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11 Nights Malaga - Seville, 30th Aug - 10th Sept

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11 Nights Malaga - Seville, 30th Aug - 10th Sept

Hi everyone

My girlfriend and I are flying into Malaga on the 30th August and back from Seville on the 10th September. We have no access to a car and will be heavily reliant on public transport. We want a mixture of good old sun bathing (sea or pool), some sight seeing, amazing spanish food and drink and traditional spanish white villages.

Itinerary

2 nights Malagan (beach and city)

3 nights on outskirts of benalmadena (seeing friends)

then....

option 1

marbella old town (1 night)

bus to cadiz (4/5 hrs!!) - cadiz (2 nights)

bus/train to jerez - jerez (1 night)

train to seville - seville (2 nights)

or option 2

bus to granada (2 nights)

train to cordoba (1 night)

train to seville (3 nights)

What are peoples thoughts regarding the methods of travel, choices of places?

cheers

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1. Re: 11 Nights Malaga - Seville, 30th Aug - 10th Sept

anyone?

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2. Re: 11 Nights Malaga - Seville, 30th Aug - 10th Sept

If you have done the maths. with the time expended from A to B on public transport, plus loaded that time with travel time expended to and from your accommodation in unfamiliar circumstances and you now have enough time to do justice to the places on either wish list, flip the coin.

Other thoughts - are you not confusing nights and days? You should be discounting arrival and departure days as whole days.

Frankly, if this is your first time in Andalucia, option 2, less is more

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3. Re: 11 Nights Malaga - Seville, 30th Aug - 10th Sept

I would go with option 2. I have always regarded the travelling as a very important part of getting to know the country and there is a lot you can learn about Andalucia from a train window so enjoy the journeys and leave the magazines on the rack.

if you can fit in a day in Càdiz, from Seville, then you should.

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4. Re: 11 Nights Malaga - Seville, 30th Aug - 10th Sept

I like first option if only because this is still a hot time of year and seeing Cadiz during these days is excellent ! There are quite a few places to stay in Cadiz old city suitable for all budgets. if you travel from Marbella bus station to Cadiz then the duration of journey is about 3 hours on the semi direct bus. Look at the times using : www.avanzabus.com/web/default.aspx?lang=en

Getting from Cadiz to Jerez or Seville is easy using trains which I prefer over the bus links. But either are available. Between Cadiz and Jerez you have a local commuter shuttle train called Cercanias which makes the journey stopping at places in between. See: renfe.com/viajeros/cercanias/cadiz/index.html

or just take one of the regular trains that run further past Jerez like to Seville or to Madrid. The cost is slightly more than using the Cercanias. Another place you may consider depending on your plans is El Puerto de Santa Maria which can be reached by the Cadiz to Jerez train or by the catamaran ferry that crosses the Bay of Cadiz and is a nice way of seeing this part of the world.

Using the coastal route will mean that you are not seeing much inland at all. If you feel that this is important then consider going by bus from Marbella up to Ronda. Study Ronda Turismo pdf page for ideas of buses:

turismoderonda.es/informacion/pdf/horarioaut…

From Ronda you can take a bus up to Seville directly. Use LOS AMARILLOS as per the previous pdf. and see:

www.samar.es/empresa/samar/losamarillos

Or you can take a "COMES" bus through the hills to Jerez via Arcos de la Frontera which is another town well worth exploring and is close to Jerez. For "COMES" buses and the routes through the 'pueblos blancos' see :

http://www.tgcomes.es/horarios_16.htm

"COMES" bus company is Cadiz based so most routes start and finish at Cadiz.

If you decided to go to Cadiz the Ronda bus takes roughly 3 hours but you will get a great idea of the geography as well as seeing some towns/villages on the way.

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