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Granada Day Trips

Granada city, in Southern Spain, is an incredible place to see on its own, however, be sure to make time to include some day trips from Granada by car, bus, train, or better yet, by coach (the hassle-free way). The historic city is surrounded by plenty of nature and enjoyable Spain day trips to Seville, Sierra Nevada, Cordoba and more. Before you hop on a Granada tour bus to another these destination, make sure to visit the Alhambra first.  Stopping at this stunning site will quickly turn into your holiday's highlight.

Tickets for the Granada Alhambra tour are hard to come by and require a long wait. When you go, be sure to have your skip-the-line pass in hand to visit the Alhambra, and get ready for your awe-inspiring tour, led by an expert guide. Granada Spain tours are guaranteed to fill you in on all the amazing history of the region. What can you look forward to and a Granada day trip? Plenty! Visit Ronda, Malaga, Las Alpujarras, the Caminito del Rey, and more! The options are endless.

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Known For

The Alhambra

Activity Type

Granada Day Trips

Yearly Visitors

12 Million +

High Season

Spring & Autumn

Currency Required

European Euro

Time Zone

GMT +2:00

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Day Trips From Granada: Highlights

One Day Tours From Granada 

  • Granada Spain tours to Sierra Nevada (30/40 min from Granada)
If you want to walk among hundreds of flora and fauna species, this is the best Granada day trip for you. Exploring on a Sierra Nevada day trip and guided tour or private tour allows you to discover gorgeous natural gems in the National Park. See lagoons, waterfalls, and snow - even in the middle of summer!
  • Day trip from Granada to Ronda (2.5 h from Granada)
Ronda is well known as the birthplace of bullfighting; specifically La Real Maestranza. More than that, a Ronda Day trip is a must due to its unique feel in comparison to the rest of Andalusia. Learn all about the Celtic origins combined with Greek influences. 
  • Granada to Cordoba day trip (2.5 h from Granada)
Cordoba is a city which blends the Iberian, Roman and Muslim past into one. Cordoba offers us a stellar culinary experience with a mix of architectural heritage too. Take a tour at this world heritage site, including the Cordoba Mosque. 
  • Granada to Malaga day trip (2 h from Granada)
Malaga is a perfect beach city day trip. Enjoy the sights from Alcazaba, or taste the wine and fried fish on one of the boardwalk restaurants. Book a day tour and explore the museums, go tapas tasting (here’s your guide to traditional Spanish tapas) or bask in the panoramic views over the city.

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  • Las Alpujarras day trip (1 h from Granada)
Close to Granada, you can visit stunning mountain ranges linking together 150 white mountainous villages. On Granada Tours, highlights include Lanjarón, the first city of the Alpujarra. And Pampaneira, one of the highest cities in Europe. Every village is picturesque, unique and a must-see in Spain. 
  • Caminito del Rey (1.5 h from Granada)
If you are looking for tickets for the “King’s Little Path”, you will need to search for Caminito del Rey Entradas. By reserving tickets to Desfiladero de Los Gaitanes canyon, 300 meters high, we can see the path that King Alfonso XIII made famous. Combine nature, tradition, and adventure all into one! 

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Snap your favorite pic at one of the three most instagrammable hotspots in Granada, Seville, and Cordoba, post it on your IG, and tag #dotravelgram to be featured. 
  • A natural beauty, anywhere you look at it, the Alhambra is where you need to take one (or a million!) snapshots. Be sure to capture a selfie too!
  • Plaza de España in Seville is one of the best spots for pictures. Pose anywhere in this historic plaza and let your inner flamenco dancer go wild. 
  • La Mezquita, a.k.a. the Córdoba Cathedral is widely known for uniting different cultures. Get in the frame next to those majestic columns and strike a pose.

Day Trips From Granada: Planning Tips

  • Don’t pass up the Caminito del Rey. If you choose to join this guided hike, make sure you pack sunscreen, a hat, plenty of water, some light snacks and appropriate clothing for the current season, including hiking boots. 
  • Reserve well in advance! The south of Spain is a popular destination, meaning hotels and tours fill up fast. 
  • Be ready to walk all day on your day trips from Granada. Bring comfortable footwear and weather appropriate clothing!
  • Stay fresh in summer - be sure to pack swimwear as Andalucia is known for beaches, small creeks, and protected natural parks with lakes. 

Granada Spain Day Trips: What To Do

  • Be sure to take in of all Andalucia's rich history by visiting its oldest landmarks and reserving one of the best guided tours. 
  • Find the nearest Andalucian fair, watch some flamenco dancing, discover the lively atmosphere and dress (and drink!) up. 
  • Day trips from Granada to Seville are easy to find! Spend the day admiring its Hispanic-Muslim architecture. See the best views from Giralda Bell Tower and complete your day trip with a Seville flamenco show - a must-do activity! 
  • If you’re wondering how many days in Granada you need to visit all the surrounding sites, the answer isn’t easy. To cover all the day tours mentioned, you’ll want at least a week. However, if you only want to visit one or 2 other cities, then 4 days should be sufficient. 


What should I pack before visiting the Sierra Nevada?

Remember you will be out for a whole day in the hot Sierra Nevada, so be sure to pack: sunscreen, sunglasses, and water. Also a jacket just in case!

How do I get from Granada to Madrid or Barcelona?

You have the option of plane, train, bus or car. Madrid is closer and a day trip from Granada would be around four hours by car. From Granada to Barcelona, the fastest way would be to fly, which would take an hour and a half.

Do I need a tour guide for Alpujarras?

If you want to make the most of your trip to Alpujarras, visiting with a guide is essential! The region is full of interlocking neighboring towns, many of which you can visit on a tour from Granada. Best of all, you save yourself the hassle of navigating unknown roads.

Is Caminito del Rey safe for kids?

Yes! These and other side trips from Granada are great for kids (best for ages 8+). For this particular route, keep in mind, the total distance is roughly 7 km. If you're traveling with younger kids, it's recommended to take the 2.9 km route, which translates to around a 50-minute walk. There are rails along the route and a boardwalk for safety.

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