8 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

8 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Costa del Sol planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

8 days in Costa del Sol Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  5 h 30 min
1
Malaga
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Ronda
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Benalmadena
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: London

3
nights
Malaga

Malaga ©
Modern yet historic, Málaga is a lively city famous for being the birthplace of Pablo Picasso.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Burriana Beach and Papagayo Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Malaga: Nerja (Nerja Book Centre & Capistrano Playa). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Alcazaba, explore the ancient world of Teatro Romano, see the interesting displays at Astilleros Nereo, and take a leisurely stroll along Puerto de Málaga.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Malaga trip planner .

London, UK to Malaga is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from London in April, expect Malaga to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ronda.

Things to do in Malaga

Tours Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Nerja
Highlights from your plan
Alcazaba ©
Alcazaba
Burriana Beach ©
Burriana Beach
Papagayo Beach ©
Papagayo Beach

1
night
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 20th (Mon): take in the views from Puente Nuevo, then do a tasting at Bodega Garcia Hidalgo, and then identify plant and animal life at Reservatauro Ronda.

Plan a trip to Ronda easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Malaga to Ronda in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Ronda are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Benalmadena.

Things to do in Ronda

Parks Wineries Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Reservatauro Ronda ©
Reservatauro Ronda
Puente Nuevo ©
Puente Nuevo
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo ©
Bodega Garcia Hidalgo

3
nights
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.
Attractions like Bioparc and Butterfly Park of Benalmadena make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Benalmadena: Bikestardo (in La Cala de Mijas) and Marbella (Speed Boats Tours & Marbella Old Town). The adventure continues: go for a stroll along the water at Puerto Marina Benalmadena, look for all kinds of wild species at Crocodile Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at SEA LIFE Benalmadena, and stroll around Parque De La Paloma.

You can plan Benalmadena trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by car from Ronda to Benalmadena takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Benalmadena can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Benalmadena

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Mijas, Marbella, Crocodile Park, Bioparc
Highlights from your plan
Bioparc ©
Bioparc
Selwo Marina ©
Selwo Marina
SEA LIFE Benalmadena ©
SEA LIFE Benalmadena

Similar Plans

15 days in Costa del Sol BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Paris & Costa del Sol BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in Benalmadena BY A USER FROM IRELAND January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Costa del Sol BY A USER FROM ISRAEL June, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Benalmadena BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Benalmadena BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in Costa del Sol BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 7 days in Benalmadena BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Costa del Sol BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Benalmadena BY A USER FROM FINLAND December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 6 days in Costa del Sol BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Benalmadena BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, teens, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
See more plans