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: Malaga
Drive:  1​h
1
Nerja
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Marbella
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Ronda
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Malaga

1
day
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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, then don't miss a visit to Balcon de Europa, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burriana Beach.

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Malaga to Nerja is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Malaga in September; daily highs in Nerja reach 31°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marbella.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Marbella side-trips: Malaga (Malaga Cathedral, Room Escape Games, & more) and Benalmadena (Benalmadena Puerto Marina & Parque De La Paloma). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Marbella Old Town and take in the waterfront activity at Puerto Banus Marina.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Marbella journey planning site .

Traveling by car from Nerja to Marbella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nerja in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Marbella, with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Malaga, Benalmadena
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Benalmadena Puerto Marina ©
Benalmadena Puerto Marina
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Museo Picasso Malaga ©
Museo Picasso Malaga

2
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get great views at Puente Nuevo, learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area and then take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda.

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

Traveling by bus from Marbella to Ronda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Ronda

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