36 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

36 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa del Sol trip planner

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Antequera
— 6 nights
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Nerja
— 7 nights
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Marbella
— 10 nights
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Ronda
— 12 nights
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Antequera

— 6 nights
Antequera is known for parks, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through El Torcal de Antequera, get outside with Penon de los Enamorados, pause for some serene contemplation at El Carmen Church, and see the interesting displays at Museo de Usos y Costumbres San Benito.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Antequera trip planning site.

Montreal, Canada to Antequera is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Montreal to Antequera due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Montreal in January, with highs in Antequera at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Antequera

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Nerja

— 7 nights
Nerja is a municipality on the Costa del Sol in the province of Málaga in the autonomous community of Andalusia in southern Spain. Explore Nerja's surroundings by going to Ruta de la Pasa (in Comares), Centro Cultural Nuestra Sra del Carmen Antigua Azucarera (in Torre del Mar) and Velez-Malaga (Teatro del Carmen, C.A.C. Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Francisco Hernández, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Balcony of Europe, indulge in some personalized pampering at Revive Massage, explore the fascinating underground world of Fundación Cueva de Nerja, and head outdoors with Los Olivillos.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nerja itinerary planner.

You can drive from Antequera to Nerja in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Antequera in January, with highs in Nerja at 13°C and lows at 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Marbella

— 10 nights

Spanish Riviera

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Costa Nostrum Pilates (in Mijas), Malaga (Mirador del Gibralfaro, Castillo de Gibralfaro, &more) and Benalmadena (Puerto Marina Benalmadena, CarrascoBeach Playas Benalmadena, &more). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Experience Box Spain, tour the pleasant surroundings at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, take in the pleasant sights at Marbella Old Town, and go for a stroll along the water at Puerto Banus Marina.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Marbella trip maker tool.

Drive from Nerja to Marbella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Nerja in January, with highs in Marbella at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Marbella

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ronda

— 12 nights

City of Dreams

Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Explore Ronda's surroundings by going to Gaucin (El Hacho & Tradicional Advocacion Santo Nino Dios de Gaucin). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, stroll around Alameda Del Tajo, and get great views at Mirador de los Viajeros Romanticos.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ronda planner.

Getting from Marbella to Ronda by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Ronda

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Costa del Sol travel guide

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Nightlife · Landmarks · Marinas
Costa del Sol, literally translated as the "Coast of the Sun," stretches for over 150 km (93 mi) along the Mediterranean Sea. This coastline is home to numerous beach resorts, many of which are considered among Europe’s finest holiday destinations. Benefiting from a temperate climate, this region is one of the ideal places to visit for sailing, diving, or simply enjoying a dip in the sea and relaxing on the sand. Though urbanized and always packed with visitors from around the world, this coast retains numerous tiny coves and off-the-beaten-track bays where visitors eager to escape the crowds can lose themselves. Warm sands and gentle waters may be the main attraction, but the many seaside restaurants offer culinary delights, as well.