7 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

7 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

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7 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

Start: Porto
+2
Fly + train + bus:  8​h 45​min
1
Nerja
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Marbella
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Ronda
— 2 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Porto

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. On the 23rd (Fri), Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, kick back and relax at Burriana Beach, then make a trip to Balcon de Europa, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of El Salvador.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nerja trip planning site .

Porto, Portugal to Nerja is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In August, Nerja is somewhat warmer than Porto - with highs of 39°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marbella.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Balcon de Europa ©
Balcon de Europa
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Marbella: Malaga (Room Escape Games, Puerto de Málaga, & more) and Benalmadena (Benalmadena Puerto Marina & Parque De La Paloma). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Marbella Old Town, look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena, go for a stroll along the water at Puerto Banus Marina, and don't miss a visit to Plaza Constitucion.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Marbella trip planner .

Getting from Nerja to Marbella by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ronda.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Malaga, Benalmadena, Plaza Constitucion
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Puerto Marina Benalmadena ©
Puerto Marina Benalmadena
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Museo Picasso Malaga ©
Museo Picasso Malaga

2
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda, take in the views from Puente Nuevo, and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador puente nuevo de Ronda. On your second day here, wander the streets of Old City, look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, and then learn about winemaking at Dona Felisa Winery.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ronda road trip app .

Traveling by bus from Marbella to Ronda takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Marbella in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ronda: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda

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