1-Week Andalusia Road Trip Itinerary
road trips in spain, alhambra in granada


When you book your holiday, you want to make the most of it. That’s especially the case when you’re in Andalusia, Spain. In one-week with a rental car (check prices on andaluciacar.es - English version), you can certainly see all the sights. This is your must-follow Andalusia road trip to go home feeling like you’ve done it all.

A. Malaga to Marbella

marbella, andalucia itinerary

Start the first day with your arrival in Malaga. This is the southern capital of Spain and is one of the most popular tourist hotspots. However, it’s also full of beautiful architectural wonders that you’ll want to see.

Once you’ve finished with the city, head to one of the most popular beaches in the area: Marbella. This is a must for all sun worshippers and there’s a fun waterpark that will give you something to do with the kids.

If you’re staying in the area, drop the car off at the hotel and book a bus trip to Gibraltar; otherwise take a trip yourself in your own vehicle. Just plan for the busy border control. You’re actually stepping into UK territory in Gibraltar and the people there do prefer UK pounds, but it’s an exciting and bustling part of the area and a must-see for the beautiful landscape and original architecture and footpaths.

This will take up two days of your trip and you can spend the night at Tarifa, which is full of labyrinthine alleys that will give you plenty to explore.

B. Travel to Cadiz

visiting andalucia, seefood restaurant in cadiz

For days three to five, you’ll want to take a trip to Sevilla, via Cadiz. While at Cadiz, stop at the Trafalgar Cape Lighthouse on your road trip, which is one of the last remaining Royal Navy spots in the country, from the 1805 Battle of Trafalgar. Take the coastal road through Barbate and don’t forget to stop for a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants; they’re always happy to serve tourists the best dishes.

Take a trip around Cadiz’s Old Town and consider extending this to a four day section of your road trip, before getting back in the rental car and continuing your journey through Andalusia to Sevilla. You’ll want to spend two days here to make the most of the sights and take in the nightlife.

C. Finish with Granada

caminito del rey, trip to andalucia spain

The final days of your trip need to be on your way and in Granada. Take a drive past Ronda, skipping the toll highway and getting a taste of local dishes for lunch and then head off to Caminito del Rey. This is known as The King’s Path, and was one of the most dangerous trails throughout the world. It’s now restored, but you’ll still see spots of history.

Finish in Granada, one of the most beautiful cities around the world. You have the Alhambra Palaces, Sacromonte and more to finish your Andalusia road trip.