15 days in Province of Malaga & Province of Alicante Itinerary

15 days in Province of Malaga & Province of Alicante Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Marbella
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Ronda
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Nerja
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Javea
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Alicante
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Manchester

2
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santisimo Cristo de la Buena Muerte, get your game on at La Casa de las Habitaciones Malaga, thensteep yourself in history at Alcazaba, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardines de Pedro Luis Alonso. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Eco Reserva Ojen, thenget outside with Experience Box Spain, thengo for a stroll along the water at Puerto Banus Marina, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Marbella vacation planning site.

Manchester, UK to Marbella is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Manchester in May, expect Marbella to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Malaga, Eco Reserva Ojen, Butterfly Park of Benalmadena
Highlights from your plan
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
La Casa de las Habitaciones Malaga ©
La Casa de las Habitaciones Malaga
Eco Reserva Ojen ©
Eco Reserva Ojen

3
nights
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: take in the views from Puente Nuevo, get great views at Mirador de los Viajeros Romanticos, learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Merced Ronda.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ronda trip planner.

Getting from Marbella to Ronda by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Ronda

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Balcony of Europe, admire the natural beauty at Detunda Botanical Garden, stop by Nerja Book Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Nerja trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Ronda to Nerja by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Javea.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Vista Panoramica
Highlights from your plan
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach

3
nights
Javea

Xàbia or Jávea is a coastal town in the comarca of Marina Alta, in the province of Alicante, Valencia, Spain, by the Mediterranean Sea. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Javea: Calpe (Scuba & Snorkeling, Playa de Levante o la Fossa, &more). There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Cabo San Antonio, take in the dramatic natural features at Cap Prim, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get a sense of history and politics at Ajuntament del Poble Nou de Benitatxell.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Javea road trip planning website.

You can drive from Nerja to Javea in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Javea are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Alicante.

Things to do in Javea

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Calpe, Denia, Ajuntament del Poble Nou de Benitatxell
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Peñón de Ifac Natural Park ©
Peñón de Ifac Natural Park
Sendero Voramar - Calalga o Bassetes ©
Sendero Voramar - Calalga o Bassetes

3
nights
Alicante

Alicante ©
As Valencia’s second largest city and one of the most well-known along the Costa Blanca, Alicante has an enchanting atmosphere that blends rich history with animated beach life.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alicante: Benidorm (Paintball Benidorm, Mundomar, &more). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castillo de Santa Barbara, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de San Juan, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Carbonell, and take in nature's colorful creations at El Palmeral.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Alicante trip planner.

Traveling by car from Javea to Alicante takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alicante

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Benidorm, El Palmeral
Highlights from your plan
El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm ©
El Casco Antiguo de Benidorm
Castillo de Santa Barbara ©
Castillo de Santa Barbara
Mundomar ©
Mundomar

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