5 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

5 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

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5 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

Start: Malaga
bus:  1​h
1
Marbella
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Ronda
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Nerja
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
End: Malaga

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Experience Box Spain and Paseo Maritimo. There's still lots to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, don't miss a visit to Fuente de la Virgen del Rocio, take in the awesome beauty at La Concha, and kick back and relax at Puerto Cabopino Beach and Marina.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Marbella trip itinerary website .

Malaga to Marbella is an approximately 1-hour bus ride. You can also drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Alameda Park ©
Alameda Park
Fuente de la Virgen del Rocio ©
Fuente de la Virgen del Rocio
Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion ©
Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion

1
night
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 15th (Tue), ride a horse along Paddock Paradise Ronda, steep yourself in history at Puente Viejo, then get great views at Mirador de los Viajeros Romanticos, then admire the striking features of Casa Don Bosco, and finally don't miss a visit to Paseo de Blas Infante.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ronda planning site .

Getting from Marbella to Ronda by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Tours Wildlife
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Paddock Paradise Ronda ©
Paddock Paradise Ronda
Casa Don Bosco ©
Casa Don Bosco
Mirador de los Viajeros Romanticos ©

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): make a trip to El Puente del Águila, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador, then identify plant and animal life at Nerja Donkey Sanctuary, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Río Chíllar.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Nerja vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Nerja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Río Chíllar ©
Río Chíllar
Church of El Salvador ©
Church of El Salvador
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary ©
Nerja Donkey Sanctuary