I am flying to Ireland to visit friends on two long weekends and mid week I want to fly to Andalusia. I have five nights possible in Andalusia. Sunday through Friday.

Cheapest, most direct flights are Dublin to Malaga, but I basically want to spend a few nights each in Seville, Cordova and Granada (for the Alhambra). Im thinking I would fly from dublin to Malaga Sunday early afternoon and make my way to Seville by car, stay Sunday and Monday evening, drive to Cordoba Tuesday morning and stay over Tuesday into Wednesday, then finish in Granada Wednesday evening through Friday morning. Drive to Malaga for the return flight on Friday morning. Is this too ambitious?

cdnyul Jul 17th, 2016 07:34 PM

In Seville, most of the restaurants we wanted to try were closed on Monday.

I would reverse the order.


kja Jul 17th, 2016 10:39 PM

For me, it would be far too ambitious. Whether it will work for you depends on what you want to see and experience. Have you tried plotting your priorities out on a calendar? Note that many things in Spain are closed on Monday, and often for all or part of Sundays too; and many things in Spain will also be closed daily for a very long mid-day break.

Also, I wouldn't try to use a car for this itinerary -- the public transportation options are excellent and a car will not likely be an advantage in most of your planned destinations -- quite in contrast, a car could be an encumbrance. Too, with so little time, you might want the down time that you can get on a train or bus. JMO.

Good luck!

MyriamC Jul 18th, 2016 12:49 AM

Ryanair flies Dublin - Sevilla on Tuesday and Saturday morning.
And Málaga - Dublin on Saturday and Sunday, the last one mid afternoon.
This may give you some extra time, especially for the Sevilla part!

kimhe Jul 18th, 2016 04:33 AM

Málaga itself is also worth considering, my favourite big city in the region after fourteen years of frequent travel in Andalucía.

Laid-back, genuine, tons of history, great food, nightlife, theaters, concerts etc. etc. And not as touristy as great parts of Sevilla, Córdoba and Granada. And excellent museums till you drop.
"Málaga- Spain's best kept secret":
"City of museums: Málaga bets on culture to draw tourists and talent":
Recent article in New York Times, "A Guide to the Ancient, Now Thriving, City Where Picasso Was Born":

About the food scene in Málaga:

kimhe Jul 24th, 2016 02:51 AM

And Málaga is now on the New York Times "where to go list" for 2016 (the other Spanish cities are San Sebastián and Barcelona). Shows good judgement, three fabulous and very different cities:

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