7 days in Spain Itinerary

7 days in Spain Itinerary

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7 days in Spain Itinerary

Start: Malaga
Bus:  45​min
1
Mijas
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
2
Marbella
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Fuengirola
— 1 night
Train:  30​min
4
Benalmadena
— 1 night
Train:  30​min
5
Malaga
— 2 nights
End: Malaga

1
day
Mijas

Mijas
On the 5th (Sun), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa de la Cala Mijas.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mijas day trip app .

Malaga to Mijas is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Mijas are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marbella.

Things to do in Mijas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): wander the streets of Old City, take in the dramatic natural features at El Tajo de Ronda, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Pileta Caves (Cueva de la Pileta).

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Marbella trip planning website .

Marbella is just a short distance from Mijas. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Fuengirola.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ronda, Cueva de la Pileta
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Old City ©
Old City
Cueva de la Pileta ©
Cueva de la Pileta
Climbing Tours

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Wed), stroll through Playa Ronda Paco, get interesting insight from Tours, and then wander the streets of Los Boliches.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Fuengirola vacation website .

Fuengirola is just a short distance from Marbella. May in Fuengirola sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Benalmadena.

Things to do in Fuengirola

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Los Boliches ©
Los Boliches

1
night
Benalmadena

Benalmadena ©
Stretching from the foothills of the Sierra de Mijas mountain range to the Mediterranean ocean, Benalmádena offers all the highlights of southern Spain: traditional whitewashed villages, beautiful Costa del Sol beaches, and strong Andalusian influence.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Playa La Carihuela, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa El Bajondillo, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Park of Benalmadena.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Benalmadena road trip planner .

Benalmadena is very close to Fuengirola. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Malaga.

Things to do in Benalmadena

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Torremolinos
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Playa La Carihuela ©
Playa La Carihuela
Butterfly Park of Benalmadena ©
Butterfly Park of Benalmadena
Playa El Bajondillo ©
Playa El Bajondillo

2
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
On the 10th (Fri), browse the fresh offerings at Mercado Central de Atarazanas, stroll through Parque de Malaga, then see the interesting displays at Colección del Museo Ruso, then admire the striking features of CAC Malaga Contemporary Art Center, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Museo Carmen Thyssen Malaga, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Maria de la Victoria, and finally delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Malaga online tour planner .

Malaga is just a short distance from Benalmadena. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Malaga

Museums Wildlife Outdoors
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Museo del Vidrio y Cristal de Malaga ©
Colección del Museo Ruso ©
Colección del Museo Ruso
CAC Malaga Contemporary Art Center ©

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