Day Trips from Seville: 9 Amazing Destinations You Must Explore!

Seville, the enchanting capital of Andalusia, is a must-visit destination in Spain. But Seville is attractive not only because of all the things to do in the city, but also because it makes a great base for a host of fabulous day trips. Keep reading to discover the 9 best day trips from Seville you must do!

It can be difficult to tear yourself away from the charms of Seville. There are so many wonderful things to do in Seville that you can spend not just days but weeks exploring the city! But Andalusia is home to many beautiful destinations, so it makes sense to include more of them in your itinerary for southern Spain!

9 BEST DAY TRIPS FROM SEVILLE, SPAIN

While a car is very useful if you plan to do many day trips, it is not absolutely necessary. Spain has a good network of trains and buses, and you also have the option of guided tours. We did several day trips during our two weeks in Andalusia, and we did not have a car. We used public transport (we loved the high speed trains) and did some guided tours.

There are beautiful day trip destinations from Seville in every direction. From other historic Andalusian cities to picturesque pueblo blancos, and from areas of natural beauty to wine destinations and coastal areas, you can have a fabulous time exploring Andalusia. Here are the very best day trips from Seville to consider:

#1 Cádiz: The Coastal City with a Long History

If you look at the map of Spain, Cádiz is located on a thin slice of land that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean. It is a very old port city, one of the oldest in Europe. With its rich history and beautiful coastal vibe, Cadiz makes for a lovely day excursion from Seville.

Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain

The port city of Cadiz is gorgeous!

WHAT TO DO IN CADIZ

Old Town Cadiz is walkable, and a guided walking tour will efficiently take you through all the sights in 2.5-3 hours, plus you will get a great narration on the history of the town and the sights. Then you can spend more time at the places that interest you.

If you prefer to walk on your own, stop at the Tourist Information office first, so you can get maps for walking routes. Each route color is replicated on the sidewalk, so it’s easy to follow a route!

Visit the Cadiz Cathedral, where you can climb to the top of the tower (only one of the two is open) for panoramic views of the city.

The Cadiz Cathedral, Andalusia, Spain

The Cathedral dominates the Cadiz shoreline

If you enjoy museums, walk over to the Museum of Cadiz for works by masters such as Rubens, as well as artifacts from the city’s past. Wander around the historic plaza, to admire the architecture.

Walk to the Plaza San Antonio to view the beautiful architecture of the buildings all around the square, and the Church of San Antonio with its twin towers. In the Plaza de San Juan de Dios, you can see the majestic Town Hall.

Walking through Cadiz in Andalusia Spain

Walking through Cadiz

Climb the Torre Tavira to see the very cool camera obscura, where a lens projects beautiful panoramas of the city onto a disc. Walk through the lovely Barrio del Populo, where you can see the old city walls, arched gates, and castles.

If you have a car, you can drive around the city beyond the Old Town, or you can find a beach to relax for a bit before you head back. La Caleta Beach is a beautiful sandy beach just a 15-minute walk from the Cathedral.

WHERE TO EAT IN CADIZ

We just stopped at cafes for tapas when we felt like we wanted to eat during our explorations of the Old Town. Most were very good. Consider La Candela for tapas. Or, if you are willing to walk a little further, El Faro de Cadiz, where the main courses are rated as highly as the small bites, or La Punta del Sur, also for great tapas.

HOW TO GET TO FROM SEVILLE TO CADIZ

If you have a car, you can drive from Seville to Cadiz in about one hour and 25 minutes, via AP-4. Park at the underground parking near Cadiz port or at an available metered parking spot on the ring road outside the Old Town, and then walk to the Old Town.

A day trip from Seville to Cadiz is very doable without a car. If you plan to use public transport, take a train (about 1 hour 30 minutes), or a bus (2 hours or more). There are several trains running in both directions each day. Buy return tickets.

SEVILLE TO CADIZ GUIDED TOUR

A guided tour is an efficient and comfortable way to tour Cadiz as a day trip from Seville. We enjoyed our day excursion to Cadiz!

#2 Jerez: The Sherry Capital of the World

The gracious Andalusian city of Jerez de la Frontera is known for its sherry bodegas, equestrian school, and flamenco music. Jerez makes for a wonderful day trip from Seville. It is located just a few miles from the Atlantic Ocean, in a region just right for growing the grapes that go into its famed sherry.

WHAT TO DO IN JEREZ

Visiting a sherry bodega should of course be on your list of things to do in Jerez. If you love sherry, you can do a tasting tour of several different bodegas.

Touring a sherry bodega in Jerez, Spain

But even if you do not drink wine, it is still interesting to tour just one bodega, to see the huge barrels, some signed by famous personages or dedicated to special events or persons. We loved our tour of the Tio Pepe González Byass Bodega.

Take in a performance by Andalusian horses at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art, or visit just to look at the lovely building and gardens. Walk, or do a guided walking tour, through the cobblestone alleyways of the Old Town, where you will see the Jerez Cathedral, beautiful buildings around the many plazas, lots of other churches, shops, and bars.

Jerez Cathedral Andalusia Spain

The Cathedral of Jerez

Tour the Alcázar of Jerez, just to the south of the Old Town. Wander around the gorgeous gardens and take in the views of the city from the walls.

WHERE TO EAT IN JEREZ

Albala, very near the Royal Equestrian School, is both convenient and good. You can have wine by the glass and a selection of tasty tapas or regular plated meals. Try the asparagus tempura!

Atuvera is a highly regarded tapas bar just a 7-minute walk from the Plaza del Arenal in the Old Town. Their offerings include tapas with an Asian twist, but also some traditional favorites and delicious Spanish cheeses. And the desserts are yum!

Pro Tip: While wandering the Old Town, visit a tabanco, a store that sells wine from a barrel, just like in old times.

HOW TO GET FROM SEVILLE TO JEREZ

If you have a car, you can drive from Seville to Jerez in a little over one hour, via AP-4. Parking is available at the Plaza del Arenal, where you will also find the Tourist Information office.

If you are using public transport, a train is convenient. It takes about an hour to get to Jerez from the Santa Justa station in Seville, and there are several trains in both directions daily. The bus takes somewhat longer, about 1.5 hours or so, but the ride is scenic. There are several buses each day as well, departing from the San Bernardo bus station.

SEVILLE TO JEREZ GUIDED TOUR

You can do a guided tour of Jerez from Seville. Tours generally include a tour of a sherry bodega with tasting and an opportunity to buy some sherry, an equestrian performance, and a tour of the Old Town.

If you are short on time, you can do a combined day trip of Jerez and Cadiz, as a guided excursion or on your own. It would be efficient to do the combination as a guided tour, to get the maximum touring time at both places. However, if you are not interested in wine tasting or the equestrian show, it would be better to do it on your own, and do the guided walking tours in each historic center.

#3 Doñana National Park: A Day in Nature

For a different experience in Andalusia, consider a day trip from Seville to the Doñana National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The many ecosystems of the park support a large variety of birds. The wetlands and shifting sand dunes of the park make for a  change from the Moorish palaces and historic centers of Andalusian cities.

Donana National Park in Andalusia Spain

The park is located in the midst of the provinces of Cadiz, Huelva, and Seville, along the estuary of the Guadalquivir River where it meets the Atlantic Ocean. Other than migratory birds, you may see deer and the Iberian lynx, which is an endangered species.

Deer in Donana National Park Andalusia Spain

What to Do in Doñana and El Rocío

You can hike or bike a number of trails in the park, look for wildlife, and take a ride on the Real Fernando, a boat that goes up the Guadalquivir River to the town of La Plancha.

Birds Donana National Park Andalusia Spain

Also on this day trip, explore the old town of El Rocío, less than a 20-minute drive from the park. The town is famous for its hermitage, which contains a small wood statue of the Virgin.

Hermitage at El Rocio in Andalusia Spain

The hermitage at El Rocío

The current structure was built recently, although there has been a hermitage at the site for centuries. The town itself is picturesque, and looks like a scene from a Wild West movie!

How to Get to Doñana NP and El Rocío from Seville

If you have a car, you can drive from Seville to El Rocío in about one hour, via A-49. From El Rocío, you can do a guided excursion into the park.

Although there are buses that go from Seville to Doñana National Park, they may not be convenient for day trips, because the bus timings will likely not permit you to take one of the available guided excursions through the park.

SEVILLE TO Doñana NP GUIDED TOUR

I think a guided excursion from Seville to the park is worth the splurge, for your best shot at seeing the endangered Iberian lynx and lots of birds. The excursion includes a visit to El Rocío. You will travel in a 4X4.

Pro Tip: Don’t forget a pair of good binoculars for wildlife viewing and a good zoom lens if you love to take photos of wildlife!

#4 Córdoba: The Mezquita and Pretty Patios

Cordoba’s historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is a beautiful city, known for its Patios festival, which happens in the first two weeks of May. Although early May is a wonderful time to visit, a Seville to Cordoba day trip is worth adding to your itinerary almost any time of year.

A pretty patio in Cordoba in Andalusia, Spain

Bright flowers make a statement in a Cordoba patio

What to Do in Córdoba

The major attractions in Cordoba are not too far from one another, so once you are in the historic center, you can walk everywhere on your own or take a guided walking tour to get your bearings and learn about the history of the city. In fact, wandering around the pretty streets is one of the best things to do here!

Start by exploring the Mezquita, Cordoba’s top attraction. The mosque-cathedral is simply stunning, with its rows of double horseshoe arches in red and white. There are 856 arches, so when you enter the hall, your mouth just falls open at the amazing sight.

The candy cane arches of the Mezquita in Cordoba, Spain: Cordoba is one of the best day trips from Seville you can do.

When the Christians took control of Cordoba, they built a cathedral right in the middle of the mosque. The cathedral is ornate as well.

Part of the cathedral in the Mezquita in Cordoba, Spain

Part of the ornate cathedral in the Mezquita

Next, walk through the Puerta del Puente to the Roman Bridge over the Guadalquivir River. Walk over the bridge to view the Calahorra Tower on the other side, before returning to the historic center. Wander the streets of Juderia, which contains one of Europe’s three remaining medieval synagogues. The streets around the Mezquita are very picturesque.

Walk the rampart walls of the Alcazar de los Reyes Christianos for beautiful views of the city, the Roman Bridge and river, and the gardens of the Alcazar.

View from the Alcazar in Cordoba, Spain

A view from the walls of the Alcazar

Then tour the stunning gardens. Next to the Mezquita, wandering the gardens of the Alcazar was my favorite thing to do in Cordoba. The floral displays, topiary, architectural elements, and fountains all combine to make your visit very worthwhile.

WHERE TO EAT IN CORDOBA

Have tapas whenever you feel hungry! There are lots of great places on the streets around the Mezquita, so you can sample the offerings at 2 or 3 places. Try the Bodegas Mezquita for salmorejo, the traditional bread and tomato puree, or eggplant fries drizzled with honey. Or Taberna Luque for both tapas and plated meals.

HOW TO GET FROM SEVILLE TO CORDOBA

You can drive to Cordoba from Seville by car in about one hour and 45 minutes, via A-4. You can find underground parking at the garage under Paseo de la Victoria, a 10-minute walk from the Mezquita.

By far the most convenient way to arrive from Seville is by high speed train, which takes just about 45 minutes. It’s a 20-minute walk from the train station to the Mezquita, or a quick ride by taxi. There are numerous trains in both directions everyday.

There is a bus service that connects Seville to Cordoba, but the journey takes about 2 hours or more, so it’s not the most convenient option for a day trip.

SEVILLE TO CORDOBA GUIDED TOUR

A guided tour from Seville to Cordoba is worth considering, because not only will you be efficiently guided through the major sights, you will also learn a great deal about the history of Cordoba and what made it one of Europe’s leading cultural and educational centers by the 10th century.

#5 Malaga: A Hilltop Castle and Lively Waterfront

Malaga is seen by many travelers to Spain as just a base from which to explore the Costa del Sol, but you will be pleasantly surprised by how much there is to see and enjoy in the city. A day trip from Seville is perfect to tour the sights and check out the happening gastronomy scene in Malaga.

What to Do in Malaga

Start by exploring the Alcazaba. Malaga’s Alcazaba, the Moorish city fortress, is stunning. It is much more rustic and a true fortress when compared to the Alhambra of Granada or the Alcazar of Seville. Wander the quiet courtyards, sit for a bit in the gardens, and enjoy the beautiful views over the city.

The Alcazaba of Malaga in Andalusia, Spain

The thick walls of the Alcazaba

Next, walk up the hill to the Gibralfaro, the castle at the very top. It is about 20 minutes to the top (0.6 mile, all uphill), but you will take longer, because you’ll want to stop often to take in the views! Or you can take a taxi to the top and then walk down after you are done. The views of Malaga from the top are simply spectacular.

View of Malaga from the Gibralfaro

A view from the Gibralfaro

Wandering the historic center of Malaga is fun. If you enjoy museums, visit the Picasso Museum in the city where he was born. Also visit La Manquita, the Malaga cathedral, so named because money ran out before the second of two towers could be built.

The Cathedral of Malaga in Andalusia, Spain

La Manquita: the Malaga Cathedral

In the evening, enjoy a stroll along the promenade at the Malaga port, where you will see the setting sun turn the facades of the new buildings along the water to gold. The promenade has lots of cafes and shops to browse.

Where to Eat in Malaga

Just a 10-minute walk from the Cathedral is La Luz de Candela, where you can enjoy delicious seafood (the scallops are a must) and other tapas. Leave room for dessert!

Near the port of Malaga, try La Antxoeta, where the ambience is rustic and lively, and the dishes are delicious. You can’t go wrong with anything on the short menu, but the standout is the saffron risotto.

HOW TO GET TO MALAGA FROM SEVILLE

With a car, you can drive from Seville to Malaga in a little over 2 hours, via A-92. There are several car parks in the city. Alcazaba Parking is right next to the fortress and the Plaza de la Merced. You can also find a parking area at Muello Uno, Malaga’s port.

Seville and Malaga are connected by high speed train, and the train journey takes just under 2 hours. There are usually a couple of trains in the morning and several options for the evening return. The train departs from the Santa Justa station in Seville.

You can also take the bus from Seville to Malaga. The travel time is 2.5-3 hours, so the high speed train will give you more time in Malaga.

SEVILLE TO MALAGA GUIDED TOUR

If you prefer a guided excursion, you can tailor an itinerary within Malaga to explore the places that interest you.

Did you know that Malaga makes a great base for day trips as well? Read about the 6 best days trips from Malaga you must do!

#6 Granada: Home to the Famous Alhambra Palace

Granada really requires three days. But if your time in Andalusia only permits a day trip from Seville to Granada, you should still definitely go, because Granada is home to Andalusia’s crown jewel, the Alhambra Palace. Plus, Granada, more than any of the other large Andalusian cities, wears the mantle of the region’s Moorish past, and you will feel the history as you wander the city.

WHAT TO DO IN GRANADA

Start by exploring the Alhambra Palace and the Generalife Gardens, which are both part of Granada’s UNESCO World Heritage site. The Nasrid Palaces at the Alhambra are jaw-dropping beautiful, with lacy arches and intricately detailed architecture. Entry into the Nasrid Palaces is limited to a time slot you have to pick when you buy your tickets.

Lion Fountain Nasrid Palaces Alhambra Granada Spain

The Lion Fountain in the Nasrid Palaces

Tickets for the Alhambra and the Generalife should be reserved well in advance, unless you are part of a guided tour. On a day trip, consider a guided tour as an efficient way to see the Alhambra and the Generalife.

The Generalife Gardens are large and gorgeous. You will see colorful floral displays in season, along with traditional Arabic-style courtyard gardens with fountains, architectural elements, and topiary. In the spring, wisteria and flowering trees light up the gardens.

View of Malaga from the Gibralfaro

Across the Darro River, on the opposite hill, is the Barrio de Albaicin, your next stop in Granada. The historic district completes the UNESCO site of Granada. You will love wandering the neat alleys with whitewashed houses and walled gardens. Don’t forget to stop at the Plaza de Mirador de San Nicolas for the view of the Alhambra on the hill opposite.

Touring these three places will pretty much fill up your day, but if you have the time, stroll around the city center for a quick peek at the Granada Cathedral, the Capilla Real, where the Christian Monarchs are buried, and the Alcaiceria market, with its silks and spices.

WHERE TO EAT IN GRANADA

You will probably be in the Alhambra complex at lunch time. You can either have a quick bite at the cafe on the grounds, or take a break from sightseeing to enjoy a sit down meal at the Parador de Granada, which is within the grounds of the Alhambra.

In the Barrio de Albaicin, you can enjoy a meal with a view at Estrellas de San Nicolas, just near the church. The food is delicious too!

HOW TO GET FROM SEVILLE TO GRANADA

If you have a car you can drive from Seville to Granada in 2 hours and 45 minutes, via A-92. There are several parking garages in the outer areas of the city, one close to the Alhambra. I would recommend starting early, as you will need the full day to properly explore Granada.

Granada is not on the high speed rail network, so the train is not really a convenient option for a day trip from Seville. The journey takes about 3 hours at best, and the first train leaves very early in the morning. The bus also takes about 3 hours. A private transfer is therefore a great option, even if more expensive, because you will have more time to spend exploring Granada.

GUIDED TOUR OF GRANADA FROM SEVILLE

Given that Granada is not on the high speed rail network, a guided day excursion from Seville to Granada really makes sense. The tour covers the Alhambra and the Generalife, as well as the Albaicin neighborhood. Pick the option that includes a live guide at the Alhambra: it makes a world of difference to your experience if you have a guide to explain what you are seeing. At a minimum, get the audio guide.

#7 Carmona: A Roman Necropolis and Old City Gates

A few miles to the northeast of Seville, Carmona is a lovely town built high up on a ridge. With a long history dating back to Phoenician and Roman times, a plethora of must-visit sights, and great gastronomy options, Carmona should be high on your list of Seville day trips.

WHAT TO DO IN CARMONA

Begin your explorations at the Alcazar de la Puerta de Sevilla. Climb the Torre del Oro for panoramic views over the city. If you are lucky enough to visit on a really clear day, you can see all the way to Seville from here.

Alcazar de Puerta de Sevilla in Carmona Spain

Carmona’s Alcazar de Puerta de Sevilla PC: Francisco J. Ibanez via Wikimedia Commons

Carmona has more than a dozen churches you can explore, but start with the Prioral de Santa Maria de la Asuncion. Like other churches in the region, it was built over a mosque. The altar has twenty panels inscribed with scenes from the Bible, punctuated by gilted columns.

Also don’t miss the Iglesia de San Pedro, with its ornate Baroque interior. Its bell tower is a replica of Seville’s La Giralda. Or the Convento de Santa Clara, with its Mudejar ceiling and glitzy altarpiece. Climb the tower for views.

Wander the town, with its pretty plazas, picturesque alleys, and beautiful buildings. Finish with a visit to the Necrópolis Romana, where dozens of tombs were built into the rock. You can enter many of the larger tombs, and an onsite museum houses artefacts found in the tombs. The Roman Amphitheater is across the street. You can also do a guided walking tour of the Necrópolis.

Pro Tip: Many sights close at 3 p.m., so start early in the day and have a late meal after you are done exploring. The Necrópolis is open extended hours except during the summer, so you could visit post lunch.

WHERE TO EAT IN CARMONA

La Yedra offers seafood and meat options for main courses. There are several starters that can be combined for a vegetarian or vegan meal.

Near the Alcazar, Mesón la Cueva is a great option. The menu features seafood, meat, and vegetarian dishes, and the desserts are delicious! We stopped here earlier in the day for some quick tapas and they were very good.

HOW TO GET TO CARMONA FROM SEVILLE

By car, you can drive from Seville to Carmona in about 30 minutes, via A-4. Parking is available outside the city gates.

If you want to use public transport, you can take bus M-124 from San Bernardo Train Station. Buses also go from the Plaza de Armas bus station in Seville to Carmona. The journey takes about 40 minutes.

GUIDED TOUR OF CARMONA FROM SEVILLE

For a different experience that incorporates the agricultural importance of the region and the historic beauty of Carmona, consider this day tour from Seville. The day trip includes a stop at an olive pressing mill, to watch olives being pressed and to enjoy a tasting of various olive oils. I loved the olive oil in Spain! In Carmona, you will do a walking tour of the town and then visit the Necropolis.

#8 Ronda: A Famous Bridge and Fabulous Views

Ronda was quite possibly my favorite stop on our two-week sojourn through Andalusia. Its location, high up in the hills, is stunning. The dazzling white town epitomizes the Southern Spain vibe: warm and very inviting. Once you visit, you will see why it so captivated me!

WHAT TO DO IN RONDA

The Ronda Bridge, the Puente Nuevo, is Ronda’s main attraction. Built over El Tajo, the mighty gorge that splices Ronda’s Old and New Towns, the bridge is an engineering marvel and a stunning photo op. Admire the bridge from the New Town, then walk across the bridge and admire it from the Old Town.

Walk to the rim anywhere to take in the beautiful panoramas of the surrounding countryside. Truly the stuff of picture postcards!

The Puente Nuevo in Ronda, Andalusia, Spain

Next, walk down the Camino de los Molinos to get an unobstructed view of the bridge from below. The path is beautiful, especially in the spring, when it is edged with wildflowers.

The Puente Nuevo in Ronda, Andalusia, Spain

The Puente Nuevo over the El Tajo Gorge in Ronda

Back up in the town, wander through the gardens of the Mondragon Palace, or the terraced Cuenca Gardens. A visit to Ronda’s beautifully preserved Arabic Baths is a must. Ronda’s bull ring, the Real Maestranza is eminently photo-worthy, even if you don’t approve of the sport.

Wander the alleys of the Old Town. Marvel at the stunning buildings that line the Plaza Duquesa de Parcent, the main square, presided over by the Church of Santa Maria del Mayor. You can also view parts of the old city wall and gates.

You may want to consider a guided walking tour of Ronda to get your bearings and then spend more time at places you want to see in greater depth.

WHERE TO EAT IN RONDA

We ate lunch in the restaurant at the Parador de Ronda, and the food was outstanding. For the starter, try the ajo blanco, a cold almond and garlic soup: it is wonderful. And leave room for dessert, you will want to try them all!

Book a table at the Michelin-starred Restaurante Bardal for lunch or dinner if you want a superb dining experience. For lunch featuring fresh local ingredients, try Santa Maria. The place is tiny, but the offerings delicious.

HOW TO GET TO RONDA FROM SEVILLE

If you have a car, you can drive from Seville to Ronda in about one hour and 40 minutes via A-375 and A-374.

If you want to use public transport, you can take the bus (run by Los Amarillos) from Seville to Ronda and back. The bus leaves from the Prado de San Sebastian bus station in Seville, and the journey takes about 2.5 hours. There is no convenient train option from Seville for a day trip to Ronda.

GUIDED TOUR OF RONDA FROM SEVILLE

Given that it is not easy to get to Ronda from Seville unless you have a car, a guided day tour from Seville is definitely worth considering. The approach to Ronda is beautiful, so make sure you get a window seat in the vehicle!

#9 Arcos, Grazalema, and Zahara: Pretty White Villages

The beautiful white villages of Andalusia should definitely feature on your list of planned day trips from Seville. The picture postcard villages are made for wandering and photography, and you can find white villages within reach of any of the large Andalusian cities. From Seville, you can see a trio of pretty pueblo blancos in one day trip if you have a car.

WHAT TO DO IN ARCOS, GRAZALEMA, and ZAHARA

The best part of this day trip is that there are no long lists of must see sights. At each village, stop by the Tourist Information office and pick up a Ruta Monumental, which is a route that will lead you past the major sights. Then just walk around, exploring little side alleys, and taking in the views.

Arcos de la Frontera is balanced on a high ridge, at the very edge of the  cliff. In the little village, make sure to pop into the Iglesia de Santa Maria de la Asuncion, with its beautiful carvings, and the Iglesia de San Pedro, located at the edge of the precipice. Also visit the Mirador de la Pena Nueva, which offers commanding views of the countryside below.

Arcos de la Frontera Andalusia Spain

The pretty white village of Arcos de la Frontera

Next, visit the white village of Grazalema, located at the foot of the Penon Grande in the Sierra de Grazalema Natural Park. The park is famous as the wettest place in Spain, and is home to many unique flora and fauna. The village is picturesque, with a pretty main square lined with lots of restaurants and bars and steep cobblestone alleys.

Sierra de la Grazalema Natural Park in Andalusia, Spain

Beautiful landscape in the Sierra de la Grazalema Park

Your final destination for the day is Zahara de la Sierra, which has a stunning location. Dominating the skyline is a castle, and little white houses fall away from it towards a turquoise lake below. Walk the main square, where you will find the tourist office, and then explore the side streets. Visit the mirador (viewpoint) for beautiful views over the countryside.

Street in Zahara de la Sierra Andalusia Spain

Pretty street in Zahara de la Sierra PC: Agustin Piñero [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

HOW TO GET TO THE WHITE VILLAGES FROM SEVILLE

Your best option for touring more than one white village in a day is a car. The total drive is about 4 hours.

Using public transport, you can get from Seville to Arcos for a day trip. Take the bus or train from Seville to Jerez, and then the bus from Jerez to Arcos. The train to Jerez takes about one hour and the bus from Jerez to Arcos takes 30 minutes.

You can also hire a car and driver for the day and do the trip to all three villages. Our day trip to a trio of white villages cost 240 Euros, and took about nine hours.

GUIDED TOUR OF WHITE VILLAGES FROM SEVILLE

Tours of white villages from Seville are generally offered in conjunction with a visit to Ronda, which is also a white village. Several combinations are offered, so you can pick the one that appeals to you.

Public Transport in Andalusia

We found the train and bus network in Andalusia to be clean, comfortable, and generally on time.

You can book train tickets online at Renfe. I would recommend booking train tickets in advance, to be sure of getting seats on the train you want. Tickets, especially for high speed trains, are cheaper if bought several weeks in advance.

Bus tickets can also be purchased in advance, and I recommend buying tickets for longer journeys or to destinations with fewer daily buses in advance. There are multiple bus companies that operate in Andalusia, with at least five companies serving different routes from Seville.

So there you have it: the best 9 day trips from Seville you can do. If you are planning a visit to Andalusia, I hope you place some of these fabulous Seville day trips on your itinerary!

MORE INFORMATION FOR YOUR TRIP TO ANDALUSIA
Granada:
The Best Things to Do in Granada: A 3-Day Guide
Malaga: The Best Things to Do in Malaga
Cordoba: The 8 Best Things to Do in Cordoba
Seville: The Best Things to Do in Seville: A 3-Day Guide
Andalusia: The 5 Most Amazing Things to Do in Andalusia
Ronda: The Best Things to Do in Ronda, Spain, in One Day!

OTHER DESTINATIONS AROUND THE WORLD TO DISCOVER
Canadian Rockies:
15 Fabulous Things to Do in Lake Louise
California:
5 Must-Stop Spots on a Drive Along the Big Sur Coast
Nevada:
The Best Day Trips from Las Vegas You Must Do!
Norway:
10 Best Things to Do in Stavanger
Tuscany:
A Drive Through the Scenic Val d’Orcia

Did you like this article? Pin it!

The 9 best day trips from Seville you must do, from Cordoba to Granada and Carmona to Cadiz. Explore beautiful Andalusia's historic cities, natural beauty, sunkissed coast, and pretty white villages, all from your base in Seville, Spain!

Note: This post contains affiliate links. If you click through and make a purchase, we receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support of our website!

Carmona Photo License: CC-BY-SA-2.0

6 comments on “Day Trips from Seville: 9 Amazing Destinations You Must Explore!

  1. It was great to revisit these fabulous places in Spain with you, Dhara! We stayed in Cadiz and drove to most of these places from there, it made a great home base. On another trip we took in Cordoba (I love your photo) and the Alhambra which is truly unforgettable, the stone carvings are like lace and the beautiful gardens made cool by water features. Thank you for taking me there again and for the great tips which I will file away in case we make another trip.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.