7 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

7 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Glasgow, Scotland
Fly + Bus:  8 h
1
Nerja
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Ronda
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Marbella
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Glasgow, Scotland

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 27th (Wed): stroll through Playa de la Alberquilla, Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burriana Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Balcony of Europe.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nerja online journey planner.

Glasgow, UK to Nerja is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Glasgow to Nerja due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glasgow in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Nerja: highs are around 30°C and lows about 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe
Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach

2
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
On the 28th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda, learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Puente Nuevo, take a stroll through Old City, and then ride a horse along Paddock Paradise Ronda.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ronda road trip planning tool.

Drive from Nerja to Ronda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Ronda are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Marbella.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
Climbing Tours

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marbella: Malaga (Museo Picasso Malaga, Alcazaba, &more) and Puerto Marina Benalmadena (in Benalmadena). There's still lots to do: visit Marbella Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and snap pictures at Rio Fuengirola Pedestrian Bridge.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Marbella road trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Ronda to Marbella takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Marbella sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Marbella

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Malaga, Puerto Marina Benalmadena, Rio Fuengirola Pedestrian Bridge, Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña
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Puerto Marina Benalmadena ©
Puerto Marina Benalmadena
Puerto de Málaga ©
Puerto de Málaga
Museo Picasso Malaga ©
Museo Picasso Malaga

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