24 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

24 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

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24 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Ferry + Fly:  10 h
1
Malaga
— 3 nights
Bus:  30 min
2
Torremolinos
— 4 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Fuengirola
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
4
Marbella
— 3 nights
Bus:  30 min
5
Estepona
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Antequera
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Nerja
— 3 nights
+5
Bus + Foot + Train + Foot + Fly + Ferry:  14 h 30 min
End: Toronto

3
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
Alcazaba and Automobile and Fashion Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Playa de La Malagueta and Playas de Las Acacias for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Picasso Malaga, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Iglesia de Santiago, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capitular Church El Sagrario, and admire the striking features of Malaga Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Malaga trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Malaga is an approximately 13- hour combination of ferry and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Toronto to Malaga, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in August; daily highs in Malaga reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Torremolinos.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Museo Picasso Malaga ©
Museo Picasso Malaga
Malaga Cathedral ©
Malaga Cathedral

4
nights
Torremolinos

Torremolinos ©
Torremolinos is a municipality on the Costa del Sol of the Mediterranean, immediately to the west of the city of Málaga, in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Do some cultural sightseeing at La Carihuela and Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village). You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Playa El Bajondillo and Playa La Carihuela. Take a break from Torremolinos with a short trip to Castillo del Aguila in Gaucin, about 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront activity at Puerto Marina Benalmadena, enjoy the sand and surf at Malapesquera Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Miguel, and stroll around Parque De La Paloma.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Torremolinos day trip planner.

Torremolinos is very close to Malaga. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Fuengirola.

Things to do in Torremolinos

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Benalmadena, Castillo del Aguila
Highlights from your plan
Playa El Bajondillo ©
Playa El Bajondillo
La Carihuela ©
La Carihuela
Benalmadena Pueblo (The Old Village) ©

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Los Boliches and Castillo Sohail. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de Calahonda, indulge in some personalized pampering at Mijas Dr. Fish Foot Spa, get to know the fascinating history of La Plaza de los Chinorros, and explore the ancient world of Finca Del Secretario.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fuengirola trip itinerary tool.

Fuengirola is just a short distance from Torremolinos. In September, daytime highs in Fuengirola are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Fuengirola

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Mijas
Highlights from your plan
Playa de Calahonda ©
Playa de Calahonda
Los Boliches ©
Los Boliches
Mijas  Dr. Fish Foot Spa ©
Mijas Dr. Fish Foot Spa

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Marbella Old Town and Church of Nuestra Senora de la Encarnacion. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cabopino Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of Avenida del Mar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica Vega Del Mar, and step into the grandiose world of Murallas del Castillo (Las).

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Marbella trip tool.

Marbella is just a stone's throw from Fuengirola. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Estepona.

Things to do in Marbella

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Church of Nuestra Senora de la Encarnacion, Basilica Vega Del Mar
Highlights from your plan
Murallas del Castillo (Las) ©
Murallas del Castillo (Las)
Marbella Old Town ©
Marbella Old Town
Avenida del Mar ©
Avenida del Mar

2
nights
Estepona

Estepona ©
Estepona is a town and municipality in the comarca of the Costa del Sol, southern Spain. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Del Cristo Beach and then make a trip to Castillo de San Luis de Estepona. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museo Arqueologico de Estepona, then see the interesting displays at Palaeontology Museum of Estepona, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa Estepona.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Estepona trip itinerary maker.

Estepona is very close to Marbella. In September, daily temperatures in Estepona can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Antequera.

Things to do in Estepona

Outdoors Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Del Cristo Beach ©
Del Cristo Beach
Palaeontology Museum of Estepona ©
Palaeontology Museum of Estepona
Museo Arqueologico de Estepona ©
Museo Arqueologico de Estepona

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nights
Antequera

Antequera ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dolmen de Menga and Iglesia de San Juan de Dios. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antequera: Osuna (Church of Santa Maria de la Asuncion & Archaeological Museum), Church of Nuestra Senora del Reposo (in Campillos) and Castle of the Star (Castillo de la Estrella) (in Teba).

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Antequera route planner.

Getting from Estepona to Antequera by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Antequera can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Nerja.

Things to do in Antequera

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Osuna, Iglesia de Santa Ana, Church of Nuestra Senora del Reposo, Castle of the Star (Castillo de la Estrella)
Highlights from your plan
Church of Nuestra Senora del Reposo ©
Church of Nuestra Senora del Reposo
Convento de Belen ©
Convento de Belen

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. We've included these beaches for you: Burriana Beach and Capistrano Playa. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Church of El Salvador and Punta Lara. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe, make a trip to El Puente del Águila, identify plant and animal life at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, and explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nerja road trip site.

Getting from Antequera to Nerja by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Antequera in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Nerja, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Church of El Salvador ©
Church of El Salvador
Punta Lara ©
Punta Lara