There is so much to do in Seville but its location also makes it the perfect place to base yourself for exploring Andalusia.
We have put together a list of places easily reached in a day trip from Seville by public transport, self-drive or guided tour.
You’ll find some easy to reach half-day trips from Seville, as well as recommendations for combined trips and, transport and tour information.
Plan ahead: Know Where to stay in Seville to help you find the perfect base for exploring Seville and Andalucía.
These Are The Best Day Trips From Seville
The Roman Archaeological Site of Itálica
While not a full-day tour, the ancient Roman ruins in Itálica, a 20-minute drive from the city centre is a good half-day trip from Seville.
The site was a Roman settlement dating back to 206 BC. Later, Itálica was founded as a town under the rule of Emperor Augustus and was the birthplace of the emperors Trajan and Hadrian.
The third-largest amphitheatre of the Roman Empire, the site is also the “Dragon Pit” filming location for Game of Thrones seasons 7 & 8.
Getting to Itálica from Seville
By Local Bus
Buses to Santiponce leave from Plaza de Armas bus station in Seville. Look for buses 170A and 170B. The 170A bus service is more frequent, departing every half hour. It takes approx 30 minutes to reach Itálica.
Guided Tours of Itálica from Seville
There is a 4 hr guided tour that leaves from Seville centre with transfers included. The tour includes:
- Admission to the Archaeological Ensemble of Itálica and the Monasterio De San Isidoro Del Campo.
- Local taxes
- Professional Guide / Driver
- Round trip transfer – Pick up/ Drop off
You can find out more details here on the Guided Tour of Itálica from Seville.
Guided Bike Tour to Itálica
As bicycle touring becomes more popular, so is the demand for guided bike tours and there are plenty around Seville ranging from full day to multi-day bike tours. Take a 5 hr guided bike tour to Itálica where you will explore the ancient Roman amphitheatre, learn about the history of bullfighting in the area and visit the towns of Camas and Santiponce. All biking equipment is included in the tour.
You can find out more about this Itálica tour here.
Take a 2 hr Games of Thrones & Roman Empire Italica Tour from the Italica complex from €15. Find out more here.
The city of Cordoba, known for its beautiful 8th century Mezquita (Mosque turned cathedral), the charming Alcázar, ruins of Arab baths, and a gorgeous tangle of streets in the old Judería (Jewish Quarter).
Getting to Cordoba from Seville
Train: Only 45 minutes by high-speed AVE train from Seville, Cordoba is a fantastic day trip from Seville to do on your own.
Tip for Visiting Cordoba: Make a combined trip to Carmona on your way to Cordoba.
However, as Cordoba is most easily visited by train from Seville, you would need to do this as a self-drive option or guided tour. See here for a 10 hour guided day tour to Carmona and Cordoba with skip the line tickets.
Tours in Cordoba
If making a self-guided day trip to Cordoba by train – which is recommended, these are some of the best tours in Cordoba to make the most of your day:
Just 35 km from Seville, Carmona is an ancient Roman fortified city nestled in the Andalusian countryside.
The splendid Puerta de Sevilla (Seville Gate) which dates back to the 9th century BC is one of the most interesting features of the old Roman walls.
The town’s other prominent sights are the 15th-century Church of Santa María la Mayor and the Alcázar del Rey Don Pedro – the Moorish fortress, the Church of San Pedro, with a tower designed to resemble Seville Cathedral’s La Giralda and, at the centre of Carmona– the Plaza San Fernando.
There is also a fascinating Roman burial ground.
Getting to Carmona from Seville
Local Bus: Take a local bus from the Prado de San Sebastian bus station in Seville. Travel time varies between 20 – 40 mins depending on the service.
Day Tours from Seville to Carmona.
Carmona and Necropolis Guided Day Tour from Seville
Explore the ancient city of Carmona on a half-day tour from Seville. Discover the town’s ancient and layered history from a local guide and tour the archaeological remains of the 2,000 year-old necropolis. Sample hand-pressed olive oil at the Church of Santa Maria.
- Duration: 4-5 hrs
- Inclusions: Driver & Professional Guide | Hotel pickup and drop-off | Return transport Seville–Carmona | Small Group Tour
You can find out more about this Carmona Day Trip here.
Half Day Guided Tour of Carmona from Seville
Tour the most important monuments of Carmona. Walk the charming narrow streets with a local guide to the important historical sites of the convent of La Madre de Dios and Las Descalzas.
Then, enjoy the gorgeous views from hotel Carmona’s Parador, a palace built by the Arabs in the 14th century.
- Duration: 3 hrs
- Inclusions: Guided city tour with a local guide | Entrance fees to the convent of La Madre de Dios & Las Descalzas | Return transport Seville–Carmona | Small Group Tour
You can find out more about this Half Day Carmona Day Trip here.
Olive Oil of Andalucia and Carmona
Learn about the fascinating production of Spanish olive oil. From picking the olives through to the final bottling stages.
Then, discover the vibrant cuisine of Andalusia with tapas tastings while exploring the town of Carmona. Finish the day with a visit to a Roman Necropolis.
- Duration: 8 hrs
- Inclusions: Professional local guide | Visit the Roman Necropolis | Return transport Seville–Carmona in air-conditioned car | Walking tour in Carmona | Hotel pick-up and drop off | Entrance fee to the Hacienda | Olive oil tasting.
You can find out more about this Carmona & Olive Oil Tour Here
Doñana National Park
A UNESCO listed national park, Doñana National Park is a protected nature reserve of wetlands, pine forests, and coastal sand dunes.
The wetlands are a hotbed for migratory birds such as flamingoes and Spanish imperial eagles.
If you want more than impressive nature and wildlife, you can also visit the Palacio del Acebrón and the El Rocío Hermitage.
If you prefer a lazy afternoon of tapas and an icy cold Cerveza or two by the sea; head to Playa de Matalascañas.
Day Tours to Doñana National Park from Seville
Half-Day Birdwatching Tour
Take a half-day wildlife and birdwatching focused tour to the northern section of the Doñana National Park. The private tour explores the wildlife and nature of Doñana with an expert ornithologist.
- Duration: 5 hrs.
- Includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off | Use of binoculars and scope | Expert Guide
Doñana National Park, El Rocio, & Matalascañas Beach
Cruise Doñana Natural Park in a powerful 4WD drive vehicle through marshlands, dunes and forests. Visit the village of El Rocio, the quaint town which is a world-renowned 13th-century pilgrimage site. Finish the day with a visit to Matalascañas Beach.
- Duration: 11 hrs
- Includes: Hotel pickup & drop-off | Transport by air-conditioned coach | 4WD tour through Doñana Natural Park | Local guide.
You can find out more about this Doñana National Park, El Rocio, & Matalascañas Beach tour here.
Doñana National Park & El Rocío 4×4 Tour
Get off the beaten track in Doñana National Park exploring the marshes, forests, and Spain’s largest dune system by guided walking tour and 4×4. Watch wildlife and visit the village of El Rocío.
- Duration: 10 hrs
- Includes: Return Transfers | Driver/Guide | Small Group Walking and 4 WD tour.
You can find out more about this Doñana National Park 4×4 tour here.
An important town in the Roman era, in the 16th century, Osuna became an established ducal city.
The city is full of impressive monuments such as the Andalusian Renaissance-style Ducal Pantheon and the Collegiate Church of Santa María de la Asunción. Osuna has been the backdrop for films and TV series such as Game of Thrones.
Used as parts of the settings for Dorne and Mereen, many GOT fans will recognise the old bullring of Osuna as the setting for the Great Pit of Daznak.
Osuna is also famous for its lively Semana Santa (Holy Week) celebrations when the streets are decorated, and centuries-old religious carvings are paraded through the city. The celebration is so good it has been declared a “Fiesta of National Tourist Interest in Andalucia”.
Tip for Visiting Osuna
- Osuna can make a great stop en route if you are driving from Seville to Malaga or Granada.
- Osuna is also a good day trip or even half day trip from Seville, Malaga, & Granada.
- If travelling by car; do a combination day trip of Osuna and Antequera to see Antequera’s dolmens and Lovers’ Rock.
Getting to Osuna from Seville
Osuna is well connected by train which makes it convenient for day trips from Seville or for a stop off en route elsewhere.
- Osuna is connected on two lines: Seville to Malaga and Seville to Granada.
- There are ten services a day departing from Sevilla Santa Justa. The journey takes between 1hr- 1.20hr from Seville depending on the service.
Tours from Seville to Osuna
Seville and Osuna Guided Game of Thrones Tour
Take a combined Seville, Osuna Game of Thrones-themed full-day tour. Tour the stunning Royal Alcazar, the filming location for the kingdom of Dorne and learn about the palace’s medieval Moorish history.
Then, board a train to neighbouring Osuna to see the filming location for Mereen and the Danzak’s bloody fighting pits.
- Duration: 8 hrs
- Inclusions: Hotel pickup | Local Guide | Entry – Real Alcazar | Lunch at GOT location in Osuna
You can find out more about this Seville to Osuna Day Trip here.
One of Spain’s most popular destinations, Granada sprawls from the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
A city as enchanting as it is historically astounding, there is so much to see and do in Granada, you may want more than a day.
Tip For Visiting Granada
While Granada is a great day trip from Seville, we prefer to think of Granada as a side trip from Seville. Granada is only one hour from Malaga so perhaps stop for the night en route to Malaga from Seville.
Many people choose to fly in and out of Malaga airport, even when their destination is Seville. In this situation, Granada makes an excellent side destination. There are also lots of direct bus routes between Malaga and Granada, so it is easily accessible.
Tip: Customize your itinerary with a full day private transfer from Seville to Malaga including a visit to Ronda with a city walking tour. See here for details.
The cities most iconic landmark, the Alhambra can be difficult to visit on a day trip without a pre-arranged tour and skip the line tickets due to the queues.
However, all is not lost if you only have one day to spend in Granada. There are a number of tours from Seville which include skip-the-line priority entry to the Alhambra allowing for additional time to explore the city.
Getting to Granada from Seville
By Bus: ALSA has up to 10 services a day between Seville and Granada starting from 8.00 am. Travel time is approx 3 hrs.
By Train: Renfe operates around 5 services per day between Seville and Granada. Journey length will vary depending on the service – between 3-6 hours.
Tours from Seville to Granada
Granada Day Trip With Skip-the-Line Entry to Alhambra Palace & Optional Albaicin Walking Tour
Bypass the long lines at the Alhambra on a guided tour of the Nasrid Palace, Alcazaba, and Generalife Gardens and learn the history of the Moorish salons, courtyards and pavilions. Enjoy lunch in Granada.
You have the option to upgrade to include a walking tour of Albaicin – the city’s whitewashed Moorish quarter with its iconic narrow streets, flower-filled plazas and impressive Alhambra views.
- Duration: 13 hrs
- Inclusions: Hotel pickup | Professional Guide & Local Guide | Skip-the-line entrance to Alhambra Palace |Transport by air-conditioned coach | Optional Albaicin walking tour.
You can find out more about this Granada Day Trip here.
Granada Full-Day Trip With Skip-the-Line Entry to Alhambra Palace
Skip the line at the Alhambra, Granada’s iconic fortress and palace complex and the stunning Generalife Gardens on a tour with an official guide.
After, enjoy some free time to explore Granada on your own before returning to Seville.
- Duration: 12 hrs
- Inclusions: Hotel pickup | Local Guide | Skip-the-line Tickets to Alhambra Palace |Transport by air-conditioned minivan | Free time in Granada city | City Map.
You can find out more about this Granada Day Trip here.
The Pueblos Blancos. (White Villages)
Tip for Visiting The Pueblos Blancos
Arcos de la Frontera and Ronda are both Pueblos Blancos (white villages). If you have your own transport, combine a visit to both as they can both be easily visited in one day. If not, you can take a 10 hr guided day tour of the white villages.
Arcos de la Frontera
The Pueblos Blancos or ‘white villages’ are one of the most iconic sights in Andalusia. While there are dozens of gorgeous white villages, Arcos de la Frontera, a listed national historic site is not only considered the gateway to the Pueblos Blancos but one of the most beautiful. A popular destination for those who enjoy self-guided walking holidays in Spain.
Visit the 15th-16th-century Basilica of Santa María de la Asunción and the towering Church of San Pedro, a dominant feature on the town’s landscape.
Arcos de la Frontera is also worth visiting for its exceptional regional cuisine, and at Easter, its traditional festivals.
Day Tours from Seville to Arcos de la Frontera
Full-Day Trip from Seville. The Villages of Andalusia
Take the spectacular route between Cádiz and Málaga, visiting as many as five villages including Ronda, Grazalema and Arcos de la Frontera. The tour can be modified to include other villages.
Enjoy spectacular views of the villages, stop to taste delicious traditional tapas and learn about Andalusian cuisine.
- Duration: 9 hrs
- Inclusions: Hotel pickup and drop-off | Local Guide | Map of the region | Return transport by air-conditioned car
You can find out more about this White Villages Tour here.
3 Day Southern Spain Self Drive Itinerary
Looking for a 3 day self drive Pueblos Blancos itinerary from Seville? We have put together the perfect 3 day White Villages & Ronda itinerary that will take you in a circular route starting and finishing in Seville. Get the full Seville to Ronda and White Villages itinerary here.
While technically Ronda is one of the pueblos blancos, due to its size and cultural significance it could warrant a day trip all of its own.
Built on either side of a deep gorge with impressive bridges joining the two sides. The most impressive and photogenic is the Puente Nuevo which is carved from stone.
One of the oldest towns in Spain dating back to the 15th-Century during the time of the Moors, Ronda is famed for its bullfighting. The city’s Plaza de Toros is one of Ronda’s most popular attractions thanks to its beautiful architecture.
Getting to Ronda from Seville
Ronda is not the easiest to access as it is poorly connected by train and bus. By Spanish standards, Ronda is considered quite remote.
The easiest way to experience Ronda on a day trip is with a guided tour which takes care of the logistics and gets you to all the best attractions and sights.
The other way is to rent a car from Seville and do a self-drive day trip. This way you can tailor your own itinerary.
Los Amarillos Bus goes to Ronda from the El Prado de San Sebastián bus station in Seville. Travel time can vary from 2 – 3 hrs each way.
Tours From Seville to Ronda
Many of the day tours from Seville to Ronda will include the pueblos blancos villages such as the White Villages Tour we recommended which is customisable to include additional villages.
Here are some more options for a full-day tour from Seville of the White Villages including Ronda:
If you would like a dedicated tour of Ronda from Seville:
Full Day Trip to Ronda From Seville
Visit the most emblematic sights of Ronda with a local guide: The 19th-century gardens of Alameda del Tajo, and the Plaza de Toros de Ronda, one of the oldest and most monumental bullrings made of stone.
Take the views of the El Tajo canyon from the bridge that connects Ronda´s old and new districts and see the Puente Viejo (Old Bridge), spanning the deep chasm of the Guadalevín River. See the modernist Palace of the Casa de San Juan Bosco and the Church of Santa Maria la Mayor, built on the site of an old mosque. Finally, enjoy a wine tasting at the wine museum.
- Duration: 10 hrs
- Inclusions: Hotel pickup and drop-off | Local Guide | Guided Tour |Entrance fees to all monuments (Plaza de Toros bullfighting ring and museum) | Tour and tasting at the wine museum in Ronda.
You can find out more about Ronda Day Tour here.
Tip for Visiting Cadiz and Jerez: Combine Jerez and Cadiz into a One Day Trip
Cadiz and Jerez are less than an hour apart so both can easily be visited in one day and many tours are packaged this way. If you have your own transport, plan for a combined visit to both in one day.
After Cordoba, Cadiz is easily reached by train or bus in an hour and a half, making it one of the most convenient day trips from Seville.
Still one of Spain’s best-kept tourism secrets, the beachside city is famous for the 100 watchtowers along the Bay of Cadiz, the baroque cathedral, and its seafood and tapas. It also has some of the best beaches in Spain.
Getting to Cadiz from Seville
By Bus: Buses leave Plaza Prado San Sebastian in Seville for Cadiz approx. Every 2 hrs. Travel time is 1.45 hrs each way.
By Train: Renfe operates approx 15 services per day between Seville and Cadiz. Journey time is a minimum of 1.40 hrs each way depending on the service.
If you are doing a self-drive day trip from Seville, try these tours in Cadiz:
Jerez de la Frontera
A town steeped in tradition, Jerez is known for Sherry and as the equestrian capital of Spain. One of the oldest wines in the world, Sherry is a defining product of Andalusia and Jerez is where it originated.
Jerez is also home to the Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre, where prestigious pedigreed Andalusian horses train and perform. Horse lovers are drawn to Jerez in May for the Jerez Horse fair which has over 500 years of history.
Visit the beautiful 11th-century Alcazar or stroll the winding streets of the old town, sampling tapas and sherry at quaint local bodegas (bars).
Getting to Jerez from Seville
Jerez is on the same bus and train line as Cadiz.
Day Tours from Seville to Cadiz & Jerez de la Frontera
Cadiz and Jerez de la Frontera Day Trip from Seville
Visit a traditional bodega in Jerez to taste famous wines of the region including Sherry wine. Discover the city of Cadiz with more than three millennia of history and the beautiful seaside of the Bay of Cadiz.
Take a guided tour of the city centre and the magnificent cathedral. Enjoy the afternoon on the beach or explore the narrow streets of Barrio de la Viña or El Pópulo.
- Duration: 10 hrs
- Inclusions: Hotel pickup and drop-off | Return transfers | Local Guide |Ticket entrance to the winery
You can find out more about this Jerez and Cadiz day trip from Seville
Jerez & Cadiz Day Trip with Wine Tasting and Equestrian Show
In Jerez, enjoy a wine tasting and guided tour of the Cathedral of Wine, one of the most famous wine cellars in the world for the high quality of its wines and the cathedral‐like form of its wine cellars. After, witness an equestrian show staged by great masters of Andalusian horsemanship.
In Cadiz, the oldest city in Western Europe, enjoy lunch at your leisure before a sightseeing tour of the most beautiful parts of the city.
- Duration: 10 hrs
- Inclusions: Hotel pickup and drop-off | Transport by air-conditioned minivan| Local Guide | Skip the line tickets to monuments
You can find out more about this Jerez and Cadiz day trip with wine tasting & equestrian show
The last British colony in mainland Europe, Gibraltar is on the list for many travellers to southern Spain.
There is a kind of novelty factor in visiting The Rock. Slip across the border for some over the top Britishness wedged between Europe and Africa.
You’ll find typical red phone boxes, good old English pub grub, and of course, fish and chip shops. Gibraltar is almost a parody of Mother England.
Aside from the novelty factor, Gibraltar enchants with spectacular scenery, fascinating history and a curious mix of locals including the infamous Barbary Macaques of Gibraltar.
Getting to Gibraltar from Seville
Before setting your mind on a day trip from Seville to Gibraltar consider the following:
- Gibraltar and Seville are not well connected by public transport.
- There are no train connections, and the local bus only goes as far as the border town of La Linea and the travel time would be so long, it is not worth considering for a day trip.
- Gibraltar is not in the Schengen Zone so you may experience delays at the border.
If you do want to make a day trip, we would recommend the following options:
- Taking an organised day tour from Seville to take the stress out of getting there and border delays.
- Self-driving. (Some day-trippers park on the Spanish side and walk across the border to save time. There can be long delays with cars crossing the border due to car searches).
Visa Considerations for Gibraltar
Gibraltar is not in the Schengen zone. If you are travelling on a European visa, you may or may not be allowed into Gibraltar. Double-check your visa before planning to visit Gibraltar on a day trip. Your 90 day Schengen visa will not be reset just by visiting Gibraltar and returning to the Schengen in one day.
Day Tours from Seville to Gibraltar
Gibraltar Day Trip From Seville
A full-day trip from Seville to Gibraltar with a professional guide. See the dramatic landmark of the Rock of Gibraltar, explore St. Michael’s Cave and see the famous monkeys who inhabit the island. Free time to explore the city on your own.
- Duration: 11 hrs
- Inclusions: Hotel pickup and drop-off | Transport by air-conditioned coach| Local Guide | Entrance fees
You can find out more about this Gibraltar Day Tour Here
Full-Day Trip From Seville to Gibraltar – With Duty-Free Shopping
Visit the Rock of Gibraltar and enjoy views of Africa across the Strait of Gibraltar. Explore the limestone caves of San Miguel to see the stalactite and stalagmite formations. Meet the Barbary monkeys of Gibraltar, a unique breed from Europe.
Enjoy some free time in the city for lunch and duty-free shopping on Main Street, renown worldwide for its low-priced jewellery, watches, electronics, spirits, cosmetics, and perfumes.
- Duration: 10 hrs
- Inclusions: Hotel pickup and drop-off | Local English & Spanish speaking Guide | Entrance fees to the caves of San Miguel | Free time in the city.
You can find out more about this Gibraltar Day Tour Here.
Only a few hours from Seville, the coastal town of Tarifa is a watersports paradise and mecca for surfers and kite and windsurfers. As well as an abundance of beautiful beaches and a quaint old town, Tarifa is also famous for its nightlife with lots of swanky bars, restaurants and nightclubs.
The other highlight of Tarifa is its proximity to Tangier Morocco. Tarifa is the most convenient port to catch the ferry to Tangier – our next day trip from Seville.
Getting to Tarifa From Seville
TG Comes bus company has around five services per day running between Seville and Tarifa. Travel time is approx. 3 hrs depending on the service.
Day Tours from Seville to Tarifa
Most day tours to Tarifa are just passing through to catch the ferry for day trips to Tangier. If you wanted to do a day trip to Tarifa from Seville, you could either take the bus, hire a car and self-drive, or book a private transfer.
It would not be worth the extra expense of paying for a Seville to Tangier tour and only staying in Tarifa for the day. Self-drive would be the most economical and efficient.
Read our Guide on Taking the Ferry From Spain to Morocco.
An interesting mix of North African, Spanish, Portuguese and French – Tangier is Europes’ gateway to Africa.
Being able to visit one of Morocco’s most fascinating cities with such ease is very appealing to many visitors to Southern Spain.
Day-trippers are drawn to Tangier’s literary and artistic past and, the cities reputation for being an international haven for spies. A reputation that continues to invoke a sense of exotic mystery, long after the days of the infamous “International Zone“.
Getting to Tangier from Seville
If not taking a full-day tour from Seville, the easiest way to travel from Seville to Tangier is via the ferry from Tarifa.
Either take the bus from Seville to Tarifa to catch the ferry or, self-drive from Seville and park at the Tarifa Port for the day.
It is advisable to prepurchase to ensure availability for your times, especially on a day trip. You can search ferry times and pre-book tickets here
Day Tours from Seville to Tangier Morocco
Small Guided Tour of Tangier From Seville
Depart Seville early morning to meet the ferry in Tarifa to cross the Mediterranean Sea the city of Tangier. Enjoy fabulous views of the Bay of Tangier and the Strait of Gibraltar on the ferry crossing to Tangier.
Meet a local guide to learn all about one of the most charming and cosmopolitan cities of Morocco and the city’s rich culture and history due to its strategic location between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Take a walking tour of the narrow streets of the old medina, and enjoy a delicious Moroccan lunch. Take time for some shopping visiting the stores and workshops of local craftsmen or relax over a coffee or traditional mint tea at one of the city’s famous terraces.
You will visit the most important monuments and sites in the city, including the picturesque and lively Grand Socco (souk).
- Duration: 15 hrs
- Inclusions: Hotel pickup and drop-off | Transfers – minibus & ferry | Local Guide | Guided tours and entry fees where applicable | Lunch |
You can find out more about this Tangier Day Tour Here.
Safe Travel Tip for Morocco
Be mindful of petty thieves and pickpockets in Tangier, especially in the Medina. Always keep your belongings close and don’t allow yourself to be distracted in crowded situations. Read our Safe Travel Guide for tips on staying safe while you travel.