12 days in Province of Malaga Itinerary

12 days in Province of Malaga Itinerary

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Benalmadena
— 1 night
2
Nerja
— 3 nights
3
Marbella
— 4 nights
4
Ronda
— 3 nights

1
night
Benalmadena

Benalmadena ©
Stretching from the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas mountain range to the Mediterranean ocean, Benalmádena offers all the highlights of southern Spain: traditional whitewashed villages, beautiful Costa del Sol beaches, and strong Andalusian influence.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): go for a stroll along the water at Puerto Marina Benalmadena. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Castillo de Colomares, get outside with Adventure Rider Centre, thenidentify plant and animal life at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, thenidentify plant and animal life at Crocodile Park, and finally walk around Parque De La Paloma.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Benalmadena trip itinerary planning website.

Madrid to Benalmadena is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in December, expect Benalmadena to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Benalmadena

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Adventure Rider Centre, Crocodile Park
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Marina Benalmadena ©
Puerto Marina Benalmadena
Parque De La Paloma ©
Parque De La Paloma
Crocodile Park ©
Crocodile Park

3
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. Attractions like Balcony of Europe and Church of El Salvador make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, ponder the design of Fuente del Esparto, make a trip to El Puente del Águila, and enjoy the sand and surf at Burriana Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Nerja travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Benalmadena to Nerja in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Benalmadena in December: high temperatures in Nerja hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe

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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.
Bring the kids along to Alcazaba and Puerto de Málaga. Venture out of the city with trips to Malaga (Automobile and Fashion Museum, Malaga Cathedral, &more). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Experience Box Spain, make a trip to Puente Cristo del Amor, kick back and relax at Venus-Bajadilla Beach, and wander the streets of Marbella Old Town.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Marbella trip maker site.

You can drive from Nerja to Marbella in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Nerja in December, expect Marbella to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Malaga
Highlights from your plan
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town
Venus-Bajadilla Beach ©
Venus-Bajadilla Beach

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Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, take a stroll through Old City, take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, and don't miss a visit to Mirador Paseo Blas Infante.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Ronda trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Marbella to Ronda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Ronda when traveling from Marbella in December, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Ronda

Wineries Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dona Felisa Winery ©
Dona Felisa Winery
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

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