11 days in Region of Murcia, Orihuela & Granada Itinerary

11 days in Region of Murcia, Orihuela & Granada Itinerary

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11 days in Region of Murcia, Orihuela & Granada Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h
1
San Pedro del Pinatar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Orihuela
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Granada
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: London

1
night
San Pedro del Pinatar

San Pedro del Pinatar ©
San Pedro del Pinatar is a small town and municipality in the autonomous community and province of Murcia, southeastern Spain. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Las Salinas de Torrevieja, kick back and relax at Guardamar Moncayo Beach, then take in the waterfront at Dique de Levante Breakwater, and finally explore the activities along Las Charcas Mud Baths. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Playa de la Zenia, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then enjoy the sand and surf at La Mata Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Pedro del Pinatar holiday planner .

London, UK to San Pedro del Pinatar is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from London to San Pedro del Pinatar, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, San Pedro del Pinatar is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Orihuela.

Things to do in San Pedro del Pinatar

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Torrevieja, Playa de la Zenia, Guardamar Moncayo Beach
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Las Charcas Mud Baths ©
Las Charcas Mud Baths
Playa de la Zenia ©
Playa de la Zenia
Room Escape Games

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nights
Orihuela

Orihuela is a city and municipality located at the feet of the Sierra de Orihuela mountains in the province of Alicante, Spain. Relax by the water at Playa El Rebollo and Playa El Moncoyo. Step out of the city life by going to La Mata Beach and Las Salinas de Torrevieja. Get out of town with these interesting Orihuela side-trips: Playa El Campo (in Guardamar del Segura), Jardín Huerto del Cura (in Elche) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Santa Pola). It doesn't end there: stroll through Playa Barranco Rubio.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Orihuela road trip website .

Drive from San Pedro del Pinatar to Orihuela in an hour. While traveling from San Pedro del Pinatar, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Orihuela, ranging from highs of 39°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Orihuela

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Torrevieja, Guardamar del Segura, Scuba & Snorkeling, Playa El Rebollo, El Palmeral
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Scuba & Snorkeling
El Palmeral ©
El Palmeral
Playa Barranco Rubio ©
Playa Barranco Rubio

5
nights
Granada

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Albayzin and Mirador de San Nicolas. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burriana Beach and Playa de la Cala el Canuelo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Granada: Nerja (Playa del Molino de Papel, Fundación Cueva de Nerja, & more) and Malaga (Malaga Cathedral & Alcazaba). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Generalife, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monasterio Cartuja, contemplate the long history of Plaza de los Aljibes, and step into the grandiose world of Alhambra.

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You can drive from Orihuela to Granada in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Granada, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Granada

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Nerja, Malaga
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Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Alhambra ©
Alhambra
Albayzin ©
Albayzin

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