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: London
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Malaga
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Ronda
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Marbella
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: London

2
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 2nd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Malaga Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, then don't miss a visit to Balcon de Europa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Malaga trip itinerary maker site .

London, UK to Malaga is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from London to Malaga, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Malaga: highs are around 34°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Malaga

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nerja, Puerto Marina Benalmadena
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Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa

2
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 5th (Thu), take in the views from Puente Nuevo, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Old City, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Toros, explore the striking landscape at El Tajo de Ronda, then get great views at Mirador de Aldehuela, and finally do a tasting at Dona Felisa Winery.

For more things to do and other tourist information, you can read our Ronda itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Malaga to Ronda takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Marbella.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Wineries Nature
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

1
night
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.
On the 7th (Sat), take a stroll through Marbella Old Quarter, take a leisurely stroll along Puerto Banus Marina, and then see Kart4Fun.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Marbella trip planner.

Getting from Ronda to Marbella by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Ronda in September, expect nights in Marbella to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marbella

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Kart4Fun ©
Kart4Fun
Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town
Puerto Banus Marina ©
Puerto Banus Marina

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