12 days in Marbella & Granada Itinerary

12 days in Marbella & Granada Itinerary

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12 days in Marbella & Granada Itinerary

Start: Marbella
1
Marbella
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Granada
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
End: Marbella

8
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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Senda Litoral Dunas de Artola and Palya de Benajarafe. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcazaba and Castillo de Gibralfaro. Change things up with these side-trips from Marbella: Carvajal Beach (in Benalmadena), Torremolinos (Playa El Bajondillo & Playa La Carihuela) and Ronda (Puerta de Almocabar, Paddock Paradise Ronda, & more). The adventure continues: get outside with Experience Box Spain, add some fun to your beach time Water Sports, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cabopino Beach.

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If you are flying in from Sweden, the closest major airports are Málaga Airport, Jerez Airport and Sevilla Airport. In April, daily temperatures in Marbella can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Granada.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Malaga, Fuengirola, Ronda, Mijas, Torremolinos
Highlights from your plan
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Castillo de Gibralfaro ©
Castillo de Gibralfaro
Bioparc ©
Bioparc

3
nights
Granada

Granada ©
Granada boasts numerous well-preserved examples of exquisite Moorish architecture, not the least of which is the Alhambra, an ancient citadel and royal palace.
On the 13th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Burriana Beach, steep yourself in history at Monasterio Cartuja, and then take a stroll through Albayzin. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de San Juan de Dios, take in the spiritual surroundings of Royal Chapel of Granada, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mirador de San Nicolas, and finally have some family-friendly fun at El Reino Escape Room.

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Getting from Marbella to Granada by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Marbella in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Granada. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Granada

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Burriana Beach
Highlights from your plan
Albayzin ©
Albayzin
Mirador de San Nicolas ©
Mirador de San Nicolas
Generalife ©
Generalife

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