17 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

17 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
+2
Fly + Shuttle + Bus:  7 h 15 min
1
Nerja
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Antequera
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Ronda
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Marbella
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: London

4
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. Step out of Nerja with an excursion to Los Olivillos in Competa--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe, make a trip to Centro Cultural Villa de Nerja, browse for treasures at Nerja Book Centre, and admire the local landmark of Fuente del Esparto.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, use the Nerja sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Nerja is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Nerja due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nerja, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Antequera.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Los Olivillos, Mirador del Cementerio Redondo
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Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach

3
nights
Antequera

Antequera ©
Antequera is known for wildlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at El Torcal de Antequera, pause for some serene contemplation at El Carmen Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia de San Juan de Dios, and contemplate the long history of Dolmen de Viera.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Antequera vacation planner.

You can drive from Nerja to Antequera in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Nerja in January, expect Antequera to be somewhat warmer, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can take a train to Ronda.

Things to do in Antequera

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Convento de Belen ©
Convento de Belen
El Torcal de Antequera ©
El Torcal de Antequera
Penon de los Enamorados ©
Penon de los Enamorados

5
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: snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, categoryPhrases.phrase.deepen_your_appreciation_for_local_ecosystems_through Paddock Paradise Ronda, take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda, and learn about winemaking at Cortijo Los Aguilares.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ronda travel route builder site.

Traveling by train from Antequera to Ronda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Ronda can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Marbella.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Wineries Neighborhoods
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El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
Mirador de los Viajeros Romanticos ©
Mirador de los Viajeros Romanticos

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marbella: Malaga (Castillo de Gibralfaro, Alcazaba, &more), Benalmadena (Parque De La Paloma & Puerto Marina Benalmadena) and Bikestardo (in La Cala de Mijas). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Experience Box Spain, take a stroll through Marbella Old Town, and contemplate the long history of Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Marbella trip itinerary planning website.

Take a bus from Ronda to Marbella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daily temperatures in Marbella can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Malaga, Benalmadena, Bikestardo
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Puerto Marina Benalmadena ©
Puerto Marina Benalmadena
Parque De La Paloma ©
Parque De La Paloma
Puerto de Málaga ©
Puerto de Málaga

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