6 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

6 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

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6 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

Start: Manchester
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  7 h 45 min
1
Nerja
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Ronda
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Marbella
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Manchester

1
night
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. On the 20th (Thu), Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, kick back and relax at Burriana Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador, then take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Nerja Book Centre.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nerja day trip planning tool.

Manchester, UK to Nerja is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Nerja is 1 hour. When traveling from Manchester in August, plan for much warmer days in Nerja, with highs around 39°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

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Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach

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night
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Aldehuela, take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, then take in the views from Puente Nuevo, and finally don't miss a visit to Alameda Del Tajo.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ronda route tool.

Getting from Nerja to Ronda by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Ronda sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the bus to Marbella.

Things to do in Ronda

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El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
Alameda Del Tajo ©
Alameda Del Tajo

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Marbella Boat Parties. Change things up with these side-trips from Marbella: Malaga (Puerto de Málaga, Alcazaba, &more) and Puerto Marina Benalmadena (in Benalmadena). There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, examine the collection at Museo de Miniaturas Carromato de Mijas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mezquita de Fuengirola, and take in the waterfront activity at Puerto Banus Marina.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Marbella trip planning tool.

Getting from Ronda to Marbella by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Ronda in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Marbella: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Malaga, Puerto Marina Benalmadena, Mezquita de Fuengirola, Museo de Miniaturas Carromato de Mijas
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Marbella Boat Parties ©
Marbella Boat Parties
Puerto Marina Benalmadena ©
Puerto Marina Benalmadena
Museo Picasso Malaga ©
Museo Picasso Malaga

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