One week of Andalusia’s amazing cities | Costs & Itinerary

We started our 2024 with one week of travelling through the Andalusia region in Spain. This region is a lovely destination in wintertime in Europe. The cities offer you culture, architecture, beaches, typical Spanish tapas, and adorable streets in the old towns.
Obviously the mild wintersun, and temperature, is a big plus! So let us take you with us, through one week of Andalusia’s amazing cities.

We will share our costs, apartments and itinerary!

What are the costs for one week of travelling trough Andalusia’s amazing cities?

To get straight to the point: We spend €1717,20 in total on our trip in January, all prices below are for two persons.

  • Return flights tickets to Seville: €97,42
  • Accomodation: €487,25 = €69,60 per night
  • Transportation: €352,15 = €44,85 per day
    – Rental car: €184,50
    – Bus: €13,85
    – Uber: €17,-
    – Toll: €25,-
    – Gas: €111,80
    – Parking: €122,90
  • Food & drinks: €337,50 = €42,20 per day
  • Admission tickets sights: €322 = €40,25 per day

Accomodation & Transportation

Instead of a roadtrip from city to city, we decided to book one night in Seville and 6 nights in Sitio de Calahonda which is located close to Marbella. From this home base we planned daytrips, and moved around with a rental car. We always book our rental cars with Sunny Cars, since they offer a full insurance service for a good price. For 7 days we payed €184,50.

We found a great apartment in Seville for a very fair price in the middle of the old town, almost next to the Cathedral. We booked ”Petit Catedral Sevilla” for only €62 for one night. For us it provided for everything we needed. The location was amazing and it had a big rooftop terrace from where you could see the Cathedral. On the other hand, it was kind of basic, so I’m not sure if we would book it for a longer stay.

The rest of our trip we stayed at the cute little house ”Villa Las Margaritas” at Sitio de Calahonda. Which we truly loved. It is close to Marbella and Malaga, restaurants and shops are around the corner. Also, the owner was very nice, and the house has a beautiful garden with (shared) swimmingpool. We payed €425,25 which is €70,85 per night.


Personally, we always try to find a balance between eating out and cooking in the apartment, since we would have to spend money on groceries back home, we didn’t include these expenses in this blog.
From the 7 days, we cooked 4 days at home.

From every city we visited we wrote an extensive blog, so make sure to read those as well!

Thursday & Friday: Seville

We started our trip in the beautiful capital of Andalusia: Seville! These were our costs for two persons:

Food & Drinks

  • Breakfast day 1 at El Tragaluz: €6,10
  • Breakfast day 2 at Gusto: €20,-
  • Drinks & snacks on the airport: €10,80
  • Coffee at starbucks: €15,32
  • Tapas to go after the match: €23,-
  • Lunch/diner at Al Lado: €57,-
  • Drinks at the Sevilla FC match: €3,50


  • Real Alcázar: €29,-
  • Tickets Sevilla FC – Athletic Club Bilbao + drinks: €167
  • Seville Cathedral & La Giralda Tower: €24,-
  • Plaza de España: FREE

Other expenses

  • Airport Shuttle oneway ticket: €8,-
  • Lockers ”Stow your bag”: €15,47

Tip: 6 amazing activities you should do in Seville, Spain

Saturday: Málaga

On friday evening we arrived at our accomodation in Sitio de Calahonda, and decided that we would take it easy on saturday. We took a (cold) dip in the swimming pool and in the afternoon we went for a stroll and a coffee in Málaga, which was a 40 minute drive. These were our cost for 2 persons:

Food & Drinks

  • Coffee at Taberna Del Siglo: €7


  • Walking on the promenada ”Palmeral de las Sorpresas”: FREE

Other Expenses

  • Parking Cervantes: €4,10

Sunday: Cádiz

On Sunday we drove 2 hours to the beautiful city of Cádiz. These were our costs for 2 persons:

Food & Drinks

  • Lunch at Mercado Central Cádiz: €7,95
  • Snacks to go: €7,-
  • Drinks at La Caleta Beach: €6,30


  • Plaza de San Juan de Dios: FREE
  • Roman Theater: FREE
  • Tavira Tower: €14,-
  • Puertas de Tierra: FREE
  • The Cádiz Cathedral: €14,-
  • Plaza de España: FREE
  • Parque Genovés: FREE
  • Castillo de Santa Catalina: FREE

Other expenses

  • Parking Cannalejas: €19,95

Tip: Spectacular Gibraltar: 12 hours full of activities, a travel guide

Monday: Marbella

On monday we visited the Jetset city Marbella, which was only 15 minutes away from our accomodation. These were our costs for two persons:

Food & Drinks

  • Puerto Deportivo Marbella drinks: €15,-
  • Puerto Banús coffee: €11,-
  • Lunch Plaza de Naranjos: €53,-


  • Artola Dunes & Cabopino Beach: FREE
  • Wandering through Old Town Marbella: FREE

Other expenses

  • Parkingticket Puerto Banús: €2,50
  • Parking Parquesol: €17,40

Tip: Is Marbella really all luxury? – A winter travel guide

On tuesday we took a day off and stayed in our cosy house.

Wednesday: Gibraltar

Just an one-hour drive, brought us to the monkeys in Gibraltar. These were our costs for two persons:

Food & Drinks

  • Lunch Amar’s Bakery: €24,12
  • Diner restaurant The Rock: €38,-


  • Gibraltar Cable Car: €38,-
  • Gibraltar Nature Reserve: €36,-
  • Grand Casemates Square: FREE
  • Return bus ticket to Europa Point: £5 (€5,85)
  • Ocean Village: FREE

Other expenses

  • La Linea Parking Constitucion – Frontera: €21,95

Tip: Spectacular Gibraltar: 12 hours full of activities, a travel guide

On thursday we drove back to Seville early in the morning, to fly back home. Due to bad weather conditions our flight was delayed, so our cost were a little bit higher then usual. Our costs this day:

  • Uber from the rental car location to the airport: €17,-
  • Food & drinks on the airport: €32,40

Is visiting Andalusia expensive?

We think it is possible to visit Andalusia’s 5 amazing cities on a budget. In fact, accomodations are pretty cheap, which makes a huge difference! Although we spend quite some money in this week, the main reason for this, is that we wanted to see a lot of different cities in a short period of time. In addition we also visited a lot of sights.

Check out our video about our Andalusia trip!

We would love to see in the comments if you travel on a budget!

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