8 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

8 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
Ronda
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Nerja
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Marbella
— 3 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: New York City

2
nights
Ronda

Ronda ©
Renowned for its deep gorge, the quaint, whitewashed village of Ronda has preserved its charm as an Andalusian country village.
Ronda is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Puente Nuevo, learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, explore the fascinating underground world of Cueva del Gato, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Reservatauro Ronda.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ronda online sightseeing planner.

New York City, USA to Ronda is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. While traveling from New York City, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Ronda, ranging from highs of 95°F to lows of 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nerja.

Things to do in Ronda

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
El Tajo de Ronda ©
El Tajo de Ronda

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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, thenkick back and relax at Burriana Beach, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Balcony of Europe, and finally explore the activities along Río Chíllar.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Nerja trip planner.

You can drive from Ronda to Nerja in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Nerja are 95°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marbella.

Things to do in Nerja

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

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Puerto Marina Benalmadena (in Benalmadena), Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña (in Mijas) and Rio Fuengirola Pedestrian Bridge (in Fuengirola). The adventure continues: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, wander the streets of Marbella Old Town, steep yourself in history at Malaga Cathedral, and go for a stroll along the water at Puerto Banus Marina.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Marbella trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Nerja to Marbella in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Nerja in July: highs in Marbella hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

Malaga, Benalmadena, Ermita de la Virgen de la Peña, Rio Fuengirola Pedestrian Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Puerto Marina Benalmadena ©
Puerto Marina Benalmadena
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba

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