8 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

8 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly + Bus:  7 h 45 min
1
Nerja
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Ronda
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Marbella
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

2
nights
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 2nd (Wed), pause for some photo ops at La Dorada 1a - Barco de Chanquete, explore the activities along Río Chíllar, enjoy the sand and surf at Burriana Beach, then take in panoramic vistas at Balcony of Europe, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of El Salvador. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Playa de la Alberquilla, enjoy the sand and surf at Playa de la Cala el Canuelo, then Head underground at Fundación Cueva de Nerja, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa del Molino de Papel.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Nerja attractions planner.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Nerja is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in September, expect Nerja to be somewhat warmer, temps between 31°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Nerja

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Fundación Cueva de Nerja ©
Fundación Cueva de Nerja
Balcony of Europe ©
Balcony of Europe
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 4th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Reservatauro Ronda, then learn about winemaking at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Keep things going the next day: stop by Old City, then snap pictures at Puente Nuevo, then take in breathtaking views at El Tajo de Ronda, and finally take some stellar pictures from Mirador de Aldehuela.

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Traveling by car from Nerja to Ronda takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Nerja in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Ronda, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Marbella.

Things to do in Ronda

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

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.
Explore Marbella's surroundings by going to Malaga (Museo Picasso Malaga, Puerto de Málaga, &more) and Benalmadena (Castillo de Colomares & Puerto Marina Benalmadena). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Marbella Old Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Mayor de la Encarnacion, take in the waterfront at Puerto Banus Marina, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

Before you visit Marbella, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Take a bus from Ronda to Marbella in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Ronda in September, expect nights in Marbella to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Marbella

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trips

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

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