17 days in Marbella, Malaga & Alora Itinerary

17 days in Marbella, Malaga & Alora Itinerary

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17 days in Marbella, Malaga & Alora Itinerary

Start: Alora
Drive:  1​h
1
Marbella
— 1 day
Drive:  45​min
2
Malaga
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Alora
— 13 nights
End: Alora

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): take a stroll through Marbella Old Quarter and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida del Mar.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Marbella vacation builder.

Alora to Marbella is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In June in Marbella, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Malaga.

Things to do in Marbella

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Marbella Old Quarter ©
Marbella Old Quarter
Avenida del Mar ©
Avenida del Mar

3
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the activities along Río Chíllar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral de la Encarnación de Málaga, and then admire the masterpieces at Museo Picasso Malaga. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre, get engrossed in the history at Alcazaba, and then stroll through Playa La Carihuela.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Malaga trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marbella to Malaga takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Malaga sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Alora.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa La Carihuela, Río Chíllar
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Río Chíllar ©
Río Chíllar
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral

13
nights
Alora

Alora ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dolmen de Menga and Iglesia de San Gil. You'll explore and learn at Museo de Osuna and Casa-Palacio de los Palma. Explore Alora's surroundings by going to Antequera (El Torcal Natural Park, Iglesia de San Sebastian, & more), Olvera (Church of Nuestra Senora de la Encarnacion & Arab Castle) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Benameji). Spend the 23rd (Fri) exploring nature at Ardales National Park.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Alora itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Malaga to Alora takes an hour. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alora

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Antequera, Ecija, Osuna, Lucena, Ardales
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El Torcal Natural Park ©
El Torcal Natural Park
Dolmen de Menga ©
Dolmen de Menga
Colegiata de Osuna ©
Colegiata de Osuna