11 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

11 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa del Sol Trip Planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

11 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Marbella
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Nerja
— 5 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  6​h
End: Barcelona

5
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.
Visiting Playa La Carihuela and Playa El Bajondillo will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pirate Parasailing & Watersports and Aquamijas. Get out of town with these interesting Marbella side-trips: Torremolinos (Aqualand Torremolinos & Simply Diving) and Turismo Marinero Costa del Sol (in Estepona). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with Happy Divers Marbella & IDC College, glide through the air with Smile High Parasailing & Watersports, get in touch with nature with NaluSur, and get interesting insight from Abysub.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Marbella trip builder app .

Barcelona to Marbella is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Marbella can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Torremolinos, Fuengirola, Estepona, Aquamijas
Highlights from your plan
Playa El Bajondillo ©
Playa El Bajondillo
Playa La Carihuela ©
Playa La Carihuela
Aquamijas ©
Aquamijas

5
nights
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. Visiting Nerja Donkey Sanctuary and Cueva del Tesoro will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Church of El Salvador and Paseo Maritimo. Get out of town with these interesting Nerja side-trips: Aquavelis Water Park (in Torre del Mar) and Ermita de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios (in Velez-Malaga). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Torrox Costa Promenade, Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, add some adventure to your tour with Nerja Dive Resort, and enjoy the sand and surf at Capistrano Playa.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Nerja trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Marbella to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Marbella in September, Nerja is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Torre del Mar, Ermita de Nuestra Senora de los Remedios, Torrox Costa Promenade, Cueva del Tesoro
Highlights from your plan
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary ©
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary
Cueva del Tesoro ©
Cueva del Tesoro
Aquavelis Water Park ©
Aquavelis Water Park

Similar Plans

15 days in Costa del Sol BY A USER FROM ESTONIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, water activities, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, water activities ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Costa del Sol BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 5 days in Costa del Sol BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 22 days in Costa del Sol BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 26 days in Barcelona, Madrid & Costa del Sol BY A USER FROM CANADA September, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 26 days in Barcelona, Madrid & Costa del Sol BY A USER FROM CANADA September, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, water activities, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, water activities ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 29 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Croatia, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur & Costa del Sol BY A USER FROM ITALY July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Spain BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Seville, Costa del Sol & Cordoba BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Costa del Sol BY A USER FROM INDIA May, water activities, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, water activities ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans