15 days in South of Spain Itinerary

15 days in South of Spain Itinerary

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15 days in South of Spain Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly + Drive:  23 h 30 min
1
San Jose
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
2
Zahara de los Atunes
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Torremolinos
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Portland

4
nights
San Jose

San Jose ©
Kids will appreciate attractions like Monsul Beach and Playa de los Genoveses. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cala de Enmedio and Playa de los Muertos. Take a break from San Jose with a short trip to Cabo de Gata Lighthouse in Cabo de Gata, about 38 minutes away.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the San Jose travel planning app.

Portland, USA to San Jose is an approximately 21.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Portland to San Jose is 9 hours. Traveling from Portland in July, San Jose is a bit warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Zahara de los Atunes.

Things to do in San Jose

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Almeria, Playa de los Muertos, Cala de Enmedio
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Playa de los Genoveses ©
Playa de los Genoveses
Cala de Enmedio ©
Cala de Enmedio
Playa de los Muertos ©
Playa de los Muertos

6
nights
Zahara de los Atunes

Zahara de los Atunes ©
Zahara de los Atunes is a village on the Costa de la Luz of Spain in the province of Cádiz and the autonomous region of Andalusia. You'll get in some beach time at Playa de Zahara and Playa El Palmar. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Playa de Valdevaqueros and Cala de los Alemanes. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zahara de los Atunes: Playa de la Barrosa (in Chiclana de la Frontera), Tarifa (Playa de Bolonia & Los Lances Beach) and Cadiz (Torre Tavira, La Caleta Beach, &more). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa Arroyo del Canuelo and stop by Ya En Tu Casa - El sabor de Andalucía.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Zahara de los Atunes trip planner.

You can drive from San Jose to Zahara de los Atunes in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In July in Zahara de los Atunes, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 69°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Torremolinos.

Things to do in Zahara de los Atunes

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tarifa, Cadiz, Vejer de la Frontera, Playa de la Barrosa
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Los Lances Beach ©
Los Lances Beach
Playa de Valdevaqueros ©
Playa de Valdevaqueros
Playa de Zahara ©
Playa de Zahara

3
nights
Torremolinos

Torremolinos ©
Torremolinos is a municipality on the Costa del Sol of the Mediterranean, immediately to the west of the city of Málaga, in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Relax by the water at Playa La Carihuela and Burriana Beach. Kids will enjoy Crocodile Park and Bioparc. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Colomares, take a stroll through Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village), stop by Los Boliches, and make a trip to Plaza de la Constitucion Malaga.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Torremolinos journey website.

Traveling by car from Zahara de los Atunes to Torremolinos takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. When traveling from Zahara de los Atunes in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Torremolinos, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Torremolinos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Benalmadena, Fuengirola, Burriana Beach, Recuerdame, Plaza de la Constitucion Malaga
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Playa La Carihuela ©
Playa La Carihuela
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Bioparc ©
Bioparc

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