13 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

13 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

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13 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Fuengirola
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Nerja
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ronda
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Marbella
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: London

4
nights
Fuengirola

Fuengirola ©
An enchanting mix of tranquil beaches and urban atmosphere, the metropolis of Fuengirola remains one of the Costa del Sol’s most visited cities.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fuengirola: Malaga (Roman Theatre, Alcazaba, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Benalmadena Puerto Marina, stroll through Parque De La Paloma, make a trip to Puerto de Málaga, and take a stroll through La Carihuela.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Fuengirola tour planner.

London, UK to Fuengirola is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Fuengirola. Traveling from London in October, things will get a bit warmer in Fuengirola: highs are around 28°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Fuengirola

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Malaga, Benalmadena, La Carihuela
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Marina Benalmadena ©
Puerto Marina Benalmadena
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Museo Picasso Malaga ©
Museo Picasso Malaga

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. Nerja is known for nature, beaches, historic sites, nightlife, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Balcon de Europa, add some adventure to your tour with Nerja Diving, stroll through Capistrano Playa, and kick back and relax at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nerja trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fuengirola to Nerja takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Fuengirola in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Nerja, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja

4
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Dedicate the 26th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, don't miss a visit to Alameda Del Tajo, see the top attractions with La Ciudad, and delve into the distant past at Baños Arabes.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ronda trip planner.

You can drive from Nerja to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Ronda, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Wine Tours & Tastings

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get outside with Team4you.es, make a trip to Centro Historico de Estepona, and then wander the streets of Marbella Old Quarter. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida del Mar, then play a few rounds at Golf Club Santa Clara Marbella, and then take a stroll through Puerto Banus Marina.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Marbella trip builder.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Marbella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Marbella can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marbella

Outdoors Golf Tours

Side Trip

Centro Historico de Estepona
Highlights from your plan
Puerto Banus Marina ©
Puerto Banus Marina
Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town
Centro Historico de Estepona ©
Centro Historico de Estepona

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