Hi, after 2 weeks in Portugal we are driving from Lagos into Spain with a short stop on the way in Jerez then onto either Tarifa or Algeciras for our first 3 nights. I will show our itinerary below but am looking for guidance. We currently planned to drive the coast road from Algeciras to Granada and spend 3 nights there, then drive to Ronda for 3 nights and Seville for 2, but I am reading that perhaps the coast road is a waste of good time we could be spending elswhere. Gone are the little fishing villages that used to be on this road 40 years ago! Our other option is to head from Algeciras to Ronda, skipping the coast road, OR still skipping the coast road head straight to Granada then do Ronda and finish up in Sevilla. But we are undecided if we should give ourselves the 3 nights in Granada or just stick to 2 nights with 3 at the end in Sevilla. Any suggestions for improvements on the itinerary below are much appreciated. We are also wondering if we should take a night from somewhere and do 1 night in Cordoba, but my husband thinks not, and I am afraid of spreading ourselves too thin. Thank you in advance. I have shown the itinerary below with 3 nights in Sevilla rather than Granada. Hmmmm. Decisions, decisions, decisions.
After receiving a few replies I have added some more information in a post below.
Day 1 Lagos to Tarifa with short stop in Jarez 3 nights.(or Algeciras, undecided as yet).
Day 2 Day trip to Gibralter
Day 3 Day trip to Tangier, (with a private guide)
Day 4 Drive to Granada arriving lunch time (avoiding the coast road). Time in Granada 2 nights.
Day 5 Granada...Alhambra and whatever else we can fit in.
Day 6 Drive to Ronda......partial day in Ronda/Possibly Pileta caves. 3 nights
Day 7 Hill towns around Ronda
Day 8 Around Ronda
Day 9 Drive to sevilla. Partial day in Sevilla. 3 nights
Day 10 Sevilla
Day 11 Sevilla
Day 12 Leave Sevilla mid afternoon for drive to Lisbon (drop car/flight) Yes, we are driving back to lisbon. We are leasing a car and our only drop points were Lisbon or Madrid so we figured we would just go back to Lisbon rather than be teased by Madrid and not have time to visit. Madrid will be another trip.