15 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

15 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

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15 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
+2
Fly + train + bus:  10​h
1
Nerja
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Antequera
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Ronda
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Marbella
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Helsinki

4
nights
Nerja

Nerja ©
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Relax by the water at Burriana Beach and Playa de la Cala el Canuelo. Attractions like Playa El Salon and Playa del Molino de Papel make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: stop by Torrox Costa Promenade, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Alberquilla, look for all kinds of wild species at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Torrecilla.

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Helsinki, Finland to Nerja is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to Nerja. When traveling from Helsinki in July, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Nerja: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Antequera.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Torrox Costa Promenade
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Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Playa El Salon ©
Playa El Salon
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo ©
Playa de la Cala el Canuelo

2
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Antequera

Antequera ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Lobo Park, then identify plant and animal life at El Torcal Natural Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Los Remedios Convent. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Castle of the Star (Castillo de la Estrella), steep yourself in history at Dolmenes de Antequera, then steep yourself in history at Dolmen de Menga, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convento de Belen, and finally don't miss a visit to Alcazaba de Antequera.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Antequera tour planner.

Traveling by car from Nerja to Antequera takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Nerja in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Antequera, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Ronda.

Things to do in Antequera

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Castle of the Star (Castillo de la Estrella)
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Alcazaba de Antequera ©
Alcazaba de Antequera
Dolmen de Menga ©
Dolmen de Menga

4
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Scott Simpson Fine Art and Palacio de Mondragon. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Baños Arabes and Palacio de Congresos de Ronda. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, contemplate the long history of Ruinas de Acinipo, learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and stop by La Tienda de Trinidad.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ronda tour itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Antequera to Ronda in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Antequera in July: highs in Ronda hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Marbella.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Baños Arabes ©
Baños Arabes
Palacio de Congresos de Ronda ©
Palacio de Congresos de Ronda

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nights
Marbella

Marbella ©
Once a village of humble fishermen, Marbella is now one of the most cosmopolitan beach resorts on Spain’s world-famous Costa del Sol, boasting swanky nightclubs, classy hotels, and expensive restaurants.
Family-friendly places like Bioparc and Butterfly Park of Benalmadena will thrill your kids. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Calle San Miguel and Mercado Central de Atarazanas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marbella: Fuengirola (Centro Comercial Miramar & Galeria Martin & Reich), Crocodile Park (in Torremolinos) and Malaga (Malaga Cathedral, Alcazaba, & more). There's much more to do: stop by eThnoPur, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion, and get to know the fascinating history of Avenida del Mar.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Marbella online tour itinerary maker .

Take a bus from Ronda to Marbella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Ronda in July, expect nights in Marbella to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marbella

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Malaga, Fuengirola, Torremolinos, Butterfly Park of Benalmadena
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Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro

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