24 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

24 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa del Sol route planner

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Make it your trip
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Marbella
— 6 nights
Drive
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Ronda
— 5 nights
Drive
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Antequera
— 5 nights
Drive
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Nerja
— 7 nights
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Marbella

— 6 nights

Spanish Riviera

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Marbella side-trips: Costa Water Park (in Fuengirola), Malaga (Puerto de Málaga, Golden Tips, Tes, Cafes y Chocolates, &more) and Benalmadena (Puerto Marina Benalmadena, Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village), &more). There's still lots to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, stroll through Del Cristo Beach, wander the streets of La Carihuela, and explore by horseback at Amaneceres, Actividades Ecuestres.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Marbella trip maker site.

Manchester, UK to Marbella is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Manchester, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Marbella, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 14:

Ronda

— 5 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Puente Nuevo, take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda, learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ronda trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marbella to Ronda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Marbella in August: highs in Ronda hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Antequera.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 19:

Antequera

— 5 nights
Antequera is known for wildlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at El Torcal de Antequera, steep yourself in history at Town Hall, examine the collection at Museo de Usos y Costumbres San Benito, and pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Antequera trip planning website.

Drive from Ronda to Antequera in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ronda in August, expect nights in Antequera to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Antequera

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Nerja

— 7 nights
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Get out of town with these interesting Nerja side-trips: Velez-Malaga (Teatro del Carmen, Museo de Velez, &more), Mirador del Cementerio Redondo (in Sayalonga) and Ruta de la Pasa (in Comares). The adventure continues: Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar, see Off-Road Tours, and kick back and relax at Playa de la Alberquilla.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nerja trip planner.

Getting from Antequera to Nerja by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 31:

Costa del Sol travel guide

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Nightlife · Landmarks · Marinas
Costa del Sol, literally translated as the "Coast of the Sun," stretches for over 150 km (93 mi) along the Mediterranean Sea. This coastline is home to numerous beach resorts, many of which are considered among Europe’s finest holiday destinations. Benefiting from a temperate climate, this region is one of the ideal places to visit for sailing, diving, or simply enjoying a dip in the sea and relaxing on the sand. Though urbanized and always packed with visitors from around the world, this coast retains numerous tiny coves and off-the-beaten-track bays where visitors eager to escape the crowds can lose themselves. Warm sands and gentle waters may be the main attraction, but the many seaside restaurants offer culinary delights, as well.